2011 Newspaper Headlines
The year 2011 kicked off with one of the largest events in recent British history: the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. 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 8th 2011
The shootings in Casas Adobes, Arizona, at a Safeway grocery store kill 6 and worlds 13 people, including the congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
January 25th 2011
A series of street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, labour strikes and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities spark the Egyptian Revolution.
April 19th 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 29th 2011
The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton takes place at Westminster Abbey and is watched by over 30 million people.
May 1st 2011
264th Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
May 2nd 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.
June 22nd 2011
Boston gangster, Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California, after 16 years of hiding.
July 11th 2011
With the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135, NASA’ Space Shuttle program comes to an end.
August 18th 2011
After 18 years in imprisonment, the “West Memphis Three” are released from prison.
August 23rd 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 3rd 2011
Olympic sprinter, Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the 13th World Championships in Athletics.
November 23rd 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 27th 2011
Formula 1 Driver, Sebastian Vettel wins the 62nd Formula One WDC by 122 points.
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