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2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday in the Gregorian calendar.

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1980s  1990s  2000s  – 2010s –  2020s  2030s  2040s
Years: 2008 2009 201020112012 2013 2014

According to the North Korean Juche calendar, this was Juche year 100. This year was also the 100th of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Era year (民國100年).

The United Nations designated 2011 the International Year of Forests and International Year of Chemistry.

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EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

 
Partial solar eclipse as seen from Austria

FebruaryEdit

 
Tropical Cyclone Yasi: a car crushed by a tree in Townsville, Queensland


MarchEdit

 
View of Rikuzentakata, Japan, after the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami.

AprilEdit

 
Tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri.

MayEdit

JuneEdit

 
Eruption of the Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile.

JulyEdit

 
Last launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
 
Landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

AugustEdit

 
Flooding in Greenwich, Connecticut caused by Hurricane Irene

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

 
Protest camp in London, supporting the 'Occupy' campaign

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

 
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Washi over the Philippines

DeathsEdit

Nobel PrizesEdit

Major religious holidaysEdit

In fictionEdit

MoviesEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • The Heroes television series visits 2011 in several different potential futures.
  • In the Aeon Flux television series and movie, 99% of the world's population is wiped out by a mysterious virus in the year 2011.

Computer and video gamesEdit

LiteratureEdit

  • In K. A. Applegate's Remnants book series, 2011 is the year life on Earth becomes extinct after a 73-mile-wide asteroid nicknamed "The Rock" impacts Portugal. Eighty other humans are placed in a shuttle named the Mayflower mere hours before impact and put into artificial hibernation, while a handful of humans in shelters survive the impact on Earth.

Hit SongsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "BBC News – Egypt crisis: President Hosni Mubarak resigns as leader". bbc.co.uk. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 11 February 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Multiple deaths as quake strikes Christchurch – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". abc.net.au. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  3. Death toll reaches 21, retrieved 23 July 2011  Unknown parameter |pub= ignored (|publisher= suggested) (help)
  4. Mumbai blasts: Death toll rises to 23, retrieved 24 July 2011  Unknown parameter |publish= ignored (help)
  5. "U.N. Admits South Sudan as 193rd Member". foxnews.com. Associated Press (FOX News Network, LLC). 2011-07-14. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/07/14/un-admits-south-sudan-as-13rd-member/. Retrieved 2011-07-14.