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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2011?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2011 Estonia officially adopts the euro currency and becomes the seventeenth eurozone country.
  • 02 Jan 2011 International mediators propose the establishment of a regional authority for Darfur, as a compromise between the Sudanese government and rebels’ demands, in a diplomatic effort to respond to Sudanese President Bashir’s order last week to withdraw the Sudanese government delegation from talks in Doha. (Radio Dabanga)
  • 03 Jan 2011 A further 35 officers in Bangladesh are sentenced over their involvement in a mutiny in February 2009. (Xinhua)
  • 04 Jan 2011 Pink Floyd sign a new five-year record deal with EMI after winning a lawsuit regarding digital distribution. (BBC)
  • 05 Jan 2011 (to January 9) In Tampa, Florida, Heritage Numismatic Auctions conducts coin auctions at the FUN convention.
  • 06 Jan 2011 (to January 8) Heritage Auction Galleries conducts its Heritage Auctions Signature Currency Auction at the Florida United Numismatists convention in Tampa, Florida. A Series 1861 US10 demand note, handwritten "for the", only one known, VG-8, sells for $109,250.
  • 07 Jan 2011 A suicide bomber kills 17 people and wounds at least 20 others in a public bathhouse in Kandahar province, Afghanistan; the Taliban claims responsibility for the attack. (The Washington Post) (AP via Google News)
  • 08 Jan 2011 An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 people and wounds 13, including Giffords.
  • 09 Jan 2011 US Mint Director Edmund Moy resigns.
  • 10 Jan 2011 Aftermath of the 2011 Tucson shooting:
  • 11 Jan 2011 Flooding and mudslides in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro kills 903.
  • 12 Jan 2011 Attacks by men armed with rifles and machetes kill 19 people in three villages, including Kuru Station and Fagawon in central Nigeria. (IOL)
  • 13 Jan 2011 Protests in Tunisia:
  • 14 Jan 2011 Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
  • 15 Jan 2011 2010–2011 Tunisian protests:
  • 16 Jan 2011 2010–2011 Tunisian protests:
  • 17 Jan 2011 An explosion destroys a bus in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, killing 18. (''The Guardian'')
  • 18 Jan 2011 War in North-West Pakistan:: A US drone attack kills five militants in a compound in northwest Pakistan. (AP)
  • 19 Jan 2011 An army commander in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is accused of leading a recent mass rape in Fizi of at least 50 women. (BBC)
  • 20 Jan 2011 At least 50 people are killed and more than 150 others are injured in two bomb attacks near Karbala. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) (Times of India)
  • 21 Jan 2011 21 people are killed in a clash between the Sudanese army and two rebel factions in Darfur. (Reuters)
  • 22 Jan 2011 Malaysian navy commandos foil a ship hijack attempt by Somali pirates, rescuing 23 crew and capturing 7 pirates in the Gulf of Aden. (BBC)
  • 23 Jan 2011 U.S. drone attacks on Pakistan:
  • 24 Jan 2011 At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
  • 25 Jan 2011 Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
  • 26 Jan 2011 Three muslim rebels are killed following a clash with government security forces in the Southern Philippines. (China Xinjiang)
  • 27 Jan 2011 An 18-year old Palestinian, Fadi Kaddous, is shot to death during a clash with Israeli settlers in the West Bank. (''Haaretz'')
  • 28 Jan 2011 Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian's streets in demonstrations referred to as ''Friday of Anger'' against the Mubarak regime.
  • 29 Jan 2011 2011 Egyptian protests:
  • 30 Jan 2011 2011 Egyptian protests:
  • 31 Jan 2011 2011 Egyptian protests:

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The Intouchables

The Intouchables

Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

The Help

The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Country: United States of America

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Directed by: Zoya Akhtar

Starring: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

The Artist

The Artist

Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Country: United States of America