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Historical Events in 2013 (Part 3)

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  • 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 as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasts 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 11 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (86,254): Wigan Athletic upsets Manchester City, 1-0; Ben Watson scores 90+1' winner

BeatificationCanonization

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

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

May 12 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tiger Woods wins his second PC, 2 strokes ahead of David Lingmerth, Jeff Maggert and Kevin Streelman

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 14 Dan Brown's fourth novel starring Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), titled "Inferno", is released and instantly becomes a bestseller

Author Dan Brown
Author
Dan Brown

Book releaseHistoric Publication

May 14 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel "Americanah" is published

  • May 15 The Eurozone records a recession for the sixth straight quarter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Bill Gates regains his position as the world's richest man with $72.7 billion after losing the position in 2008

Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
Bill Gates
  • May 16 Pope Francis calls for ethical financial reform to fight speculation
  • May 16 Human stem cells are successfully cloned
  • May 17 90 people are killed and 200 are injured after a series of bombings across Iraq
  • May 18 RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
  • May 18 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54
  • May 18 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo
  • May 19 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 19 21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • May 20 133 people are killed and 283 are injured in a continued wave of insurgency in Iraq
  • May 20 2 people are killed and 20 are injured after a hot air balloon crashes in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • May 20 The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers
  • May 20 Yahoo purchases Tumbler for $1.1 Billion
  • May 21 Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One
  • May 22 British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

May 23 Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • May 24 Rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador

  • May 25 17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan
  • May 25  Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80
  • May 25 UEFA Champions League Final, London: Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund, 2-1 in first all-German final
  • May 26 The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h)
  • May 26 66th Cannes Film Festival: "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" directed by Abdellatif Kechiche wins the Palme d'Or. The two main actresses in the film, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux also awarded
  • May 26 IPL Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs; Kieron Pollard 60 no (32)
  • May 26 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Kōki Idoki of Japan wins his lone PGA event by 2 strokes from Jay Haas and Kenny Perry
  • May 27 75 people are killed and 200 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq
  • May 27 The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania
  • Jun 1 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal and become the first German treble-winning team
  • Jun 3 20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Jun 3 US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency
  • Jun 3 119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (2014 Grammy Song of the Year)

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde
  • Jun 5 44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 5 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 5 47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 5 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • Jun 6 Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • Jun 6 MLB Draft: Stanford pitcher Mark Appel first pick by Houston Astros
  • Jun 7 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China
  • Jun 7 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
  • Jun 7 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0
  • Jun 8 145th Belmont: Mike Smith aboard Palace Malice wins in 2:30.70

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her second French title; beats defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 8 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Los Angeles Kings, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 9 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Inbee Park wins her 3rd major title in a sudden-death playoff, defeating runner-up Catriona Matthew of Scotland on the 3rd extra hole
  • Jun 9 67th Tony Awards: Kinky Boots & Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike win
  • Jun 9 Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3; first man to win same Grand Slam title 8 times

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: David Frost of South Africa wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Fred Couples

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Jun 9 67th Tony Awards: Cicely Tyson wins Best Actress for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful
  • Jun 10 70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 10 Superman film "Man of Steel" directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premieres in New York City

  • Jun 12 Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 14 Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • Jun 14 Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people
  • Jun 14 The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property
  • Jun 16 20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: Englishman Justin Rose wins his first major title, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Jason Day and Phil Mickelson

  • Jun 16 "Despicable Me 2" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrel and Kristen Wiig premieres at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Dance hit "Wake Me Up" released by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii with vocals by Aloe Blacc

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii
  • Jun 18 31 people are killed and 60 are injured by two suicide bombings in al-Qahira, Baghdad
  • Jun 18 27 people are killed and 30 are injured by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan
  • Jun 18 Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children
  • Jun 19 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 20 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 95-88 in Game 7 for back-to-back titles; MVP: LeBron James for second straight year

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Jun 21 15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Jun 23 9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
  • Jun 23 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro
  • Jun 23 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins, 3-2 for 4-2 series victory; Blackhawks' 5th Championship

  • Jun 25 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic
  • Jun 26 20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand
  • Jun 26 Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • Jun 27 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • Jun 27 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

Sports Anchor Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor
Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • Jun 30 30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda
  • Jun 30 19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona
  • Jun 30 US Open Women's Golf, Sebonack GC: Inbee Park of South Korea wins her second US title, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot I.K. Kim
  • Jun 30 NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nathan MacKinnon first pick by Colorado Avalanche
  • Jun 30 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Kenny Perry wins first of 4 Champions Tour titles by 2 strokes from Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf
  • Jul 1 Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi
  • Jul 1 47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan
  • Jul 1 Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union
  • Jul 2 16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
  • Jul 2 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months
  • Jul 3 Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president
  • Jul 4 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago
  • Jul 5 15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jul 6 42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria
  • Jul 6 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Jul 6 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec
  • Jul 6 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bob & Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dogic & Marcelo Melo to be the only doubles pair to hold all 4 major titles and Olympic gold medal at same time
  • Jul 6 British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia, 41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In her last appearance at a major championship, Marion Bartoli of France beats German Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam title
  • Jul 7 10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković 6-4. 7-5. 6-4 to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jul 8 42 people killed, hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit-in protest in Cairo

