2011

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Occupy movementKilling of Muammar GaddafiSouth SudanArab Spring2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunamiOperation Neptune Spear2011 Norway attacksMinecraft
From top left, clockwise: a protester partaking in Occupy Wall Street heralds the beginning of the Occupy movement; protests against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed that October; a young man celebrates the independence of South Sudan, the world's newest country; the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami devastates Eastern Japan and kills nearly 20,000 people; Minecraft is released and goes on to become the best-selling video game; the 2011 Norway attacks mark the rise of white supremacist terrorism across the west; The U.S. national security team gathered in the White House Situation Room to monitor the progress of Operation Neptune Spear that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; Anti-government protests called the Arab Spring arose in 2010–2011, and as a result, many governments were overthrown in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
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2011 (twenty eleven) (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 11th year of the 3rd millennium, the 11th year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2010s decade.

According to the North Korean Minguo 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.

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January[change | change source]

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Partial solar eclipse as seen from Austria

February[change | change source]

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

March[change | change source]

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

April[change | change source]

Tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri.

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June[change | change source]

Eruption of the Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile.

July[change | change source]

Last launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis
Last landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis

August[change | change source]

Flooding in Greenwich, Connecticut caused by Hurricane Irene

September[change | change source]

October[change | change source]

Protest camp in London, supporting the 'Occupy' campaign

November[change | change source]

December[change | change source]

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Washi over the Philippines

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Television[change | change 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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  • 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "BBC News – Egypt crisis: President Hosni Mubarak resigns as leader". bbc.co.uk. 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  2. "Multiple deaths as quake strikes Christchurch – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". abc.net.au. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  3. Death toll reaches 21, guardian.co.uk, 14 July 2011, retrieved 23 July 2011
  4. Mumbai blasts: Death toll rises to 23, NDTV, retrieved 24 July 2011
  5. "U.N. Admits South Sudan as 193rd Member". foxnews.com. FOX News Network, LLC. Associated Press. 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-07-14.