July 2011 calendar

July 2011

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2011?


  • 01 Jul 2011 The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights claims the Congo government troops raped 121 women between June 11 and 13 then pillaged their villages. (AP via ''The Washington Post'')
  • 02 Jul 2011 Arab Spring:
  • 03 Jul 2011 Dozens of people are arrested and tear gas is used during Independence Day celebrations in Belarus after a ampquotclappingampquot protest. (BBC)
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  • 07 Jul 2011 The world's first artificial organ transplant is achieved, using an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.
  • 08 Jul 2011 Former First Lady Betty Ford, wife of former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, dies at 93. (''USA Today'')
  • 09 Jul 2011 South Sudan secedes from Sudan, per the result of the independence referendum held in January.
  • 10 Jul 2011 Bangladeshi police fire tear gas at Islamist activists trying to enforce a general strike in the town of Keraniganj with dozens hurt in the riots. (AP via Washington Post), (Reuters)
  • 11 Jul 2011 Protesters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the 2011 Syrian uprising break into the United States embassy in Damascus and try to break into the French embassy. (''The Australian'')
  • 12 Jul 2011 7 people are killed and 3 others are injured by a United States drone attack in Pakistan's South Waziristan region. (''Dawn'')
  • 13 Jul 2011 13 July 2011 Mumbai bombings:
  • 14 Jul 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Several deaths are reported as a security crackdown continues against anti-government protests in Syria. (Al Jazeera)
  • 15 Jul 2011 Indian troops report three deaths in Maidanpora, Kupwara, Kashmir. (BBC)
  • 16 Jul 2011 Arab Spring
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  • 19 Jul 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Security forces shoot dead at least 10 people in Homs. (Emirates 24/7) (AP via Google News)
  • 20 Jul 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Troops surround the Harasta suburb of the capital Damascus. (Al Jazeera)
  • 21 Jul 2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.ref name=quotlanding timesquot
  • 22 Jul 2011 Anders Behring Breivik kills 77 people in twin terrorist attacks in Norway after a bombing in the Regjeringskvartalet government center in Oslo and a shooting at a political youth camp on the island of Utøya.
  • 23 Jul 2011 2011 Norway attacks: The death toll from the shootings on Utøya and bombing in Oslo reaches at least 92. (AP via MSNBC)
  • 24 Jul 2011 A Thai military helicopter crashes near the Myanmar border, the third in a week, with three people feared dead in the latest crash. (AP via MSNBC)
  • 25 Jul 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: State media announce a new law permitting the formation of political parties. (BBC)
  • 26 Jul 2011 The Reserve Bank of India increases interest rates to 8% in an effort to contain inflation which is currently at 9.44%. (BBC)
  • 27 Jul 2011 2011 Norway attacks
  • 28 Jul 2011 At least seven Philippine Army soldiers are killed and 21 injured in a confrontation with Abu Sayyaf militants on Jolo Island. (DPA via Monsters and Critics)
  • 29 Jul 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 30 Jul 2011 Libyan Civil War:: (NATO claims to have destroyed three television distribution facilities in an airstrike on Tripoli, Libya. (NATO)
  • 31 Jul 2011 At least 9 people including a suspect are killed and 28 others are injured in a knife attack in Kashgar, west Xinjiang, China, marking the second attack of the month in Xinjiang. (CRI) (Xinhua) (The Washington Post)

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Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

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

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa


Which were the most popular books released in July 2011?
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Sh*T My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Sh*T My Dad Says


After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,"

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan



A Time Book of the Year A Washington Post Book World Notable BookFor the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Sisterhood Everlasting


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Four friends One sisterhood Ten years later, the story continuesOn the cusp of turning thirty, Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget are now living separate lives, out on their

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help


Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer …

The Devil Colony by James Rollins

The Devil Colony


From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a novel of boundless imagination and meticulous research, a book that dares to answer a frightening question at the heart of America: