Moving Forward in to the first half of the year 2011, we will start with
1st May 2011- Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
2nd May 2011- Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
- The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
22nd May 2011- An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.
25th May 2011- Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
13th June 2011- Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3