Highlights of key events of the year, organized month by month, in three categories for easy reference. For a summary of the year's highlights, see 2001 News of the Nation and 2001 News of the World. For a detailed account of the Sept. 11, 2001, bombings and background on terrorism, see September 11, 2001. For the year's major Supreme Court decisions, see Major Decisions of the U. S. Supreme Court: 2001. Countries of the World covers specific international events, country by country. See also People in the News: 2001, The Year in Entertainment: 2001, and Deaths: 2001 for obituaries.