January 2011 calendar

January 2011

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2011?


  • 01 Jan 2011 Estonia adopts the euro currency officially and is now the seventeenth member of the Eurozone.
  • 02 Jan 2011 As a diplomatic response to President Bashir's decision last week to pull the Sudanese delegation out of Doha talks, international mediators suggest the establishment a regional authority for Darfur.
  • 03 Jan 2011 Another 35 officers from Bangladesh were also sentenced for their participation in a February 2009 mutiny.
  • 04 Jan 2011 After winning a case regarding digital distribution, Pink Floyd signed a new record deal with EMI for five years.
  • 05 Jan 2011 Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Tampa, Florida conducts coin auctions at FUN Convention (January 9-9).
  • 06 Jan 2011 Heritage Auction Galleries holds its Heritage Auctions Signature currency auction at the Florida United Numismatists convention, Tampa, Florida. A Series 1861 US10 demand paper, handwritten "for" the only known one, VG-8, goes for $109,250.
  • 07 Jan 2011 A suicide bomber killed 17 people in Kandahar province in Afghanistan and left at least 20 other victims in the public bathhouse. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
  • 08 Jan 2011 Six people are killed and 13 others injured in an attempted assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Congresswoman.
  • 09 Jan 2011 US Mint Director Edmund Moy resigns.
  • 10 Jan 2011 The aftermath of the Tucson shooting in 2011:
  • 11 Jan 2011 903 people were killed by flooding and mudslides, in Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro.
  • 12 Jan 2011 Three villages in central Nigeria are attacked by machete-wielding men with rifles and machetes. 19 people were killed.
  • 13 Jan 2011 Tunisia protests:
  • 14 Jan 2011 Former Tunisian President Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia following popular protests (dubbed Jasmine Revolution), which demanded his resignation.
  • 15 Jan 2011 Tunisian protests 2010-2011:
  • 16 Jan 2011 Tunisian protests 2010-2011:
  • 17 Jan 2011 A blast destroys a bus in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, killing 18.
  • 18 Jan 2011 Five militants are killed in an attack by the US on a North-West Pakistani compound.
  • 19 Jan 2011 A commander of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's army is being accused of leading at least 50 mass rapes in Fizi.
  • 20 Jan 2011 Two bomb attacks close to Karbala result in at least 50 deaths and more than 150 injuries.
  • 21 Jan 2011 21 people were killed in clashes between two rebel factions and the Sudanese Army in Darfur.
  • 22 Jan 2011 Malaysian navy commandos thwart a Somali pirate ship hijack attempt, saving 23 crew members and capturing 7 pirates in Gulf of Aden.
  • 23 Jan 2011 U.S. drone strikes on Pakistan
  • 24 Jan 2011 A bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport left at least 35 dead and 180 others injured.
  • 25 Jan 2011 Egyptian Revolution of 2011 starts in Egypt with a series of street demonstrations and marches, rallies and acts of civil disobedience. There are also labour strikes and violent clashes throughout Cairo and Alexandria.
  • 26 Jan 2011 Following a clash between government security forces and muslim rebels in the Southern Philippines, three are killed.
  • 27 Jan 2011 Fadi Kaddous (18 years old) is killed in a clash between Israeli settlers on the West Bank.
  • 28 Jan 2011 In protest against Mubarak's regime, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Egypt.
  • 29 Jan 2011 Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • 30 Jan 2011 Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • 31 Jan 2011 Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • 08 Jan 2011 Sitting US Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is shot in the head along with 18 others in a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords survived the assassination attempt, but six others died, including John Roll, a federal judge.