2013 Newspaper Headlines
The year 2013 brought news that shocked the nation, brought hope to the public and entertainment that has been providing happiness ever since. To begin, a 2013 newspaper from February would include observations and details from the trial which saw previous record holder and role model Oscar Pistorius accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. They would also record President Barack Obama officially beginning his second term as U.S. President.
May 2013 newspaper headlines brought some good news, including the discovery of human stem cell cloning, with dramatic and significant implications for the future of medicine. One of the most talked about events from 2013 was the enjoyment brought by the film Frozen. Starring Kristen Bell, the movie is the highest-grossing animated film of all time. For more important events from the year 2013 see our breakdown in the table below.
January 2, 2013
NFL legend, Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs.
January 9, 2013
No living candidates are elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time since 1996.
January 15, 2013
New York is the first state to pass a law relating to guns since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The new law bans possession of high-capacity magazines, requires a state-registry for assault-class weapons, and requires background checks.
January 17, 2013
Syrian army forces in Homs massacre 106 people.
January 20, 2013
Barack Obama officially begins his second term as U.S. President, and is sworn into office in the Blue Room of the White House.
January 24, 2013
For his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, David Headley is sentenced to 35 years in prison.
February 1, 2013
Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State, submits her resignation. John Kerry replaces her after his confirmation by the Congress.
February 11, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28th and becomes the first pope to resign since 1145.
February 14, 2013
South African amputee sprinter, Oscar Pistorius is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
February 24, 2013
Jimmie Johnson wins the Daytona 500, and Danica Patrick finishes 8th to mark the highest ever finish by a woman.
March 10, 2013
Burmese politician, Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy.
April 14, 2013
Prime Minster of Canada, Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minster, Pierre Trudeau, is elected the Liberal Party leader of Canada.
May 9, 2013
It is revealed today that in February hackers stole $45 million from worldwide bank ATM’s with large numbers of criminals using fraudulent debt cards.
May 16, 2013
Human stem cells are successfully cloned.
May 23, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America lifts its longstanding ban on gay youth members.
June 5, 2013
NSA Contractor, Edward Snowden leaks NSA documents published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK.
July 12, 2013
Human Rights Activist, Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education.
August 12, 2013
Boston gangster, Whitey Bulger is found guilty of 31 of 32 counts and is found to have been involved in 11 murders.
September 21, 2013
A series of attacks across Iraq result in 100 people killed.
September 22, 2013
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards take place, with Modern Family winning the best comedy and Breaking Bad winning the best drama.
October 30, 2013
The Boston Red Sox win their first series since 1918 after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2.
November 18, 2013
To study the atmosphere of Mars, MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) launches as a space exploration mission to send a space probe to orbit Mars.
November 27, 2013
Starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, is released.
December 1, 2013
A Metro-North train derails near Spuyten Duyvil, The Bronx, New York City, killing at least 4 people and injuring 63 others. Reports later determined that the train was travelling at 82 miles per hour, when the speed limit for that particular section of track was 30 miles per hour.
December 15, 2013
Joan Fontaine, Japanese-born British and American actress, dies at the age of 96.
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