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2011 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 2011 – Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth eurozone country.
- January 8, 2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 people and wounds 13, including Giffords.
- January 10, 2011 – 2010–2011 Queensland floods: Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people.
- January 28, 2011 – Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian’s streets in demonstrations referred to as “Friday of Anger” against the Mubarak regime.
- February 3, 2011 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- April 1, 2011 – After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
- May 2, 2011 – The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
- July 10, 2011 – Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sunk in Volga near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan, leading to 122 deaths.
- July 13, 2011 – Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
- October 18, 2011 – Gilad Shalit is released.
Who Was Born On 2011?
- January 8, 2011 – Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark, twin children of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark