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Events in History in 2013 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 609

  • 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

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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
  • 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 27 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jul 27 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya
  • 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 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq
  • Jul 29 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan

  • Jul 29 €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France
  • Jul 30 28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria
  • Jul 30 134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 1 Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Aug 2 40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria

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Aug 2 Carl Icahn sues computer giant Dell in an attempt to derail a buyout bid by the CEO, Michael Dell

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell Michael Dell
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell
Michael Dell
  • Aug 3 9 children are killed by a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • Aug 3 80 people are killed in a wave of insurgency across Iraq

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Aug 4 Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated as the President of Iran

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • Aug 5 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Aug 5 The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

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Aug 5 Samantha Power becomes the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • Aug 6 18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria
  • Aug 6 25 people are killed and 60 are wounded by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Aug 6 1 person is killed and 4 are injured after a hot air balloon crash in Montbovon, Sweden
  • Aug 6 An alleged chemical weapons attack on Damascus, Syria, is claimed by Syrian rebels
  • Aug 7 11 people are killed by a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan

  • Aug 8 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
  • Aug 8 14 people are killed by a bomb explosion in Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • Aug 8 4 people are killed and 4 are wounded in a shooting spree in Dallas, Texas

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Aug 8 Ben Bradlee is named as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • Aug 9 8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan
  • Aug 10 6 people are killed after Paluweh volcano erupts in Indonesia
  • Aug 10 16 Royal Guardsmen are killed in a bus accident in Al Hoceima, Morocco
  • Aug 11 22 people are killed by flash floods in Kabul, Pakistan
  • Aug 11 2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a coach crash in southern France
  • Aug 12 8 people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Balad, Iraq
  • Aug 12 30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria
  • Aug 12 Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is elected President of Mali

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 12 Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Aug 14 14 people are killed and 26 are injured by two roadside bombings in Baqubah, Iraq
  • Aug 14 638 people are killed in violent clashes between police and protesters across Egypt
  • Aug 15 20 people are killed and 200 are injured in an explosion in Beirut
  • Aug 16 61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines
  • Aug 17 15 civilians are killed by a Syrian warplane attack in Aleppo
  • Aug 17 18 people are killed in conflict between Boko Harem and Nigerian military
  • Aug 18 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India
  • Aug 19 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah
  • Aug 19 37 pilgrims are killed in a train accident in India
  • Aug 19 91 people are killed by floods across China
  • Aug 20 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus
  • Aug 21 37 people are killed and 16 are injured in a bus crash near Chin Swee Temple, Malaysia
  • Aug 21 21 people are killed in flash floods in Qinghai province, China
  • Aug 22 14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq
  • Aug 23 50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Aug 23 26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Aug 23 UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre
  • Aug 24 4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands
  • Aug 24 30 people are killed in a gang battle involving flame throwers in Palmasola prison, Bolivia
  • Aug 25 41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • Aug 25 4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico
  • Aug 26 All 25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination
  • Aug 28 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons
  • Aug 28 51 people are killed in a series of bombings across Iraq
  • Aug 29 41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya
  • Aug 30 15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China
  • Sep 3 15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula
  • Sep 3 Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion
  • Sep 6 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 7 14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus
  • Sep 7 15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Sep 7 Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election

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Sep 7 Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans to develop a new 'Silk Road Economic Belt' (part of Belt and Road Initiative) during visit to Kazakhstan

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania
  • Sep 8 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sep 9 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic
  • Sep 9 18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Sep 9 44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala
  • Sep 9 Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 9 Barry Avrich’s film "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story", about the life of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • Sep 10 16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq

  • Sep 10 Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean
  • Sep 11 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria
  • Sep 13 30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 13 9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania
  • Sep 15 21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq
  • Sep 15 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan
  • Sep 15 Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor
  • Sep 15 Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania
  • Sep 15 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico
  • Sep 16 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Paul Kagame wins the Rwandan presidency in a landslide
  • Sep 17 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada
  • Sep 20 46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen
  • Sep 20 Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales
  • Sep 20 Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military
  • Sep 21 6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines
  • Sep 21 100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 21 59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sep 22 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Sep 23 25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China
  • Sep 24 515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Sep 27 7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 27 19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 27 At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java
  • Sep 27 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • Sep 28 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 28 Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership
  • Sep 29 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria

  • Sep 29 16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria
  • Sep 30 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Oct 1 A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending
  • Oct 2 8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Oct 3 325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy
  • Oct 3 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oct 3 Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans for a "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", linking China to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean (Belt and Road Initiative / One Belt One Road) while in Indonesia
  • Oct 6 53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt
  • Oct 7 Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia
  • Oct 7 James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells
  • Oct 8 Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles
  • Oct 9 60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic
  • Oct 9 Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems
  • Oct 10 Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature
  • Oct 11 10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 11 27 people are killed after a migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily
  • Oct 11 The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 12 50 people are killed after a truck veers of a cliff in  La Convencion Province, Peru
  • Oct 12 15 people are killed by a series of explosions in a fireworks factory in Vietnam
  • Oct 13 109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Oct 14 Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices

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Oct 15 Walmart announces that Doug McMillon, head of their International Division, will become its next CEO

CEO of Wal-Mart Doug McMillon
CEO of Wal-Mart
Doug McMillon
  • Oct 16 21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria
  • Oct 16 The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate
  • Oct 16 49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos
  • Oct 16 18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan
  • Oct 17 59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq
  • Oct 18 Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria
  • Oct 19 16 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a suicide bombing Beledweyne, Somalia
  • Oct 19 11 people are killed after a plane crashes in Namur, Belgium

  • Oct 20 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria
  • Oct 20 37 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Oct 20 78 people are killed by cattle raiders in Jonglei, Sudan

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Oct 21 The Parliament of Canada confers Honorary Canadian citizenship on women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • Oct 22 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria
  • Oct 22 22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq
  • Oct 25 74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Oct 27 38 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Bagdhad, Iraq
  • Oct 27 18 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
  • Oct 27 Giorgi Margvelashvili wins the Georgian Presidential election in a landslide victory
  • Oct 30 44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India
  • Nov 3 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia
  • Nov 3 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand
  • Nov 5 4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nov 5 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor
  • Nov 6 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • Nov 6 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 8 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Nov 8 At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, tied with Typhoon Meranti as being the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, hits the Philippines
  • Nov 9 8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia
  • Nov 11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 11 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia
  • Nov 14 Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes
  • Nov 15 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
  • Nov 15 Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day
  • Nov 17 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • Nov 17 Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
  • Nov 17 Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia
  • Nov 18 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt
  • Nov 19 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

  • Nov 20 Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony

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Nov 20 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards civil rights activist Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 21 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq
  • Nov 21 The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys
  • Nov 21 54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia
  • Nov 25 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 27 Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index
  • Dec 2 China launches its first moon rover mission
  • Dec 4 Xavier Bettel becomes Luxenberg's first openly gay Prime Minister
  • Dec 5 52 people are killed and 167 are injured in a militant attack on a defense ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen

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Dec 6 Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors

  • Dec 6 A 2-year old boy dies from Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea
  • Dec 10 Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company
  • Dec 10 Uruguay becomes the first country to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana
  • Dec 11 Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year
  • Dec 11 20 people are killed by the bubonic plague in a small Madagascan village
  • Dec 12 The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 15 Michelle Bachelet is re-elected President of Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • Dec 15 China successfully lands its moon rover on the moon