2011 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 103 of 103

  • Nov 26 NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpoint in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others

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Dec 11 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suffers a minor heart attack in his home and is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Dec 18 The last US troops withdraw from Iraq, formally ending the Iraq War

Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 138 of 138

  • Oct 5 Derrick Bell, American legal scholar and civil rights advocate (b. 1930)

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Oct 5 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, dies of respiratory arrest related to cancer at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Oct 7 Ramiz Alia, the former communist leader and first president of the Albanian pluralist (b. 1925)
  • Oct 12 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), dies at 70
  • Oct 14 Reg Alcock, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • Oct 17 Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world's richest people (b. 1919)

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Oct 20 Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan revolutionary, political theorist and dictator (1969-2011), beaten to death in captivity by a Misratan militia at between 68–71

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • Oct 20 Moatassem Gaddafi, Son of Moammar Gaddafi and National Security Adviser of Libya (b. 1977)
  • Oct 20 Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and translator (b. 1928)
  • Oct 22 Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince (2005-11), dies at 82 or 83
  • Oct 23 John McCarthy, American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence, inventor of the Lisp programming language.(b. 1927)
  • Oct 27 James Hillman, founder of Archetypal Psychology (b. 1926)
  • Oct 29 Jimmy Savile, British entertainer and suspected sexual predator, dies at 84
  • Nov 1 Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (b. 1919)
  • Nov 8 Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
  • Nov 9 Joel J. Tyler, judge who pronounced 'Deep Throat' obscene, dies of a heart attack at 90
  • Nov 10 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • Nov 10 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
  • Nov 17 Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • Nov 19 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74

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Nov 21 Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author, dies at 85

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Nov 22 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin's daughter, dies at 85
  • Nov 23 Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
  • Nov 25 Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Ante Markovic, last Premier of Yugoslavia, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)
  • Nov 30 William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85
  • Dec 1 Christa Wolf, German writer (b. 1929)
  • Dec 13 Russell Hoban, American author (creator of 'Frances' series), dies at 86
  • Dec 13 Park Tae-joon, South Korean general and founder of steel giant Posco, dies at 84
  • Dec 14 Boris Chertok, prominent Soviet and Russian rocket engineer, dies at 99
  • Dec 15 Christopher Hitchens, English author and journalist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman) dies of oesophageal cancer aged 62

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Dec 17 Kim Jong-il, supreme leader of North Korea (DPRK) 1994-2011, dies of a suspected heart attack at 70

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il

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Dec 18 Václav Havel, Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1990-2, Czech Republic, 1993-2003), dies at 75

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • Dec 22 James Ramseur, one of Bernhard Goetz's assailants in 1984, overdoses on drugs at 45
  • Dec 30 Eva Zeisel, Hungarian-born ceramic designer, dies at 105
  • Dec 30 Mirko Tremaglia, fiercely nationalist Italian politician, dies at 85