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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.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2011?


Events

  • 01 Dec 2011 A mass shooting occurs in east Texas, United States. Four children are killed, all less than 5 years old. ( CNN)
  • 02 Dec 2011 Muslim rioters attack liquor stores and massage parlours in Zakho in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq after Friday prayers. The attacks later extended to include Christian owned shops and businesses in other cities including Dohuk and Simele. (''USA Today'')
  • 03 Dec 2011 At least 23 people are killed in Syria. (BBC)
  • 04 Dec 2011 45,000 citizens of Koblenz, Germany, are allowed to return home after bomb squads defused World War II bombs that were hidden under the Rhine River for almost 65 years. (CNN)
  • 05 Dec 2011 There are reports of more than 60 bodies being taken to hospitals in the Syrian town of Homs. (''Jerusalem Post'')
  • 06 Dec 2011 Afghanistan terror attacks
  • 07 Dec 2011 The United States commemorates the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i. (AP via WVEC)
  • 08 Dec 2011 An oil pipeline near the Syrian city of Homs is blown up. (''The Telegraph'')
  • 09 Dec 2011 Credit rating agency Moody's downgrades the ratings of France's three biggest banks, Crédit Agricole, BNP Paribas and Société Générale. (BBC)
  • 10 Dec 2011 The Syrian government gives the city of Homs 72 hours to stop anti-government protests, or face an offensive, raising fears of a massacre against civilians. (''Daily Telegraph'')
  • 11 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:
  • 12 Dec 2011 Credit rating agency Moody's in its weekly credit report dismisses the significance of last week's EU agreement, saying it ampquotdoes not change our view that risks to the cohesion of the euro area continue to rise.ampquot (Reuters)
  • 13 Dec 2011 Pakistan police rescues 50 boys from a dungeon in Karachi, Pakistan. Police reports say that the dungeon was equipped with shackles and hooks. The prisoners say they were beaten and threatened and that, if they had tried to escape, they would have been forced to join Jihad militants. (The Telegraph)
  • 14 Dec 2011 Thirteen people are killed in Hama, Syria, during the latest violence in the ongoing uprising. (Al Jazeera)
  • 15 Dec 2011 The United States formally declares an end to the Iraq War. While this ends the insurgency it begins another.
  • 16 Dec 2011 Tropical Storm Washi causes 1,268 flash flood fatalities in the Philippines with 85 people officially listed as missing.ref name=quotwashi officialquot
  • 17 Dec 2011 Egyptian Army soldiers beat protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in a second day of clashes which have resulted in 10 deaths and hundreds injured. (Reuters)
  • 18 Dec 2011 The Arab League threatens to take Syria to the United Nations within two weeks if the country does not accept its proposals to end the crackdown on the uprising. (Xinhua)
  • 19 Dec 2011 Fighting continues in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a fourth successive day. (Al-Jazeera)
  • 20 Dec 2011 Syria says it will execute anyone who participates in ampquotterrorist actsampquot, under a new law. (CNN)
  • 21 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Syria's opposition urge the United Nations and Arab League to hold emergency meetings after an alleged massacre took place in the northwest of the country, before Arab League monitors enter the country. (''Straits Times'')
  • 22 Dec 2011 At least 72 people are killed and 169 wounded in a series of 16 bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, shortly after the final withdrawal of American forces from Iraq. (BBC) (CNN)
  • 23 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian state media report the deaths of at least 40 people in two car bombings in the capital Damascus. (BBC)
  • 24 Dec 2011 Arab League monitors meet Syria's foreign minister, a day after deadly bombings occurred in the capital Damascus. (Al Jazeera)
  • 25 Dec 2011 The Sudanese People's Armed Forces claim that the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur, Khalil Ibrahim, has been killed. (Xinhua)
  • 26 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Renewed violence takes place in the city of Homs as Arab League observers arrive in Syria to monitor the country's ongoing uprising. (BBC)
  • 27 Dec 2011 Helen Frankenthaler, who developed Color Field painting, dies at age 83. (''The New York Times'')
  • 28 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:
  • 29 Dec 2011 Samoa and Tokelau move from east to west of the International Date Line, thereby skipping December 30, in order to align their time zones better with their main trading partners.ref name=quotwashi officialquot
  • 30 Dec 2011 Five fighters from the militant group al-Shabab and one Kenyan Army soldier die in a clash. (AP via Google News)
  • 31 Dec 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: An Arab League observer witnesses snipers in the Syrian city of Deraa and calls for their immediate removal. (Al Jazeera)

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Release year: 2011

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States of America

The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Country: United States of America

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Country: United States of America

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Country: United States of America

Don 2

Don 2

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Farhan Akhtar

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Florian Lukas, Om Puri, Priyanka Chopra

Books

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinne

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

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Youth: Greg Heffley is trapped with his family during a blizzard after he is accused of damaging school property. (H, Amulet Books)

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

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Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—the inspiration for the movie Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed

The Sense Of An Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense Of An Ending

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Winner of the 2011 Man Booker PrizeOne of The Atlantic's Best Books I Read This YearA novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Inheritance

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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With

V Is For Vengeance by Sue Grafton

V Is For Vengeance

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Private detective Kinsey Millhone feels a bit out of place in Nordstrom’s lingerie department, but she’s entirely in her element when she puts a stop to a brazen shoplifting spree.