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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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The Artist

The Artist

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius

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

Country: United States of America

Drive

Drive

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Country: United States of America

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

Country: United States of America

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Lynne Ramsay

Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

The Snowman

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One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared.

Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts

Chasing Fire

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline—men and women who wouldn’t know how to live life if it

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.

A Turn In The Road by Debbie Macomber

A Turn In The Road

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Sometimes, where you think you're going isn't where you end up…In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter,

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Dead Reckoning

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Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, psychic Sookie Stackhouse learns that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.With