Historical Events in 2013 (Part 2)

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  • Mar 12 JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits
  • Mar 12 The 2013 Papal conclave begins with no new Pope elected on the first day
  • Mar 13 10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan
  • Mar 13 The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time
  • Mar 13 An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil
  • Mar 13 North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement
  • Mar 13 Aleqa Hammond’s Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 13 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • Mar 14 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mar 14 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico

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Mar 14 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Mar 15 24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mar 15 16 people are killed by a fireworks accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico
  • Mar 15 Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 A €10 billion Cyprus bailout plan will wipe out 10% of the citizens bank deposits
  • Mar 16 24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed after their bus falls down a ravine in Rawalpindi
  • Mar 16 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • Mar 17 10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq
  • Mar 17 Toyo Ito wins the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize
  • Mar 17 Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing
  • Mar 17 60th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina, 87-77
  • Mar 17 54th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Florida, 66-63
  • Mar 18 Explosions kill 25 people at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria
  • Mar 18 A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Mar 18 98 people are killed and 248 are injured across Iraq from a series of bombings and shootings
  • Mar 19 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
  • Mar 19 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 19 NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals
  • Mar 20 Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize in mathematics
  • Mar 21 12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Mar 21 42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria
  • Mar 21 At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon
  • Mar 21 24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China
  • Mar 21 A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar
  • Mar 21 The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old
  • Mar 21 Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League
  • Mar 22 37 people are killed and 200 are injured in a refugee camp fire in Ban Mae, Thailand
  • Mar 22 American rock band My Chemical Romance annouce their break-up
  • Mar 23 20 people are killed and 200 are injured by a tornado in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • Mar 23 The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50–49
  • Mar 24 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan
  • Mar 24 25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • Mar 24 A series of emergency meetings in Brussels undertaken to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation
  • Mar 24 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 26 Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

  • Mar 27 12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
  • Mar 28 143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan
  • Mar 28 15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University
  • Mar 28 Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service
  • Mar 28 Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF
  • Mar 29 10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan
  • Mar 29 23 people are killed by coordinated bombings on Shiite mosques in Iraq
  • Mar 29 36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Mar 29 UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria
  • Mar 29 Soyuz TMA-08M sets a new record of 6 hours in orbit before docking with the International Space Station
  • Mar 29 American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup
  • Mar 30 North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea
  • Mar 30 Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court
  • Mar 31 14 Boko Haram suspects are killed in a Nigerian Army raid
  • Mar 31 11 people are killed in flooding at Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Mar 31 2 people die from bird flu (type H7N9) in China
  • Apr 1 9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq
  • Apr 1 The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan
  • Apr 2 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Apr 2 7 people are killed in an attack on a power plant in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Apr 2 Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12%
  • Apr 2 13 children are killed in a fire in a mosque in Yangon, Burma
  • Apr 2 13 people are killed in a quarry accident, in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Apr 2 4 more critical cases of bird flu (H7N9) are reported in China
  • Apr 2 The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty
  • Apr 2 Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage
  • Apr 3 46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan
  • Apr 3 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina
  • Apr 3 24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papa New Guinea
  • Apr 4 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India
  • Apr 4 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India
  • Apr 4 Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka
  • Apr 5 Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
  • Apr 5 60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker
  • Apr 6 22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq
  • Apr 6 11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria
  • Apr 6 Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare
  • Apr 6 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win
  • Apr 6 166th Grand National: Ryan Mania aboard Auroras Encore wins
  • Apr 7 15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force
  • Apr 7 Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada
  • Apr 8 15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus
  • Apr 8 163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan
  • Apr 8 Filip Vujanović’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission
  • Apr 8 75th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Michigan 82-76
  • Apr 9 12 civilians and UN peacekeepers are killed in an ambush in Jonglei, Sudan
  • Apr 9 37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran
  • Apr 9 13 people are killed and 3 are injured from a shooting spree in Velika Ivanča, Serbia
  • Apr 9 The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage
  • Apr 9 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60
  • Apr 10 Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
  • Apr 11 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico
  • Apr 11 57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria
  • Apr 11 Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
  • Apr 11 Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China
  • Apr 12 11 people are killed and 30 are injured in mosque attacks across Iraq
  • Apr 12 A man-made 32-foot and 60 tonne monument that is dates around 2000 BC is discovered in the Sea of Galilee
  • Apr 13 8 people are killed after a bomb explodes on a bus in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Apr 13 20 civilians are killed by the government bombing of Saraqib, Idlib
  • Apr 14 20 people are killed in attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Apr 14 33 people are killed after a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo, Peru
  • Apr 14 11 people are killed and 50 are injured after a hotel fire in Xiangyang, China
  • Apr 14 77th Masters Golf Tournament: Adam Scott wins, shooting a 279

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 14 Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 Comedian Kevin Hart is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Apr 15 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • Apr 15 33 people are killed and 163 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq
  • Apr 15 Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela
  • Apr 15 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:10:22 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:25
  • Apr 16 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran
  • Apr 16 16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana
  • Apr 17 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack
  • Apr 17 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas
  • Apr 17 North Korea blocks a South Korean supply delegation from the Kaesong joint industrial zone
  • Apr 17 Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand
  • Apr 18 27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Apr 18 Two earth-like planets are discovered orbiting the star Kepler-62

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 18 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

  • Apr 19 Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days
  • Apr 20 193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China
  • Apr 20 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado
  • Apr 20 Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy
  • Apr 21 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military
  • Apr 21 Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay
  • Apr 21 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix
  • Apr 21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • Apr 22 6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia
  • Apr 22 Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
  • Apr 23 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq
  • Apr 23 21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Apr 23 The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage
  • Apr 23 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)
  • Apr 24 33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • Apr 24 256 people are killed and 1,000 are injured after a building collapses Savar Upazila, Bangladesh
  • Apr 25 The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years
  • Apr 25 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher from Central Michigan first pick by Kansas City Chiefs
  • Apr 25 38 people are killed in a psychiatric hospital fire in Ramensky, Russia
  • Apr 26 30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan
  • Apr 27 10 people are killed and 25 are injured after a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Apr 28 8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan
  • Apr 28 3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France
  • Apr 29 7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan
  • Apr 30 13 people are killed after a bomb explodes in Damascus
  • Apr 30 Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years
  • Apr 30 Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of 17 Billion
  • Apr 30 Hannah Warren, who was born without a trachea, at 2, becomes the youngest patient to receive a stem cell bioengineered organ
  • May 1 Insurgents kill 6 people in Pattani, Thailand
  • May 1 15 people are killed by multiple bomb attacks across Iraq
  • May 1 16 people are killed in a flash flood in Saudi Arabia
  • May 1 A digital camera is created that can mimic insect compound eyes
  • May 2 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq
  • May 2 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas
  • May 2 60 miners are killed after a gold mine collapses in Jebel Amir, North Darfur, Sudan
  • May 2 Rhode Island becomes the tenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage
  • May 3 Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • May 3 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 4 5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • May 4 77 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Baniyas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 4 Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • May 4 39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria

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May 4 Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title

  • May 4 Juventus F.C. win their 29th Serie A football title
  • May 4 139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89
  • May 5 10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria
  • May 5 5 people are killed after a limousine catches fire in Hayward, California
  • May 6 10 people are killed and 26 people are injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
  • May 6 13 people are killed in clashes with Bangladeshi police in Dhaka
  • May 6 15 people are killed and 50 are injured after a bomb detonates at a political rally in Pakistan
  • May 6 Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list
  • May 6 The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales
  • May 7 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
  • May 7 The Dow Jones Industrial average and S&P 500 set record highs
  • May 7 4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines
  • May 7 20 people are killed and 36 are injured after a gas tanker explodes in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
  • May 7 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India
  • May 7 Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
  • May 7 Delaware becomes the 11th US State to legalize same-sex marriage
  • May 8 33 people are killed after an overloaded bus falls into a river in Himachal Pradesh, India
  • May 8 Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi receives a four year prison sentence for fraud
  • May 8 Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season
  • May 9 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 10 Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

  • May 11 43 people are killed in two car bombings in Reyhanlı, Turkey
  • May 11 Bayern Munich set a new  Bundesliga points record of 91
  • May 11 Barcelona wins its fourth La Liga title in four years
  • May 12 Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints
  • May 12 Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 French football title
  • May 12 59th British Academy Television Awards: "The Revolution Will Be Televised" Best Comedy, "Last Tango in Halifax" Best Drama

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May 13 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Astronaut
Chris Hadfield
  • May 14 Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage