2011: On This Year


2011 (MMXI in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2011 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2011 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2011, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2011, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2011, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2011, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2011.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2011 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2011 known for ?

  • Set during the third year of Barack Obama’s presidency, 2011 was an important time for the world. It was also the year, per various sources, that the world first reached 7 billion citizens.
  • These 365 days introduced things we’ve come to know, love, and that signal the way to a brighter future. It might also be a year that gave birth to many future world-changers. As they were the most popular names of 2011, those who do become celebrities will likely bear the name Jacob or Sophia.
  • However, 2011 saw the end of some notable people. These included Frank Buckles, the last surviving American WWI veteran; Osama Bin Laden, the former leader of Al-Qaeda; Elizabeth Taylor, the fashion icon; Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO; and Kim Jong-Il, the former head of North Korea. People were reading The Art of Fielding, State of Wonder, and The Marriage Plot. Meanwhile, on the silver screen, people huddled around Hugo, The Descendants, and War Horse.
  • This was a year of many changes in world leadership and an onslaught of new innovations. It was designated by the UN as “The International Year of Forests” and “The International Year of Chemistry”.
  • Additionally, 2011 marked the kickoff of what would come to be known as the “Arab Spring”, the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia and the last airing of the Oprah show. One tragedy held the attention of the news for weeks on end: the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Sendai on March 11th of 2011. On the brighter end of the spectrum, however, many homosexual Americans looked upon this year with pride; these twelve months saw the end of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Off the public events stage, and in laboratories the world over, a wide variety of discoveries were being made.
  • Scientists discovered the first planet in the “goldilocks” zone that might be habitable for life: Kepler 22-B. Additionally, the theory of the accelerating expansion of the universe was finally proven. The introduction of Siri opened a whole new dimension to human-phone interaction. With the invention of Zero Liquid Discharge, a more efficient way to filter sewage, and lab-grown meat, 2011 might just have set the stage for a more efficient and humane future. So, when you’re yelling at your phone’s to correct “currant” to “current”, you can tip your hat to 2011.

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2011: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2011, during the 84th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 26/02/2012 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 2011:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2011?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2011?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Michel Hazanavicius, for the movie The Artist, starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2011?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Jean Dujardin, for the movie The Artist, starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2011?

The Iron Lady
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Meryl Streep, for the movie The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2011?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Christopher Plummer, for the movie Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2011?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Octavia Spencer, for the movie The Help, starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard produced in the United States of America.
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2011: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

The Protester
In 2011, The Protester was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Representing many global protest movements—for example, the Arab Spring, the Indignants Movement, the Occupy Movement, and the Tea Party movement—as well as protests in Chile, Greece, India, and Russia among others.

2011: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2011 were:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help


Aibileen, a black maid from 1962 Jackson, Mississippi is now unable to keep her bitterness in check. Minny, her friend, has never been able to keep her mouth shut. But now she must keep secrets about her employer which leave …

Bossypants by Tina Fey



Tina Fey was just a little girl before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin". Tina Fey was just an innocent young girl with a dream. A recurring stress dream she was being chased through.

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife


The Paris Wife is a deeply moving story about ambition and betrayal. It captures the love affair of two extraordinary people: Ernest Hemingway, and Hadley,

The Greater Journey by David McCullough

The Greater Journey


This #1 Bestseller tells the incredible story of American writers, artists, and doctors who traveled to Paris as the intellectual, scientific and artistic capital of Europe.

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian


Astronaut Mark Watney, stranded on Mars after a dust storm, faces a grim fate with limited supplies and no way to signal Earth. However, he remains determined to overcome the seemingly insurmountable challenges through his ingenuity, engineering skills, and unwavering …

Rabbit chinese zodiac sign

2011: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2011?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2011 was the Year of the Rabbit.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Rabbit sign.

Nobel Prize

2011: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

2011: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 2011 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • Leymah Gbowee
  • Tawakel Karman

2011: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2011 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Saul Perlmutter
  • Adam G. Riess
  • Brian Schmidt

2011: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2011 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Thomas J. Sargent
  • Christopher A. Sims

2011: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2011 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Dan Shechtman

2011: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2011 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Bruce Beutler
  • Jules A. Hoffmann
world population

2011: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2011 were Jacob, Mason and William for boys and Sophia, Isabella and Emma for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2011: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2011 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jacob
  • Mason
  • William
  • Jayden
  • Noah
  • Michael
  • Ethan
  • Alexander
  • Aiden
  • Daniel

2011: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2011 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Emily
  • Abigail
  • Madison
  • Mia
  • Chloe

vinyl songs

2011: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 2011, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

2011: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 2011 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO
  2. Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5
  3. E.T. by Katy Perry
  4. Rolling In The Deep by Adele
  5. Give Me Everything by Pitbull
  6. Someone Like You by Adele
  7. On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez
  8. Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
  9. Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes
  10. Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People

2011: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2011 were:


Release year: 2011

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Country: United States of America

Fast Five

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Justin Lin

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

Country: United States of America

Fast Five

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Justin Lin

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

Country: United States of America

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Country: United States of America

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Country: United States of America

world population

2011: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2011 was 7,041,194,301 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 52.0% of the total population, which is roughly 3.7 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2011 was an increase of +84.2 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.21% over the previous year.The average population density in 2011 was 29 persons per square mile (or 47 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 2011?

