Historical Events For Year 2013

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January 11, 2013

An intervention into the Northern Mali conflict is started by the French military, aiming towards overtaking the militant Islamist Ansar Dine group.
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February 12, 2013

A third underground nuclear test in conducted by North Korea initiating the tightening of economic sanctions from the international community.
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February 15, 2013

The explosion of a meteor takes place over Chelyabinsk, Russia as the most powerful meteor to strike the planet in over 100 years.
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February 21, 2013

A 3D printer is used by American scientists in an attempt to create a living lab-grown ear made of collagen and cell cultures from animal ears.
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March 25, 2013

An agreement is made by the United Nations in regards to granting Cyprus a €10 billion economic bailout being split between Europe's Financial Stabilization Mechanism, Financial Stability Facility, and the International Monetary Fund.
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March 27, 2013

The first country to withdraw from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is Canada.
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April 2, 2013

The Arms Trade Treaty is adopted by the Untied Nations General Assembly to regulate international conventional weapons trade.
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April 15, 2013

Two bombs are set off at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts by Chechen Islamist brothers.
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April 24, 2013

The collapse of an eight-story high building near Bangladesh, Dhaka takes place, becoming the deadliest structural collapse not initiated by terrorism in modern times.
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May 15, 2013

The description of the first ever creation of embryonic stem cells for humans by cloning is published in the Nature scientific journal.
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June 6, 2013

Reports on operations involving the United States government's mass surveillance program is released to news publications by Edward Snowden, who then flees the country.
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July 1, 2013

The European Union's 28th member becomes Croatia. Read More

August 21, 2013

The Ghouta chemical attack results in the death of 1,429 people. Read More

October 10, 2013

The Minamata Treaty is signed by the delegates of 140 countries or territories in an attempt to protect human and environmental health from mercury and mercury compounds
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October 18, 2013

The first country to reject a seat on the United Nations Security Council is Saudi Arabia.
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November 5, 2013

The launching of the Indian Mangalyaan from its launchpad in Sriharikota takes place. Read More

November 8, 2013

The Philippines and Vietnam are hit by the Haiyan typhoon, one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded.
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November 12, 2013

A new world record is set upon the selling of the Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon for $142.4 million for an auctioned artwork.
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November 24, 2013

An agreement is made stating that nuclear development programs will be limited in Iran in exchange for sanctions relief.
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December 7, 2013

The Bali Package agreement is signed by World Trade Organization delegates of the Ninth Ministerial Conference with the intention to loosen barriers of global trade.
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December 14, 2013

The first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon in 37 years is the Chang'e 3 Chinese spacecraft.
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December 15, 2013

South Sudan experiences a break out of fights between the Dinka and Nuer members of the presidential guard in it's capital city, resulting in the South Sudanese political crisis.
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