Historical Events in January 2013

  • 1st 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
  • 1st 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
  • 1st 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
  • 1st 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
  • 1st 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
  • 1st US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
  • 1st Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
  • 1st 99th Rose Bowl: #8 Stanford beats Wisconsin, 20-14
  • 1st 79th Orange Bowl: #13 Florida State beats #16 Northern Illinois, 31-10

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2nd Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
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Ray Lewis
  • 2nd 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
  • 3rd 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
  • 3rd 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • 4th 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • 4th 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
  • 4th 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
  • 4th 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
  • 6th 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
  • 6th The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout

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7th Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
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Lionel Messi
  • 7th 15th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14
  • 8th 130 wildfires across Australia’s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
  • 8th 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels

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8th Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Basketball Player Steve Nash
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Steve Nash
  • 10th 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan

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10th 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

  • 10th 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film
  • 11th 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
  • 11th 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal
  • 12th A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths
  • 12th Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health
  • 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)

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13th 70th Golden Globes: Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Jessica Chastain win

  • 15th 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
  • 15th 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
  • 16th 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
  • 16th A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages
  • 16th 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
  • 17th 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
  • 17th 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
  • 17th 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 17th 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
  • 17th Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
  • 19th 4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
  • 19th Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
  • 19th The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

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19th Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 20th Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
  • 20th AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • 20th NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
  • 21st 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
  • 21st 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
  • 21st 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia
  • 21st 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
  • 21st Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group
  • 22nd A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
  • 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
  • 23rd 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq
  • 23rd 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria
  • 23rd US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
  • 24th 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
  • 24th A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • 24th Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
  • 25th Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
  • 25th 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
  • 25th Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
  • 25th 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
  • 25th 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • 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
  • 26th 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
  • 26th 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • 26th The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz
  • 26th Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
  • 26th 101st Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na (4-6, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 27th 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • 27th In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
  • 27th 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
  • 27th 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
  • 27th Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
  • 27th Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • 27th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35
  • 27th 101st Men's Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray (6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 27th 29th Sundance Film Festival: "Fruitvale Station", directed by Ryan Coogler, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 28th 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
  • 28th Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
  • 28th 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan

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28th John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 30th South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite
  • 31st 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 31st 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico