July 2013 calendar

July 2013

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.

But much more happened on July 2013: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2013?


  • 01 Jul 2013 Around 15 million Egyptians call for the resignation and revocation of President Mohammed Morsi.
  • 02 Jul 2013 July 2013 Egyptian protests, at least 16 deaths and more than 200 injuries in clashes close to Cairo University. (Ahram Online). Mohamed Kamel Amr, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, resigns along with five other ministers. (Reuters via MSN). President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt vows to remain in office despite protests.
  • 03 Jul 2013 Egypt's military removes President Mohamed Morsi and installs Adly Mannsour, head of the Supreme Constitutional Court as the country's interim leader.
  • 04 Jul 2013 Since Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 caused severe damage to Liberty Island, New York Harbor's harbor island, the Statue of Liberty opened for the first time.
  • 05 Jul 2013 Multiple attacks by Islamist gunmen on security forces in Sinai Peninsula were made with only one soldier and five officers reported as dead.
  • 06 Jul 2013 Muse, an English rock band, held a concert at Rome's Olympic Stadium. This concert was the first recorded live in 4K resolution.
  • 07 Jul 2013 Five people are injured in a series of blasts near Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya in the Indian state Bihar.
  • 08 Jul 2013 Aftermath of Egypt's 2013 coup d’etat: A total of 42 people were killed and many more were injured in an attack by the Army on a sit-in organized by former President Mohamed Morsi, which took place in Cairo's Nasr City district.
  • 09 Jul 2013 Syrian civil war: Ban Ki-Moon (the Secretary-General of United Nations) calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan 53 people were injured when a car bomb exploded in the Beirut office of Hezbollah, a Shia militant group.
  • 10 Jul 2013 Syrian civil war: Syrians in Aleppo protest against rebel control of government-held areas within the city.
  • 11 Jul 2013 More than 30 people, including members of the security forces, were killed in bomb and gun attacks in Iraq.
  • 12 Jul 2013 Eight civilians were kidnapped by the Moro National Liberation Front in the Philippines Basilan Province. Four of them were later released.
  • 13 Jul 2013 According to the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation for Darfur, seven peacekeepers were killed in combat and 17 others were injured while on patrol returning from Nyala, the capital city of Sudan's South Darfur state.
  • 14 Jul 2013 Syrian civil war: The opposition claims that 200 civilians have been trapped in a mosque in Damascus' suburb, while fighting outside rages.
  • 15 Jul 2013 Mexican Drug War: Miguel Trevino Morales is captured by the Mexican Army. He was the chief leader of Los Zetas' drug cartel.
  • 16 Jul 2013 Six mediators were killed by pro-government militiamen in Homs, a Syrian province.
  • 17 Jul 2013 Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula confirmed that Said Ali al-Shihri, its former deputy, was killed in a drone strike by the United States.
  • 18 Jul 2013 Eight Afghan labourers were killed while on their way to work in the U.S. military base at Logar Province.
  • 19 Jul 2013 At least 20 people are killed in an attack on a Sunni mosque in Diyala, eastern Iraq.
  • 20 Jul 2013 Helen Thomas, a veteran journalist from the USA, has died at 92.
  • 21 Jul 2013 Hundreds of al-Qaeda prisoner escape from two Iraqi prisons during armed raids.
  • 22 Jul 2013 A series of militant attacks on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula resulted in the deaths of six people, including police officers and army officers.
  • 23 Jul 2013 Nine people were killed in Cairo, Egypt as former President Mohamed Morsi's supporters and foes continue to fight.
  • 24 Jul 2013 Mexican Drug War: 22 people are killed in clashes between the Knights Templar Cartel Mexican federal police and Mexican drug cartels in Michoacan. Government press reports state that two of the victims were law enforcement officers, and the other was a cartel gunman.
  • 25 Jul 2013 According to the United Nations, the death toll from the ongoing civil war in Syria has surpassed 100,000.
  • 26 Jul 2013 Aftermath of 2013 Egyptian coup d’etat: Three weeks after Mohamed Morsi, the president, was ousted in a military coup. During the demonstrations, at least eight people are killed and many more are injured by violence.
  • 27 Jul 2013 Aftermath to the 2013 Egyptian coup de tat: More than 100 people are killed and approximately 1,500 are injured in violent protests in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 28 Jul 2013 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least eight police officers were killed in a suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq.
  • 29 Jul 2013 Iraqi insurgency (2011-13).: At least 44 people are killed by a wave of 12 car bombs that targeted Shiite communities within Iraq.
  • 30 Jul 2013 Nigerian Sharia Conflict: A series of explosions that targeted bars in Kano, northern Nigeria's city of Kano has claimed 28 lives.
  • 31 Jul 2013 A heatwave in Shanghai has caused at least 10 deaths. It reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and was the highest recorded temperature on record.
  • 06 Jul 2013 At least 42 people are killed in a shooting at a school in Yobe State, Nigeria.
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Blurred Lines
  2. - Get Lucky
  3. - Radioactive
  4. - We Can't Stop
  5. - Cruise (Remix)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 2013?

World War Z by Max Brooks

World War Z


"The end was coming." --Voices of the Zombie WarThe Zombie War came very close to ending humankind's existence. Max Brooks was driven by the urgent need to preserve the first-hand, acid-etched experiences of the

The Eye Of God by James Rollins

The Eye Of God


James Rollins, New York Times bestseller and author of The Eye of God is a novel about Sigma Force. He presents an apocalyptic vision of the future that was predicted by the distant past in The Eye of God. In

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

The Silver Star


It is the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Glass Castle. Jeannette Walls' riveting new novel "transports us...She contemplates how extraordinary bravery it takes to face real-life demons, in a world that may require you to not run away." (O, …

The Light In The Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

The Light In The Ruins


1943: The Rosatis, an Italian noble family, are hidden in the Tuscany hills. They believe that their villa's walls will protect them from the ravaging forces of nature.

Unseen by Karin Slaughter



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The bonus story "Busted", which was published in the New York Times, is now available. Karin Slaughter's books featuring Detective Will Trent are riveting and beautifully drawn.