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Events in History in 2013 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 609

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
  • Mar 30 Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court
  • 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 6 Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare
  • 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 Bayern Munich set a new  Bundesliga points record of 91
  • 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

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
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 26 The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League
  • May 26 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Kōki Idoki of Japan wins his lone PGA event by 2 strokes from Jay Haas and Kenny Perry
  • 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 1 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal and become the first German treble-winning team
  • 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
  • Jun 5 Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

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