2013 in history

2013 events chronologically

Jan 1 At least 60 people are killed and 200 injured in a stampede after celebrations at Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Jan 4 A gunman kills eight people in a house-to-house rampage in Kawit, the Philippines
Jan 9 A SeaStreak ferry traveling to lower Manhattan, New York City, crashes into the dock, injuring 85 people
Jan 10 More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in Pakistan
Jan 11 One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia
Jan 15 A train carrying Egyptian Army recruits derails near Giza, Greater Cairo, killing 19 and injuring 120 others
Jan 16 An estimated 41 international workers are taken hostage in an attack in the town of In Aménas, Algeria

Born in 2013

Feb 20 Oleksandr Panteleymonov Ukrainian editor and television producer. Acting CEO of National Television Company of Ukraine. On March 18, 2014 Svoboda party members published a video online of Svoboda MPs beating acting president of the Ukrainian state broadcaster, Oleksandr Panteleymonov, and trying to force him to sign a resignation letter because he decided to broadcast the Crimea ascension to the Russian Federation ceremony in the Kremlin. Panteleymonov's broadcast was characterized in-video as '"state treason" by Svoboda MP Miroshnychenko who at the time was Deputy Head of the Parliament's Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information
May 10 Taufaʻahau Manumataongo a Tongan royal, second in the line of succession to the Tongan throne.
Jul 22 Prince George of Cambridge the son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and the grandchild of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. After his grandfather and father, he is third in line to succeed his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II
Aug 25 Abdul Samad Abdulla a Maldivian politician and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Abdul Samad died in office from kidney failure

Top 7 most famous people died in 2013

Mar 5 Hugo Chávez a Venezuelan politician and the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela , which he led until 2012
Mar 21 Chinua Achebe a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature
Apr 4 Roger Ebert an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2010, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert also published more than 20 books and dozens of collections of reviews
Apr 8 Margaret Thatcher the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism
Jul 26 Sung Jae-gi a South Korean human rights activist, civil activist, masculism activist and anti-feminist, liberal thinker. He was the founder and first header of Man of Korea, a men's rights group advocating the abolition of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, whose Korean name literally translates as "Ministry of Women", and Compensation demand of Korean Military time's all sorts of limit. also he argued for anti-feminism, free love, sexual liberation, and male liberation
Nov 17 Doris Lessing a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass is Singing , the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence , The Golden Notebook , The Good Terrorist , and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives
Dec 5 Nelson Mandela a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999