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What was 2011 known for?

Overview. The threat of nuclear disaster in Japan and the killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEALs were two of the breaking news stories that captured the greatest amount of public attention in 2011. But Americans also kept a steady watch on the economy at home..

What was famous in 2011?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was the most popular film, and Sunday Night Football (NBC) was the top TV show. The King’s Speech won an Oscar for Best Picture, and Modern Family (ABC) won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. The last Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast.

What happened in the year 2011 in India?

2 April – India beat Sri Lanka and wins the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh since 2007, dies in a helicopter crash. Anna Hazare undertakes fast for Jan Lokpal Bill at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. Supreme Court grants bail to civil rights activist Binayak Sen.

What was the biggest thing in 2011?

Here’s what happened.

  • Egyptian revolution begins.
  • New Zealand earthquake.
  • Japan earthquake and tsunami.
  • Charlie Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men.
  • Game Of Thrones premieres.
  • Fidel Castro resigns.
  • Pope John Paul II is beatified.
  • Osama bin Laden is killed.

What pop culture events happened in 2011?

2011’s biggest pop culture moments

  • The rise of Adele.
  • The Oscar host fiasco.
  • The Royal Wedding.
  • The success of Bridesmaids.
  • Oprah’s final episode.
  • Harry Potter ends.
  • Friday Night Lights says goodbye.
  • Beyonce’s baby announcement.

When did UK leave EU?

A timeline of the process is available on the European Council website. As a result, at 11pm GMT 31 January 2020 (10am AEDT 1 February), the UK formally ceased to be a member state of the EU.

How long was Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister?

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, DStJ, PC, FRS, HonFRSC (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013), was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

Who was Prime Minister before Margaret Thatcher?

List of prime ministers

Name Time in office Political party
Tony Blair 1997 – 2007 Labour
John Major 1990 – 1997 Conservative
Margaret Thatcher 1979 – 1990 Conservative
James Callaghan 1976 – 1979 Labour

How many temperature records were broken 2011? According to the National Climatic Data Center, the month of July 2011 brought 78 all-time record-high maximum temperatures and 209 all-time record-high minimum temperatures. Across the U.S., at least 65 people have died due to heat-related illnesses, with even more hospitalized.

What happened in 2011 in the UK?

26 March – hundreds of thousands of people marched in London against government budget cuts with the protests later turning violent. The 2011 United Kingdom census was conducted. A 47-year-old taxi driver, Christopher Halliwell, was charged with the murder of Sian O’Callaghan.

Who was in power in the UK in 2011?

Prime minister Gordon Brown had taken office in June 2007 following the end of Tony Blair’s 10-year reign as prime minister and 13 years as leader of the Labour Party, while David Cameron had succeeded Michael Howard in December 2005 and Nick Clegg had succeeded Menzies Campbell (who never contested a general election)

What happened in the summer of 2011 in the United States?

The 2011 North American heat wave was a deadly summer 2011 heat wave that affected the Southern Plains, the Midwestern United States, Eastern Canada, the Northeastern United States, and much of the Eastern Seaboard, and had Heat index/Humidex readings reaching upwards of 131 °F (55 °C).

What was happening in August 2011?

American Forces Experience Deadliest Day in Afghan War (Aug. 6): Thirty U.S. armed servicemen, including 22 members of the Navy SEALs, are killed in Afghanistan when insurgents shoot down their Chinook helicopter. The casualties make the day the deadliest for U.S. forces in the decade-long war.

What caused the heat dome in 2011?

A team of scientists funded by the NOAA MAPP Program investigated what triggers heat domes and found the main cause was a strong change (or gradient) in ocean temperatures from west to east in the tropical Pacific Ocean during the preceding winter.

What was happening in October 2011? Battle of Interest. Oct 20 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. Oct 23 A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.

What happened on the 10th of August 2011? Muammar Gaddafi has accused NATO forces of killing 85 civilians in an air strike. On Tuesday, Libyan state television aired images of the bodies of three children allegedly killed in the bombing of a series of farmhouses east of the capital Tripoli.

What was happening in November 2011?

2011 Syrian uprising: At least 20 people and 13 soldiers are killed in ongoing fighting in the city of Homs. (Reuters) President of Syria Bashar al-Assad agrees with the Arab League to end the crackdown on the uprising in Syria, releasing political prisoners and allowing international news agencies back into Syria.

What happened April 2011?

Apr 1 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.

What happened on November 11th 2011?

2011 Syrian uprising: 250 Syrians, mostly civilians, have been killed so far this month, as the violence escalates in Syria’s eight-month-old crackdown on pro-democracy protests and attacks on security forces increase. (CBC) (MSNBC)

What has happened in 2012 in India?

20 July: Assam Violence breaks out in Kokrajhar district and adjoining areas. 22 July: Pranab Mukherjee is elected as India’s 13th president. 25 July: Pranab Mukherjee takes over the post of President of India. 27 July: London Olympics 2012 from 27 July to 12 Aug.

What major event occurred in May 2011?

President of the United States Barack Obama announces in a special TV broadcast that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant Islamist group Al-Qaeda and the most-wanted fugitive on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, was killed on May 2 (Pakistan Standard Time) during an American military operation in

What happened in the world in 2010?

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastates Haiti, killing more than 230,000 and destroying the nation’s infrastructure.

What was cool 2013?

Top 13 Trends of 2013

  1. Food Trend of the Year: FroYo.
  2. Word of the Year: Selfie.
  3. Attitude of the Year: Swag.
  4. Pop Star of the Year: Lorde.
  5. Social Media Site of the Year: Vine.
  6. Meme of the Year: Harlem Shake.
  7. Viral Campaign of the Year: ‘Dumb Ways to Die’
  8. Social Trend of the Year: Shared Spaces.

What was popular in 2010? 52 Pop Culture Moments That Will Take You Back to 2010 — Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Included

  • Katy Perry Turned Up the Heat in the “California Gurls” Music Video.
  • If “Like a G6” Isn’t STILL Going Through Your Head to This Day, You Did 2010 Wrong.
  • Drake’s Thank Me Later Album Came Out, Which Meant “Fireworks” Was on Repeat.

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