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  • 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".


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