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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2011.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2011: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2011?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2011 After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
  • 02 Apr 2011 India crowned World Champions after defeating Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
  • 03 Apr 2011 2011 Bahraini protests:
  • 04 Apr 2011 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis:
  • 05 Apr 2011 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis:
  • 06 Apr 2011 2011 Yemeni protests: six people are killed and hundreds injured in Yemen violence. (CNN)
  • 07 Apr 2011 A Mexican Drug War-related march inspired by the killing of seven people, one of whom was the son of prominent poet and journalist Javier Sicilia, occur in more than 20 Mexican cities, with marchers chanting ampquotNo more blood!ampquot. (LA Times)
  • 08 Apr 2011 At least 12 Palestinians, including 3 civilians, are killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza in response to numerous mortar and rocket attacks. (BBC)
  • 09 Apr 2011 A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.
  • 10 Apr 2011 United Nations and French forces open fire on the residence of the President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo in response to recent attacks. (AP via ''Times Union'')
  • 11 Apr 2011 2011 Minsk Metro bombing
  • 12 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan civil war: Muammar Gaddafi's forces attack the eastern front line and shell the city of Misrata. (MSNBC)
  • 13 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan civil war
  • 14 Apr 2011 Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is shot and injured during a protest against rising food and oil prices in the capital Kampala; tear gas is also fired by police to disperse protesters. (BBC) (Capital FM Kenya)
  • 15 Apr 2011 2011 Cirebon bombing : a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in an Indonesian Police compound in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia.
  • 16 Apr 2011 Burkina Faso unrest
  • 17 Apr 2011 At least four people are shot dead by security forces during anti-government protests in Syria. (CBC) (AFP via Channel News Asia)
  • 18 Apr 2011 A 16-year-old Israeli boy injured by a Palestinian missile attack on his school bus on April 7 dies. (''BBC'') (''Wikinews'')
  • 19 Apr 2011 Hamas fatally shoots two of the suspects in last weeks' murder of Italian pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni in Gaza. (Al Jazeera)
  • 20 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 21 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 22 Apr 2011 Cambodia and Thailand exchange fire across their mutual border; with casualties on both sides. (The Hindu) (Bangkok Post) (BBC)
  • 23 Apr 2011 Cambodia and Thailand clash on their border. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • 24 Apr 2011 More than 500 people are killed in Nigeria. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • 25 Apr 2011 Guantánamo Files: (Al Jazeera)
  • 26 Apr 2011 Arab Spring:
  • 27 Apr 2011 The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.
  • 28 Apr 2011 Arab Spring:
  • 29 Apr 2011 Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.
  • 30 Apr 2011 2011 Syrian protests:

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Born This Way
  2. - E.T.
  3. - S&M
  4. - F**K You (Forget You)
  5. - Just Can't Get Enough

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Fast Five

Fast Five

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Justin Lin

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

Country: United States of America

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Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Sean McNamara

Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Thor

Thor

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Country: United States of America

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Paul Feig

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

Country: United States of America

Blitz

Blitz

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Elliott Lester

Starring: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen, Zawe Ashton

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 2011?
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Love You More by Lisa Gardner

Love You More

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WHO DO YOU LOVE?Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back

Miles To Go by Richard Paul Evans

Miles To Go

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Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington.

The Land Of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

The Land Of Painted Caves

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBONUS: This edition contains a reading guide and an interview with Jean M. Auel. In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®,

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 12Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.

Lover Unleashed by J. R. Ward

Lover Unleashed

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Payne, twin sister of the Black Dagger Brother Vishous, suffers a devastating injury, and brilliant human surgeon Manuel Manello is called in to save her.