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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 2011.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2011?


Events

  • 01 Nov 2011 The President of the United States, Barack Obama, makes Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, a National Monument. (Reuters)
  • 02 Nov 2011 French author Alexis Jenni wins France's literary Prix Goncourt for his novel L'Art français de la guerre. (BBC) (Bloomberg)
  • 03 Nov 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:
  • 04 Nov 2011 The Israeli Navy boards two ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists en route to the Gaza Strip. (BBC/Reuters via ABC News Australia)
  • 05 Nov 2011 The Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claims responsibility for a series of bomb and gun attacks in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damaturu that have killed at least 63 people. (BBC)
  • 06 Nov 2011 A 5.6 magnitude earthquake, the largest in the state's history, strikes 21 miles NNE of Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA, causing significant damage. (USGS) (Fox News)
  • 07 Nov 2011 The Swedish Enforcement Administration (''Kronofogden'') announces the public auction of seven paintings originally believed to be painted by German leader Adolf Hitler. (TT via ''Dagens Nyheter'') (Swedish)
  • 08 Nov 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:
  • 09 Nov 2011 A British soldier is killed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan. (BBC)
  • 10 Nov 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:
  • 11 Nov 2011 Arab Spring:
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  • 13 Nov 2011 At least six people are dead and four injured after a bomb in a donkey cart explodes in Mastak in Pakistan. (AFP via Google News)
  • 14 Nov 2011 British television soap ''Coronation Street'' becomes the first prime time television show in the UK to use product placement after signing a deal with the Nationwide Building Society. A Nationwide cash machine is seen on screen in an episode. (Sky News)
  • 15 Nov 2011 A suspected drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan province kills six militants. (BBC)
  • 16 Nov 2011 Syrian uprising:
  • 17 Nov 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: Explosions and gunfire are reported in the Syrian capital Damascus. (CNN)
  • 18 Nov 2011 Hewlett-Packard adds Ralph Whitworth of Relational Investors, the corporate-governance activistsmdashto its board of directors. (Bloomberg)
  • 19 Nov 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: At least 19 people are killed across Syria by security forces as protests continue against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. (CNN)
  • 20 Nov 2011 At least 13 people are killed and as many as 900 injured as violent protests continue in Cairo's Tahrir Square against Egypt's ruling military government. Security forces attempt to disperse the crowds with tear gas and baton charges. (BBC)
  • 21 Nov 2011 2011 Egyptian revolution:
  • 22 Nov 2011 2011 Egyptian revolution: Three American University in Cairo students are arrested after throwing firebombs at security forces amid ongoing protests in Cairo, Egypt. (CBS News)
  • 23 Nov 2011 Egypt protests: Violent anti-regime protests enter their fifth day in Cairo's Tahrir Square, with 35 people killed and over 3,200 injured to date in clashes between protesters and security forces. (CNN)
  • 24 Nov 2011 Three roadside bombs detonate in the Iraqi city of Basra, killing at least 19 people and injuring 67. (CNN)
  • 25 Nov 2011 Voters in Morocco go to the polls for a parliamentary election with the Justice and Development Party claiming victory. (CNN) (Reuters)
  • 26 Nov 2011 The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity, the most elaborate Martian exploration vehicle to date, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center. It lands on Mars on August 5, 2012.
  • 27 Nov 2011 The cargo ship MV ''Swanland'' founders in the Irish Sea two of her eight crew members are rescued. (BBC)
  • 28 Nov 2011 2011 Yemeni uprising: At least 25 people are killed in fighting between Sunni and Shia groups in Yemen. (Al-Jazeera)
  • 29 Nov 2011 American Airlines, the world's fourth-largest airline, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (CNN) (Reuters)
  • 30 Nov 2011 Up to two million public sector workers in the United Kingdom commence a 24-hour strike over pension reforms, affecting schools, hospitals, airports, ports and government offices nationwide. (BBC)

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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America

Kin-dza-dza!

Kin-dza-dza!

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Books

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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

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Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—the inspiration for the movie Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed

In The Garden Of Beasts by Erik Larson

In The Garden Of Beasts

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Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.The

The Affair by Lee Child

The Affair

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREverything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track.

The Litigators by John Grisham

The Litigators

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The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things.

Jack Kennedy by Chris Matthews

Jack Kennedy

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“What was he like?” Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him “that