January 8: Senator Gabrielle giffords shot in a rampage in Tuscon, Arizona
January 9-16: Snowcation Atlanta
Februrary 10: Rebecca black’s song, Friday, goes viral
March 11: a 9.0 earthquake rocked Japan, disturbing the Fukushima Nuclear Plant, ending in a Nuclear Disaster greater than Chernobyl and spewing tons of radioactive uranium into the nearby areas. The damage of this event will be felt in the country for a while to come.
April 2: India wins cricket world cup ODI
May 2: Osama Bin Laden is killed by Navy SEALS
July 15: Harry Potter 7 part 2 is released in the US
July 17: Women’s soccer world cup is won by the Japanese after a hard fought game against the US, bringing the disaster wrought country a burst of joy and hope for the future
July 23-August 15: my family and I spend a month in Cali, both North and South
August 17: First day of highschool for me which we documented with the project #day1wms on Twitter
November 9: Omar Qaddafi, Libyan dictator, is killed ending almost year long Libyan struggle for independence
December 20: my 78 year old grandmother has her first art exhibition, commemorating Delhi’s centenary as India’s capital
December 24: Payroll Tax Cuts bill passed
These are simply major points that stick out in my mind. Feel free to add big events that you remember from 2011 in the comments.