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Remembering 2013: year in review

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Remembering 2013, a year in review.

January 20, President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term.

March 13, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina elected the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church at age 76. He is the first Jesuit, South American and non-European pope in over 1200 years.

April 15, two bomb blasts kill three people in the Boston Marathon.

May 17, Chef Paula Deen, loses her Food Network contract and several endorsement deals after videotape deposition points a sticky finger at her regarding the “N-word”.

May 20, Moore, Oklahoma, 25 lives lost and multiple homes, vehicles and schools are destroyed by a tornado.

June 9, so much for National Security, after a contractor for the agency leaks details of mass-surveillance programs.

June 26, same-sex marriage victory in a 5 to 4 U.S. Supreme Court decision..

July 22, the future king of England, Prince George, is born to Kate and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

August 28, marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where thousands of people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, the same place Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.

September 2, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida. It took her only 53 hours to achieve, at the age of 64.

October 1, federal shut down after Congress falls short for 2014 fiscal year funding. Business resumed on October 17.

October 17, first day of open enrollment on HeathCare.gov but the website needed tweaking and is still in recovery.

November 19, JP Morgan Chase agrees to pay a $13 billion settlement with the U.S. government and admits to misrepresentations in sales of “toxic” mortgage-backed securities.

November 22, marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

December 5, former South African President, Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95

December 10, Miley Cyrus named Best Artist of the year by MTV for the most visited artist page and most watched video on the web

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