2011 ( MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 11th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2010s decade. Calendar year.
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1. January 1 – Estonia starts using the eurocurrency. 2. January 1 – Start of Hungary's Presidency of the European Union 3. January 1 – Dilma Rousseff becomes Brazil's first female President. 4. January 4 – A solar eclipse is seen over most of Europe, North Africa and western Asia. 5. January 4 – Tunisian fruit seller Mohamed Bouazizi dies after setting himself on firein an act of protest. 6. January 7 – The 2011 AFC Asian Cup is held in Qatar, until January 29, won by Japan. 7. January 8 – T...
1. February 1 – 2011 Egyptian protests: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announces his intention to resign after elections in September. The following day, pro-Mubarak and anti-Mubarak protesters clash violently in central Cairo. 2. February 3 – Tropical Cyclone Yasi hits Queensland, Australia. 3. February 6 – A centennial celebration is held all over the United States to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. 4. February 11 – 2011 Egyptian protests: President Hosni Mubarak resigns, a...
1. March 9 – Enda Kenny becomes Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland. 1.1. Space Shuttle Discoveryreturns from its last space mission before its retirement. 2. March 10 – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, announces his intention to stand down from his official powers, and to transfer them to an elected official. 3. March 11 – An earthquake of magnitude 9.1 strikes near Sendai on the east coast of the island of Honshu, Japan, causing a lot of damage and triggering tsunamis, with warnings iss...Physiology or Medicine: Bruce Beutler, Jules Hoffmann, Ralph SteinmanPhysics: Saul Perlmutter, Adam G. Riess, Brian P. SchmidtChemistry: Dan ShechtmanLiterature: Tomas TranstromerJanuary 6 – Epiphany, Three Kings Day (Christianity)January 7 – Christmas (Eastern Christianity) (on January 6 in Armenia)January 14 – Makar Sankranti, HinduismFebruary 1 – Imbolc, a Cross-quarter day
1. The Taiwanese movie Millennium Mambo(2001) where a woman narrates from 2011 about her life 10 years earlier. 2. The movie Revengers Tragedy (2003) is set in a dystopian Liverpool in the year 2011, following the aftermath of a natural disaster which has destroyed the southern half of Great Britain.
1. The Heroestelevision series visits 2011 in several different potential futures. 2. In the Aeon Fluxtelevision series and movie, 99% of the world's population is wiped out by a mysterious virus in the year 2011.
Computer and video games
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops(2011) 2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky(2008) 3. Persona 4(2008) 4. Fallout 3(2008) 5. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (2009) 6. Max Payne 3(2010) 7. Heavy Rain(2010) 8. Fallout: New Vegas(2010) 9. Homefront(2011)
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