What Happened in 2013

  • Kiss Nightclub Fire in Brazil

    The Kiss nightclub fire started between 2:00 and 2:30 (BRST) on 27 January 2013 in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, killing at least 242... Read more

  • Chelyabinsk Russia Meteor

    The Chelyabinsk meteor was a near-Earth asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 09:20 YEKT (03:20 UTC),... Read more

  • Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

    Benedict announced in February 2013 that, due to his advanced age, he would step down. At the age of 85 years and 318 days on the effective date of... Read more

  • Defiance Launches

    Defiance is a science-fiction-themed persistent world MMO third-person shooter from Trion Worlds. Defiance takes place on a terraformed Earth... Read more

  • Louisville Cardinals Win 2013 NCAA Basketball National Championship

    Louisville defeated Michigan 82–76 in the championship game. The win gave Louisville its first championship since 1986, and third overall. It... Read more

  • Margaret Thatcher Dies

    Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, died of a stroke in London on 8 April 2013 at the age of 87. A... Read more

  • Boston Marathon Bombings

    On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon at 2:49 pm EDT, killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264... Read more

  • West Fertilizer Company Explosion

    On April 17, 2013, an ammonium nitrate explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Company storage and distribution facility in West, Texas, eighteen... Read more

  • Lushan China Earthquake

    The Lushan earthquake or Ya'an earthquake (Tibetan: Yak-ngai Sayom གཡག་རྔ་ཡི་ས་ཡོམ་) occurred at 08:02 Beijing Time (00:02 UTC) on April 20, 2013.... Read more

  • Savar Bangladesh Building Collapse

    On 24 April 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial building, collapsed in Savar, a sub-district in the Greater Dhaka Area, the capital of... Read more

  • Neverwinter Launches

    Neverwinter is a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for the Microsoft Windows platform. It was... Read more