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Millennium: 3rd millennium
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2013 (MMXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday in the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year since 1987 to have all four of its digits being different numbers.



Oura fire viewed from Willans Hill
One of the bush fires in New South Wales, Australia, viewed from Wagga Wagga.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in inaugural parade 01-21-13
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the parade after Barack Obama's second public inauguration on January 21.


Chelyabinsk meteor trace 15-02-2013
The meteor over Chelyabinsk




Aerial view of 2013 Moore tornado damage
View of the devastation caused by the 2013 Moore tornado on May 20.


Hochwasser Passau 2013-06-03
Flooding in Passau, Bavaria, southern Germany, during the floods in Central Europe.
North India June 2013 satellite postflood
Satellite image showing devastating monsoon flooding in northern India.


Lac megantic burning
The scene after the train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on July 6.
Accidente ferroviario de Angrois cerca de Santiago de Compostela - 24-07-2013
Aftermath of the train crash in Santiago de Compostela on July 24.


Olinguito ZooKeys 324, solo
The discovery of the Olinguito is announced on August 15.


Tony Abbott - 2010
Tony Abbott becomes the 28th Prime Minister of Australia after winning the election.


Uetersen Orkan Christian 01
Emergency services doing recovery work in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, during the St Jude Storm.


Haiyan 2013 track
Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many towns and cities, and killing thousands of people.


Nelson Mandela-2008 (edit)
Nelson Mandela, who died at age 95 in Johannesburg

Nobel Prizes

Major religious holidays

In fiction and popular culture

Comic books

  • X-Men: The X-Men try to overthrow the dystopian rule of the robot Sentinels in the Days of Future Past storyline (1980).
  • In the comic book Legion of Super-Heroes (Number 6, July 2005, DC Comics), Cosmic Boy avers that the Bar Code on the cover of comic books is "destined to become outlawed in the Design Aesthetic Wars of 2013."


  • Escape From LA (1996)
  • The Postman (1997)
  • A Scanner Darkly (2006)


  • In the BBC mockumentary Time Trumpet, British retail chain, Tesco launches an invasion of Denmark on January 21 of this year.
  • The last few minutes of the Season 4 finale and Season 5 of Desperate Housewives is set in this year.
  • BBC Drama Spooks: Code 9 is set in this year.
  • The anime version of Death Note ends in this year, when the main character, Light Yagami, dies from a heart attack after being shot multiple times.

Mathematical interest

  • The date will comprise four distinct digits, for the first time since 1987.
  • The date will comprise of four consecutive digits, for the first time since 1980.



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