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  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 6, 2011

    Apple Inc.

    Mac App Store

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 6, 2011

    On January 6, 2011, the company opened its Mac App Store, a digital software distribution platform similar to the iOS App Store.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 6, 2011

    DC Comics

    DC announced that it would end all ongoing series set in the DC Universe in August and relaunch its comic line

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 6, 2011

    On June 1, 2011, DC announced that it would end all ongoing series set in the DC Universe in August and relaunch its comic line with 52 issue #1s, starting with Justice League on August 31 (written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee), with the rest to follow later on in September.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Jan 9, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon acquires Lovefilm

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Jan 9, 2011

    Amazon acquires Lovefilm, a DVD rental service known as the Netflix of Europe.




  • Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 10, 2011

    Lionel Messi

    2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 10, 2011

    La Masia, the FC Barcelona academy, achieved a record-breaking honor in becoming the first youth academy ever to have all three finalists for the Ballon d'Or in one same year, with Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi. Messi won the award, his second consecutive Ballon d'Or victory.




  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    Ronaldinho

    Flamengo

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    After being heavily linked with a move back to his childhood club Grêmio, Ronaldinho joined Flamengo on 11 January 2011 with a contract ending in 2014.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    PlayStation

    The "PlayStation App."

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    The PlayStation App is an application that was released on January 11, 2011 in several European countries for iOS (version 4 and above) and for Android (version 1.6 and above), and has been installed more than 3.6 million times as of March 2, 2014.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    Facebook, Inc.

    The Farm Bureau Disclosed $8.5 Million In "Domain Sales Income"

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    On January 11, 2011, the Farm Bureau disclosed $8.5 million in "domain sales income", making the acquisition of FB.com one of the ten highest domain sales in history.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    Reviewing Grameen Bank Activities

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    The Government announced a review of Grameen Bank activities on 11 January 2011, which is ongoing.


  • Iran
    Monday Jan 24, 2011

    Qasem Soleimani

    Major General

    Iran
    Monday Jan 24, 2011

    On 24 January 2011, Soleimani was promoted to Major General by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Jan 27, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus appeared In Court In a Food-adulteration Case

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Jan 27, 2011

    On 27 January 2011, Yunus appeared in court in a food-adulteration case filed by the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) Food Safety Court, accusing him of producing an "adulterated" yogurt whose fat content was below the legal minimum. According to Yunus's lawyer, the allegations are "false and baseless". At the request of Yunus's lawyers, pointing procedural irregularities and errors, this case is now considered by the High Court.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 30, 2011

    Kobe Bryant

    Youngest to score 27,000 points

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 30, 2011

    On January 30 against the Celtics, he became the youngest player to score 27,000 points.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 1, 2011

    Kobe Bryant

    One of a few

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 1, 2011

    On February 1, 2011, Bryant became one of seven players with at least 25,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, and 5,000 assists.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Johan Cruyff

    Sounding Board groups

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Cruyff returned to Ajax on an advisory basis after agreeing to become a member of one of three "sounding board groups".


  • Europe
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Jackie Chan

    JC Dragon’s Heart Europe

    Europe
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    In 2011, JC Dragon’s Heart Europe was established to continue the work of The Foundation throughout Europe and Africa.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Nokia

    Strategic Partnership with Microsoft

    Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Nokia announced a "strategic partnership" with Microsoft, under which it would adopt Windows Phone 7 as its primary operating system on smartphones, and integrate its services and platforms with its own, including Bing as search engine, and integration of Nokia Maps data into Bing Maps. Elop stated that Nokia chose not to use Android because of an apparent inability to "differentiate" its offerings, with critics also noting that his past ties to Microsoft may have also influenced the decision.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    Symbian OS

    Nokia announced a partnership with Microsoft

    Espoo, Finland
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Nokia announced a partnership with Microsoft that would see Nokia adopt Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, and Symbian would be gradually phased out, together with MeeGo. As a consequence, Symbian's market share fell, and application developers for Symbian dropped out rapidly. Research in June 2011 indicated that over 39% of mobile developers using Symbian at the time of publication was planning to abandon the platform.


  • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 13, 2011

    Eminem

    Eminem appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards

    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 13, 2011

    Eminem appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards on February 13, performing "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" with Rihanna and Adam Levine and "I Need a Doctor" with Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey.


  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 14, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Was Revealed as the Host of WrestleMania XXVII

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 14, 2011

    On February 14, 2011, The Rock was revealed as the host of WrestleMania XXVII, appearing live on Raw for the first time in almost seven years. During a lengthy promo, he addressed the fans and started a feud with John Cena. After he and Cena exchanged insults, The Miz and Alex Riley appeared and attacked The Rock; he fended off Miz and Riley, only for Cena to blindside him with an Attitude Adjustment.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Finance Minister of Bangladesh declaration

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

    On 15 February 2011, the Finance Minister of Bangladesh, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, declared that Yunus should "stay away" from Grameen Bank while it is being investigated.


