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Major Events of 2011

2011 (Roman Numerals: MMXI) was the 11th year of the 21st century. 2011 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2011.
News Events of 2011

Estonia becomes the 17th country to adopt the Euro currency.


President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is removed from power by the military after public protests against his rule.

Hosni Mubarak

Rebels launch an uprising against Libyan leader, Gadaffi. After a UN resolution, NATO and other countries, intervene militarily.


A major earthquake devastates Japan. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant suffers a major nuclear accident as a result of the earthquake.

Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

Westminster Abbey

US President Barak Obama, announces that Osama Bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, has been killed in Pakistan by US special forces.

Barack Obama

Space Shuttle Atlantis completes the final flight of NASA's space shuttle program.

Space Shuttle

South Sudan becomes independent from Sudan

US military ends the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing openly homosexual and bisexual men and women to serve for the first time.

Oprah Winfrey Show airs for the last time after a 25 year run.

Oprah Winfrey

Sports in 2011
2011 Was Designated As
  • International Year of Advanced Skilss

  • International Year of Chemistry

  • International Year of Forests

  • International Year for People of African Descent

  • World Veterinary Year 2011

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