  • Jul 8 A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderabad, India
  • Jul 10 40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China
  • Jul 11 30 people are killed in a wave of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq
  • Jul 11 "Orange Is the New Black" premieres on Netflix starring Taylor Schilling, first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards
  • Jul 12 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris

United Nations <b>Speech</b>United Nations Speech

Jul 12 Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • Jul 13 #BlackLivesMatter created in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin
  • Jul 13 18 people are killed and 40 are injured after a gravel truck collides with a bus in Podolsk, Russia
  • Jul 13 Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jul 14 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Omaha CC: Kenny Perry wins by 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Funk
  • Jul 15 13 people are killed by a car bomb in Deir Atiyah, Syria
  • Jul 15 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • Jul 16 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India
  • Jul 16 84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York
  • Jul 17 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • Jul 17 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China
  • Jul 17 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • Jul 18 Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion
  • Jul 18 46th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 19 20 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Diyala, Iraq

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 19 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • Jul 21 15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway
  • Jul 21 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • Jul 21 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Phil Mickelson wins his 5th major, by 3 strokes from Henrik Stenson of Sweden
  • Jul 21 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 Philippe of Belgium becomes King of the Belgiums after his father King Albert II's earlier abdication

King of Belgium Philippe of Belgium
King of Belgium
Philippe of Belgium
  • Jul 22 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jul 22 Mike Babcock is again named head coach of Team Canada, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Jul 23 19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand

  • Jul 24 22 are left dead after a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and Mexican police in Michoacan
  • Jul 24 80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Jul 26 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan
  • Jul 27 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jul 27 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya
  • Jul 27 First Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) is born via artificial insemination at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds
  • Jul 28 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy
  • Jul 29 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq
  • Jul 29 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan
  • Jul 29 €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 29 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: American Mark Wiebe wins in a playoff with Bernhard Langer of Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Jul 30 28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria
  • Jul 30 134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan
  • Jul 30 9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India
  • Jul 30 Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan
  • Jul 30 Wikileaks discloser Bradley [later Chelsea] Manning convicted of 17 espionage charges

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 1 Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Aug 2 40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Carl Icahn sues computer giant Dell in an attempt to derail a buyout bid by the CEO, Michael Dell

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell Michael Dell
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell
Michael Dell
  • Aug 3 9 children are killed by a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • Aug 3 80 people are killed in a wave of insurgency across Iraq
  • Aug 3 Super Rugby Final, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton: Chiefs successfully defend title with a 27-22 over ACT Brumbies
  • Aug 4 Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated as the President of Iran
  • Aug 4 British Open Women's Golf, St. Andrews: American Stacy Lewis wins her second major, 2 shots ahead of runners-up Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park
  • Aug 5 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Aug 5 The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London
  • Aug 5 MLB bans New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 Samantha Power becomes the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • Aug 5 Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests
  • Aug 6 18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria

  • Aug 6 25 people are killed and 60 are wounded by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Aug 6 1 person is killed and 4 are injured after a hot air balloon crash in Montbovon, Sweden
  • Aug 6 An alleged chemical weapons attack on Damascus, Syria, is claimed by Syrian rebels
  • Aug 7 11 people are killed by a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Aug 8 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
  • Aug 8 14 people are killed by a bomb explosion in Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • Aug 8 4 people are killed and 4 are wounded in a shooting spree in Dallas, Texas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Ben Bradlee is named as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 8 Hindi film "Chennai Express" premieres directed by Rohit Shetty, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Fastest Bollywood film to earn $1 billion.

  • Aug 9 8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan
  • Aug 10 6 people are killed after Paluweh volcano erupts in Indonesia
  • Aug 10 16 Royal Guardsmen are killed in a bus accident in Al Hoceima, Morocco
  • Aug 10 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia
  • Aug 11 22 people are killed by flash floods in Kabul, Pakistan
  • Aug 11 2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a coach crash in southern France
  • Aug 11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jason Dufner wins first major title by 2 shots from fellow American Jim Furyk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Usain Bolt of Jamaica records best time of the year (9.77s) to edge out American Justin Gatlin and win 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 12 8 people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Balad, Iraq
  • Aug 12 30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria