What Happened on February 2, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China
  • 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

Famous Deaths

  • Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
  • Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard, dies from pancreatic cancer at 71