2013 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 605

  • Feb 14 The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012
  • Feb 14 Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1%
  • Feb 15 Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Feb 15 2012 DA14, an asteroid with a 50m diameter, comes within 27,700km of Earth
  • Feb 16 84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan
  • Feb 16 Anthony Carmona is elected President of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Feb 17 37 people are killed and 130 are injured in a series of Baghdad car bombings
  • Feb 17 5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic
  • Feb 17 President Rafael Correa wins the Ecuadorian general election in a landslide victory
  • Feb 18 15 people are killed by flooding and landslides in Indonesia
  • Feb 18 $50 million worth of diamonds is stolen in an armed robbery at Brussels Airport, Belgium
  • Feb 19 12 people are killed and 11 are injured after a Yemeni Air Force plane crashes in Sana'a
  • Feb 20 Estonia becomes the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars
  • Feb 20 Kepler-37b, the smallest known exoplanet, is discovered
  • Feb 21 83 people are killed and 250 are injured in a series of bombing attacks in Damascus, Syria
  • Feb 21 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India

  • Feb 22 29 people are killed and 150 are injured by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo
  • Feb 22 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali
  • Feb 22 The European Commission forecast for 2013 expects growth of 0.1% across the 27 members of the EU but a contraction of 0.3% in the Eurozone economy
  • Feb 22 The UK's AAA credit rating is downgraded by Moody's Investors Service to AA+; the agency expects growth to "remain sluggish over the next few years"
  • Feb 23 51 people are killed and 62 are injured in conflict between rival tribes in Darfur, Sudan
  • Feb 24 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali
  • Feb 24 Nicos Anastasiades wins the Cypriot presidential election

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 24 Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • Feb 25 Cuban President Raúl Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018
  • Feb 25 Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election
  • Feb 26 A rocket launched from the Gaza strip into Israel ends the ceasefire since November 2012
  • Feb 26 A hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 tourists
  • Feb 26 A flexible battery capable of being charged wirelessly and folded and stretched is developed
  • Feb 27 17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District
  • Feb 27 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Feb 28 35 people are killed in violent demonstrations across Bangladesh
  • Feb 28 28 people are killed and 60 are injured after a series of bombings across Baghdad, Iraq
  • Feb 28 The brains of two rats successfully connected so that they share information
  • Mar 1 The 2013 US budget sequestration comes into effect
  • Mar 1 14 people are killed in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian government and rebel forces
  • Mar 3 45 people are killed by a bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Mar 3 A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured
  • Mar 4 40 Syrian soldiers are killed in an ambush in Western Iraq
  • Mar 4 11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India

  • Mar 4 The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI
  • Mar 5 The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro assumes the presidency after the death of Hugo Chávez

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Mar 5 Willcom announces the world’s smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams
  • Mar 6 Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah, their first major city
  • Mar 6 Microsoft is fined €561 by the Euro Commission for not providing alternative web browsers
  • Mar 6 9 people die after a plane crashes after being ensnared in power lines in Peru
  • Mar 7 Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature
  • Mar 7 UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing
  • Mar 8 North Korea terminates all peace pacts with South Korea
  • Mar 9 19 people are killed in two suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Mar 9 Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 km from the Earth’s surface

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 10 Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Mar 11 European Union bans the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals
  • Mar 11 North Korea cuts the phone line with South Korea, breaching the 1953 armistice
  • Mar 11 Falkland Islands’ sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom
  • Mar 12 JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits
  • Mar 12 The 2013 Papal conclave begins with no new Pope elected on the first day
  • Mar 13 10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan
  • Mar 13 The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time
  • Mar 13 An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil
  • Mar 13 North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement
  • Mar 13 Aleqa Hammond’s Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Mar 13 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • Mar 14 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mar 14 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Mar 15 24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mar 15 16 people are killed by a fireworks accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 Li Keqiang assumes office as the 7th Premier of the People's Republic of China

