August 2013 calendar

August 2013

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 2013: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2013?


  • 01 Aug 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) NATO forces in Afghanistan launch an inquiry after five Afghan police officers are killed and two more injured in an airstrike in Nangarhar Province by the United States.
  • 02 Aug 2013 Syrian Civil War: A bomb explodes at a ammunition depot in Homs (Syria), killing at least 40 and injuring many others.
  • 03 Aug 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) Nine children are killed in a suicide attack near the Indian consulate, Jalalabad in Afghanistan.
  • 04 Aug 2013 International embassy closures: 22 US embassies close in North Africa and the Middle East due to intelligence about an Al-Qaeda attack. (CNN) Canada closes its Bangladesh embassy amid terrorist threats. (Toronto Sun.) Britain, France and Germany have closed their Yemen embassy amid terror threats.
  • 05 Aug 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001 to present):: At least four people are killed when a bomb explodes in a Kandahar market.
  • 06 Aug 2013 2013 India-Pakistan border incident: Five Indian Army soldiers were killed in an attack at the Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • 07 Aug 2013 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Army launches a large-range missile at Yarmouk in southern Damascus, which is largely populated by Palestinian refugees.
  • 08 Aug 2013 Balochistan conflict -: At least 28 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral held in Quetta, Pakistan.
  • 09 Aug 2013 Five Al Qaeda terrorists are killed in a drone attack by the United States.
  • 10 Aug 2013 Four Thai tourists who were traveling in Nigeria's Rivers State are kidnapped by gunmen.
  • 11 Aug 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) Three American soldiers were killed in an attack on Afghanistan's eastern Paktia Province.
  • 12 Aug 2013 Insurgent in Iraq (post-U.S. withdrawal:) Eight people are killed and 25 injured in a suicide bombing attack at a cafe in Balad, north of Baghdad.
  • 13 Aug 2013 The first footage of the Kawahiva tribe, an isolated tribe previously unknown, is captured in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.
  • 14 Aug 2013 Aftermath from the 2013 Egyptian coup de etat: Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed, including 43 police officers. Human Rights Watch reported that the civilian death toll was at least 817. (The Guardian). Egypt declares a month-long emergency. (BBC). The resignation of Mohamed ElBaradei, Vice President of Egypt, is in protest at the killings by security forces.
  • 15 Aug 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup de etat: 638 people are killed in clashes on the previous day. (Washington Post).A Cairo government building is set on fire and stormed by the Muslim Brotherhood. (Sky News) (The Independent)President Barack Obama cancels joint military exercises between the United States and Egypt.
  • 16 Aug 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d’etat: Security is increased in Cairo amid Friday prayers and nationwide protest marches called for by the Muslim Brotherhood. (AlJazeera.) Ammar Badei is the son of Mohammed Badie who is the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. He was killed during clashes in Cairo.
  • 17 Aug 2013 Mexican Drug War: Mario Ramirez Trevino, leader of the Gulf Cartel, is detained in Tamaulipas.
  • 18 Aug 2013 Syrian civil war: Twenty UN weapons inspectors arrive in Damascus to investigate the use of chemical weapons during the conflict.
  • 19 Aug 2013 Sinai insurgency, 24 Egyptian policemen were killed in an attack on Rafah, Sinai peninsula.
  • 20 Aug 2013 Russian police kill nine suspected Islamist militants during an insurgency in North Caucasus
  • 21 Aug 2013 Syrian civil war: Syrian activists claim that chemical weapons attacks have claimed the lives of over 600 people near Damascus.
  • 22 Aug 2013 5 Taliban militants killed in South Waziristan bomb attack during war in North-West Pakistan
  • 23 Aug 2013 Syrian civil war: The United Nations reported that there are one million Syrian refugees. (AP via Fox News). The Syrian government blocks UN inspectors visiting the location of the chemical massacre.
  • 24 Aug 2013 Syrian civil war: Medecins Sans Frontieres reports that 3,600 cases of neurotoxic symptoms were treated by Medecins Sans Frontieres, with 355 deaths.
  • 25 Aug 2013 Syrian civil War: UN inspectors are allowed to visit the location of suspected chemical weapons attacks outside Damascus by the Syrian government
  • 26 Aug 2013 Recent CIA documents reveal that Reagan administration officials agreed to provide information to Iraq about the location of Iranian troops during Iran-Iraq War despite knowing Saddam Hussein was planning to use chemical weapons.
  • 27 Aug 2013 Russian foreign ministry warned of a possible attack on the Syrian government and advised the West to be prudent in dealing with the situation.
  • 28 Aug 2013 Moscow evacuates its nationals; Iran rejects "ridiculous", reports that Assad is in Tehran; UN inspectors go back to the site of alleged chemical attacks.
  • 29 Aug 2013 Although the French frigate Chevalier Paul departs Toulon port, the shipping authorities refused to confirm that the ship was heading to Syria.
  • 30 Aug 2013 David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, says that there must be a strong response to the alleged use by chemical weapons in Syria, despite the fact that military action has been ruled out for the UK.
  • 31 Aug 2013 Syrian civil war: President Barack Obama states that he is willing to authorize a limited strike but will need Congress' approval. (CNN). The UN inspectors have left Damascus following their inspection. Los Angeles Times: Several countries have advised their citizens not to travel to Lebanon due to rising tensions in the region over possible US military strikes on Syria.
  • 09 Aug 2013 Gunmen open fire at a Sunni mosque in the city of Quetta killing at least ten people and injuring 30.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


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The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband'S Secret


The #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is finally available in paperback.

William Shakespeare'S Star Wars by Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare'S Star Wars


This sublime tale of George Lucas's Star Wars is a return to a faraway galaxy in the style of the Bard of Avon.

Hotshot by Julie Garwood



Peyton Lockhart, her sister and Bishop's Cove have just taken over the charming resort on the oceanfront. The condition is that they must operate the resort for a year and demonstrate a financial ability to do so.

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 …

This Town by Mark Leibovich

This Town


The New York Times Book Review praised it as "vastly funny and deeply troubling", "as insidery and Game Change" (The Washington Post), as well as a "hysterically funny portrait" of the capital's vanity.