  • Dalarna County, Sweden
    Thursday Feb 17, 2011

    IKEA

    The Wind Farm

    Dalarna County, Sweden
    Thursday Feb 17, 2011

    On 17 February 2011, IKEA announced its plans to develop a wind farm in Dalarna County, Sweden, furthering its goal of using only renewable energy to fuel its operations.


  • Germany
    Sunday Feb 20, 2011

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack made his return from injury

    Germany
    Sunday Feb 20, 2011

    On 20 February 2011, Ballack made his return from injury, coming on as a substitute for Simon Rolfes against VfB Stuttgart; Leverkusen won the match 4–2.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 22, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon rebrands its Amazon Video service

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 22, 2011

    Amazon rebrands its Amazon Video service as Amazon Instant Video and adds access to 5,000 movies and TV shows for Amazon Prime members.


  • Wales, England, U.K.
    Friday Feb 25, 2011

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Formally Introduced

    Wales, England, U.K.
    Friday Feb 25, 2011

    On 24 February 2011, Middleton was formally introduced to public life two months before the wedding, when she and Prince William attended a lifeboat-naming ceremony in Trearddur, Anglesey, in North Wales.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Wednesday Mar 2, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus Had been Fired as Managing Director of The Bank

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Wednesday Mar 2, 2011

    On 2 March 2011, Muzammel Huq – a former Bank employee, whom the government had appointed Chairman in January – announced that Yunus had been fired as Managing Director of the Bank. However, Bank General Manager Jannat-E Quanine issued a statement that Yunus was "continuing in his office" pending review of the legal issues surrounding the controversy.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Mar 8, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Court Confirmed Yunus's Dismissal

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Mar 8, 2011

    The High Court hearing on the petitions, was planned for 6 March 2011 but postponed. On 8 March 2011, the Court confirmed Yunus's dismissal.


  • ERAF Shawbury, Wem Road, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, England
    Thursday Mar 10, 2011

    Prince Harry

    Passing His Apache Flying Test

    ERAF Shawbury, Wem Road, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, England
    Thursday Mar 10, 2011

    On 10 March 2011, it was revealed that Harry had passed his Apache flying test and he was awarded his Apache Flying Badge on 14 April 2011.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Mar 20, 2011

    Francesco Totti

    The sixth player in Serie A history to score 200 goals

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Mar 20, 2011

    On 20 March, Totti became the sixth player in Serie A history to score 200 goals, finding the target twice in a 2–2 draw against Fiorentina to total 201 league goals.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 22, 2011

    Amazon

    Amazon launches the Amazon Appstore for Android devices

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 22, 2011

    Amazon launches the Amazon Appstore for Android devices and the service was made available in over 200 countries.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 23, 2011

    Microsoft

    Open Networking Foundation

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 23, 2011

    Microsoft is a founding member of the Open Networking Foundation started on March 23, 2011.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Mar 30, 2011

    Johan Cruyff

    The Ajax board of advisors and the CEO resigned

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Mar 30, 2011

    After presenting his plans to reform the club, in particular to rejuvenate the youth academy, the Ajax board of advisors and the CEO resigned on 30 March 2011.


  • Mumbai, India
    Saturday Apr 2, 2011

    Virat Kohli

    2011 Cricket World Cup

    Mumbai, India
    Saturday Apr 2, 2011

    Kohli played in every match of India's successful World Cup campaign. In the next four group matches he had low scores of 8, 34, 12 and 1 against England, Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa respectively. Having returned to form with 59 against the West Indies, he scored only 24 and 9 in the quarter-final against Australia and semi-final against Pakistan respectively. In the final against Sri Lanka at Mumbai, he scored 35, sharing an 83-run partnership with Gambhir for the third wicket after India had lost both openers within the seventh over chasing 275. This partnership is regarded as "one of the turning points in the match", as India went on to win the match by six wickets and lift the World Cup for the first time since 1983.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XXVII

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    On April 3, at WrestleMania XXVII, The Rock opened the show by cutting a promo. After appearing in numerous backstage segments, The Rock came to ringside to restart the main event between Cena and The Miz as a No Disqualification match, after it had ended in a draw. As revenge for the Attitude Adjustment Cena had given him on Raw, Rock hit Cena with the Rock Bottom, allowing The Miz to pin him and retain the WWE Championship.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal returned after missing 27 games due to his Achilles

    U.S.
    Sunday Apr 3, 2011

    Privately, he wanted to start, but kept it to himself. O'Neal missed games throughout the season due to an assortment of ailments to his right leg including knee, calf, hip, and Achilles injuries. The Celtics traded away center Kendrick Perkins in February partially due to the expectation that O'Neal would return to fill Perkins' role. The Celtics were 33–10 in games Perkins had missed during the year due to injury, and they were 19–3 in games that O'Neal played over 20 minutes. After requesting a cortisone shot, O'Neal returned April 3 after missing 27 games due to his Achilles; he played only five minutes due to a strained right calf. It was the last regular season game he would play that year.


  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    Barack Obama

    Reelection campaign for 2012

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    On April 4, 2011, Obama announced his reelection campaign for 2012 in a video titled "It Begins with Us" that he posted on his website and filed election papers with the Federal Election Commission.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock and Cena Agreed to a Match at WrestleMania XXVIII

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    The following night on Raw, The Rock and Cena agreed to a match at WrestleMania XXVIII the next year. They then worked together to fend off an attack by The Corre, which at the time consisted of Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Ezekiel Jackson.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Tuesday Apr 5, 2011

    Symbian OS

    Nokia reduced its Symbian collaboration

    Espoo, Finland
    Tuesday Apr 5, 2011

    By 5 April 2011, Nokia ceased to openly source any portion of the Symbian software and reduced its collaboration to a small group of pre-selected partners in Japan. Source code released under the EPL remains available in third-party repositories.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 13, 2011

    Kobe Bryant

    NBA fined Bryant $100,000

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 13, 2011

    On April 13, 2011, the NBA fined Bryant $100,000 for directing a gay slur at referee Bennie Adams in frustration in the previous day's game. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation praised the NBA's decision to fine Bryant, and the Human Rights Campaign said that Bryant's language was a "disgrace" and "distasteful". Bryant stated that he was open to discussing the matter with gay rights groups and wanted to appeal his fine. He later apologized for the use of the word. Bryant and other Lakers appeared in a Lakers public service announcement denouncing his behavior.


  • San Leandro, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 15, 2011

    Black Friday

    One man was wounded after being shot following Black Friday shopping

    San Leandro, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 15, 2011

    In an incident outside a Walmart store in San Leandro, California, one man was wounded after being shot following Black Friday shopping at about 1:45 a.m.


  • U.S.
    Friday Apr 15, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    Fast Five (2011)

    U.S.
    Friday Apr 15, 2011

    Johnson first appeared as the character in Fast Five (2011) and helped catapult the film series into one of the top-grossing movie franchises in history.


  • England
    Saturday Apr 16, 2011

    Prince Harry

    The Captain

    England
    Saturday Apr 16, 2011

    On 16 April 2011, it was announced that Harry had been promoted to captain.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    Fidel Castro

    Castro Resigned From The Communist Party Central Committee

    Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    On 19 April 2011, Castro resigned from the Communist Party central committee, thus stepping down as party leader. Raúl was selected as his successor. Now without any official role in the country's government, he took on the role of an elder statesman.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    Raúl Castro

    The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba

    Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    Raúl Castro became The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (in office since 19 April 2011).


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Apr 20, 2011

    PlayStation Network

    Temporary suspension of operation

    Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Apr 20, 2011

    Following a security intrusion, the PlayStation Network had a temporary suspension of operation which began on April 20, 2011 and affected 77 million registered accounts. Lasting 23 days, this outage was the longest amount of time the PSN had been offline since its inception in 2006.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 2011

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 2011

    Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan, a former corporate vice president for Cisco Webex.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Apr 27, 2011

    Lionel Messi

    Champions league Clásico

    Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Apr 27, 2011

    Messi scored both goals in his side's 2–0 win in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals in Madrid, the second of which – a slaloming dribble past three Real players – was acclaimed as one of the best ever in the competition. Although he did not score, he was again important in the second-leg draw that sent Barcelona through to the Champions League final.


  • Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 29, 2011

    Prince William

    The Wedding

    Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 29, 2011

    The wedding took place on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London. A few hours before the ceremony, William's new titles Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus were announced.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Apr 30, 2011

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    The Duchess of Cambridge

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Apr 30, 2011

    On 29 April 2011, Middleton and Prince William got married in Westminster Abbey, with the day declared a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. Estimates of the global audience for the wedding ranged around 300 million or more, whilst 26 million watched the event live in Britain. On marriage, Catherine assumed the style "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge".


  • Pakistan
    Sunday May 1, 2011

    Barack Obama

    Bin Laden Death

    Pakistan
    Sunday May 1, 2011

    The operation took place on May 1, 2011, and resulted in the shooting death of bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from the compound.


  • Abbottabad, Pakistan
    Sunday May 1, 2011

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Bin Laden was killed by American Special Forces

    Abbottabad, Pakistan
    Sunday May 1, 2011

    After a 10-year manhunt, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that bin Laden was killed by American special forces in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 1, 2011.


  • Abbottabad, Pakistan
    Monday May 2, 2011

    Bin Laden

    Death

    Abbottabad, Pakistan
    Monday May 2, 2011

    On June 15, 2011, federal prosecutors of the United States of America officially dropped all criminal charges against Osama bin Laden following his death in May.


  • Papineau, Canada
    Monday May 2, 2011

    Justin Trudeau

    2011 Federal Election

    Papineau, Canada
    Monday May 2, 2011

    Trudeau was re-elected in Papineau in the 2011 federal election, as the Liberal Party fell to third-party standing in the House of Commons with only thirty-four seats.


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