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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2011?


Events

  • 01 Oct 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 02 Oct 2011 In horseracing, Danedream wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with speed record 2:24.49, becoming the second German horse winner since 1975. (BBC)
  • 03 Oct 2011 North Caucasus insurgency:
  • 04 Oct 2011 Gunmen kill 12 Shiite Muslims near the Pakistani city of Quetta in an apparent sectarian killing. (AP via ABC News)
  • 05 Oct 2011 Arab Spring:
  • 06 Oct 2011 Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer is awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. (Nobel Foundation) (The Guardian) (The Washington Post)
  • 07 Oct 2011 The ongoing allied war in Afghanistan marks its tenth anniversary, with the death toll among ISAF personnel reaching 2,670. (AFP via ''Sydney Morning Herald'')
  • 08 Oct 2011 2011 Libyan civil war: After a lengthy and bloody siege, National Transitional Council forces approach the center of the city of Sirte, facing heavy resistance from troops loyal to the ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (Channel 4 News)
  • 09 Oct 2011 2011 Libyan civil war: ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's stronghold of Sirte is reportedly close to being conquered by the forces of the National Transitional Council, who have captured the city's airport, hospital, university and conference centre. (BBC)
  • 10 Oct 2011 Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr is sentenced to 90 lashes of the cane and a year's jail in Tehran for appearing in the film ''My Tehran For Sale'' which criticises the Government of Iran's harsh policies on the arts. (ABC News Australia)
  • 11 Oct 2011 China follows Russian admonishment of the Syrian government while the opposition Syrian National Council gains support in Egypt and is recognized by Libya. (CNN)
  • 12 Oct 2011 Burmese comedian, actor and dissident Zarganar is released as part of an amnesty by the government of Myanmar for over 6,000 dissidents. (AP via Google News)
  • 13 Oct 2011 A US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region destroys a Haqqani network militant compound, with four people reported killed. (AFP via Google News)
  • 14 Oct 2011 U.S. President Barack Obama authorizes the deployment of up to 100 American soldiers to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assist in operations against the Lord's Resistance Army insurgency. (''Wall Street Journal'')
  • 15 Oct 2011 2011 Yemeni protests: At least nine people are killed and dozens injured in the Yemeni capital Sana'a after security forces use tear gas and live ammunition to disperse anti-government protesters. (VoA) (BBC)
  • 16 Oct 2011 Libyan Civil War (2011): Fighting continues in the city of Bani Walid, one of the few remaining towns loyal to the ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi, between pro-Gaddafi fighters and besieging forces loyal to the National Transitional Council. (BBC)
  • 17 Oct 2011 2011 Libyan civil war: National Transitional Council forces gain control of Muammar Gaddafi's former stronghold of Bani Walid, after a bloody six-week siege. (''The Guardian'')
  • 18 Oct 2011 Israel and the Palestinian militant organization Hamas begin a major prisoner swap, in which the captured Israeli Army soldier Gilad Shalit is released by Hamas in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian and Israeli-Arab prisoners held in Israel. Among the prisoners released are 280 prisoners serving life sentences for planning and perpetrating terror attacks. (CNN) (The Guardian) (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 19 Oct 2011 Turkey launches a military operation against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, in response to attacks by the Kurdistan Workers Party that killed at least 24 Turkish soldiers in southeastern Turkey. (Hurriyet Daily News) (BBC)
  • 20 Oct 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 21 Oct 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 22 Oct 2011 North Korea agrees, for the first time in 6 years, to let the United States search for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War. (BBC)
  • 23 Oct 2011 A magnitude 7.2 Msubw/sub earthquake jolted eastern Turkey near the city of Van, killing 604 people, and damaging about 2,200 buildings.
  • 24 Oct 2011 Kenyan-Somalian military operation:
  • 25 Oct 2011 A Philippine civil defence official estimates that approximately 10,000 people in the southern Philippines have fled their homes due to fighting between Abu Sayyaf rebels and government forces. (AFP via News Limited)
  • 26 Oct 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: At least 17 people are reported dead in Syria, as fighting continues between the government and opposition groups. (CNN)
  • 27 Oct 2011 After an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union announced an agreement to tackle the European sovereign debt crisis which includes a writedown of 50% of Greek bonds, a recapitalisation of European banks and an increase of the bailout fund of the European Financial Stability Facility totaling to €1 trillion.ref name=BBCleaders
  • 28 Oct 2011 A Wahhabi Islamist armed with hand grenades and an automatic weapon opens fire outside the United States embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, resulting in two people being injured, including the gunman. (AP via Google)
  • 29 Oct 2011 2011 Syrian uprising:
  • 30 Oct 2011 A United States drone attack kills six militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. (AP via Google News)
  • 31 Oct 2011 Three people are killed in attacks on the offices of the International Relief and Development (IRD) in the Afghan city of Kandahar. (AFP via Yahoo News)

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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Books

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New York to Dallas by J.D. Ro

New York to Dallas

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Homicide detective Eve Dallas tracks down an escaped criminal she was originally responsible for jailing. (E, Putnam Adult)

Pearl Jam Twenty by Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam Twenty

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Published in celebration of Pearl Jam’s twentieth anniversary and in conjunction with Cameron Crowe’s definitive film, Pearl Jam Twenty is the unprecedented, and lavishly illustrated portrait of one of the world’s

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Marriage Plot

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結婚,曾經是小說和人生靈藥,為何當代不再適用?身為後現代小說大師,作者描寫三名大學生糾葛的情感關係藉由一個珍.奧斯汀的仿作,卻解構了結婚情節,當代的愛情(小說)在他筆下如何高潮收場?

Robert B. Parker'S Killing The Blues by Michael Brandman

Robert B. Parker'S Killing The Blues

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It’s tourist season in Paradise, Massachusetts. With it comes a baffling and violent crime wave that has residents on edge. It’s also brought a mysterious figure who’s stirring up troubling memories

Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman

Lionheart

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The great Crusader king Richard the Lionheart comes alive in all his complex splendor in this masterpiece of medieval tapestry.”—Margaret