2011 Newspaper Headlines
The year 2011 kicked off with one of the largest events in recent history: the wedding of Prince William of England and Catherine Middleton. In England, people gathered in their homes and even in their streets to celebrate the wedding. The wedding was widely documented across the 2011 newspaper headlines, and was watched on live television by over 30 million people. From joyous celebrations and happiness, 2011 newspapers also documented the sinister, dark side of the global news events.
On the 2nd May 2011 the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden was found and killed by the US special forces in Pakistan. With this astounding breaking news, national and global publications were printed, detailing the attack and the implications of such an important historic event. To explore this recent history and learn about a specific date in 2011, take a look at some other key dates in our table below. Alternatively, if you already have a date in mind to celebrate a personal occasion, a historic newspaper is the perfect purchase.
January 6, 2011
For the first time in history, the U.S. Constitution is read aloud on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
January 8, 2011
The shootings in Casas Adobes, Arizona, at a Safeway grocery store kill 6 and worlds 13 people, including the congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
January 18, 2011
President Obama begins a 4-day meeting with Hu Jintao, the President of China.
January 25, 2011
President Obama delivers his 2011 State of the Union Address.
January 31-February 2, 2011
Across the Midwestern United States, a blizzard dumps as much as 2 feet of snow, causing at least 24 storm-related deaths.
February 27, 2011
The 83rd Academy Awards takes place, with The King’s Speech winning four Oscars, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.
February 27, 2011
America’s last surviving World War I veteran and one of only three verified surviving veterans of the war worldwide, Frank Buckles, dies aged 110. Buckles lived in West Virginia and served in Europe as an ambulance driver for 11 months until the war ended in November 1918.
March 18, 2011
NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft becomes the first man-made technology to establish an orbit around Mercury.
April 6, 2011
A United States Navy F/A-18 crashes near Naval Air Station Lemoore in California, killing both crew members.
April 14-16, 2011
The deadliest U.S. tornado in three years breaks out across the Southern United States. The tornado outbreak and severe thunderstorms result in the deaths of at least 43 people, with fatalities occurring in Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina and Virginia.
April 19, 2011
Cuban Revolutionary and President, Fidel Castro resigns from the central committee of the Communist Party of Cuba after 45 years holding the title.
April 25-28, 2011
The third deadliest tornado in United States history breaks out across the Southeastern United States, killing 339 people.
April 29, 2011
The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton takes place at Westminster Abbey in London and is watched by over 30 million people.
May 1, 2011
264th Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
May 2, 2011
Islamic Militant and Terrorist, Osama bin Laden, the supposed mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and most wanted man by the FBI is killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. His body is buried at sea to prevent a “terrorist shrine” being created.
May 22, 2011
In Joplin, Missouri, the deadliest tornado in 64 years hits, killing 158 people and injuring 1,150.
May 25, 2011
Oprah Winfrey hosts the finale of her syndicated talk show, which was on air for 25 years.
June 13, 2011
Hackers break into U.S. Senate computers.
June 22, 2011
Boston gangster, Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California, after 16 years of hiding.
July 11, 2011
With the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135, NASA’ Space Shuttle program comes to an end.
August 18, 2011
After 18 years in imprisonment, the “West Memphis Three” are released from prison.
August 23, 2011
After the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War, Libyan leader, Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown.
September 3, 2011
Olympic sprinter, Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the 13th World Championships in Athletics.
September 11, 2011
The 9/11 National Memorial & Museum in New York City opens. The ceremony commemorates the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
October 1, 2011
700 people are arrested while attempting to cross the Brooklyn Bridge during the Occupy Wall Street movement.
October 3, 2011
Amanda Knox is released from Italian prison following a successful appeal of her murder conviction.
November 23, 2011
In exchange for legal immunity, the Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president after 11 months of protests in Yemen.
November 27, 2011
Formula 1 Driver, Sebastian Vettel wins the 62nd Formula One WDC by 122 points.
December 18, 2011
The last American troops are withdrawn from Iraq, ending the Iraq War.
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