What Happened in 2011 inc.- Significant Events, Prices, Top Movies, TV and Music (2023)

United States --- Occupy Wall Street Protests

The Occupy Wall Street movement began on September 17th of 2011 as a protest meant to highlight income inequality in the United States and rest of the world. The movement was best known for its "We are the 99%" slogan, referring to income inequality.

More Information and Timeline For Occupy Wall Street

1. September 17th - Protesters "occupy" Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district of New York City as part of a demonstration against income inequality and the greed of the financial section. It was originally organized by the Canadian activist group Adbusters. The protests quickly spread to other cities in the United States like Chicago and Oakland.

2. October 1st - Seven hundred protesters were arrested while trying to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Controversy erupted over whether or not police tricked protesters into violating their orders not to walk in the street. With the noisiness and confusion of so many people, many protesters stated that police had been guiding them into the street to cross the bridge, while the police stated that they warned protesters to stay on sidewalks.

3. October 15th - The global protests began as a part of the Occupy movement as people gathered together in cities around the world in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Up to 3,000 people gathered outside St. Paul's cathedral in London and thousands of others joined demonstrations in other cities like Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Zurich, Hong Kong and Paris.

4. November 2nd - Occupy protesters in Oakland, California shut down the Port of Oakland with thousands of people marching through the city and congregating at the port.

5. November 15th - Police clear protesters out of Zuccotti Park in New York City due to unsanitary conditions and the need to clean the area. Protesters are told that they will be allowed to return without sleeping bags or tents. Police went through the park in riot gear to remove protesters and arrested about two hundred people including journalists.

6. December 12th - Occupy protesters along the West Coast of the United States successfully blocked three ports in California, Oregon and Washington after workers were sent home over safety concerns. Demonstrators aimed at hurting the profits of the companies that ran the harbors, but many argued that they actually hurt truck drivers who could not complete deliveries.

7. December 31st - Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York try to re-occupy Zuccotti Park but were forced out by police after a night of of conflict.

8. 2012 - The "Occupy" movement loses momentum after many cities closed encampments and forced protesters out through bans and police presence. Protesters tried to gather in demonstration on March 17th, May 1st, and September 17th of 2012 but their numbers were not as strong as when the movement first began.

Small demonstrations continue throughout the world in support of the movement.

Burma's Move Towards Democratization

Burma (Myanmar) made a few significant steps toward democracy with the introduction of several democratic reforms after being a tightly-controlled military government for several decades prior.

More Information and Timeline For Burma Democratization

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1. 1948 - Burma becomes independent after being controlled by Great Britain since 1885.

2. 1962 - Military General Ne Win stages a coup and this begins a period of military control of the country that had lasted until 2011.

3. 1988 - Economic unrest and political oppression lead to pro-democracy demonstrations by the populace. General Saw Maung stages a coup and declares martial law in the country.

4. 1990 - The government holds free elections for the first time in thirty years and the National League for Democracy (the party of activist Aung San Suu Kyi) wins eighty percent of the seats in parliament. The military junta refuses to give up power.

5. 2007 - More anti-government protests break out over fuel prices, but are suppressed by the government. The protests then turned into a non-violent resistance campaign led by Buddhist monks called the Saffron Revolution, this was also suppressed with violence by the government.

6. 2008 - A constitutional referendum was held and the result of which promised some democratic reforms.

7. 2010 - The country held somewhat peaceful general elections but the military party claimed to have won eighty percent of the vote, a result that pro-democracy groups claim as fraudulent.

8. 2010 - Democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest after being detained for fifteen of the previous twenty-one years.

9. 2011 - On January 31st the Burmese Parliament convened for the first time in over twenty years. This event marked the end of fifty years of military rule and the creation of a new constitution.

10. 2011 - President Thein Sein signs a law that would allow peaceful protests in the country for the first time on December 3rd.

11. 2012 - Democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins a seat in the Burmese parliament on April 1st and on July 9th she attended her first parliament as a member of the governing body.

Burma continues to make progress towards a more democratic system, while the military still holds a strong grip on the country.

United States -- June Spacecraft Launches

NASA launches the Juno spacecraft during August of 2011. Juno’s mission was to conduct a long, scientific study of Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet while orbiting around its poles. The space probe was set to examine the magnetic field, composition, and gravity field of the gas giant planet. It also had the core mission of studying the atmosphere to look for evidence of water. Juno arrived at Jupiter during July of 2016.

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Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed by US Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan

On May 2nd, it was announced by US President Obama that Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed by US Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This marked the end of the search for the man who was thought to be responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th of 2001.

Bomb blast hits the city of Oslo

A bomb blast hits the city of Oslo and kills at least eight people and soon after Anders Behring Breivik attacks an island youth camp killing another sixty-eight people. The attacks shocked the normally peaceful nation and Breivik indicated that he orchestrated both of the attacks for political reasons and has extremist views.

United States Gabrielle Giffords

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot along with twelve others while making a public appearance in Tucson. The accused gunman Jared Loughner killed six of the people who were shot, one of dead was a nine year old girl. Giffords survived the attack but was in critical condition.

United Kingdom Rioting across parts of London

Rioting across parts of London begin on August 7 as residents in Tottenham protested against the shooting of a man by the police. The riots lasted several days and spread to cities throughout the UK. Rioters set fire to shops, looted neighborhoods and attacked people, observers took it as a sign of general unrest.

United States tornado Joplin, Missouri

A tornado cuts a six mile path and damages about two-thousand buildings as it leaves a wake of devastation through Joplin, Missouri. The city was left without power and at least 115 people were found dead with many others unaccounted for. Over 1,000 people reported injuries.

United States "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

The US Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned open homosexuality in the armed forces was officially repealed on September 20th. President Obama insisted on ending the policy despite ardent opposition from the Republicans in Congress. The measure had originally been put in place by the Clinton administration in the early 1990's.

US Troops to leave Iraq entered Kuwait

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On December 18th the last US Troops to leave Iraq entered Kuwait in a convoy of vehicles nearly 9 years after the initial invasion. The war began in 2003 with 150,000 US troops and during the war an estimated 4,400 US soldiers were killed while over 100,000 Iraqi civilians are estimated to have been killed. Only 157 soldiers remained in the country for training purposes.

Russia World Trade Organization

Russia officially became a part of the World Trade Organization after taking part in a ceremony in Switzerland. Eighteen years were spend negotiating the country's membership and Russia was finally added to the organization after making a deal with Georgia who had been trying to block Russia's membership.

free trade between the South Korean and the United States

The South Korean parliament ratified a deal that would open up free trade between the country and the United States. The hotly debated issue had been delayed since 2007 due to the opposition of many South Korean workers and farmers who would face possible losses in business and employment. The deal could potentially increase United States imports into South Korea by about $10 billion.

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Technology 2011

The Space Shuttle Discovery makes its last docking at the International Space Station on February 26th, before its impending retirement.

Apple releases the iPhone 4S on October 14th, only nine days after the death of co-founder Steve Jobs.

Google releases Android Version 4.0, nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich on October 19th .

India makes the Aakash tablet computer that would sell for only $35.00.

The US Defense department tests a hypersonic missile that could travel at five times the speed of sound

The world's first synthetic organ transplant was successfully completed in Sweden when surgeons transplanted a completely synthetic trachea into a patient.

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Richard Branson opens the first commercial Spaceport in the United States.

Major World Political Leaders & Political Leaders 2011

Chad President Idriss Deby (re-elected)

Somalia Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (resigns)

Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (1st woman elected)

Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk (re-elected)

Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad (resigns)

Italy Prime Minister Berlusconi (resigns) replaced by Mario Monti

Tunisia President Moncef Marzouki (elected)

Croatia is approved to be a member of the European Union on June 10th

Poland takes over the European Union presidency on July 1st for a six month term.