Here's what happened in 2011:

  • Jan 1, 2011: Estonia adopts the euro currency officially and is now the seventeenth member of the Eurozone.
  • Jan 2, 2011: As a diplomatic response to President Bashir's decision last week to pull the Sudanese delegation out of Doha talks, international mediators suggest the establishment a regional authority for Darfur.
  • Jan 3, 2011: Another 35 officers from Bangladesh were also sentenced for their participation in a February 2009 mutiny.
  • Jan 4, 2011: After winning a case regarding digital distribution, Pink Floyd signed a new record deal with EMI for five years.
  • Jan 5, 2011: Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Tampa, Florida conducts coin auctions at FUN Convention (January 9-9).
  • Jan 6, 2011: Heritage Auction Galleries holds its Heritage Auctions Signature currency auction at the Florida United Numismatists convention, Tampa, Florida. A Series 1861 US10 demand paper, handwritten "for" the only known one, VG-8, goes for $109,250.
  • Jan 7, 2011: A suicide bomber killed 17 people in Kandahar province in Afghanistan and left at least 20 other victims in the public bathhouse. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
  • Jan 8, 2011: Six people are killed and 13 others injured in an attempted assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Congresswoman.
  • Jan 9, 2011: US Mint Director Edmund Moy resigns.
  • Jan 10, 2011: The aftermath of the Tucson shooting in 2011:
  • Jan 11, 2011: 903 people were killed by flooding and mudslides, in Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Jan 12, 2011: Three villages in central Nigeria are attacked by machete-wielding men with rifles and machetes. 19 people were killed.
  • Jan 13, 2011: Tunisia protests:
  • Jan 14, 2011: Former Tunisian President Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia following popular protests (dubbed Jasmine Revolution), which demanded his resignation.
  • Jan 15, 2011: Tunisian protests 2010-2011:
  • Jan 16, 2011: Tunisian protests 2010-2011:
  • Jan 17, 2011: A blast destroys a bus in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, killing 18.
  • Jan 18, 2011: Five militants are killed in an attack by the US on a North-West Pakistani compound.
  • Jan 19, 2011: A commander of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's army is being accused of leading at least 50 mass rapes in Fizi.
  • Jan 20, 2011: Two bomb attacks close to Karbala result in at least 50 deaths and more than 150 injuries.
  • Jan 21, 2011: 21 people were killed in clashes between two rebel factions and the Sudanese Army in Darfur.
  • Jan 22, 2011: Malaysian navy commandos thwart a Somali pirate ship hijack attempt, saving 23 crew members and capturing 7 pirates in Gulf of Aden.
  • Jan 23, 2011: U.S. drone strikes on Pakistan
  • Jan 24, 2011: A bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport left at least 35 dead and 180 others injured.
  • Jan 25, 2011: Egyptian Revolution of 2011 starts in Egypt with a series of street demonstrations and marches, rallies and acts of civil disobedience. There are also labour strikes and violent clashes throughout Cairo and Alexandria.
  • Jan 26, 2011: Following a clash between government security forces and muslim rebels in the Southern Philippines, three are killed.
  • Jan 27, 2011: Fadi Kaddous (18 years old) is killed in a clash between Israeli settlers on the West Bank.
  • Jan 28, 2011: In protest against Mubarak's regime, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Egypt.
  • Jan 29, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • Jan 30, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • Jan 31, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • Feb 1, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011
  • Feb 2, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • Feb 3, 2011: Regional authorities are given all available IPv4 blocks.
  • Feb 4, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • Feb 5, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • Feb 6, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • Feb 7, 2011: Stand-off at the Cambodian-Thai Border
  • Feb 8, 2011: Witnesses claim that the US sent a spy drone to Loder in south Yemen, but witnesses say it was destroyed by Al-Qaeda.
  • Feb 9, 2011: Somali pirates capture an oil supertanker off Oman's coast
  • Feb 10, 2011: Protests in Egypt 2011:
  • Feb 11, 2011: After 18 days of protests, the Egyptian Revolution culminates with Hosni Mubarak's resignation and the transfer to the Supreme Military Council.
  • Feb 12, 2011: 2010-2011 Algerian protests:
  • Feb 13, 2011: India will withdraw 10,000 troops from Jammu & Kashmir this year, and resume peace negotiations.
  • Feb 14, 2011: The 2011 Bahraini uprising began.
  • Feb 15, 2011: The 2011 Sacagawea Native American Dollar is launched by the US Mint in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • Feb 16, 2011: Piracy
  • Feb 17, 2011: 2011 Bahraini protests:
  • Feb 18, 2011: Yesterday, more than a thousand non-citizen Kuwaiti residents demonstrated to demand rights for Kuwaiti citizens.
  • Feb 19, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Feb 20, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Feb 21, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Feb 22, 2011: Christchurch, New Zealand, is struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake at just 5 km from the surface. It causes widespread destruction and kills hundreds.
  • Feb 23, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011
  • Feb 24, 2011: Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery
  • Feb 25, 2011: The Fianna Fail-led government in Ireland suffered the worst defeat of any sitting government since 1921, when the Irish state was formed.
  • Feb 26, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011
  • Feb 27, 2011: Six people are killed during a failed coup attempt against the presidential palace of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Feb 28, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 1, 2011: Protests in Iran 2011: Tear gas fired at anti-government protestors during clashes inside Tehran's capital.
  • Mar 2, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011
  • Mar 3, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Mar 4, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Mar 5, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Mar 6, 2011: After rocket attacks by the Gaza Strip on southern Israel's capital, Israeli air force planes attacked targets in Gaza Strip for Islamic Jihad and Hamas.
  • Mar 7, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011
  • Mar 8, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Mar 9, 2011: Space Shuttle Discovery's final landing after 39 flights.
  • Mar 10, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Mar 11, 2011: A tsunami that killed thousands of people is caused by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. It struck 130km (80 miles) east Sendai, Japan. This event was also responsible for the second-largest nuclear accident in history and was one of two events that were classified as Level 7 on International Nuclear Event Scale.
  • Mar 12, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Mar 13, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 14, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 15, 2011: Arab Spring: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain declares a three-month state of emergency as troops from the Gulf Co-operation Council are sent to quell the civil unrest.ref name=quotBBCBahr15Marquot
  • Mar 16, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 17, 2011: Arab Spring and Libyan Civil War: The United Nations Security Council votes 10-0 in favor of establishing a no fly zone over Libya as a response to claims of government aggression against civilians.
  • Mar 18, 2011: Response to Datta Khel's airstrike
  • Mar 19, 2011: Libyan Uprising: In accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1973, a coalition of countries intervenes and begins military action.
  • Mar 20, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 21, 2011: Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, claims that the 2011 Bahraini Protests were a foreign plot. He says they were defeated by the intervention of forces of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf’s Peninsula Shield Force.
  • Mar 22, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Mar 23, 2011: Protests in Syria 2011
  • Mar 24, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 25, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 26, 2011: March for the Alternative London: Approximately 400,000 people marched against cuts to british government spending and participated in direct action against tax avoidance companies.
  • Mar 27, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 28, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 29, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Mar 30, 2011: India defeats Pakistan by 29 runs at Mohali's Semi Finals 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Mar 31, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Apr 1, 2011: Protests against the burning Quran became violent. A mob attacked the UN compound in Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) and killed 13 people, eight of them foreign workers.
  • Apr 2, 2011: After defeating Sri Lanka in final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, India was crowned World Champions
  • Apr 3, 2011: 2011 Bahraini protests:
  • Apr 4, 2011: Ivorian crisis 2010-2011:
  • Apr 5, 2011: Ivorian crisis 2010-2011:
  • Apr 6, 2011: Yemeni violence: Six people killed in protests in Yemen.
  • Apr 7, 2011: Mexican Drug War march, inspired by the murder of seven people, including Javier Sicilia, a prominent poet and journalist, took place in more than 20 Mexican cities. Marchers shouted "No more blood!"
  • Apr 8, 2011: In response to multiple mortar and rocket fires, Israeli air strikes in Gaza have resulted in the deaths of at least 12 Palestinians.
  • Apr 9, 2011: Five people were killed, eleven others were injured, and the gunman committed suicide in a Dutch mall.
  • Apr 10, 2011: In response to recent terrorist attacks, French and United Nations forces opened fire on Laurent Gbagbo's residence.
  • Apr 11, 2011: 2011 Minsk Metro bombing
  • Apr 12, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War: Muammar Gaddafi's forces strike the eastern frontline and shell Misrata.
  • Apr 13, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011
  • Apr 14, 2011: Ugandan opposition leader Kizza besigye is injured and shot during protests against rising oil and food prices in Kampala. Police also use tear gas to disperse the protestors.
  • Apr 15, 2011: 2011 Cirebon bombing: A suicide bomber attacked an Indonesian Police station in Cirebon in West Java, Indonesia.
  • Apr 16, 2011: Burkina Faso unrest
  • Apr 17, 2011: During anti-government protests, at least four people were shot by security forces in Syria.
  • Apr 18, 2011: A 16-year old Israeli boy was injured in a Palestinian missile attack that hit his school bus on April 7.
  • Apr 19, 2011: Hamas kills two suspects in the last weeks' assassination of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian pro-Palestinian activist in Gaza.
  • Apr 20, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Apr 21, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Apr 22, 2011: Cambodia and Thailand engage in a firefight across their border, with both sides suffering casualties.
  • Apr 23, 2011: Cambodia and Thailand fight at their border
  • Apr 24, 2011: Nigeria is home to more than 500 victims.
  • Apr 25, 2011: Guantanamo Files:
  • Apr 26, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Apr 27, 2011: The 2011 Super-Outbreak of Tornadoes was the most deadly day in American history.
  • Apr 28, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Apr 29, 2011: Wedding of Prince William, Duke and Kate Middleton
  • Apr 30, 2011: Protests in Syria 2011:
  • May 1, 2011: Pope John Paul II is beatified.
  • May 2, 2011: US Special Forces kill Osama bin Laden, the FBI's most wanted man and suspected mastermind behind September 11 attacks.
  • May 3, 2011: Reaction to Osama bin Laden's death:
  • May 4, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • May 5, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011
  • May 6, 2011: Yemen 2011 Protests: Protests are continuing in Yemen
  • May 7, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • May 8, 2011: Protests in Syria 2011:
