What Happened in 2013

Significant Events

  • Jan 19 Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
  • Feb 8 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
  • Feb 11 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
  • Feb 12 North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized
  • Mar 14 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China
  • Apr 15 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • May 16 Human stem cells are successfully cloned
  • Jul 18 Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion
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Did You Know?

European Union bans the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals

On March 11, 2013


World Leaders in 2013

Famous People in 2013

Famous People Born in 2013

  • Jul 22 Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 4 Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona
  • Jan 15 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
  • Jan 19 "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California
  • Jan 19 Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island
  • Feb 14 Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building

Famous Divorces

  • May 28 Actress Courteney Cox and actor David Arquette divorce after 13 years of marriage
  • Jun 7 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV
  • Nov 20 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage
  • Nov 27 Actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage
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