Belgium forms a new government after 541 days without one.

North Korea's Kim Jong Il dies and is replaced by his song Kim Jong Un.


What major events happened in the year of 2011? ›

Decade in Review: A look back at what happened in 2011
  • 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.
Dec 31, 2019

What significant events happened in 2012? ›

From left, clockwise: The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia lies capsized after the Costa Concordia disaster; Damage to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey as a result of Hurricane Sandy; People gather at a Mayan temple to commemorate the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, when it was predicted a ...

What happened 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 major events happened in 2010 in the United States? ›

POP Culture: 2010

In February 2010, a series of winter storms labeled "Snowmageddon" by President Obama blankets the east coast of the United States with up to 40 inches of snow in less than 1 week. British Petroleum's "Deepwater Horizon" offshore oil platform explodes on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers.

What major events happened in 2013? ›

United States government re-opens
  • Lance Armstrong. ...
  • President Obama is inaugurated. ...
  • Russia meteor explodes near Chelyabinsk. ...
  • North Korea continues missile and nuclear tests. ...
  • EF-5 tornado hits Moore, Oklahoma. ...
  • Turkey anti-government protests. ...
  • Sarin gas attacks against citizens of Syria. ...
  • garment factory in Bangladesh collapses.

What major world events happened in 2014? ›

February – The West African Ebola virus epidemic begins, infecting at least 28,616 people and killing at least 11,310 people, the most severe both in terms of numbers of infections and casualties. February 7–23 – The XXII Olympic Winter Games are held in Sochi, Russia.

What major world event happened in 2015? ›

From top left, clockwise: Civil service in remembrance of November 2015 Paris attacks; Germanwings Flight 9525 was purposely crashed into the French Alps; the rubble of residences in Kathmandu following the April 2015 Nepal earthquake; World Leaders pose for a picture during the 2015 Paris Agreement; an airstrike in ...

What was the most popular thing 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.

What major events happened in March 2011? ›

Portal:Current events
  • 2011 Iranian protests: Tear gas is fired on anti-government demonstrators during clashes in the capital Tehran. ( ...
  • 2011 Jordanian protests: Relatives of jailed Islamists in Jordan demand their release in a demonstration in the capital Amman. ( ...
  • 2011 Libyan civil war.

What happened on the 1st of May 2011? ›

Summary: President Obama addresses the Nation to announce that the United States has killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda. Tonight, President Obama addressed the Nation to announce that the United States has killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda.

What major historical events happened in the 2010s? ›

Politics and World Events
  • Occupy Wall Street.
  • Black Lives Matter.
  • 2016 Presidential Election.
  • Brexit.
  • Impeachment.
  • Haiti Earthquake.
  • Hurricanes.
  • Terrorist Attacks.
Dec 9, 2019

What major events have happened since 2010? ›

Prince William and Prince Harry's royal weddings, al-Qaeda and ISIS terror leaders killed, missing Malaysian planes, legalisation of same-sex marriage, reality star Donald Trump becoming president and tech diversity are just some of the momentous happenings we've lived through since 2010.

What cool events happened in 2010? ›

What Happened in 2010 Major News Events, Popular Culture, History Prices
  • Ongoing financial crisis and recession. ...
  • Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver. ...
  • China launches their second moon probe. ...
  • United Arab Emirates -- Burj Khalifa Opens. ...
  • SpaceX successfully launched Dragon capsule.

What good things happened in 2014? ›

10 Good Things That Happened in 2014
  • We may have finally ended the Cold War. ...
  • A whole lot of states struck down gay-marriage bans. ...
  • We were blessed with this video. ...
  • We had the highest job growth rate since 1999. ...
  • We reached a global agreement on climate change. ...
  • A bunch of states voted to increase their minimum wage.
Dec 19, 2014

What major events happened in the US in 2014? ›

  • March 2 – 86th Academy Awards: ...
  • March 7. ...
  • March 12 – A gas explosion collapses a building in New York City, killing eight people and injuring over 70 others.
  • March 13. ...
  • March 18 – A television helicopter crashes in Seattle, Washington, killing two people.

What major events happened in 2016? ›

  • August 5–21 – The 2016 Summer Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the first time in South America.
  • August 24 – A 6.2 earthquake hits central Italy, killing 299 people.
  • August 31 – The Brazilian Senate votes (61–20) to impeach the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff.

What good things happened in 2015? ›

The year 2015 brought economic growth, with our unemployment rate dropping to five percent; the normalization of our relations with Cuba and a newly opened U.S. Embassy in Havana; and a historic agreement in Paris to take real action on climate change.

What happened China 2014? ›

August 3 – 2014 Ludian earthquake, a Richhter scale 6.1 magnitude, with 617 people were fatalities and 3,143 are wounded in Yunnan. China dispatches 2,500 People's Liberation Army soldiers to Yunnan province to search for hundreds of people missing after the 2014 Ludian earthquake.

What happened in 2017 that was important? ›

January 20 – Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, and Mike Pence is sworn in as Vice President of the United States. January 21 – 2.9 million people attend the Women's March in opposition to the inauguration of Donald Trump, making it the single biggest protest in U.S. history.

What major events happened in September 2015? ›

Portal:Current events
  • Destruction of cultural heritage by ISIL. The United Nations confirms the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has completely destroyed the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, after earlier reports that the structure was mostly intact. ( ...
  • Somali Civil War (2009–present) ...
  • War in North-West Pakistan.

What happened in August of 2016? ›

August. August 2 – A charter bus crashes on Highway 99 in Merced County, California, killing four people. August 4 – A wildfire occurs in California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. August 5 – Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, is released as the third film in the DC Extended Universe.

What happened in 2006? ›

The headlines in 2006 were marked by death, scandal and politics: 12 die in Sago Mine disaster. Former Enron executives guilty. Death sentence for Saddam Hussein. Iraq insurgent al-Zarqawi killed.

What came out 2011? ›

Box office
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2Warner Bros.
2Transformers: Dark of the MoonParamount
3The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1Summit Entertainment
4The Hangover Part IIWarner Bros.
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What all came out in 2011? ›

Feature Film, Released between 2011-01-01 and 2011-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  • Puss in Boots (2011) ...
  • Drive (I) (2011) ...
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) ...
  • The Change-Up (2011) ...
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2011) ...
  • Scream 4 (2011) ...
  • In Time (2011) ...
  • Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

What major events happened September 2011? ›

Here are the key events in U. S. news for the month of September 2011.
  • Obama Calls for Congress to Vote for New Jobs Plan (Sept. ...
  • Bomb Threat as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches (Sept. ...
  • Djokovic and Stosur win the U.S. Open (Sept. ...
  • Romney Wins Michigan Straw Poll, Cain takes Florida Straw Poll (Sept.
Sep 8, 2011

What happened in April 2011? ›

Super Outbreak of 2011, also called Tornado Super Outbreak of 2011, series of tornadoes on April 26–28, 2011, that affected parts of the southern, eastern, and central United States and produced particularly severe damage in the state of Alabama.

What happened June 11th 2011? ›

2011 : Ninety people were wounded and at least another thirty-four people were killed when explosions blasted through a market in Peshawar, Pakistan. The bomb had been placed in a garbage pile and exploded in the middle of the night in an area that was home to army and political offices.

What happened March 1st 2011? ›

NATO forces kill 9 Afghan children while they collected firewood; this is the third NATO attack on civilians in the last 2 weeks.

What happened July 1st 2011? ›

A partial solar eclipse occurred on July 1, 2011. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

What happened on the 2nd of May 2011? ›

On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden, the founder and first leader of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was shot several times and killed at his compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six).

What happened on May 12th 2011? ›

2011 Libyan civil war: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on state television for the first time in two weeks. (IOL) The North Korean embassy in Tripoli is reportedly damaged in a NATO air raid.