  • May 9, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: The Syrian Army advances on anti-government protesters in a western suburb.
  • May 10, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • May 11, 2011: 2011 Syrian Uprising: Syrian Army Tanks shell Bab Amro, a suburb in the city Homs. At least five people are killed.
  • May 12, 2011: Students in Aleppo are the latest victims of the Syrian military's crackdown on protesters.
  • May 13, 2011: India: The Communist Party of India (Marxist), which lost West Bengal Assembly elections to Trinamool Congress in India, ended the 34-year rule of the State's longest democratically elected Communist government. [1]
  • May 14, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • May 15, 2011: 2011 Bahraini uprising:
  • May 16, 2011: The European Union has agreed to a EUR78ampnbspbillion rescue package for Portugal. The bailout loan will equally be split between the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism and the European Financial Stability Facility.
  • May 17, 2011: Historic first visit by Queen Elizabeth II to the Republic of Ireland. This was the first visit by a British monarch in Ireland since 1911's visit of George V to Queen Mary.
  • May 18, 2011: Three Tunisian security personnel are killed during a clash between gunmen in northern Tunisia.
  • May 19, 2011: Syria condemns the United States' decision to impose sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad as a response to continuing anti-government protests.
  • May 20, 2011: Protests in Syria 2011:
  • May 21, 2011: ''Dawn'' is Pakistan's largest English language newspaper and begins publishing thousands of diplomatic cables from the United States that it obtained through a deal with WikiLeaks or Julian Assange. These cables reveal that Pakistani forces requested the United States to intensify its drone strikes against insurgents in Pakistani territory. This request has not been made public by Pakistani authorities.
  • May 22, 2011: According to reports, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh refuses to sign an agreement with the Gulf that would allow him to resign in 30 days. The opposition however signed the agreement yesterday.
  • May 23, 2011: As the attack by Pakistani Taliban on a Pakistan Navy station at Karachi continues, more explosions are reported.
  • May 24, 2011: In southern Tunisia, clashes break out between Libyan refugees fleeing civil war in Libya.
  • May 25, 2011: At least seven people were killed when a suicide bomber from Pakistani Taliban attacked a Peshawar police station. (AFP via Yahoo! News),
  • May 26, 2011: Ratko Mladic is a former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army and is wanted for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. He was arrested in Serbia.
  • May 27, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011
  • May 28, 2011: Libyan Civil War 2011: New explosions heard in Tripoli, Libyan Capital. NATO bombing continues.
  • May 29, 2011: NATO kills civilians in Afghanistan
  • May 30, 2011: Twelve people are killed in an explosion at an army barracks in northern Nigeria.
  • May 31, 2011: Afghanistan War:
  • Jun 1, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jun 2, 2011: Since the 21 May annexation of the region by the northern troops, almost 100 civilians have been killed in the Abyei dispute between North and South Sudan.
  • Jun 3, 2011: Yemeni uprising
  • Jun 4, 2011: Chile's Puyehue volcano explodes, causing cancellations of air traffic across South America, New Zealand and Australia, and forcing more than 3,000 people to evacuate.
  • Jun 5, 2011: Arab Spring: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh travels from Yemen to Saudi Arabia to treat an injury sustained in an attack on his presidential palace. Protesters celebrate the transfer of power to his Vice-President Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi.
  • Jun 6, 2011: Libyan civil War 2011: Rebels retake Yafran, in the west of Libya.
  • Jun 7, 2011: Uprising in Syria:
  • Jun 8, 2011: Libyan civil war
  • Jun 9, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Jun 10, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Jun 11, 2011: A government crackdown on protests forced at least 4300 Syrians to flee to Turkey.
  • Jun 12, 2011: Arab Spring: Thousands flee Syria to Turkey after Syrian troops take control of Jisr ash-Shugur.
  • Jun 13, 2011: 2011 Jordanian protests
  • Jun 14, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Jun 15, 2011: Protesters threaten to surround the Hellenic parliament as it prepares for discussions about its financial cuts plans. Greek unions start a general strike.
  • Jun 16, 2011: Ayman al-Zawahiri has been selected to succeed Osama bin Laden as the next leader of al-Qaeda
  • Jun 17, 2011: According to Yonhap, South Korea has launched precision-guided missiles capable o hitting Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.
  • Jun 18, 2011: Burma accuses Kachin Independence Army (Kachin Independence Army) of starting deadly fighting close to the Chinese border.
  • Jun 19, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Jun 20, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jun 21, 2011: 2011 Yemeni Uprising: 2000 Ethiopian migrants flee the country.
  • Jun 22, 2011: 2011 Bahraini Uprising: 10 pro-democracy activists are sentenced by the Bahraini government to life imprisonment for their participation in the uprising.
  • Jun 23, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian forces mass at the Turkish border, near where thousands of refugees camp.
  • Jun 24, 2011: ''The New York Times'' reports that a cell phone belonging to Osama bin Laden's courier contains contacts with Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen indicating possible ties with Pakistan's intelligence agencies.
  • Jun 25, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jun 26, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jun 27, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jun 28, 2011: U.S. drone strikes on North Waziristan
  • Jun 29, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jun 30, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jul 1, 2011: According to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Congo government troops raped and pillaged 121 women between June 11th and 13, then stole their villages.
  • Jul 2, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jul 3, 2011: Dozens of people are arrested and tear gas is used during Independence Day celebrations in Belarus after a ampquotclappingampquot protest.
  • Jul 4, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jul 5, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jul 6, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jul 7, 2011: An artificial windpipe with stem cells is used to perform the world's first transplant of an artificial organ.
  • Jul 8, 2011: Betty Ford, former First Lady and wife of Gerald R. Ford, has died at 93.
  • Jul 9, 2011: South Sudan secedes to Sudan as a result of the January independence referendum.
  • Jul 10, 2011: Police in Bangladesh use tear gas against Islamist activists who are trying to enforce a general strike within Keraniganj. Several people were injured in the riots. (AP via Washington Post).
  • Jul 11, 2011: Protesters who supported President Bashar al-Assad during the 2011 Syrian uprising broke into the American Embassy in Damascus. They also tried to break into France's embassy.
  • Jul 12, 2011: A drone attack by the United States in Pakistan's South Waziristan area results in 7 deaths and 3 injuries.
  • Jul 13, 2011: Bombings in Mumbai, 13 July 2011
  • Jul 14, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: There are several deaths as security forces continue to crack down on protests against the government in Syria.
  • Jul 15, 2011: Three Indian soldiers are reported to have died in Maidanpora and Kupwara, Kashmir.
  • Jul 16, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jul 17, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jul 18, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Jul 19, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: At least 10 people are killed by security forces in Homs.
  • Jul 20, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising. Troops surround Harasta, the capital Damascus.
  • Jul 21, 2011: After completing STS-135, Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully lands at Kennedy Space Center. This concludes NASA's space shuttle program.
  • Jul 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik is responsible for the deaths of 77 people in twin terrorist attacks on Norway. These include a bombing at the Regjeringskvartalet government centre in Oslo, and a shooting at the Utoya political youth camp.
  • Jul 23, 2011: Norway Attacks 2011: At least 92 people have been killed in the Oslo bombing and shootings.
  • Jul 24, 2011: Three people are believed to have died in the latest Thai military helicopter crash near Myanmar's border.
  • Jul 25, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: The state media announces a new law that allows the formation of political parties.
  • Jul 26, 2011: In an attempt to control inflation, the Reserve Bank of India raises interest rates to 8.8%
  • Jul 27, 2011: Norway attacks in 2011
  • Jul 28, 2011: In a clash with Abu Sayyaf militants at Jolo Island, seven Philippine Army soldiers were killed and 21 others were injured.
  • Jul 29, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Jul 30, 2011: Libyan Civil War (NATO claims that it has destroyed three TV distribution facilities during an airstrike against Tripoli, Libya.
  • Jul 31, 2011: A knife attack in Kashgar in west Xinjiang killed at least 9 people, including a suspect, and left 28 others with injuries. This attack marks the second of the month in Xinjiang.
  • Aug 1, 2011: On Sunday, at least 11 people are killed, 5 suspects are also among them, and 15 more are injured in violence in China's Xinjiang. This brings the death toll up to 20 in the wake of the weekend attacks in Kashgar.
  • Aug 2, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War: 7 rebels killed, 50 hurt in fighting in Zlitan.
  • Aug 3, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian forces advance and shell Hama.
  • Aug 4, 2011: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) Payenda Khan, a senior intelligence officer in Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security is killed in a bombing at Kunduz Province.
  • Aug 5, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: Turkey confirms that it has taken an Iranian arms shipment to Syria. (Today's Zaman). Tens of thousands protest again across the country amid a government crackdown.
  • Aug 6, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: The Gulf Co-operation Council urges an end to the ampquotbloodshedampquot in Syria, and calls for reforms.
  • Aug 7, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Aug 8, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Aug 9, 2011: The 2011 Australian Census was completed by Australians.
  • Aug 10, 2011: The People's Republic of China's original aircraft carrier, Varyag, a refitted Soviet aircraft carrier, begins its first sea trial under Chinese flag.
  • Aug 11, 2011: Karen Drambjan is a left-wing Estonian lawyer who storms the Defense Ministry in Tallinn, taking two hostages. However, she is killed by special police forces.
  • Aug 12, 2011: Two suicide bombers were killed in an attack on Kidapawan, Philippines in Cotabato Province.
  • Aug 13, 2011: At the Indiana State Fair, stage rigging collapses. This causes the deaths of at least five people and injuries to dozens of others.
  • Aug 14, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian Navy gunboats fire machine guns at waterfront areas in Latakia. Ground troops and armor-equipped security agents stormed several neighborhoods. 26 people have been killed.
  • Aug 15, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Aug 16, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011
  • Aug 17, 2011: A rocket is launched into Kabul's compound of President of Afghanistan.
  • Aug 18, 2011: A minibus in Afganistan's Herat hit a roadside bomb, resulting in the deaths of at least 14 people.
  • Aug 19, 2011: At least eight people are killed in a Taliban attack on a British Council center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Aug 20, 2011: 28 Amendash Arab Spring and Libyan Civil War: The Battle of Tripoli sees the Libyan rebels seize control of Tripoli's capital, overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi's government.
  • Aug 21, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Aug 22, 2011: 2011 Battle of Tripoli, Libyan Civil War
  • Aug 23, 2011: 2011 Battle of Tripoli
  • Aug 24, 2011: 2011 Battle of Tripoli
  • Aug 25, 2011: An attack on a Monterrey casino, Nuevo Leon in Mexico kills more than 50 people.
  • Aug 26, 2011: Al Arabiya TV reports that three rockets struck the border between Kuwait and Iraq.
  • Aug 27, 2011: Numerous bodies were found at Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli, which was abandoned earlier in the week by medical staff after it was hit with heavy gunfire.
  • Aug 28, 2011: A suicide bombing at Baghdad’s largest Sunni mosque, killing at least 29 people including Khalid al-Fahdawi (a member of Council of Representatives of Iraq).
  • Aug 29, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Aug 30, 2011: Three suicide bombings left 9 people dead and 20 injured in Grozny (capital of the Republic of Chechnya), Russia.
  • Aug 31, 2011: Gassem Baruni, a Tripoli doctor, tells the Associated Press that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter Hana Moammar Gaddafi - who is believed to have been killed by US airstrikes in 1986 - worked as a surgeon for him before she disappeared on Aug 25.
  • Sep 1, 2011: A series of shootings and bombings in Russia's North Caucasus resulted in the deaths of at least four people, including an officer from the security service.
  • Sep 2, 2011: After police cleared the area of protesters, the South Korean military has resumed building a naval base at Jeju-do.
  • Sep 3, 2011: CASA 212, Chilean Air Force CASA 212 crashes:
  • Sep 4, 2011: In Syria, at least 24 people have been killed by violence.
  • Sep 5, 2011: India and Bangladesh sign an agreement to end their 40-year-old border dispute.
  • Sep 6, 2011: For her album Let England shake, PJ Harvey, an English musician, wins her second Mercury Prize.
  • Sep 7, 2011: Quetta, Pakistan's capital city, was hit by bombings that killed at least eleven people.
  • Sep 8, 2011: North Caucasus insurgency/Ingushetia civil war:
  • Sep 9, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Sep 10, 2011: Zanzibar ferry sinking. The 'MVampnbspSpice IslanderampnbspI', carrying at most 800 people, sinks off Zanzibar's coast, killing 240.
  • Sep 11, 2011: Tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
  • Sep 12, 2011: Approximately 100 people die after a petrol pipeline explodes in Nairobi.
  • Sep 13, 2011: Investigators in Gothenburg (Sweden) now believe that the four men who were arrested for the failed terrorist attack at Gothenburg in 2011 may have connections to Al-Qaida.
  • Sep 14, 2011: Taliban attack Kabul
  • Sep 15, 2011: Toyota, a Japanese automaker, has resumed full production at its North American plants after overcoming parts shortages due to the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake/tsunami.
  • Sep 16, 2011: South Korean authorities arrest a North Korean citizen in connection to an assassination attempt on Park Sang-hak. Park Sanghak is a well-known defector and activist.
  • Sep 17, 2011: The Occupy Wall Street protests start in the United States. This leads to the Occupy movement, which is expanded to 82 countries by October.ref=quotcnn
  • Sep 18, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Sep 19, 2011: The United Nations has launched a $357 million appeal to help victims of the 2011 Sindh floods that left 434 people dead in Pakistan.
  • Sep 20, 2011: 2011 Yemeni Uprising: Rockets struck a protest camp in Sanaa, Yemeni capital, killing at most two.
  • Sep 21, 2011: 2011 Yemeni Uprising: Yemeni government forces breach a ceasefire by firing mortar rounds on mourners at funerals of protestors.
  • Sep 22, 2011: A bus bombing in Pakistan's Bajaur Agency has resulted in the deaths of at least five people.
  • Sep 23, 2011: 2011 Yemeni uprising. Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen, returns from Saudi Arabia after three months absence. This comes amid increasing violence and political unrest in Yemen.
  • Sep 24, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Sep 25, 2011: At least two people are killed and several injured in a suicide bombing at a church in Central Java (Indonesia), near Jakarta.
  • Sep 26, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War: The National Transitional Council (NTC), loyal forces, enter Muammar Gaddafi’s stronghold in Sirte as the NTC intensifies its three-day assault against the city.
  • Sep 27, 2011: Insurgency in North Caucasus:
  • Sep 28, 2011: John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, announces the death of a second soldier from New Zealand's Special Air Service during combat in Afghanistan.
  • Sep 29, 2011: 2011 Yemeni Uprising: There are reports of heavy fighting in Sanaa's northern suburbs.
  • Sep 30, 2011: Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader of Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula and a U.S citizen, is reported to have been killed in Yemen.
  • Oct 1, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Oct 2, 2011: Danedream, a horseracing champion, wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at a speed record of 2:24.49. This makes him the second German horse winner since 1975.
  • Oct 3, 2011: Insurgency in North Caucasus:
  • Oct 4, 2011: In an apparent sectarian attack, gunmen kill 12 Shiite Muslims in Quetta, Pakistan.
  • Oct 5, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Oct 6, 2011: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Tomas Transtromer, a Swedish poet.
  • Oct 7, 2011: With 2,670 deaths among ISAF personnel, the tenth anniversary of the ongoing allied war against Afghanistan is approaching,
  • Oct 8, 2011: Libyan civil War 2011: Following a long and bloody siege the National Transitional Council forces approach Sirte's center, where they face heavy resistance from troops loyal the Muammar Gaddafi, the ousted dictator.
  • Oct 9, 2011: Libyan civil war 2011: The stronghold of Sirte, the ex-dictator of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, is close to being overthrown by the National Transitional Council forces, who are reportedly about to capture the city's hospital, airport, and conference centre.
