2011: Top 10 events of the year that were (2023)

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2011: Top 10 events of the year that were (3)
January 1, 2012

By Jordan dear
News reporter/editor

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1.May 2, 2011:Osama bin Laden in a morte

"Justice has been served." With those words, President Barack Obama announced to the world that Osama bin Laden, leader of the Taliban terrorist group and mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, had died, killed by an elite team of Navy SEALs at his compound in Abbottabad. Pakistan. As crowds gathered outside the White House to celebrate and hundreds more celebrated at Ground Zero, Obama proclaimed that bin Laden had been shot in the head and his body buried at sea.

"For more than two decades, Bin Laden was the leader and symbol of Al Qaeda and he continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends and allies," Obama said in his May 2 speech. "Bin Laden's death marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat Al Qaeda."

2. October 5, 2011:Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, dies aged 56.

On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. A true visionary and pioneering genius, he changed the way the world receives information in the digital age. Jobs, who founded Apple in 1976, was the architect behind the iMac personal computer, the iPod music device, the iPad electronic tablet, and the iPhone.

Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO in August, admitting he was no longer well enough to run the company. He attributed the day-to-day operations of Apple Inc. to COO Tim Cook. Two months later, surrounded by his family, Jobs died peacefully, leaving a world changed by his ideas.

3.March 11, 2011:Japan earthquake and tsunami

In the early hours of Friday, March 11th, more than 15,000 people were killed and many more were left injured and homeless when an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Japan. The earthquake produced a massive tsunami that devastated coastal towns on Japan's east coast.

The disaster led to a series of nuclear accidents, including the closure of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which suffered massive radiation leaks that forced the evacuation of residents within 30 kilometers of the facility.

4.January 25, 2011:Egyptian Revolution and Arab Spring

Millions of protesters demanding a new government rose up against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, taking to the streets in a revolution fueled by a series of peaceful demonstrations, labor strikes and enthusiastic freedom of expression on social media and in newspapers. Despite a generally non-violent action, around 850 people lost their lives in clashes with the police.

On February 11, Mubarak, 83, resigned after 18 days of unrest. He was later arrested and is currently on trial on charges of premeditated murder of demonstrators during the revolution. The Egyptian revolution follows the triumphant overthrow of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January, following a similar uprising in December 2010.

5.May 25, 2011:The Oprah Winfrey Show Ends

After 25 years, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" aired its final episode on May 25, 2011, ending the highest-rated talk show and daytime series in US television history. Oprah Winfrey, an African American woman from Mississippi born into poverty, has become one of the most inspiring and influential people in the world, with her daily show touching millions of people nationally and internationally in 149 countries.

The billionaire media entrepreneur, who also produces "O" magazine and the Oprah Book Club, started a new effort known as the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), a cable network that debuted in January.

6.April 29, 2011:Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Nearly 36.7 million people tuned in to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony dubbed "the wedding of the century". The Archbishop of Canterbury presided over the union between Prince William (the eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana) and Middleton, a commoner.

Over 1 million people lined the wedding route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to witness the horse-drawn carriage carrying the royal couple and over 5,000 parties were organized in the streets to celebrate the event.

7. September 17, 2011:Ocupe Wall Street

Beginning in Zuccotti Park in New York's financial district, Occupy Wall Street was established as a protest against economic and social inequality. In the months that followed, the movement gained strength and support in cities across the country and the world, with many protesters camped out in public parks.

Protesters adopted the slogan "We are the 99%", referring to the growing disparity between the rich and the rest of the world's population. Resident grievances and demands for order led to a crackdown on the movement, with police clashes and arrests in cities as large as Los Angeles and Washington, DC, heightening tension in the United States during a time of recession.

8.December 15, 2011:The war in Iraq comes to an end

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared the end of the war in Iraq on Dec. 15 at a church service in Baghdad, officially ending the unpopular war that has lasted more than eight years. As a result of the war, over 4,400 soldiers lost their lives and over 32,000 soldiers were wounded.

A small number of soldiers were left behind as part of the US embassy, ​​which will maintain the US presence in the country. In the monumental finale, President Barack Obama commented, "After a decade of war, the nation we must build and the nation we will build is ours." Currently, the US is turning its attention to an estimated 91,000 troops in Afghanistan.

9.July 8, 2011: The Space Shuttle Program Comes to an End

When Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off on July 8, 2011 to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, it marked the final mission of the Space Shuttle Program. It was a program that lasted 135 flights and sent nearly 400 astronauts into space.

The Space Shuttle Program left a lasting impression on the world with both positive and negative memories. Despite the deadly disasters involving the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 and the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003, the program contributed greatly to the building of the International Space Station and increased knowledge of Earth's atmosphere, the galaxy and beyond.

10October 20, 2011:Libyan leader Gaddafi captured and killed

December 17, 2011:Mute by Kim Jong Il

After months of civil war between Libyan rebels aided by NATO and the Libyan government, Libya's ousted leader Moammar Gaddhafi, 69, was captured and beaten to death two months after the fall of Tripoli, the country's capital.

Civil war broke out in the North African state on February 15 after successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. On 16 September, the United Nations recognized the rebels as the legal controllers of Libya, and on 23 October, the civil war officially came to an end.

On December 17, Kim Jong Il, the supreme leader of North Korea, died at the age of 69 from a heart attack and his son and successor, Kim Jong-Un, was named the new leader. Kim Jong Il's funeral was attended by thousands of mourners whose visible displays of grief were not shared by many outside the communist country.

During Kim Jong Il's reign, the dictator amassed a massive nuclear program, while much of his country suffered from a lack of food, civil rights and freedom. His policies further led to a tense relationship between the United States and other leading nations in the rest of the world.

Famous deaths in 2011

Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Jong-il, Heavy D, Joe Frazier, Andy Rooney, Dorothy Rodham, Steve Jobs, Sargent Shriver, Amy Winehouse, Betty Ford, Peter Falk, Clarence Clemons, Jack Kevorkian, Gil Scott – Heron, Jackie Cooper, Osama bin Laden, Muamar Gadafi, Sidney Lumet, Warren Christopher, Nick Ashford, Jane Russell, Jack Lalanne, Gerry Rafferty.

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