Historical Events for Year 2013

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Jan 1st - 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian 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 2nd - Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs
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
NFL Legend Ray LewisNFL Legend Ray Lewis 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
Football Star Lionel MessiFootball Star Lionel Messi Jan 8th - 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels
Jan 8th - Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston
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)
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
Actress Jennifer LawrenceActress Jennifer Lawrence 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 12th - "Mile High Miracle", trailing the Denver Broncos 35-28 with 1:09 remaining in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco heaved a 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game (the Ravens would win in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl)
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
Feb 9th - 5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway
Feb 10th - Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 10th - 5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands
Actor Ben AffleckActor Ben Affleck Feb 10th - 66 British Academy Awards: Argo, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win
Feb 10th - 55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win
Feb 10th - 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
Feb 11th - Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
Feb 11th - 18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia
Feb 12th - North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized
Feb 13th - 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
265th Pope  Benedict XVI265th Pope Benedict XVI Feb 13th - 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Feb 14th - A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
Feb 14th - Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprint runner, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp
Feb 14th - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading
Feb 15th - Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia
Feb 15th - 2012 DA14, an asteroid with a 50m diameter, comes within 27,700km from Earth
Feb 16th - 84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan
Feb 16th - Anthony Carmona is elected President of Trinidad and Tobago
Feb 16th - Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona
Feb 17th - 37 people are killed and 130 are injured in a series of Baghdad car bombings
Feb 17th - 5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic
Feb 17th - President Rafael Correa wins the Ecuadorian general election in a landslide victory
Feb 17th - Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup
Feb 18th - 15 people are killed by flooding and landslides in Indonesia
Feb 18th - $50 million worth of diamond is stolen in an armed robbery at Brussels Airport, Belgium
Feb 19th - 12 people are killed and 11 are injured after a Yemeni Air Force plane crashes in Sana'a
Feb 20th - Estonia becomes the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars
Feb 20th - Kepler-37b, the smallest known exoplanet, is discovered
Feb 21st - 83 people are killed and 250 are injured in a series of bombing attacks in Damascus, Syria
Feb 21st - 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India
Feb 22nd - 29 people are killed and 150 are injured by by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo
Feb 22nd - 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali
Feb 22nd - The UK's credit rating is downgraded from AAA to AA1 by Moody's Investors Service
Feb 23rd - 51 people are killed and 62 are injured in conflict between rival tribes in Darfur, Sudan
Feb 23rd - 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 wins
Feb 24th - 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali
Feb 24th - 85th Academy Awards: "Argo," Daniel Day-Lewis & Jennifer Lawrence win
Feb 24th - Nicos Anastasiades wins the Cypriot presidential election
Feb 24th - Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba
Feb 24th - Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500
Feb 25th - Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election
Feb 25th - Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018
Feb 26th - A flexible battery capable of being charged wirelessly and folded and stretched is developed
Feb 26th - A hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 tourists
Feb 26th - A rocket launched from the Gaza strip into Israel ends the ceasefire since November 2012
Feb 27th - 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India
Feb 27th - 17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District

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