February 1, 2013 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
  • 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Kerry succeedes Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
  • Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean

Deaths in History

  • Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies from heart failure at 88