On This Day

Historical Events on May 13 (Part 2)

  • 2017 Bus plunges off cliff near Marmaris, Turkey, killing at least 23, injuring 11
  • 2017 22 year old UK blogger halts spread of global ransomware cyber-attack by accidentally identifying "kill switch"
  • 2018 Family of six carry out 3 church bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia, killing at least 13. Islamic State claims responsibility.
  • 2018 China's first domestically built aircraft carrier begins sea trials in Dalian, China
  • 2018 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Webb Simpson wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele, Charl Schwartzel and Jimmy Walker
  • 2018 Arsène Wenger guides Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in his final game as Gunners manager after 22 years in charge
  • 2018 Manchester City ends the EPL season with a 1-0 win at Southampton having smashed 11 Premier League records including biggest title winning margin (19 points) and most points (100)
  • 2018 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season
  • 2019 Sri Lanka imposes a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 4am to curb violence against Muslims after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks
  • 2019 New study on the moon shows it is still shrinking with recent moonquakes as it cools, published in journal "Nature Geoscience"

SudanAnti Omar al-Bashir Protest

2019 Former President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir is charged in connection with the deaths of protesters the previous month

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Alaa Salah during a protest against President Omar al-Bashir
Alaa Salah during a protest against President Omar al-Bashir
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty for her part in the US college admissions scandal

  • 2019 China retaliates against the US as their trade war escalates, raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of goods affecting over 4,000 items
  • 2019 Diary of Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt's last days rediscovered and displayed for the 400th anniversary of his execution
  • 2019 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G &CC: Steve Stricker wins his first career major title by 6 strokes ahead of Billy Andrade, Paul Goydos & David Toms
  • 2020 Every African country now has cases of coronavirus COVID-19 as Lesotho becomes the last county on the continent to record a case