This New Year’s Eve, Let’s Take a Look Back at 2013!

As 2013 reaches its finality, it is a common practice to reflect on the year’s events: the heartbreaks, the challenges, and  the triumphs. We have changed with the seasons, learning a great deal more about ourselves. Our decisions, and their consequences, have led to this moment – while we write this blog and while you read it. Another twelve months of decisions and outcomes await.

New Year’s inherent appeal is each unknown opportunity we have yet to discover. Our future is limited only by our desire. Whether it is a new love or a new career or  a new car we want, it takes an undying initiative to fulfill it. This is the foundation upon which we build a New Year’s Resolution.

At Mercedes-Benz of Cary, we compiled a list of some of the most significant events of this past year. The past, after all, can hint at what the future may hold. Our selection is varied with choices, whether famed or notorious, that acquired the most attention in the media.


Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Rwanda, and South Korea joined the United Nations Security Council.


Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy, which was the first resignation since 1415.


Asteroid 2013 ET came within 693,000 miles of Earth’s surface.


Syria faced chemical weapon allegations from Britain and France.


After losing the spot in 2008, Bill Gates was named the World’s Richest Man with $72.7 billion dollars.


Edward Snowden pushed the NSA into the spotlight after he leaked information regarding the agency’s data collection.


Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi is deposed by the military.


Vladimir Putin granted Edward Snowden a one-year asylum in Russia.


The final episode of Breaking Bad aired, concluding Walter White’s Shakespearean downfall.


The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.


Twitter went public, setting an IPO of $26 dollars per share.


Nelson Mandella, a pillar for human rights activists, passed away on December 5th.

What was the most significant event of 2013 to you? Please share!

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