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2011 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- February 3, 2011 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- May 25, 2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
- June 1, 2011 – A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts during the event, killing four people.
- August 6, 2011 – A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
- August 23, 2011 – Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.
- October 23, 2011 – A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
- October 29, 2011 – Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.
- November 23, 2011 – Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
- November 25, 2011 – Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
Who Was Born On 2011?
- January 8, 2011 – Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark, twin children of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark