Sir Francis Drake sets out around the world, the National Guard is born, Al Gore concedes, and Saddam Hussein is caught, all on this day.
2001: The drama "A Beautiful Mind," starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Paul Bettany, and directed by Ron Howard, premieres in Los Angeles. The movie, which tells the story of John Nash, a math professor who struggles with mental illness, would go on to gross more than $313 million worldwide and to win four Academy Awards, for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Connelly. It was also nominated for Best Actor for Crowe, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Best Original Score.
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