  • Oct 10, 2011: Marzieh Vafamehr, an Iranian actress, is sentenced to 90lashes of the cane for her role in "My Tehran For Sale" which critiques the Government of Iran's harsh policies regarding the arts.
  • Oct 11, 2011: China follows Russian warnings of the Syrian government, while the opposition Syrian National Council gains support from Egypt and is recognised by Libya.
  • Oct 12, 2011: Zarganar, a Burmese actor and comedian, is released under an amnesty offered by the government to over 6,000 dissidents.
  • Oct 13, 2011: Four people were killed in a drone attack by the United States on Pakistan's North Waziristan Region.
  • Oct 14, 2011: The United States President Barack Obama has authorized the deployment of 100 American soldiers to Uganda and South Sudan to aid in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army.
  • Oct 15, 2011: 2011 Yemeni Protests: Nine people have been killed and many more injured in Sana'a, Yemen. Security forces used tear gas and live ammunition as a way to disperse protestors.
  • Oct 16, 2011: Libyan Civil War (2011): Fighting continues at Bani Walid between pro-Gaddafi fighters, and besieging forces loyal the National Transitional Council.
  • Oct 17, 2011: Libyan civil War 2011: The National Transitional Council forces take control of Muammar Gadaffi's former stronghold, Bani Walid. This was after a six-week siege.
  • Oct 18, 2011: Israel and Hamas start a major prisoner exchange. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli Army soldier, is being released by Hamas for 1,027 Palestinian or Israeli-Arab prisoners currently held in Israel. Among those released were 280 prisoners who are serving life sentences for plotting and perpetrating terror attacks.
  • Oct 19, 2011: Turkey launches a military operation in northern Iraq against Kurdish militants, following attacks by the Kurdistan Workers Party which killed at least 24 Turkish soldiers in the southeastern part of Turkey.
  • Oct 20, 2011: 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • Oct 21, 2011: Libyan civil war
  • Oct 22, 2011: North Korea has agreed to allow the United States to search for remains of American soldiers who died during the Korean War for the first time since 2006.
  • Oct 23, 2011: An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 Msubw/sub struck eastern Turkey, near Van. It killed 604 people and damaged about 2,200 buildings.
  • Oct 24, 2011: Kenyan-Somalian military operation:
  • Oct 25, 2011: According to a Philippine civil defense official, approximately 10,000 Filipinos fled their homes because of fighting between Abu Sayyaf rebels (government forces) and them.
  • Oct 26, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: At most 17 people have been killed in Syria as fighting continues between government and opposition groups.
  • Oct 27, 2011: The European Union has announced a deal to address the European sovereign debt crisis. It includes a writedown 50% of Greek bonds and recapitalization of European banks.
  • Oct 28, 2011: Two people were injured when a Wahhabi Islamist, equipped with hand grenades, opened fire on the United States Embassy in Sarajevo.
  • Oct 29, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Oct 30, 2011: Six militants were killed in a drone attack by the United States in Pakistan's North Waziristan area.
  • Oct 31, 2011: Three people are killed by an attack on the International Relief and Development offices in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • Nov 1, 2011: Barack Obama, President of the United States, declares Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia, a National Monument.
  • Nov 2, 2011: French writer Alexis Jenni won France's literary Prix Goncourt with his novel L'Art francais du la guerre.
  • Nov 3, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Nov 4, 2011: Two ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists are boarded by the Israeli Navy as they travel to Gaza Strip.
  • Nov 5, 2011: Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist group, claims responsibility for the bombing and gun attack on Damaturu in north-eastern Nigeria that has claimed at least 63 lives.
  • Nov 6, 2011: A magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes 21 miles NNE Shawnee, Oklahoma USA, causing severe damage.
  • Nov 7, 2011: The Swedish Enforcement Administration ('’Kronofogden’’) announces the sale of seven paintings that were originally thought to have been painted by Adolf Hitler.
  • Nov 8, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Nov 9, 2011: Bomb attack in Afghanistan kills a British soldier
  • Nov 10, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Nov 11, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Nov 12, 2011: Uprising in Syria:
  • Nov 13, 2011: After a bomb in a donkey car explodes in Mastak, Pakistan, at least six people have been killed and four more injured.
  • Nov 14, 2011: After signing a deal to the Nationwide Building Society, British soap "Coronation Street" becomes the first prime-time television show in the UK that uses product placement. In an episode, you can see a Nationwide cash machine.
  • Nov 15, 2011: Six militants were killed in a drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan Province.
  • Nov 16, 2011: Uprising in Syria:
  • Nov 17, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: Gunfire and explosions are reported in Damascus, the Syrian capital.
  • Nov 18, 2011: Hewlett-Packard has added Ralph Whitworth, from Relational Investors (the corporate-governance activistsmdashto their board of directors).
  • Nov 19, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: Security forces kill at least 19 protesters in Syria as demonstrations continue against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
  • Nov 20, 2011: As violent protests continue in Cairo's Tahrir Square, at least 13 people have been killed and nearly 900 others injured. Security forces try to disperse the crowds using tear gas and batons.
  • Nov 21, 2011: Egyptian revolution of 2011
  • Nov 22, 2011: 2011 Egyptian revolution: Three students from the American University of Cairo are detained after setting firebombs against security forces during ongoing protests in Cairo.