What was the biggest news story in 2010? ›

2010: Deepwater Horizon

In 2010 the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and spewing oil into the Gulf for months.

What economic events happened in the 2010s? ›

  • 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal.
  • 2010 United States foreclosure crisis.
  • 2010–2012 world food price crisis.
  • 2010s oil glut.
  • 2012 RBS Group computer system problems.
  • 2013–present economic crisis in Venezuela.
  • 2017 Bank of the Philippine Islands systems glitch.
  • 2018–2023 Turkish currency and debt crisis.

What happened June 21st 2012? ›

Arab Spring: Syrian uprising: The pilot of a Syrian MiG 21 fighter plane defects to Jordan after landing in a military air base in northern Jordan. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)

What happened to social media in 2012? ›

Social media was inescapable in 2012. Facebook ballooned to 1 billion users, Instagram surpassed critical mass, Twitter took over the presidential election, and Pinterest gave us something new to root for. Want must read news straight to your inbox?

What happened in September 2012? ›

2012 Benghazi attacks, assaults on a U.S. diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA annex in the city of Benghazi, Libya, on September 11–12, 2012, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya—the first violent death of a U.S. ambassador since 1988.

What was cool in 2012? ›

When people look back on 2012, this is what they'll remember.
  • Album of the year:"Red," Taylor Swift.
  • Song of the year: "Somebody That I Used to Know,"Gotye.
  • Breakout artist of the year: Frank Ocean.
  • Viral video of the year:"Gangnam Style," PSY.
  • Book of the year: "Fifty Shades of Grey," E.L. James.
Dec 26, 2012

What pop culture events happened 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.
Aug 12, 2020

What happened in 2013 pop culture? ›

This was the year that Lorde said hello, Breaking Bad said goodbye, and orange became the new black. From movies and music to books and TV, these pop culture moments made 2013 extra fun for us.

What happened April 21st 2012? ›

Arab Spring: Bahraini uprising: Demonstrators against the regime flood a main highway in a march stretching for miles as Bahrain's rulers struggle to contain opposition anger ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

What major event happened in 1221? ›

Battle of Mansoura: The Crusader army led by Pelagius and John I of Jerusalem is defeated by the Egyptian forces, at Mansoura. John and the military orders fight a last stand on the river banks of the Nile.

What happened on June 12th 2012? ›

Arab Spring: Bahraini uprising: The 11-year-old child imprisoned by the regime speaks of being chased down while playing in the street. (Al Jazeera) In the wake of serious rioting, Tunisia declares an overnight curfew for eight regions, including the capital Tunis.

What social media was popular in 2012? ›

While Facebook and Twitter continue to be among the most popular social networks, Pinterest emerged as a one of the breakout stars in social media for 2012, boasting the largest year-over-year increase in both unique audience and time spent of any social network across PC, mobile web and apps.

What social media was popular in 2010? ›

While Facebook was undoubtedly the king of social in 2010, there were also a variety of apps making moves on the scene: chat platform AIM, discovery engine StumbleUpon, and social game Club Penguin.

What social media was popular in 2013? ›

As in previous Pew Research surveys of social networking usage, Facebook remains the dominant player in the social networking space. Some 71% of online adults are now Facebook users, a slight increase from the 67% of online adults who used Facebook as of late 2012.

What happened on September 10 2011? ›

10 Sept, 2011 Ferry Sinks Off Zanzibar Island

2011 : At least 187 people died after a ferry carrying 800 people sunk off the coast of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. The boat reportedly capsized after suffering a power failure while crossing between islands during the night.

What happened on October 21st 2012? ›

On October 21, 2012, a shooting occurred at the Azana Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. Four people, including the shooter by suicide, died in the incident; four others were injured.

What happened in October of 2012? ›

Hurricane Sandy devastates the US East Coast and kills around two-hundred people on the US Coast and in the Caribbean in October. 1. Hurricane Sandy began as a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean on October 22nd.


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