Historical Events In 2011
Sunday, 16 May 2021
Sep 05 India and Bangladesh sign a pact to end their 40-year border demarcation dispute on this day in history.
Sep 07 Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team on this day in history.
Sep 10 Zanzibar ferry sinking: The MV Spice Islander I, carrying at least 800 people, sinks off the coast of Zanzibar, killing 240 people on this day in history.
Sep 12 In the year 2011 approximately 100 people die after a petrol pipeline explodes in Nairobi.
Sep 17 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City on this day in history.
Sep 17 Occupy Wall Street protests begin in the United States. This develops into the Occupy movement which spreads to 82 countries by October on this day in history.
Sep 19 With 434 dead, the United Nations launches a $357 million appeal for victims of the 2011 Sindh floods in Pakistan in the year 2011.
Sep 20 The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time in the year 2011.
Oct 04 2011 Mogadishu bombing: 100 people are killed in a car bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu in the year 2011.
Oct 04 The death toll from the flooding of Cambodia's Mekong River and attendant flash floods reaches 207 on this day in history.
Oct 15 Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries in the year 2011.
Oct 16 2011 Nikki Reed weds Paul McDonald in Malibu on this day in history.
Oct 18 On this day in history gilad Shalit is released.
Oct 18 In the year 2011 israel and the Palestinian militant organization Hamas begin a major prisoner swap, in which the captured Israeli Army soldier Gilad Shalit is released by Hamas in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian and Israeli-Arab prisoners held in Israel, including 280 prisoners serving life sentences for planning and perpetrating terror attacks.
Oct 20 Arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is killed in Sirte, with National Transitional Council forces taking control of the city, and ending the war in the year 2011.
Oct 20 In the year 2011 basque separatist militant organisation ETA declares an end to its 43-year campaign of political violence, which has killed over 800 people since 1968.
Oct 20 The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters in the year 2011.
Oct 23 A magnitude 7.2 Mw earthquake jolted eastern Turkey near the city of Van, killing 604 people, and damaging about 2,200 buildings in the year 2011.
Oct 23 On this day in history a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
Oct 27 After an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union announced an agreement to tackle the European sovereign debt crisis which includes a writedown of 50% of Greek bonds, a recapitalisation of European banks and an increase of the bailout fund of the European Financial Stability Facility totaling to €1 trillion on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 2011 the Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE
Oct 29 On this day in history record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.
Oct 31 In the year 2011 date selected by the UN as the symbolic date when global population reaches seven billion.
Oct 31 In the year 2011 uNESCO admitted Palestine as a member, following a vote in which 107 member states supported and 14 opposed.
Nov 08 In the year 2011 the potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
Nov 12 Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis on this day in history.
Nov 23 Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity on this day in history.
Nov 25 Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland in the year 2011.
Nov 26 In the year 2011 the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity, the most elaborate Martian exploration vehicle to date, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center. It is slated to land on Mars on aug 5, 2012.
Dec 15 In the year 2011 the United States formally declares an end to the Iraq War.
Dec 16 Tropical Storm Washi causes 1,257 flash flood fatalities in the Philippines with 85 people officially listed as missing on this day in history.
Dec 29 On this day in history samoa and Tokelau move from east to west of the International Date Line, thereby skipping dec 30, in order to align their time zones better with their main trading partners.
Dec 30 On this day in history eva Zeisel, Hungarian-born ceramic designer, dies at 105