This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The most important events in 2013



  • 15th February: a meteor exploded in Russia, injuring 1,491 people. It was the most powerful meteor to strike Earth in over a century.
  • 26th February: French diplomat and writer, Stéphane Hessel died.
  • 28th February: Pope Benedict XVI resigned as pope.


  • 5th March: Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela died.
  • 13th March: Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis.
  • 24th March: Central African Republic conflict.


  • 2nd April: The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty.



  • 14th-30th June: There were floods and landslides in India.
  • 22nd June: Presient Mursi was ousted in Egypt.


  • 1st July: Croatia became the 28th member country of the European Union.
  • 4th July: Margaret Thatcher died at 87.
  • 18th July: The city of Detroit (US) went bankrupt.
  • 22nd July: Prince George of Cambridge was born in the UK.
  • 24th July. Train crash in Santiago de Compostela.



  • 7th September: the 2020 Olympics were won by Japan.


  • 10th October: 140 countries signed the UNEP Minamata Treaty to protect human health and the environment from emissions and releases of mercury

    • 8th November: Typoon Haiyan, the strongest cyclon ever, hit the Philippines. 6,149 people died.
    • 17th November: British writer, Doris Lessing died. She had been awarded the Nobel prize.


    • 4th December: Nelson Mandela died at 95.

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