Historical Events for Year 2013

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Jan 1st - 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
Jan 1st - 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
Jan 1st - 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
Jan 1st - 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
Jan 1st - 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
Jan 1st - US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
Jan 1st - Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
Jan 2nd - Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs
Jan 3rd - 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
Jan 4th - 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
Jan 4th - 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
NFL Legend Ray LewisNFL Legend Ray Lewis Jan 4th - 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
Jan 4th - 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
Jan 6th - 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
Jan 6th - The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout
Jan 7th - Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year
Jan 8th - 130 wildfires across Australia’s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
Jan 8th - 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels
Jan 8th - Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston
Basketball Player Steve NashBasketball Player Steve Nash Jan 10th - 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
Jan 10th - 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)
Jan 10th - 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film
Jan 11th - 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
Jan 11th - 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal
Jan 12th - A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths
Jan 12th - Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health
Jan 12th - "Mile High Miracle", trailing the Denver Broncos 35-28 with 1:09 remaining in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco heaved a 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game (the Ravens would win in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl)
Actress Jennifer LawrenceActress Jennifer Lawrence Jan 13th - Argo wins the Golden Globe awards for best drama and best director
Jan 13th - 70th Golden Globes: Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Jessica Chastain win
Jan 15th - 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
Jan 15th - 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
Jan 16th - 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
Jan 16th - A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages
Jan 16th - 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
Jan 17th - 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
Actor Daniel Day-LewisActor Daniel Day-Lewis Jan 17th - 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
Jan 17th - 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
Jan 17th - 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
Jan 17th - Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Jan 19th - 4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
Jan 19th - Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
Jan 19th - The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout
Jan 19th - Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories
Jan 20th - Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance ArmstrongProfessional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong Jan 20th - AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
Jan 20th - NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
Jan 21st - 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
Jan 21st - 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
Jan 21st - 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia
Jan 21st - 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
Jan 21st - Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group
Jan 22nd - A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
Jan 22nd - The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation
Jan 23rd - 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq
Jan 23rd - 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria
Jan 23rd - US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
Jan 24th - 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
Jan 24th - A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
Jan 24th - Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
Jan 25th - Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
Jan 25th - 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
Jan 25th - Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
Jan 25th - 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
Jan 25th - 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Jan 25th - Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession
Jan 26th - 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
Jan 26th - 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
Jan 26th - The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz
Jan 26th - Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
Jan 26th - Australian Tennis Open: Victoria Azarenka defeats Li Na (4–6 6–4 6–3)
Jan 27th - 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Jan 27th - In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
Jan 27th - 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
Jan 27th - 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
Jan 27th - Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Jan 27th - Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
Jan 27th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35
Jan 27th - 101st Men's Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray (6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2)
Jan 27th - 101st Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na (4-6, 6-4, 6-3)
Jan 28th - 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
Jan 28th - Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
Jan 28th - 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan
United States Secretary of State John KerryUnited States Secretary of State John Kerry Jan 28th - John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State
Jan 30th - South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite
Jan 31st - 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
Jan 31st - 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico
Feb 1st - The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
Feb 1st - 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
Feb 1st - 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
Feb 1st - Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean
Actor Kevin SpaceyActor Kevin Spacey Feb 1st - "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix
Feb 2nd - 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan
Feb 2nd - Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"
Feb 2nd - 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China
Feb 3rd - 33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq
Feb 3rd - Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB
Feb 4th - 20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō AbePrime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe Feb 4th - 22 people are killed and 44 are injured after a suicide bombing in Taji, Iraq
Feb 4th - 8 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus collides with two vehicles and flips in Yucaipa, California
Feb 4th - 22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Feb 4th - Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
Feb 5th - UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage
Feb 5th - The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013
Feb 6th - A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people
Feb 7th - Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People is vandalized at the Louvre-Lens museum
Feb 7th - Azerbaijan launches its first satellite, Azerspace-1
Feb 8th - 16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan
Feb 8th - 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
Feb 8th - 29 people are killed and 69 are injured in a series of Iraq bombings
Feb 8th - A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people
Feb 9th - 5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway
Feb 10th - Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 10th - 5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands
Actor Ben AffleckActor Ben Affleck Feb 10th - 66th British Academy Awards:" Argo", Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win
Feb 10th - 55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win
Feb 10th - 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
Feb 11th - Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
Feb 11th - 18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia
Feb 12th - North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized
Feb 12th - At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve SabolAmerican Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol Feb 13th - 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
Feb 13th - 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Feb 13th - Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession
Feb 14th - A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
Feb 14th - Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprint runner, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp
Feb 14th - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading
Feb 14th - The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012
Feb 14th - Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1%
Feb 15th - Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia
Feb 15th - 2012 DA14, an asteroid with a 50m diameter, comes within 27,700km from Earth
Actress Angelina JolieActress Angelina Jolie Feb 16th - Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene
Feb 16th - 84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan
Feb 16th - Anthony Carmona is elected President of Trinidad and Tobago
Feb 16th - Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona
Feb 17th - 37 people are killed and 130 are injured in a series of Baghdad car bombings
Feb 17th - 5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic
Feb 17th - President Rafael Correa wins the Ecuadorian general election in a landslide victory
Football Star Lionel MessiFootball Star Lionel Messi Feb 17th - Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup
Feb 17th - 62nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-138 at Houston
Feb 17th - Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats West Indies by 114 runs
Feb 18th - 15 people are killed by flooding and landslides in Indonesia
Feb 18th - $50 million worth of diamond is stolen in an armed robbery at Brussels Airport, Belgium
Feb 19th - 12 people are killed and 11 are injured after a Yemeni Air Force plane crashes in Sana'a
Feb 20th - Estonia becomes the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars
Feb 20th - Kepler-37b, the smallest known exoplanet, is discovered
Feb 21st - 83 people are killed and 250 are injured in a series of bombing attacks in Damascus, Syria
Feb 21st - 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India
Feb 22nd - 29 people are killed and 150 are injured by by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo
Feb 22nd - 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali
Feb 22nd - The UK's credit rating is downgraded from AAA to AA1 by Moody's Investors Service

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