On This Day

Historical Events on May 13 (Part 2)

  • 2017 62nd Eurovision Song Contest: Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins singing "Amar Pelos Dois"
  • 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"

Anti Omar al-Bashir Protest

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

Film & TV History

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 COVID-19 as Lesotho becomes the last county on the continent to record a case
  • 2021 Gaza conflict has killed 103 people in Palestine, including 27 children, through Israeli airstrikes, more than 1000 rockets fired into Israel by Gaza militants killing seven, city of Lod center of street fighting [1]
  • 2021 American CDC says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing masks