December 2011 calendar

December 2011

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 2011: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2011?


  • 01 Dec 2011 In east Texas, United States, a mass shooting takes place. All four children killed are younger than five years old.
  • 02 Dec 2011 After Friday prayers, Muslim rioters attacked Zakho's liquor stores and massage parlours. Later, the attacks were extended to Christian-owned shops and businesses in other cities such as Simele and Dohuk.
  • 03 Dec 2011 Syria has seen at least 23 deaths.
  • 04 Dec 2011 After bomb squads destroyed World War II bombs hidden under the Rhine River for nearly 65 years, 45,000 Koblenz citizens are now allowed to return home.
  • 05 Dec 2011 Reports indicate that more than 60 bodies were taken to Homs, a Syrian city.
  • 06 Dec 2011 Afghanistan terror attacks
  • 07 Dec 2011 The United States marks the 70th anniversary the attack on Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) by the United States.
  • 08 Dec 2011 A pipeline carrying oil from Syria near Homs has been destroyed.
  • 09 Dec 2011 Moody's Credit Rating Agency downgrades France's three largest banks Credit Agricole and BNP Paribas.
  • 10 Dec 2011 The city of Homs is given 72 hours by the Syrian government to end anti-government protests or face an offensive raising fears about a massacre of civilians.
  • 11 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 12 Dec 2011 Moody's credit rating agency dismisses last week's EU deal in its weekly credit report. It says it "doesn't change our view that the risks to the cohesion and stability of the euro zone continue to rise."
  • 13 Dec 2011 Pakistani police rescue 50 boys from a Karachi, Pakistan dungeon. According to police reports, the dungeon had shackles as well as hooks. According to the prisoners, they were threatened and beat and forced to surrender if they tried to flee.
  • 14 Dec 2011 During the latest violence of the ongoing uprising, thirteen people were killed in Hama (Syria).
  • 15 Dec 2011 The United States officially declares an end of the Iraq War. This ends the insurgency, but it starts another.
  • 16 Dec 2011 The Philippines is hit by Tropical Storm Washi, which causes flash floods that kill 1,268 people. There are 85 missing persons.
  • 17 Dec 2011 In a second day's clashes, Egyptian Army soldiers beat protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square. Ten people were killed and many more injured.
  • 18 Dec 2011 If Syria does not agree to its proposals to end the crackdown against the uprising, the Arab League will take it to the United Nations in two weeks.
  • 19 Dec 2011 For the fourth consecutive day, fighting continues at Cairo's Tahrir Square.
  • 20 Dec 2011 Syria has announced that it will execute anyone involved in terrorist acts under a new law.
  • 21 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising. The opposition to Syria calls on the United Nations and Arab League for emergency meetings following an alleged massacre in the northwest region of Syria. This occurred before Arab League monitors entered the country.
  • 22 Dec 2011 In a 16-bombing attack on Baghdad's capital, at least 72 people were killed and 169 others were injured shortly after the withdrawal of American forces.
  • 23 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian state media reports that at least 40 people were killed in two car bombings in Damascus.
  • 24 Dec 2011 Arab League monitors met with Syria's foreign Minister, one day after the deadly bombings in Damascus.
  • 25 Dec 2011 According to the Sudanese People‚Äôs Armed Forces, Khalil Ibrahim is the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (Darfur), and has been murdered.
  • 26 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising. New violence occurs in Homs, as Arab League observers arrive in Syria in order to monitor the ongoing uprising.
  • 27 Dec 2011 Helen Frankenthaler, the pioneer of Color Field painting, has died at the age of 83.
  • 28 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 29 Dec 2011 Tokelau and Samoa move east to west along the International Date Line. This allows them to skip December 30 in order to better align their time zones with their main trading partners.
  • 30 Dec 2011 Five militants from al-Shabab were killed and one soldier of the Kenyan Army were injured in clashes.
  • 31 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising. An Arab League observer witnessed snipers in Deraa, Syria and called for their immediate expulsion.
  • 01 Dec 2011 The Alma-Ata Metro was opened.[29]

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 2011?

Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel

Hotel Vendome


America's #1 Bestseller * First paperback edition! Some places are worth visiting, while others you will never forget.

Devil'S Gate by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

Devil'S Gate


The "action-packed", (Publishers Weekly), new novel by Kurt Austin Adventures in the New York Times bestseller Kurt Austin Adventures... A Japanese cargo vessel bursts into flames close to the Azores and a gang o pirates speeds.

The Snow Angel by Glenn Beck

The Snow Angel


The young woman in the photo looked so small, it was almost as if she were a child. Her hair was long and loose. She had wide eyes. The blue T-shirt contrasted starkly with the pale arching collarbones.

Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston



This high-concept thriller is reminiscent of Jurassic Park. It follows a group graduate students who are lured to Hawaii by a mysterious biotech company to work. Only to be forced to leave.

Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell

Red Mist


Patricia Cornwell, the #1 crime writer in the world, continues to amaze readers with her high-tension suspense. This remarkable novel features Dr.