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Events in History in 2013 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 605

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 28 Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service

  • Mar 28 Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF
  • Mar 29 10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan
  • Mar 29 23 people are killed by coordinated bombings on Shiite mosques in Iraq
  • Mar 29 36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Mar 29 UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria
  • Mar 29 Soyuz TMA-08M sets a new record of 6 hours in orbit before docking with the International Space Station
  • Mar 29 American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup
  • Mar 30 North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 30 Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta
  • Mar 31 14 Boko Haram suspects are killed in a Nigerian Army raid
  • Mar 31 11 people are killed in flooding at Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Mar 31 2 people die from bird flu (type H7N9) in China
  • Apr 1 9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq
  • Apr 1 The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan
  • Apr 2 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Apr 2 7 people are killed in an attack on a power plant in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Apr 2 Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12%
  • Apr 2 13 children are killed in a fire in a mosque in Yangon, Burma
  • Apr 2 13 people are killed in a quarry accident, in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Apr 2 4 more critical cases of bird flu (H7N9) are reported in China
  • Apr 2 The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty
  • Apr 2 Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage
  • Apr 3 46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan
  • Apr 3 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina
  • Apr 3 24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papua New Guinea
  • Apr 4 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India
  • Apr 4 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India
  • Apr 4 Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka
  • Apr 5 Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
  • Apr 5 60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker
  • Apr 6 22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq
  • Apr 6 11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria
  • Apr 7 15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force
  • Apr 8 15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus
  • Apr 8 163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan
  • Apr 8 Filip Vujanović’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission
  • Apr 9 12 civilians and UN peacekeepers are killed in an ambush in Jonglei, Sudan
  • Apr 9 37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran
  • Apr 9 13 people are killed and 3 are injured from a shooting spree in Velika Ivanča, Serbia
  • Apr 9 The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage
  • Apr 10 Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
  • Apr 11 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico
  • Apr 11 57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria
  • Apr 11 Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
  • Apr 11 Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China
  • Apr 12 11 people are killed and 30 are injured in mosque attacks across Iraq
  • Apr 12 A man-made 32-foot and 60 tonne monument that is dates around 2000 BC is discovered in the Sea of Galilee
  • Apr 13 8 people are killed after a bomb explodes on a bus in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Apr 13 20 civilians are killed by the government bombing of Saraqib, Idlib
  • Apr 14 20 people are killed in attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Apr 14 33 people are killed after a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo, Peru
  • Apr 14 11 people are killed and 50 are injured after a hotel fire in Xiangyang, China

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 14 Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • Apr 15 33 people are killed and 163 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 15 Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro
  • Apr 16 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran
  • Apr 16 16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana
  • Apr 17 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack
  • Apr 17 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas
  • Apr 17 North Korea blocks a South Korean supply delegation from the Kaesong joint industrial zone
  • Apr 17 Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand
  • Apr 18 27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Apr 18 Two earth-like planets are discovered orbiting the star Kepler-62
  • Apr 19 Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days
  • Apr 20 193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China
  • Apr 20 Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy
  • Apr 21 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military
  • Apr 21 Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay
  • Apr 22 6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia
  • Apr 23 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq
  • Apr 23 21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Apr 23 The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage
  • Apr 24 33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • Apr 24 Deadliest structural failure in history when 1,134, mostly garment workers killed and 2,500 injured after the Rana Plaza building collapses in Savar Upazila, Bangladesh
  • Apr 25 The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years
  • Apr 25 38 people are killed in a psychiatric hospital fire in Ramensky, Russia
  • Apr 26 30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan
  • Apr 27 10 people are killed and 25 are injured after a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Apr 28 8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan
  • Apr 28 3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France
  • Apr 29 7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan
  • Apr 30 13 people are killed after a bomb explodes in Damascus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix

King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander
King of the Netherlands
Willem-Alexander
  • Apr 30 Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of 17 Billion
  • Apr 30 Hannah Warren, who was born without a trachea, at 2, becomes the youngest patient to receive a stem cell bioengineered organ
  • May 1 Insurgents kill 6 people in Pattani, Thailand
  • May 1 15 people are killed by multiple bomb attacks across Iraq
  • May 1 16 people are killed in a flash flood in Saudi Arabia
  • May 1 A digital camera is created that can mimic insect compound eyes
  • May 2 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq
  • May 2 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas
  • May 2 60 miners are killed after a gold mine collapses in Jebel Amir, North Darfur, Sudan
  • May 2 Rhode Island becomes the tenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage
  • May 3 Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China
  • May 4 5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • May 4 77 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Baniyas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 4 Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • May 4 39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria
  • May 4 Juventus F.C. win their 29th Serie A football title
  • May 5 10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria
  • May 5 5 people are killed after a limousine catches fire in Hayward, California
  • May 6 10 people are killed and 26 people are injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
  • May 6 13 people are killed in clashes with Bangladeshi police in Dhaka
  • May 6 15 people are killed and 50 are injured after a bomb detonates at a political rally in Pakistan
  • May 6 Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list
  • May 6 The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales
  • May 7 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
  • May 7 The Dow Jones Industrial average and S&P 500 set record highs
  • May 7 4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines
  • May 7 20 people are killed and 36 are injured after a gas tanker explodes in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
  • May 7 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India
  • May 7 Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
  • May 7 Delaware becomes the 11th US State to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 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 11 43 people are killed in two car bombings in Reyhanlı, Turkey
  • May 11 Barcelona wins its fourth La Liga title in four years
  • May 12 Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints
  • May 12 Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 French football title

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 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 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.
  • 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 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 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
  • 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

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 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 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
  • Jun 10 70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Jun 27 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 <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 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 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • Jul 17 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China
  • 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 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

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