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2013 (MMXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday in the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year since 1987 to have all four of its digits being different numbers.

Events[change | change source]

January[change | change source]

One of the bush fires in New South Wales, Australia, viewed from Wagga Wagga.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the parade after Barack Obama's second public inauguration on January 21.

February[change | change source]

The meteor over Chelyabinsk

March[change | change source]

April[change | change source]

The scene after the first of the explosions in Boston, Massachusetts.

May[change | change source]

View of the devastation caused by the 2013 Moore tornado on May 20.

June[change | change source]

Flooding in Passau, Bavaria, southern Germany, during the floods in Central Europe.
Satellite image showing devastating monsoon flooding in northern India.

July[change | change source]

The scene after the train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on July 6.
Aftermath of the train crash in Santiago de Compostela on July 24.

August[change | change source]

The discovery of the Olinguito is announced on August 15.

September[change | change source]

Tony Abbott becomes the 28th Prime Minister of Australia after winning the election.

October[change | change source]

Emergency services doing recovery work in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, during the St Jude Storm.

November[change | change source]

Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many towns and cities, and killing thousands of people.

December[change | change source]

Nelson Mandela, who died at age 95 in Johannesburg

Nobel Prizes[change | change source]

Major religious holidays[change | change source]

In fiction and popular culture[change | change source]

Comic books[change | change source]

Computer and video games[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

Mathematical interest[change | change source]

  • The date will comprise four distinct digits, for the first time since 1987.
  • The date will comprise of four consecutive digits, for the first time since 1980.

Births[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

Hit songs[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Eurozone and IMF agree 10bn-euro Cyprus bailout deal". BBC Business News. bbc.co.uk. BBC. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  2. "Eurogroup Statement on Cyprus" (PDF). Eurogroup. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. "Canada only UN member to pull out of droughts and deserts convention - CTV News". www.ctvnews.ca.
  4. Charbonneau, Louis (2013-04-02). "U.N. overwhelmingly approves global arms trade treaty". Reuters. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  5. "Human stem cells created by cloning". Nature. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  6. "Coup topples Egypt's Morsy; deposed president under 'house arrest'". CNN. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  7. "Bolivia Oldest Man". Associated Press.com. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  8. "Minamata mercury treaty signed at UN conference". THE TIMES OF INDIA. 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
  9. The New York Times (November 6, 2013). "De Blasio Is Elected New York City Mayor in Landslide". The New York Times. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  10. "Obama: Iran nuclear deal limits ability to create nuclear weapons". CNN. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  11. "Iran agrees to curb nuclear activity at Geneva talks". BBC. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  12. Walker, Andrew (7 December 2013). "WTO agrees global trade deal worth $1tn". BBC News. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  13. "China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon". BBC. 14 December 2013.
  14. http://www.digitalready.gov.au/rolloutmap_NSW.aspx