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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)
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  • 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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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Country: United States of America

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Country: United States of America

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Release year: 2011

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Country: United States of America

Books

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West By West by Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman

West By West

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Jerry West is one of the most revered and enigmatic sports icons of all time, but beneath the surface lies a complicated man who shares his true story with unflinching candor.

Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel

Hotel Vendome

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America’s #1 bestseller • First time in paperback! There are some places you visit, and some places you never leave behind.

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

V is for Vengeance

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A spiderweb of dangerous relationships lies at the heart of V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton's daring new Kinsey Millhone novel. A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt …

Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs: A Biography

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The Genius Biographies boxed set from New York Times bestselling author Walter Isaacson featuring his definitive biographies: Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin. “If anybody in America understands genius, it’s Walter Isaacson.”

Bonnie by Iris Johansen

Bonnie

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BonnieIris Johansen The truth has eluded her for years…Now, is she ready to face it? The #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen has written an explosive conclusion to the trilogy that will finally lay to rest the questions …