Historical Events In 2011
Monday, 29 May 2023
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 In the year 2011 pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
May 01 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 on this day in history.
May 02 In the year 2011 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 In the year 2011 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.
May 26 In the year 2011 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 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 Arab Spring: Thousands of Syrians flee to Turkey as Syrian troops lay siege to Jisr ash-Shugur on this day in history.
Jul 01 dengue outbreak in Pakistan in Pakistan killing 350+ people in the year 2011.
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 in the year 2011.
Jul 08 On this day in history space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
Jul 09 In the year 2011 south Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
Jul 09 In the year 2011 south Sudan secedes from Sudan, per the result of the independence referendum held in January.
Jul 10 British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal in the year 2011.
Jul 11 Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846 on this day in history.
Jul 13 On this day in history mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
Jul 20 Goran Hadžić is detained in Serbia, becoming the last of 161 people indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on this day in history.
Jul 20 The United Nations declares a famine in southern Somalia, the first in over thirty years on this day in history.
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 In the year 2011 space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.
Jul 22 In the year 2011 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 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 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 In the year 2011 a helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
Aug 16 On this day in history beginning of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid
Aug 18 On this day in history the West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
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 in the year 2011.
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