Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
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.
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.
US President Barak Obama, announces that Osama Bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, has been killed in Pakistan by US special forces.
Space Shuttle Atlantis completes the final flight of NASA's space shuttle program.
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.
Kim Jong-un becomes Supreme Leader of North Korea.
Sports in 2011
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