Premier of China Li Keqiang
Premier of China
Li Keqiang
  • Mar 16 A €10 billion Cyprus bailout plan will wipe out 10% of the citizens' bank deposits
  • Mar 16 24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed in Rawalpindi after their bus falls down a ravine
  • Mar 17 10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq
  • Mar 17 Toyo Ito wins the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize
  • Mar 17 Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing
  • Mar 18 Explosions kill 25 people at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria
  • Mar 18 A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Mar 18 98 people are killed and 248 are injured across Iraq from a series of bombings and shootings
  • Mar 19 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
  • Mar 19 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 19 NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals
  • Mar 20 Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize in mathematics
  • Mar 21 12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Mar 21 42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria
  • Mar 21 At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon
  • Mar 21 24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China
  • Mar 21 A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar
  • Mar 21 The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old
  • Mar 22 37 people are killed and 200 are injured in a refugee camp fire in Ban Mae, Thailand
  • Mar 23 20 people are killed and 200 are injured by a tornado in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • Mar 23 The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50–49
  • Mar 24 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan
  • Mar 24 25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • Mar 24 A series of emergency meetings in Brussels undertaken to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation
  • Mar 24 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship
  • Mar 27 12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
  • Mar 28 143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan
  • Mar 28 15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University
  • Mar 28 Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 142 of 142

  • Sep 2 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), dies at 102
  • Sep 3 Ariel Castro, Puerto Rican-born American criminal famous for kidnapping 3 women between 2002-4, commits suicide 1 month into his life sentence at 53
  • Sep 10 E Clay Shaw Jr, American politician, dies from lung cancer at 74

Person of interestRay Dolby

Sep 12 Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), dies of leukemia at 80

Inventor Ray Dolby
Inventor
Ray Dolby
  • Sep 14 Stefan Wewerka, German architect and sculptor, dies at 84
  • Sep 22 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Oct 1 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), dies aged 66
  • Oct 4 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and politician, dies at 102
  • Oct 8 Rod Grams, American politician and television anchor, dies from cancer at 65
  • Oct 9 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), dies at 97
  • Oct 9 Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • Oct 9 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 10 Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), dies from complications from a stroke at 88
  • Oct 12 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Oct 15 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, dies at 89
  • Oct 15 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Bill Young, American politician, dies from complications from a back injury at 82
  • Oct 18 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), dies from complications from a stroke at 84
  • Oct 21 Major R Owens, American politician, dies at 77
  • Oct 25 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82
  • Oct 28 Ike Skelton, American politician, dies from pneumonia at 81
  • Nov 11 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, dies at 78
  • Nov 12 Aleksandr Serebrov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17), dies at 69
  • Nov 13 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, dies at 83
  • Nov 16 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, dies at 90
  • Nov 17 Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist and Nobel laureate (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), dies at 94
  • Nov 19 Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980), dies at 95
  • Nov 19 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), dies at 98
  • Nov 20 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), dies at 85
  • Nov 20 Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic," dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Mitja Ribičič, Yugoslavian Prime Minister, dies at 94
  • Nov 30 Paul Crouch, American televangelist (Trinity Broadcasting Network), dies at 79
  • Nov 30 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist, dies at 84
  • Dec 2 Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur, and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), dies at 88

Person of interestNelson Mandela

Dec 5 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), dies of a lung infection at 95

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Dec 5 Colin Wilson, English writer (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), dies at 82
  • Dec 8 John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist (Nobel Prize 1975), dies at 96
  • Dec 11 Nadir Afonso, Portuguese geometric abstractionist painter, dies at 93
  • Dec 11 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer, dies from a lung infection at 84
  • Dec 15 Harold Camping, American evangelist and founder of Family Radio, dies at 92
  • Dec 21 Eli Beeding, American Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, dies at 85

Person of interestMikhail Kalashnikov

Dec 23 Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor of the AK-47, dies at 94