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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 675

Jan 1st - 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Columbian military
Jan 1st - 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
Jan 1st - 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
Jan 1st - 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
Jan 1st - 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
Jan 1st - US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
Jan 1st - Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
Jan 3rd - 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
Jan 4th - 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
Jan 4th - 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
Jan 4th - 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
Jan 4th - 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
Jan 6th - 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
Jan 6th - The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout
Jan 7th - Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year
Jan 8th - 130 wildfires across Australia’s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
Jan 8th - 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels
Jan 10th - 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
Jan 10th - 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)
Actress Jennifer LawrenceActress Jennifer Lawrence Jan 11th - 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
Jan 11th - 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal
Jan 12th - A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths
Jan 12th - Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health
Jan 13th - Argo wins the Golden Globe awards for best drama and best director
Jan 15th - 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
Jan 15th - 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
Jan 16th - 24 people are dead after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
Jan 16th - A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages
Jan 16th - 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
Jan 17th - 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
Jan 17th - 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
Jan 17th - 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
Jan 17th - 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
Jan 17th - Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Jan 19th - 4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
Jan 19th - Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
Jan 19th - The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance ArmstrongProfessional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong Jan 19th - Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories
Jan 20th - Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
Jan 20th - The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens win the NFC and AFC championship games to reach Super Bowl XLVII
Jan 21st - 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
Jan 21st - 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
Jan 21st - 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia
Jan 21st - 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
Jan 21st - Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group
Jan 22nd - A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
Jan 23rd - 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq
Jan 23rd - 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria
Jan 23rd - US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
Jan 24th - 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
Jan 24th - A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
Jan 24th - Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
Jan 25th - Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
Jan 25th - 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
Jan 25th - Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
Jan 25th - 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
Jan 25th - 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Jan 26th - 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
Jan 26th - 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
Jan 26th - The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz
Jan 26th - Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
Jan 26th - Victoria Azarenka defeats Li Na to win the women's singles at the 2013 Australian Open
Jan 27th - 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Jan 27th - In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
Jan 27th - 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
Jan 27th - 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
Jan 27th - Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to wins his third consecutive men's singles title at the 2013 Australian Open
Jan 27th - Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Jan 27th - Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
Jan 27th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35
Jan 28th - 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
Jan 28th - Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
Jan 28th - 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan
Jan 28th - John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State
Jan 30th - South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite
Jan 31st - 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
Jan 31st - 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico
Feb 1st - The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
Feb 1st - 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
Feb 1st - 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
Feb 1st - Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean
Feb 2nd - 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan
Feb 2nd - Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"
Feb 2nd - 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China
Feb 3rd - 33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq
Feb 3rd - Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB
Feb 4th - 20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria
Feb 4th - 22 people are killed and 44 are injured after a suicide bombing in Taji, Iraq
Feb 4th - 8 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus collides with two vehicles and flips in Yucaipa, California
Feb 4th - 22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Feb 4th - Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
Feb 5th - UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage
Feb 5th - The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013
Feb 6th - A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people
Feb 7th - Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People is vandalized at the Louvre-Lens museum
Feb 7th - Azerbaijan launches its first satellite, Azerspace-1
Feb 8th - 16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan
Feb 8th - 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
Feb 8th - 29 people are killed and 69 are injured in a series of Iraq bombings
Feb 8th - A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1

Jul 22nd - Prince George of Cambridge, London, England, son of Prince William of England (3rd in line to the English throne)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 14 of 14

Jan 4th - Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona
Jan 15th - "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
Jan 19th - Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds director of strategic planning on the National Security Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island
Jan 19th - "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California
Feb 14th - Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building
Feb 23rd - Former "Married … with Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles
Apr 27th - NBA great Michael Jordan marries 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto
May 4th - Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France
Jun 1st - Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles
Jul 4th - Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland
Actress Rosanna ArquetteActress Rosanna Arquette (Aug 18th) Aug 18th - Actress Rosanna Arquette (54) weds investment banker Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California
Sep 21st - US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York
Oct 20th - Singer Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
Nov 21st - Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (34) weds actor Brian Hallisay (34)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Jun 7th - Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce with his wife on national TV

