2011

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2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday in the Gregorian calendar.

According to the North Korean Juche calendar, this was Juche year 100. This year was also the 100th of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Era year (民國100年).

The United Nations designated 2011 the International Year of Forests and International Year of Chemistry.

Events[change | edit source]

January[change | edit source]

Partial solar eclipse as seen from Germany

February[change | edit source]

Tropical Cyclone Yasi: a car crushed by a tree in Townsville, Queensland


March[change | edit source]

View of Rikuzentakata, Japan, after the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami.

April[change | edit source]

Tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri.

May[change | edit source]

June[change | edit source]

Eruption of the Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile.

July[change | edit source]

Last launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

August[change | edit source]

Flooding in Greenwich, Connecticut caused by Hurricane Irene

September[change | edit source]

October[change | edit source]

Protest camp in London, supporting the 'Occupy' campaign

November[change | edit source]

December[change | edit source]

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Washi over the Philippines

Deaths[change | edit source]

Nobel Prizes[change | edit source]

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In fiction[change | edit source]

Movies[change | edit source]

Television[change | edit source]

  • The Heroes television series visits 2011 in several different potential futures.
  • In the Aeon Flux television series and movie, 99% of the world's population is wiped out by a mysterious virus in the year 2011.

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Literature[change | edit source]

  • In K. A. Applegate's Remnants book series, 2011 is the year life on Earth becomes extinct after a 73-mile-wide asteroid nicknamed "The Rock" impacts Portugal. Eighty other humans are placed in a shuttle named the Mayflower mere hours before impact and put into artificial hibernation, while a handful of humans in shelters survive the impact on Earth.

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