June 2013 calendar

June 2013

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2013?


  • 01 Jun 2013 Two drone strikes kill at least seven suspected al-Qaeda militants in the Abyan Governorate of Yemen. (Reuters)
  • 02 Jun 2013 Syrian Civil War:: A car bomb explodes near a police station in the Damascus suburb of Jobar, killing at least eight members of the security forces and injuring civilians. (CNN)
  • 03 Jun 2013 2013 protests in Turkey:: Riot police fire tear gas at people in Istanbul and Ankara amid calls for the downfall of the current Turkish government. (Al Jazeera) (RT) (RFERL)The Turkish Doctors' Union (TTB) says one person has been killed in Taksim Gezi Park. (Xinhua)Turkey's public sector unions start a two-day strike in support of the anti-government demonstrations. (BBC)
  • 04 Jun 2013 2013 protests in Turkey:: Turkish public servants go on a two-day strike in support of the protests as a second fatality is reported. (AFP via The Daily Telegraph)Support for the protests in Turkey spread across Europe with demonstrators gathering outside the EU Parliament in Brussels, and France. (Al Jazeera)
  • 05 Jun 2013 Turkey's Ahmet Davutoğlu announces an investigation into police attacks on civilians with tear gas and water cannon in cities nationwide. (Al Jazeera)
  • 06 Jun 2013 Gunmen ambush a bus in Al Anbar Governorate, Iraq, killing 10 border police and 5 civilians. (Reuters)
  • 07 Jun 2013 Drone attacks in Pakistan: A U.S. drone attack kills at least seven people in Pakistan. (The New York Times)
  • 08 Jun 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present):: In Afghanistan, a man wearing an Afghan military uniform attacks and kills three American soldiers, in what appears to be an insider attack on U.S. International Security Assistance Force soldiers, based in east Afghanistan's Paktika Province. (Voice of America)In a separate unrelated incident, an Italian soldier is killed and three are wounded when a child throws a grenade at a NATO convoy in west Afghanistan's Farah Province. (NBC)
  • 09 Jun 2013 A Lebanese man protesting against Hezbollah's role in the Syrian civil war is shot dead outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut. (BBC)
  • 10 Jun 2013 Bombs explode across Iraq, killing at least 70 people and wounding many more, following a month of attacks bloodier than any the country has experienced since June 2008. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • 11 Jun 2013 2013 protests in Turkey:: Turkish police carry off dozens of lawyers, with reports that some have been kicked in the head and subjected to other assaults. (RT) (The Guardian)Police move past the barricades in Istanbul's Taksim Square, occupied by protesters. (AP via CBC News)Riot police fill Taksim Square with tear gas, while clashes between protesters and police continue into the night. (CNN) (Reuters)
  • 12 Jun 2013 Syrian Civil War:: United Nations peacekeepers from Austria start withdrawing from the Golan Heights. (AP via the Idaho Statesman)
  • 13 Jun 2013 Syrian civil war:: The United Nations estimates that the death toll was just under 93,000 as at the end of April. (New York Times)The United States establishes and concludes that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has used chemical weapons. (ABC News)
  • 14 Jun 2013 Syrian civil war:: The United States offers unspecified military equipment to the rebels after determining that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against the opposition. (Al Jazeera)
  • 15 Jun 2013 2011–present Libyan factional fighting:: Clashes between Libyan army forces and armed protesters in the city of Benghazi kill at least six soldiers. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 16 Jun 2013 A series of car bombings by insurgents across central and southern Iraq kill at least twenty people. (BBC)
  • 17 Jun 2013 The 39th G8 summit gets underway in Northern Ireland with the Syrian civil war high on the agenda. (BBC)
  • 18 Jun 2013 Several Mozambican soldiers are killed following an attack on an armoury in Dondo, Mozambique. (BBC)
  • 19 Jun 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict:: Boko Haram gunmen kill nine children in an attack on a school in Maiduguri. (BBC)
  • 20 Jun 2013 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: The Committee on the Rights of the Child accuses Israeli soldiers of torturing Palestinian children and using them as human shields. (Reuters)
  • 21 Jun 2013 A suicide bomber kills 15 and injures 20 in a Shi'ite mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. (Bangkok Post)
  • 22 Jun 2013 2013 protests in Turkey:: Police use water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets on thousands of civilians gathered in Istanbul's Taksim Square for a memorial to the 4 protestors killed in previous days. (The Guardian)
  • 23 Jun 2013 Syrian civil war spillover in Lebanon:: Six Lebanese Army soldiers are killed and several others injured in clashes at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Sidon. (Al Jazeera)
  • 24 Jun 2013 Syrian civil war spillover in Lebanon:: Clashes between the Lebanese Army and supporters of the Salafist cleric Ahmed Al-Assir continue for a second day around the Ain el-Hilweh camp near Sidon. The government reports at least 15 soldiers killed and 38 others injured in the violence, as it promises crackdown on ethnic strife across the country. (Al Jazeera)
  • 25 Jun 2013 War in Afghanistan:: Taliban forces attack near the Presidential Palace in Kabul. (BBC)
  • 26 Jun 2013 At least nine people are killed and several others injured as a bomb targeted at Sindh High Court judge Justice Maqbool Baqar explodes in the Pakistani city of Karachi. (The Express Tribune) (Dawn)
  • 27 Jun 2013 European leaders agree to back a deal on the European Union's long-term budget after a deal is done on a rebate for the United Kingdom. (Reuters)
  • 28 Jun 2013 One trainee member of the Philippine National Police is killed and six injured in an ambush in Mountain Province. (ABS-CBN News)
  • 29 Jun 2013 Eight Royal Thai Army soldiers are killed during an ambush in Krong Pinang District in Yala Province located in Southern Thailand. (BBC)
  • 30 Jun 2013 175 prisoners in the southern Nigeria town of Akure are freed by armed gunmen who also kill two civilians during the raid. (Reuters)

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Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove

Country: United States of America

The World's End

The World's End

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

The Heat

The Heat

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Paul Feig

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir


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Collapse Of Dignity by Napoleon Gomez

Collapse Of Dignity


#4 Book on The New York Times Monthly Business Bestseller List #9 Book on The New York Times Monthly Political Bestseller List #9 Book on The New York Times Weekly

The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Son


Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son: an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the

12th of Never by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

12th of Never


It's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor--while two killers are on the loose. Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby daughter is born! While Lindsay and Joe are at home in bliss, San Francisco gets hit with multiple killings.

Silken Prey by John Sandford

Silken Prey


Murder. Scandal. Politics. And one billionaire heiress so dangerous in so many ways.It’s the explosive new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Daddy's Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

Daddy's Gone A Hunting


In this "tantalizing" (Booklist) novel, Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens the lives of two sisters.What