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
  • 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