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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2013?


Events

  • 01 Jul 2013 Demonstrations across Egypt gather about 15 million people nationwide calling for the resignation of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. (The Atlantic)
  • 02 Jul 2013 July 2013 Egyptian protests:: At least 16 people are killed and over 200 injured in clashes near Cairo University. (Ahram Online)Mohamed Kamel Amr resigns as the Foreign Minister of Egypt along with five other ministers who also submit their resignations after Sunday protests. (Reuters via MSN)The President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi vows to stay in office despite the protests. (The Telegraph)
  • 03 Jul 2013 Egypt's military deposes President Mohamed Morsi, and installs Adly Mansour, the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, as the country's new interim leader. (CNN)
  • 04 Jul 2013 The Statue of Liberty opens for the first time since Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to Liberty Island in New York harbor in late October 2012. (The Atlantic Wire)
  • 05 Jul 2013 Islamist gunmen stage multiple attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula with one soldier and five policemen reported dead. (Reuters)
  • 06 Jul 2013 English rock band, Muse held a concert in Rome, which is called "Live at Rome Olympic Stadium". The concert become the first ever live concert recorded in 4K resolution.
  • 07 Jul 2013 A serial blast injures 5 people near Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya, in the Indian state of Bihar. (TOI)
  • 08 Jul 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état:: At least 42 people have been killed and hundreds injured after the Army raids a sit-in by supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi in the Nasr City district of Cairo. (BBC)
  • 09 Jul 2013 Syrian civil war:: Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan. (Al Jazeera)A car bomb targeting the office of the Shia militant group Hezbollah located in the Lebanese capital Beirut injures 53 people. (BBC) (The Independent) (The Guardian)
  • 10 Jul 2013 Syrian civil war:: Syrians in Aleppo stage a protest against a rebel siege of government-held areas in the city. (BBC)
  • 11 Jul 2013 Bomb and gun attacks across Iraq kill more than 30 people including members of the Iraqi security forces. (BBC)
  • 12 Jul 2013 The Moro National Liberation Front kidnaps eight civilians in the Philippines Basilan province later releasing four of them. (Inquirer)
  • 13 Jul 2013 The African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur confirms that seven peacekeepers were killed and 17 injured in a patrol while returning to their base in Manawashi near Nyala, the capital of Sudan's South Darfur state. (France 24)
  • 14 Jul 2013 Syrian civil war:: Syria's opposition claims that 200 civilians are trapped in a mosque in a Damascus suburb while fighting rages outside. (CTV)
  • 15 Jul 2013 Mexican Drug War: The Mexican Army captures Miguel Treviño Morales, the supreme leader of Los Zetas drug cartel. (CBS News)
  • 16 Jul 2013 Pro-government militiamen kill six mediators in the Syrian province of Homs. (BBC)
  • 17 Jul 2013 Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula confirms that its former deputy Said Ali al-Shihri was killed in a US drone strike. (ABC Online)
  • 18 Jul 2013 Eight Afghan labourers are killed on their way to work at a U.S. military base in Logar Province. (BBC)
  • 19 Jul 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: A suicide bombing inside a Sunni mosque in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala kills at least twenty people. (BBC)
  • 20 Jul 2013 American veteran journalist Helen Thomas, who covered the White House for nearly five decades, dies at 92. (BBC)
  • 21 Jul 2013 Hundreds of al-Qaeda prisoners escape during armed raids on two Iraqi prisons, including the Baghdad Central Prison (formerly known as Abu Ghraib). (The Telegraph)
  • 22 Jul 2013 Six people – including army officers and policemen – are killed and another eleven wounded in a series of militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. (Reuters)
  • 23 Jul 2013 Nine people are killed in Cairo, Egypt, as fighting between supporters and opponents of former President Mohamed Morsi continues. (BBC)
  • 24 Jul 2013 Mexican Drug War:: Clashes between the Knights Templar Cartel and the Mexican federal police leave 22 dead in the state of Michoacán. According to government press reports, two of the dead were law enforcement officials, while the rest were cartel gunmen. (BBC)
  • 25 Jul 2013 The United Nations states that the death toll of the ongoing Syrian civil war has exceeded 100,000. (CNN)
  • 26 Jul 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état:: Mass rival demonstrations are held across Egypt three weeks after Mohamed Morsi was deposed as president in a military coup d'état. At least eight people die and hundreds are injured in violence during the rallies. (Reuters) (BBC) (Times of Israel) (Al-Jazeera)
  • 27 Jul 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état:: Over 100 people are killed and around 1,500 injured in a violent crackdown against protesters in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. (BBC) (The Guardian)
  • 28 Jul 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A suicide bombing in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khormato kills at least eight policemen. (BBC)
  • 29 Jul 2013 Iraqi insurgency (2011–13):: A wave of twelve car bombs targeting Shiite communities in Iraq kills at least 44 people. (Reuters)
  • 30 Jul 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict:: 28 people are killed in a series of explosions targeting bars in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. (BBC)
  • 31 Jul 2013 At least ten people die as a result of a heatwave in the Shanghai which has recorded its highest temperatures on record, surpassing 40 °C (104 °F). (AFP via France 24)

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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Country: United States of America

Die Hard

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States of America

Akira

Akira

Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Country: United States of America

Little Old New York

Little Old New York

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan, Harrison Ford

Country: United States of America

Books

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Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty

Eleven Rings

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A New York Times bestsellerDuring his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of

The Light In The Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

The Light In The Ruins

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1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills of Tuscany, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the

Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton

Affliction

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Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.”Anita Blake makes her living off of zombies—but these aren’t the kind

The 9Th Girl by Tami Hoag

The 9Th Girl

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators, Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska, in a haunting new thriller.

Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno

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#1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLERHarvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings.