April 2013 calendar

April 2013

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2013.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2013: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2013?


  • 01 Apr 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal:: A suicide attacker sets fire to a tanker truck at Tikrit's police headquarters, killing at most nine people. In Baghdad, three people are also killed in separate shootings.
  • 02 Apr 2013 Mexican Drug War: 9 mutilated bodies found in a vehicle with Texas plates by Mexican police, northern state of Tamaulipas.
  • 03 Apr 2013 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli warplanes strike Gaza Strip targets in response to rocket fire. This is the first Israeli air strikes since the informal ceasefire in November 2012, which ended eight days worth of cross-border fighting between Israel-ruled Gaza and Israel.
  • 04 Apr 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) At least five civilians are killed in an airstrike by NATO in Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan.
  • 05 Apr 2013 Mexican Drug War: A recent report from Stratfor shows that at least 60 people were killed during the Mexican Drug War. This was after Mario Ramirez Trevino and Miguel El Gringo Villarreal, leaders of the Gulf Cartel, fought for control.
  • 06 Apr 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A suicide bomber infiltrated a tent used for election campaigns in Baquba, injuring more than 60 people and killing at least 22.
  • 07 Apr 2013 Syrian civil war: 15 people are killed in an air strike by the Syrian Air Force on Aleppo. Nine of them were children. (Euronews). (Al Arabiya).OTR-21 Tochka missiles fired by the Syrian Armed Forces at Baraza, Damascus.
  • 08 Apr 2013 Syrian civil war: A car bomb explodes in Damascus' central area, killing at least 15 and injuring 53 more.
  • 09 Apr 2013 South Sudan internal conflict, 2011-present: Gunmen kill 12 United Nations peacekeepers (and civilian staff) in an ambush at Jonglei in South Sudan.
  • 10 Apr 2013 The worldwide sales of personal computers fell 14% in the first quarter 2013, which is the largest decline since 1994, when the tracking began.
  • 11 Apr 2013 Mexican Drug War: A series of clashes between drug traffickers and the police in Mexico's state of Michoacan has resulted in at least 14 deaths. According to the government, a prominent drug lord was killed during the battle.
  • 12 Apr 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) Thirteen Afghan National Army soldiers are killed and one is wounded in an ambush that took place in eastern Kunar Province.
  • 13 Apr 2013 War in North-West Pakistan :: An explosion on a bus in Peshawar in Pakistan kills at least eight people.
  • 14 Apr 2013 Somali Civil War (2009-present:) At least 20 people are killed by a series bombings, gun attacks, and other violence in Mogadishu.
  • 15 Apr 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: There were two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line, United States. Three people died and 183 were injured. (BBC), (CNN) and (Reuters) The Pakistani Taliban denies any involvement with the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • 16 Apr 2013 2013 ricin attack: After a letter was sent to U.S., mail to the US Senate has been suspended. Senator Roger Wicker (Republican from Mississippi) tested positive for poisonous substance ricin in an off-site Congressional mail facility. For further testing, the letter will be sent to Quantico, Virginia's FBI Laboratory.
  • 17 Apr 2013 War in North-West Pakistan :: At least five civilians were killed in a drone attack by the United States in Wana, Pakistan. It is located in the South Waziristan Agency.
  • 18 Apr 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing: President Barack Obama visits Boston following the attack on the marathon. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has posted photos of two suspects in Boston Marathon bombing. (BBC), (Reuters) (FBI). A campus police officer was shot and killed in his car at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
  • 19 Apr 2013 Two carjacking suspects are pursued by the Boston Police Department in connection to the MIT shooting death. They are taken to Watertown, a nearby suburb. After a gunfight with explosives, an MBTA officer was injured and one suspect died. The other suspect fled but is later captured.
  • 20 Apr 2013 War in North-West Pakistan -: Four people are killed and four injured by a female suicide bomber outside a hospital located in Khaar, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Pakistan).
  • 21 Apr 2013 Syrian civil war: Locals in Damascus and activists in Damascus reported that more than 500 people were killed by the Syrian Army in Jdeit al-Fadel.
  • 22 Apr 2013 2013 Belgorod shootings: Six people are killed when a man opens fire outside a firearms shop in Belgorod.
  • 23 Apr 2013 Syrian civil war: An Israeli military intelligence analyst claims that Syria has used chemical arms repeatedly in the last month. He also criticizes international communities for failing to respond to the use. (The New York Times). Two Orthodox Christian bishops were kidnapped in northern Syria by rebel gunmen. They have been released.
  • 24 Apr 2013 A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 25 km from Jalalabad in Afghanistan. It left 33 people dead and 115 others injured. Nangarhar Province is experiencing heavy damage to buildings.
  • 25 Apr 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings: Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City claims that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation informed him that suspect Dzhokhar Trsarnaev stated that bombers wanted to attack New York City as the next target.
  • 26 Apr 2013 Afghanistan War (2001-present: Six police officers are killed and another is missing in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan.
  • 27 Apr 2013 Syrian Civil War: The Free Syrian Army accuses Iraq of conducting an attack on its forces in Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria.
  • 28 Apr 2013 Syrian civil war: Three military airbases are captured by rebels in the north.
  • 29 Apr 2013 War in North-West Pakistan :: At least four people are killed in a suicide bombing attack on a Peshawar police station, Pakistan.
  • 30 Apr 2013 Syrian civil war: At least 13 people are killed when a bomb explodes in Damascus' central area. (BBC). At least two people are killed in a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian army in Saraqib.
  • 03 Apr 2013 More than 50 people die in floods resulting from record-breaking rainfall in La Plata and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot


This riveting historical story of the shocking events surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination is the sequel to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln. Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln has been loved by more than a million people. It is a riveting nonfiction work …

Wait for You by J. Lynn

Wait for You


It's the #1 New York Times bestseller and USA Today bestseller. . . The only way to get into college is to travel thousands of miles away from your home.

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

Falling Into You


NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling book. I was not always in love with him.

Midnight At Marble Arch by Anne Perry

Midnight At Marble Arch


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS IN THE YEAR BY RT BOOK REVIEWSAnne Perry leads us on this thrilling new adventure with Thomas Pitt and Charlotte.

The Forgotten by David Baldacci

The Forgotten


Paradise is a place where everything is possible. The FORGOTTENArmy Special Agent John Puller, however, is the best. Puller, a combat veteran, is the man that the U.S.