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2011 Historical Event(s)
- February 3, 2011 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- February 24, 2011 – Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).
- May 2, 2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
- May 22, 2011 – An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing up to 161 people. It is the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.
- May 25, 2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
- August 2, 2011 – Three Rapid City, South Dakota officers stop a group of suspicious people on Anamosa Street. One man pulls out a revolver and fires six shots, killing one officer, mortally wounding another, and injuring the third.
- September 17, 2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.
- October 15, 2011 – Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
- November 6, 2011 – Pedro Gonçalves survives an acute type A aortic dissection
- November 8, 2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324600 km), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since mpl 2010 XC in 1976.
Who Was Born On 2011?
- January 8, 2011 – Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark, twin children of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark