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From Year 1900 - London Weather 2016
Snow occurred on several occasions during 2001 but it rarely covered the ground in London
In the year that terrorism hit the USA with attacks that included the destruction of the 'Twin Towers' in New York, the UK New Labour party won its second successive General Election, and apple started marketing the iPod. In the world of music, Atomic Kitten and Kylie Minogue each spent 4 weeks at number One in the UK charts.
In the year that the Euro took over from the Peseta as the Spanish currency, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother died aged 101, and Switzerland joined the United Nations. In the music world, the charts were dominated by Enrique Inglesias (the son of 1981 hit-parader Julio Inglesias) with 'Hero'; and the late Elvis Presley who had his 18th hit with 'A little less conversation.'
In the year of the American led invasion of Iraq, the last of the original style Volkswagon Beetles were manufactured in Mexico, and the Concorde aircraft made its final commercial flight. In the music world, Black Eyed Peas with 'Where is the Love' was the biggest selling band during 2003. The Los Angeles 'Rappers' were number 1 in the charts for 6 weeks during the autumn.
In the year that 10 new countries join the EU, including Malta and Cyprus, the Crown Prince of Denmark married an Australian, and Michael Schumacher becomes the most successful Formula One driver of all time after winning his 7th title. The Christmas Holiday was marred by the tsunami which killed over 200,000 people in countries bordering the Indian Ocean. In the music world the death was announced of DJ John Peel.
In the year that Pope John Paul the Second died, Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles and New Labour were voted in by the UK electorate to govern the country for a third term. In the music world, Tony Christie re-released his 1971 hit 'Is this the way to Amarillo' and topped the British charts for 7 weeks.
In the year that the former Yugoslav President, Slobodan Milosevic died in prison at The Hague, Montenegro gained independence from Serbia, the former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was executed in Baghdad, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 80th birthday; and childhood obesity was forecast to double in 4 years. In the world of music, Gnarls Barkley was top of the charts for 9 weeks with 'Crazy'.
In the year that Nicolas Sarkozy was elected French President, the tea clipper vessel, Cutty Sark, was badly damaged by fire in Greenwich, London; and Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair as leader of the governing Labour Party in Britain. In the world of music, Rihanna, with Umbrella, spent 10 weeks topping the UK charts, but the best selling single was Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis which topped the hit parade for 7 weeks.
In the year that Fidel Castro, the President of Cuba, resigned and was replaced by his brother Raul; Barack Obama was elected 44th President of the United States; and after 41 years at sea, the passenger liner QE2 embarked on its last voyage. In the world of music: the best-selling single was Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke, and Madonna had her 13th number one hit.
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