This page is a chronology of events in year 2013 directly related to Wikipedia and Wikipedians, both within Wikipedia and in the whole wide world. Wikipedia events and events in sister projects (Wiktionary, Wikibooks, etc.) are listed as long as they are related to Wikipedia.
Additions to this page must follow certain rules, because it is hoped that in 50 years or so this page will become a valuable source of scholar research.
- January 14: First launch of Wikidata client, on Hungarian Wikipedia
- January 31: A main belt asteroid discovered at Ukraine's Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory in August 2008 is named 274301 Wikipedia after the Wikipedia.
- August 7-11: m:Wikimania 2013, 9th annual Wikimedia Conference in Hong Kong.
Death and retirement
- June 14: User:Lady Whistler
- Aaron Swartz (AaronSw)
- Roger Ebert (Rebert)
- Atul Chitnis (Achitnis)
- John T. Riedl (Riedl)
- Jackson Peebles (Jackson Peebles)
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- Trivial events must be avoided:
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- Routine Wikipedia activities, such as a promotion of an article to featured state, are generally not listed here, unless such events generate significant buzz outside its normal working scope.
- ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-12-24/Technology report