February 2013 calendar

February 2013

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

But much more happened on February 2013: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2013?


  • 01 Feb 2013 At least two people are killed in a suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 02 Feb 2013 War in North-West Pakistan :: Militants attack an Army base in Pakistan's Lakki Marwat District, killing at least 23 people and injuring at most 8.
  • 03 Feb 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A suicide bomber sets off a truck laden with explosives in Kirkuk, Iraq. Gunmen disguised as police officers attempted to storm the compound.
  • 04 Feb 2013 Syrian civil war: More than 20 people are killed in Aleppo, Syria by a rocket belonging the forces of Bashar al-Assad.
  • 05 Feb 2013 Senkaku Islands dispute: Itsunori Onodera, the Japanese Defense Minister, states that Japan has filed a protest against China following a People's Liberation Army Navy Navy frigate's directed weapon-targeting radar at a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer close to the disputed Senkaku Islands.
  • 06 Feb 2013 In dramatic circumstances, plans to liquidate IBRC (formerly Anglo) are announced abruptly.
  • 07 Feb 2013 The famous painting Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix is damaged while it's on display at the Louvre-Lens museum, France.
  • 08 Feb 2013 Syrian civil war: More than 110 people have been killed by the Syrian army in Syria.
  • 09 Feb 2013 Fighting continues between government forces in Damascus/Homs. Heavy aerial bombardment by Syrian Air Force is also reported.
  • 10 Feb 2013 Conflict in Northern Mali (2012-present).: In Gao, Mali, firefights break out between Islamists & the Malian Army.
  • 11 Feb 2013 Conflict in Northern Mali (2012-present).: Insurgents attack Gao, capturing a station of police and triggering a day-long battle that saw Malian troops as well as French attack helicopters.
  • 12 Feb 2013 North Korean nuclear test 2013: South Korean officials reported that an "artificial earthquake", which was reported by South Korean officials, occurred in North Korea. This suggests that a nuclear attack has taken place. (The Australian) (CNN). North Korea claims that it has successfully tested its nuclear device and that it is small enough for weaponization.
  • 13 Feb 2013 Syrian civil war: Rebels clashing with the Syrian military at an Army base protecting Aleppo’s international airport. As large areas of the base have been overrun, the opposition claims that 40 Syrian soldiers died in the fighting.
  • 14 Feb 2013 Bahraini uprising, 2011-present: A 16-year-old boy is killed in close quarters in Al-Daih (a village west Manama, Bahrain). (Al Jazeera). A rioter set firebombs on a police officer's patrol in Sehla village, west of Manama (Bahrain), and also killed a civilian. (Gulf Daily News). Amnesty International urges the Bahraini regime not to hold prisoners of conscience.
  • 15 Feb 2013 Syrian civil war: After intense fighting, 40,000 people were forced to flee Shadadah in Hasakah. This is in addition to 3 million internally displaced Syrians.
  • 16 Feb 2013 February 2013, Quetta bombing: A bomb explodes in a Quetta Town market, killing at least 84 people and injuring more than 190 others. The explosion occurred in Pakistan's Quetta on the outskirts. The majority of victims are from the Twelver Shia Hazara minority, which was attacked by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi a month prior. Later, the organization claimed responsibility for the explosions.
  • 17 Feb 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A series car bombs killed at least 37 people in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite areas and injured more than 130 others.
  • 18 Feb 2013 Ruth Stage, an artist who uses egg tempera painting techniques, won the Lynn Painter-Stainers 2013 art prize for her work The Isabella Plantation.
  • 19 Feb 2013 Nigerian Sharia Conflict: Seven French tourists are abducted by gunmen in the vicinity of Waza National Park, northern Cameroon. They are located near Nigeria's border. Francois Hollande, President of France, states that Boko Haram, an Islamist group, may be responsible.
  • 20 Feb 2013 The 2013 BRIT Awards were held in London. Ben Howard won best British male artist, British breakthrough act, and Emeli Sande won best British female act. Emeli Sande also won album of the year and best British act for Our Version of Events. Mumford & Sons was named Best British group.
  • 21 Feb 2013 Civil war in Syria: A car bombing occurred near Damascus' Baath Party headquarters. At least 61 people were killed and over 200 others were injured. In the same suburb, 50 people are injured and 22 others are killed by three other bombings. Most of these were government soldiers. These attacks are the most severe in Syria's capital since the beginning of civil war.
  • 22 Feb 2013 Syrian civil war: Three missiles fired by the Syrian army hit residential areas in Aleppo's northern city. They killed at least 29 civilians, and injured 150 more.
  • 23 Feb 2013 Insurgency in South Yemen:: Three people are killed, and fourteen others are injured in clashes with civilians and security forces in Aden. Thousands turn out for planned protests. A separate shooting also results in the injuries of two bodyguards and a senior Yemeni security chief.
  • 24 Feb 2013 Syrian civil war: French freelance photographer Olivier Voisin was injured near Idlib in January 2013. He died in Antakya (Turkey) after undergoing surgery.
  • 25 Feb 2013 Terrorism is Thailand: At least 4 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a bomb attack at a Buddhist festival held in Thailand's Maha Sarakham Province.
  • 26 Feb 2013 Conflict between Israel and Palestine:: A rocket fired from Gaza into Israel marks the first attack of its kind since the November 2012 ceasefire.
  • 27 Feb 2013 War in Afghanistan:: Taliban insurgents kill 17 Afghan government-affiliated militia personnel in an overnight attack in Andar District of eastern Ghazni Province.
  • 28 Feb 2013 Insurgency in South Thailand: Thailand opens peace talks with Muslim rebels after 20 years of conflict.
  • 01 Feb 2013 The Shard, the sixth-tallest building in Europe, opens its viewing gallery to the public.
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The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings Playbook


This heartwarming New York Times bestseller is now a major movie directed by David O. Russell. It has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, four Golden Globes and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. "Aawww shucks!" Nancy Pearl, …

A Memory Of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

A Memory Of Light


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The Aviator'S Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Aviator'S Wife


Melanie Benjamin, an acclaimed novelist, opens the door to the story of Charles Lindbergh's marriage in the spirit of Loving Frank (and The Paris Wife)

Speaking From Among The Bones by Alan Bradley

Speaking From Among The Bones


NAMED ONE OFF THE BEST BOOKS IN YEARS BY NPR * NEWYORKTIMES BESTSELLERFrom Alan Bradley, an award-winning author comes the next cozy British mystery featuring Flavia de

Vampires In The Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

Vampires In The Lemon Grove


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