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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2011?


Events

  • 01 May 2011 Pope John Paul II is beatified.
  • 02 May 2011 Osama Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by US Special Forces.
  • 03 May 2011 Reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden:
  • 04 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 05 May 2011 2011 Libyan civil war
  • 06 May 2011 2011 Yemeni protests: Protests continue in Yemen. (Al Jazeera)
  • 07 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 08 May 2011 2011 Syrian protests:
  • 09 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Heavy shooting is heard in a western suburb of Damascus as the Syrian Army advances against anti-government protesters. (BBC)
  • 10 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:
  • 11 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian Army tanks shell the suburb of Bab Amro in the city of Homs, killing at least five people. (Reuters via Alertnet) (Al Jazeera)
  • 12 May 2011 The Syrian military continues to crack down on protesters, with students in the city of Aleppo the latest target. (Al Jazeera)
  • 13 May 2011 In India, The Communist Party of India (Marxist) lost Assembly elections in West Bengal to Trinamool Congress, ending world's longest democratically elected Communist government's 34 year rule in the State.[1]
  • 14 May 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 15 May 2011 2011 Bahraini uprising:
  • 16 May 2011 The European Union agree to €78ampnbspbillion rescue deal for Portugal. The bailout loan will be equally split between the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism, the European Financial Stability Facility, and the International Monetary Fund.
  • 17 May 2011 Queen Elizabeth II's historic first visit to the Republic of Ireland. The first visit of a British monarch to Ireland since the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911.
  • 18 May 2011 Three Tunisian security officers are killed in a clash with gunmen in the north of the country. (IOL)
  • 19 May 2011 Syria condemns the decision by the United States to impose sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad in response to ongoing anti-government protests. (Al Jazeera)
  • 20 May 2011 2011 Syrian protests:
  • 21 May 2011 ''Dawn'', Pakistan's largest English-language newspaper, begins publication of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables it has obtained in a deal with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. The cables show that the Pakistani military asked the United States to increase its drone attacks against insurgents on Pakistani territory, a request Pakistani authorities have not admitted in public. (Al Jazeera)
  • 22 May 2011 2011 Yemen protests:
  • 23 May 2011 The death toll from a Pakistani Taliban attack on a Pakistan Navy station in Karachi rises as the attack continues, with several explosions reported. (NDTV) (Sky News) (AFP via SBS World News)
  • 24 May 2011 Clashes break out in southern Tunisia between local residents and Libyan refugees fleeing that country's civil war. (Reuters)
  • 25 May 2011 A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber attacks a police station in Peshawar, killing at least seven people. (AFP via Yahoo! News), (AFP via France 24) (CNN)
  • 26 May 2011 Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladić, wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, is arrested in Serbia.
  • 27 May 2011 2011 Libyan civil war
  • 28 May 2011 2011 Libyan civil war: Fresh explosions are heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli as NATO bombing continues. (Al Jazeera)
  • 29 May 2011 NATO killing of civilians in Afghanistan:
  • 30 May 2011 An explosion at an army barrack in northern Nigeria kills 12 people. (Reuters)
  • 31 May 2011 War in Afghanistan:

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Movies

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

Books

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My Lucky Life In And Out Of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke

My Lucky Life In And Out Of Show Business

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Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife

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A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

A Singular Woman by Janny Scott

A Singular Woman

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The New York Times bestseller-an unprecedented look into the life and character of the woman who raised a president.

The Sixth Man by David Baldacci

The Sixth Man

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Watch King & Maxwell, TNT's new series based on David Baldacci's blockbuster novels, on Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)After the #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return …

Eve by Iris Johansen

Eve

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Eve Duncan's mission in life is to bring closure to the families who have experienced the agony of a missing child.