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2011 Historical Event(s)
- January 14, 2011 – Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
- 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).
- March 9, 2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
- 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.
- April 27, 2011 – The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.
- May 25, 2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
- July 7, 2011 – Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.
- October 20, 2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.
- November 6, 2011 – Pedro Gonçalves survives an acute type A aortic dissection
Who Was Born On 2011?
- January 8, 2011 – Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark, twin children of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark