Historical Events in 2013 (Part 4)

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  • Sep 7 Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania
  • Sep 8 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sep 8 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Italian Formula One Grand Prix
  • Sep 9 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic
  • Sep 9 18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Sep 9 44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala
  • Sep 9 Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 133rd Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 9 133rd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (7-5, 6-7, 6-1)
  • Sep 10 16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 10 Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean
  • Sep 11 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria
  • Sep 13 30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 13 9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania
  • Sep 15 21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq
  • Sep 15 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan
  • Sep 15 Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor
  • Sep 15 Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania
  • Sep 15 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico
  • Sep 16 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Paul Kagame wins the Rwandan presidency in a landslide
  • Sep 17 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada
  • Sep 20 46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen
  • Sep 20 Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales
  • Sep 20 Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military
  • Sep 20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • Sep 21 6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines
  • Sep 21 100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 21 59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sep 22 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 22 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Sep 23 25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China
  • Sep 24 515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Sep 25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • Sep 27 7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 27 19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 27 At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java
  • Sep 27 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • Sep 28 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 28 Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership
  • Sep 29 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria
  • Sep 29 16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria
  • Sep 30 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Oct 1 A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending
  • Oct 2 8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Oct 3 325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy
  • Oct 3 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oct 5 Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship
  • Oct 6 53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt
  • Oct 7 Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia
  • Oct 7 James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells
  • Oct 8 Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles
  • Oct 9 60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic
  • Oct 9 Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems
  • Oct 10 Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature
  • Oct 11 10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 11 27 people are killed after a migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily
  • Oct 11 The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 12 50 people are killed after a truck veers of a cliff in  La Convencion Province, Peru
  • Oct 12 15 people are killed by a series of explosions in a fireworks factory in Vietnam
  • Oct 12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • Oct 13 109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in  Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Oct 14 Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices
  • Oct 16 21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria
  • Oct 16 The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate
  • Oct 16 49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos
  • Oct 16 18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan
  • Oct 17 59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq
  • Oct 18 Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria
  • Oct 18 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 16 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a suicide bombing Beledweyne, Somalia
  • Oct 19 11 people are killed after a plane crashes in Namur, Belgium
  • Oct 19 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 20 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria
  • Oct 20 37 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Oct 20 78 people are killed by cattle raiders in Jonglei, Sudan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 The Parliament of Canada confers Honorary Canadian citizenship on women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • Oct 22 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria
  • Oct 22 22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 22 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

  • Oct 23 Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the MLB 2013 World Series
  • Oct 24 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1
  • Oct 25 74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Oct 26 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1
  • Oct 27 38 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Bagdhad, Iraq
  • Oct 27 18 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
  • Oct 27 Giorgi Margvelashvili wins the Georgian Presidential election in a landslide victory
  • Oct 30 44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India
  • Oct 30 MLB World Series: Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals to win 4-2
  • Nov 3 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia
  • Nov 3 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Nov 5 4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nov 5 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor
  • Nov 6 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • Nov 6 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 8 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Nov 8 At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded at landfall, makes landfall in the Philippines
  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win
  • Nov 9 8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia
  • Nov 9 María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • Nov 10 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20
  • Nov 11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 11 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London, UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Nov 15 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
  • Nov 15 Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day
  • Nov 17 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Nov 17 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • Nov 17 Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
  • Nov 17 Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Nov 17 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
  • Nov 18 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt
  • Nov 19 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Nov 21 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq
  • Nov 21 The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys
  • Nov 21 54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia
  • Nov 22 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats  Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • Nov 23 "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 24 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • Nov 24 101st CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23
  • Nov 24 64th Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 155 points
  • Nov 25 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Nov 27 Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • Nov 30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • Nov 30 78th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-28 in Auburn
  • Dec 2 China launches its first moon rover mission

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 2 "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", 2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • Dec 4 Xavier Bettel becomes Luxenberg's first openly gay Prime Minister
  • Dec 5 52 people are killed and 167 are injured in a militant attack on a defense ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • Dec 6 A 2-year old boy dies from Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea
  • Dec 7 22nd SEC Championship Game: #3 Auburn beats #5 Missouri, 59-42
  • Dec 7 9th ACC Championship Game: #1 Florida State beats #20 Duke, 45-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka
  • Dec 10 Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company
  • Dec 10 Uruguay becomes the first country to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana
  • Dec 11 Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year
  • Dec 11 20 people are killed by the bubonic plague in a small Madagascan village
  • Dec 12 The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 15 Michelle Bachelet is re-elected President of Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • Dec 15 China successfully lands its moon rover on the moon
  • Dec 16 21 people are killed and 20 are injured after a bus falls from an elevated highway in Manila, Philippines
  • Dec 16 79th Heisman Trophy Award: Jameis Winston, Florida State (QB)
  • Dec 17 Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series
  • Dec 17 Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Dec 17 Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Dec 19 81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 25 "The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released

  • Dec 27 29 people are killed after a bus plunged off the Huay Tong Bridge, Thailand
  • Dec 28 Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship
  • Dec 28 Early signs of Ebola epidemic: 2 year old child in Guinea dies of an unidentified haemorraghic fever; mother, sister and grandmother soon follow
  • Dec 29 The volcano, Chaparrastique,  erupts in El Salvador
  • Dec 29 16 people are killed and 40 are wounded by a suicide bomb attack at Volgograd-1 railway station, Russia
  • Dec 29 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says barrel bombs on Aleppo have killed 517 people since 15th December
  • Dec 30 15 people are killed in a trolley-bus bomb attack in Voglograd, Russia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 30 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan