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Historical Events In 2011

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Apr 29   On this day in history an estimated two billion people[23] watch the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.  

May 01   Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history u.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed during an American military operation in Pakistan.  

May 02   Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan in the year 2011.  

May 16   In the year 2011 the European Union agree to €78 billion rescue deal for Portugal. The bailout loan will be equally split between the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism, the European Financial Stability Facility, and the International Monetary Fund.  

May 22   An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950 on this day in history.  

May 26   On this day in history former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladić, wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, is arrested in Serbia.  

Jun 04   Chile's Puyehue volcano erupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate on this day in history.  

Jun 05   On this day in history arab Spring: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh travels to Saudi Arabia for treatment of an injury sustained during an attack on the presidential palace. Protesters celebrate his transfer of power to his Vice-President Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi.  

Jun 12   On this day in history arab Spring: Thousands of Syrians flee to Turkey as Syrian troops lay siege to Jisr ash-Shugur.  

Jul 01   On this day in history dengue outbreak in Pakistan in Pakistan killing 350+ people  

Jul 07   On this day in history roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.  

Jul 07   The world's first artificial organ transplant is achieved, using an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells in the year 2011.  

Jul 08   Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program on this day in history.  

Jul 09   In the year 2011 south Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.  

Jul 09   On this day in history south Sudan secedes from Sudan, per the result of the independence referendum held in January.  

Jul 10   In the year 2011 british tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.  

Jul 11   On this day in history neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.  

Jul 13   Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130 on this day in history.  

Jul 20   In the year 2011 goran Hadžić is detained in Serbia, becoming the last of 161 people indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.  

Jul 20   The United Nations declares a famine in southern Somalia, the first in over thirty years in the year 2011.  

Jul 21   NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135 in the year 2011.  

Jul 21   On this day in history space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.  

Jul 22   On this day in history 76 people are killed in twin terrorist attacks in Norway after a bombing in the Regjeringskvartalet government center in Oslo and a shooting at a political youth camp on the island of Utøya.  

Jul 31   On this day in history arab Spring: Because of the uncertaintities associated with a clamp-down of the free press, there is believed to be at least 121 people killed in a Syrian Army tank raid on the town of Hama and over 150 people are reportedly killed across the country. The total dead throughout Syria may never be known, but an estimate as of sep 24 is 3,000.  

Jul 31   In the year 2011 in Thailand over 12.8 million people are affected by severe flooding. The World Bank estimates damages at 1,440 billion baht (US$45 billion).  

Aug 05   In the year 2011 juno, the first solar-powered spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, is launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  

Aug 05   In the year 2011 nASA announces that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons.  

Aug 05   On this day in history svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011)  

Aug 06   On this day in history a helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.  

Aug 16   In the year 2011 beginning of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid  

Aug 18   The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment in the year 2011.  

Aug 20   Arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: In the Battle of Tripoli, Libyan rebels take control the nation's capital, effectively overthrowing the government of Muammar Gaddafi on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In 2011

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925) died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)  

Jan 08   Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924) died in the year 2011.  

Jan 21   E V V Satyanarayana, Indian Film Director, Producer. (b. 1958) died in the year 2011.  

Jan 24   Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949) died on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927) died in the year 2011.  

Feb 02   Defne Joy Foster, Turkish actress, presenter and VJ. (b. 1975) died on this day in history.  

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