What big news happened in 2011?
February 15 – The First Libyan Civil War starts. February 22 – March 14 – Uncertainty over Libyan oil output causes crude oil prices to rise 20% over a two-week period following the Arab Spring, causing the 2011 energy crisis. February 22 – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Christchurch, New Zealand.
What historical event happened on January 31st?
This Day in History: January 31 On this day in 1606, British provocateur Guy Fawkes—one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators, who sought to blow up Parliament and to assassinate King James I for his repression of Roman Catholics—was executed in London.
What happened April 2011 UK?
5 April – police investigating the murder of Sian O’Callaghan identified human remains found at a second site as those of Swindon woman Becky Godden-Edwards, who was last seen alive in 2002 at the age of 20.
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 was the event of the year 2011?
The events that defined 2011, from the death of Bin Laden to Occupy Wall St. Dec. 20, 2011 — intro: It was a year of popular uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Syria, of devastation from drought and tsunami, and at home, of gridlock and stalemate in Washington.
What was the biggest news story in 2011?
If everyone was American on Sept. 11, 2001, everyone was Japanese on March 11, 2011. On a more upbeat note, the Royal Wedding had mothers and daughters waking up at ungodly hours of the morning to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton say “I do.” And Americans joined their Arab counterparts in national protest against those in power.
Which is the most important story of 2011?
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan was chosen by Guardian readers as the most important story of 2011.