July 2013 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of Interest

Jul 1 Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi

  • Jul 2 16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
  • Jul 3 President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is deposed by the military in a coup d'état 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 14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Jul 6 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
  • Jul 6 42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil rolls unmanned for 12km before derailing at Lac-Megantic, Quebec igniting fires and explosions
  • Jul 6 42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria
  • Jul 7 10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska
  • 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 12 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris

United Nations Speech

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

  • 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 15 13 people are killed by a car bomb in Deir Atiyah, Syria
  • Jul 16 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India
  • Jul 17 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China
  • Jul 17 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • Jul 18 Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion
  • Jul 19 20 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Diyala, Iraq
  • Jul 21 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • Jul 21 15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway

Event of Interest

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

  • Jul 22 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China
  • 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 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya
  • Jul 27 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt
  • 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 29 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan
  • Jul 29 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq
  • Jul 29 US Coast Guard opens new headquarters in Washington, DC; officially designated as the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building in honor of USCG's only WWII Medal of Honor recipient
  • Jul 29 €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France
  • Jul 30 134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan
  • Jul 30 28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Prince George (10 years old)

Jul 22 son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 2nd in line to the English throne, born in London, England

Weddings in History

  • Jul 2 Actor John Barrowman (46) weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California
  • Jul 20 "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (37) weds lawyer Justin Mikita in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik (47) weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 William H. Gray III, American politician (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), dies at 71
  • Jul 2 Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Arlan Stangeland, American politician, dies at 83

Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013)

Jul 2 American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), dies at 88

  • Jul 2 Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, dies at 91
  • Jul 2 Sef Imkamp, Dutch politician, dies at 88
  • Jul 3 Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), dies at 70
  • Jul 7 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), dies from heart failure at 86
  • Jul 11 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, dies at 94
  • Jul 11 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), dies at 93
  • Jul 16 Alex Colville, Canadian conceptual painter, dies at 92
  • Jul 16 Barun De, Indian historian, dies at 80
  • Jul 26 Rolf Haufs, German writer, dies at 77
  • Jul 27 Lindy Boggs (née Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne), American politician (US Representative from Louisiana, 1973-97), and diplomat, dies from natural causes at 97
  • Jul 28 William Scranton, American Republican Party politician and diplomat, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96