2013 Summary

Once a year is over, it is always interesting to look back and see what happened, and which events were the most important with the benefit of hindsight. Thanks to the fact that we are able to log everything we think, do and read about on social media, looking back is now easier than ever – so we have put together a list of the key stories that were talked about the most during this year.

The death of a helicopter pilot

Air safety was at the forefront of everyone’s mind in January, when a helicopter crashed into a crane in London. It was on a foggy morning, and the pilot was killed along with somebody who was on the ground at the time. Lessons have since been learned from this, as it was decided that the accident was definitely preventable.

The resignation of a pope

In February, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be resigning. This news was shared widely all around the world, and this is largely due to the fact that he was actually the first person in almost 600 years to resign from the role of pope. The decision was made due to the poor health of the pope.

Richard III was found

Nobody could have predicted this happening, but the remains of King Richard III were found buried underneath a car park in Leicester – where he is known to have died. This sparked a lot of debate about where his remains should be buried, as there were many people who held opposing views about this.

Margaret Thatcher died

In April, Margaret Thatcher’s death was announced. This was an interesting event, as it brought back lots of memories from her time as England’s Prime Minister to the front of people’s minds, and lots of emotions were shown as a result of it. During the procession which was organised for her funeral, there were both supporters and protesters – but the event managed to be held without too much disruption.

The roaming habits of cats was revealed

If you’re a cat lover, then you will almost certainly remember the study that was held in 2013 that showed exactly how far cats choose to roam when they are away from their home during the day. The cats were fitted with trackers, and it was shown that cats regularly visited other people’s houses, and that they strayed around 8 acres from their home per day. This was a study that shocked many, as most people believe cats to be relatively lazy animals.

No matter what you chose to do in 2013, you are sure to hold lots of memories from that time. It is great to be able to look back in years to come, to see what happened that you have since allowed to slip from your memory, as this gives you the chance to truly appreciate all of the memories that you have. 2013 was an interesting year, and has lots of positive and negative things for us to look back on in the years to come.