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2011 Major Events


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    • 1. 2011 MAJOR EVENTS Annabelle 9B
    • 2. JAPAN’S TSUNAMI + EARTHQUAKE Environment- Natural disasters On March 11th 2011 an earthquake with a 9.1 magnitude hit the east of Japan, killing 15,840 people and leaving 3,926 people missing. After the earthquake Japan had over 1000 aftershocks; 60 aftershocks had the magnitude of over 6.0 Mw, and at least 3 aftershocks had the magnitude over 7.0Mw. A Tsunami triggered by the quake, reached 10km inland, destroying thousands of homes and blocking many roads. The powerful quake and tsunami damages Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and setting off radiation.Rank #1
    • 3. ROYAL WEDDING Social The marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on April 29th 2011 in London. An estimation of 2 billion people watched the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Rank #6
    • 4. OSAMA BIN LADEN’S DEATH Politics- Deaths The head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, master criminal Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 2nd2011. The most wanted man on Earth was shot in Pakistan, by a special U.S operation, ordered by President Barack Obama and carried out by the CIA.Rank #4
    • 5. NEWS WORLD SHUT DOWN Conflict Britain’s biggest- selling newspaper was shut down after 168 years on July 7th 2011 by the Murdoch family for illegal phone hacking. The illegal phone hacking victims included a missing 13 year old girl, who was later found murdered. The phone hacking erased a message the kidnapper had left for her parents, and as her parents never heard the message they couldn’t do anything about it.Rank #3
    • 6. THAILAND’S FLOOD Environment- Natural disasters Since July 2011, Thailand has been facing its worst flood in half a century. Over 12.8 million people have been affected by the floods, and currently there have been 790 deaths. The water has flooded 58 of Thailand’s 77 provinces; huge areas of farmland are submerged, threatening this year’s crops.Rank #2
    • 7. STEVE JOBS’ DEATH Deaths On October 5th 2011, the famous co- founder of Apple, Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. His death was caused by a form of pancreatic cancer; however he died peacefully, surrounded by family members. He was the mastermind behind Apple’s IPhone, IPad, I Pod, I Mac and ITunes. Though, not only will he be remembered for his creations, but more importantly, his creativity.Rank #7
    • 8. KIM JONG-ILS DEATH Deaths- Politics North Korea’s Supreme leader Kim Jong-Il died of heart attack on December 17th 2011. Kim Jong-Il died at the age of 69, after 17 years of leading North Korea. His son Kim Jong-un is now the new leader of North Korea, however Kim Jong- Un’s half-brother, Kim Jong-Nam says North Korea is heading for a collapse.Rank #5
    • 9. INFORMATION BIBLIOGRAPHY••••••••••• collapse.html• hacking-scandal.html•
    • 10. PHOTO BIBLIOGRAPHY••••• meltdown/• ideas-and-solutions-to-help-end-violence-against-women-2011/••