  • Nov 23, 2011: Egypt protests: The fifth day of violent anti-regime demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square has seen 35 deaths and more than 3,200 injuries in clashes between security forces and protesters.
  • Nov 24, 2011: Three roadside bombs explode in Basra in Iraq, killing at most 19 and injuring 67.
  • Nov 25, 2011: Morocco's voters go to the polls in a parliamentary election. The Justice and Development Party is victorious.
  • Nov 26, 2011: Launched from Kennedy Space Center, the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity is the most complex Martian exploration vehicle. It will land on Mars on August 5, 2012.
  • Nov 27, 2011: Two of the eight crew members onboard the cargo ship MV Swanland were rescued after it was sunk in the Irish Sea.
  • Nov 28, 2011: 2011 Yemeni Uprising: At the least 25 people were killed in fighting between Sunni groups and Shia groups in Yemen.
  • Nov 29, 2011: American Airlines, fourth-largest airline in the world, files Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Nov 30, 2011: The strike, which will affect schools, hospitals and ports across the country, is expected to last for 24 hours, could see up to 2 million workers from the public sector in the United Kingdom go on strike over pension reforms.
  • Dec 1, 2011: In east Texas, United States, a mass shooting takes place. All four children killed are younger than five years old.
  • Dec 2, 2011: After Friday prayers, Muslim rioters attacked Zakho's liquor stores and massage parlours. Later, the attacks were extended to Christian-owned shops and businesses in other cities such as Simele and Dohuk.
  • Dec 3, 2011: Syria has seen at least 23 deaths.
  • Dec 4, 2011: After bomb squads destroyed World War II bombs hidden under the Rhine River for nearly 65 years, 45,000 Koblenz citizens are now allowed to return home.
  • Dec 5, 2011: Reports indicate that more than 60 bodies were taken to Homs, a Syrian city.
  • Dec 6, 2011: Afghanistan terror attacks
  • Dec 7, 2011: The United States marks the 70th anniversary the attack on Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) by the United States.
  • Dec 8, 2011: A pipeline carrying oil from Syria near Homs has been destroyed.
  • Dec 9, 2011: Moody's Credit Rating Agency downgrades France's three largest banks Credit Agricole and BNP Paribas.
  • Dec 10, 2011: The city of Homs is given 72 hours by the Syrian government to end anti-government protests or face an offensive raising fears about a massacre of civilians.
  • Dec 11, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Dec 12, 2011: Moody's credit rating agency dismisses last week's EU deal in its weekly credit report. It says it "doesn't change our view that the risks to the cohesion and stability of the euro zone continue to rise."
  • Dec 13, 2011: Pakistani police rescue 50 boys from a Karachi, Pakistan dungeon. According to police reports, the dungeon had shackles as well as hooks. According to the prisoners, they were threatened and beat and forced to surrender if they tried to flee.
  • Dec 14, 2011: During the latest violence of the ongoing uprising, thirteen people were killed in Hama (Syria).
  • Dec 15, 2011: The United States officially declares an end of the Iraq War. This ends the insurgency, but it starts another.
  • Dec 16, 2011: The Philippines is hit by Tropical Storm Washi, which causes flash floods that kill 1,268 people. There are 85 missing persons.
  • Dec 17, 2011: In a second day's clashes, Egyptian Army soldiers beat protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square. Ten people were killed and many more injured.
  • Dec 18, 2011: If Syria does not agree to its proposals to end the crackdown against the uprising, the Arab League will take it to the United Nations in two weeks.
  • Dec 19, 2011: For the fourth consecutive day, fighting continues at Cairo's Tahrir Square.
  • Dec 20, 2011: Syria has announced that it will execute anyone involved in terrorist acts under a new law.
  • Dec 21, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising. The opposition to Syria calls on the United Nations and Arab League for emergency meetings following an alleged massacre in the northwest region of Syria. This occurred before Arab League monitors entered the country.
  • Dec 22, 2011: In a 16-bombing attack on Baghdad's capital, at least 72 people were killed and 169 others were injured shortly after the withdrawal of American forces.
  • Dec 23, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian state media reports that at least 40 people were killed in two car bombings in Damascus.
  • Dec 24, 2011: Arab League monitors met with Syria's foreign Minister, one day after the deadly bombings in Damascus.
  • Dec 25, 2011: According to the Sudanese People’s Armed Forces, Khalil Ibrahim is the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (Darfur), and has been murdered.
  • Dec 26, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising. New violence occurs in Homs, as Arab League observers arrive in Syria in order to monitor the ongoing uprising.
  • Dec 27, 2011: Helen Frankenthaler, the pioneer of Color Field painting, has died at the age of 83.
  • Dec 28, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Dec 29, 2011: Tokelau and Samoa move east to west along the International Date Line. This allows them to skip December 30 in order to better align their time zones with their main trading partners.
  • Dec 30, 2011: Five militants from al-Shabab were killed and one soldier of the Kenyan Army were injured in clashes.
  • Dec 31, 2011: 2011 Syrian uprising. An Arab League observer witnessed snipers in Deraa, Syria and called for their immediate expulsion.
  • Jan 8, 2011: Sitting US Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is shot in the head along with 18 others in a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords survived the assassination attempt, but six others died, including John Roll, a federal judge.


What does the year 2011 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2011 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 112th year of the 21st century and the 1st year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2010 and precedes 2012.

calendars for year 2011

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