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 315

Jan 1st - Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85
Jan 2nd - Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan football player, dies from a respiratory illness at 67
Jan 2nd - Ned Wertimer, American actor, dies from complications from a fall at 89
Jan 3rd - Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, dies from surgical complications at 82
Jan 4th - Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
Jan 4th - Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
Jan 4th - Tony Lip, American actor, dies at 82
Jan 4th - Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Soviet fighter pilot, dies at 94
Jan 5th - Bruce McCarty, American architect, dies at 92
Jan 6th - Neil Adcock, South African cricketer, dies from bowel cancer at 81
Jan 8th - Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, dies from lung cancer at 85
Jan 8th - Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, dies at 92
Jan 9th - James M. Buchanan, American economist and nobel laureate, dies at 93
Jan 10th - Evan Connell, American author, dies at 88
Jan 11th - Aaron H. Swartz, American computer programmer, dies from an apparent suicide at 26
Jan 13th - Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer, dies from complications from a stroke at 76
Jan 14th - Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
Jan 14th - Conrad Bain, Canadian-born American actor, dies from natural causes at 89
Jan 15th - Chucho Castillo, Mexican boxer, dies from a heart attack at 68
Singer Patti PageSinger Patti Page (Jan 1st) Jan 15th - Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screen writer, dies at 80
Jan 16th - Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier, dies at 81
Jan 16th - Pauline Phillips, American advice columnist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94
Jan 17th - Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
Jan 17th - Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
Jan 19th - Anatoly Bannik, Ukranian chess master, dies at 91
Jan 19th - Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82
Jan 19th - Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
Jan 19th - Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
Jan 20th - Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, dies at 86
Jan 21st - Robert Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
Jan 22nd - Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, dies from leukaemia at 64
Jan 26th - Hiroshi Nakajima, Japanese doctor, dies at 84
Jan 28th - Eddy Choong, Chinese badminton player, dies at 82
Jan 29th - Frank Hahn, British economist, dies at 87
Jan 30th - Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94
Jan 31st - Timir Pinegin, Societ sailor, dies at 85
Feb 1st - Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
Feb 1st - Ed Koch, American congressman and New York Mayor, dies from heart failure at 88
Feb 1st - Vladimir Yengibaryan, soviet boxer, dies at 80
Feb 2nd - Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
Feb 2nd - Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard, dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
Feb 3rd - Cardiss Collins, American Congresswoman, dies at 81
Feb 4th - Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
Feb 4th - Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71
Feb 5th - Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist, dies at 98
Feb 8th - James DePreist, American conductor dies aged 76
Feb 9th - Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, dies at 99
Feb 10th - W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, dies at 85
Feb 10th - Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70
Feb 11th - Rick Huxley, English guitarist, dies at 72
Feb 12th - Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukranian politician and diplomat, dies at 81
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony SheridanSinger-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan (Feb 16th) Feb 16th - Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies at 72
Feb 17th - Richard Briers, English actor,dies from emphysema at 79
Feb 17th - Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
Feb 18th - Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
Feb 18th - Elspet Gray, Scottish actress, dies at 83
Feb 18th - Damon Harris, American soul singer, dies from prostate cancer at 62
Feb 20th - Antonio Roma, Argentinian footballer, dies at 80
Feb 22nd - Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89
Feb 22nd - Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, dies at 74
Feb 25th - Charles Koop, American pediatric surgeon and health administrator, dies at 96
Feb 27th - Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
Feb 27th - Van Cliburn, American pianist, dies at 78
Feb 28th - Bruce Reynolds, English criminal, dies at 81
Mar 1st - Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
Mar 3rd - Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
Mar 4th - Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87
Mar 5th - Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, dies from respiratory failure at 58
Mar 6th - Sabine Bischoff, German fencer, dies at 54
Mar 6th - Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
Mar 6th - Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
Mar 7th - Peter Banks, English rocker, dies at 65
Mar 7th - Kevin Ball, English Jazz musician, dies from pneumonia at 82
Mar 7th - Claude King, American musician, dies at 90
Mar 12th - Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
Mar 13th - Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
Mar 13th - Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
Mar 14th - Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
Mar 14th - Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier, dies at 82
Mar 15th - Booth Gardner, American politician, dies from Parkinson's disease at 76
Mar 16th - Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
Mar 18th - Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, dies at 77
Mar 19th - Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
Mar 20th - James Herbert, British horror writer, dies at 69
Novelist and Poet Chinua AchebeNovelist and Poet Chinua Achebe (Mar 21st) Mar 21st - Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82
Mar 22nd - Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter, dies from cancer at 60
Mar 23rd - David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
Mar 23rd - Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher, dies at 95
Mar 25th - Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
Mar 25th - Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
Mar 26th - Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
Mar 26th - Don Payne, American television and screen writer, dies from bone cancer at 48
Mar 26th - Yury Rudov, Soviet fencer, dies at 82
Mar 27th - Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater, dies from trauma due to a fall at 90
Mar 28th - Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
Mar 28th - Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
Mar 30th - Phil Ramone, South-African born American music producer, dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
Mar 30th - Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82
Apr 1st - Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Olympic wrestling champion, dies at 73
Apr 2nd - Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82

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