Top 12 Biggest Stories of 2013
- January 2013
The year started off with the ongoing Syrian Civil War, mostly affecting Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
- February 2013
The world was shocked by the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, who became the first Pope to resign in 600 years at the Vatican!
- March 2013
The 16th meeting of CITES, the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species, the Conference was held in the month of March.
- April 2013
Margaret Thatcher, a famous British Politician and a former British Prime Minister died on 8th April 2013.
- May 2013
80 year old, Japanese, Yuichiro Miura, became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest.
- June 2013
A disastrous month in India when the State of Uttarakhand was struck by the worst flood hits in world history.
- July 2013
A 39,000 years old, female wooly mammoth was put out for display in Yokohama, Japan.
- August 2013
The 2013 World Athletics Championship was held in Moscow. Russia won the most gold medals while overall it was the United States which won the most medals.
- September 2013
The International Olympic Committee selected Tokyo, Japan to host the 2020 Olympics.
- October 2013
Astronomers discovered the farthest, oldest and the most distant galaxy in the Universe.
- November 2013
A very special month, making Indians proud, when the ‘Mangalayaan’ or the Mars Orbiter Mission was launched by ISRO, the Indian Scientific Research Organization, into the Earth’s orbit on 5th November 2013. A mission to Mars, it is India’s first interplanetary mission.
- December 2013
South Africa’s first Black President, Nelson Mandela, died at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013.
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