Historical Events for October 2011
Events 1 - 8 of 8
15th - Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
15th - Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida Opens. This is the world's largest Legoland theme park
18th - Gilad Shalit is released.
20th - The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.
23rd - A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
27th - The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.
29th - Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.
31st - The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations