Historical Events In 2011
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Apr 29 On this day in history an estimated two billion people 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 In the year 2011 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 On this day in history 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.
May 16 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 in the year 2011.
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 in the year 2011.
May 26 Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladić, wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, is arrested in Serbia in the year 2011.
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 in the year 2011.
Jun 05 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 in the year 2011.
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 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured on this day in history.
Jul 07 The world's first artificial organ transplant is achieved, using an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells on this day in history.
Jul 08 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program in the year 2011.
Jul 09 South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan on this day in history.
Jul 09 In the year 2011 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 Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846 in the year 2011.
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 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 in the year 2011.
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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history juno, the first solar-powered spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, is launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Aug 05 NASA announces that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons on this day in history.
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 Beginning of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid on this day in history.
Aug 18 In the year 2011 the West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
Aug 20 In the year 2011 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.
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.