2013 Week 17

This includes events from Sunday, April 21, 2013 through Saturday, April 27, 2013.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 21, 2013 Disasters and accidents A mining accident in China's Jilin Province kills at least 18 people and injures 12 others. (Business Standard)

April 21, 2013 River flooding continues in six states in the midwestern United States with several towns north of St Louis, Missouri expecting the Mississippi River to reach a crest. (AP via Washington Post)

April 21, 2013 Science and technology American astronauts Curt Brown, Eileen Collins, and Bonnie Dunbar are inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame. (Sacramento Bee) The Antares rocket makes its maiden flight, successfully carrying a mockup Cygnus spacecraft into orbit. (BBC) A study concludes that stress leads to faster growth in squirrels. (Headlines and Global News)

April 21, 2013 Sport In Formula One, Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean. (BBC) (The Guardian) In road bicycle racing, Daniel Martin wins 2013 Liège–Bastogne–Liège ahead of Joaquim Rodríguez and Alejandro Valverde. (BBC) (Cycling News) In football, Central Coast Mariners defeat Western Sydney Wanderers 2–0 to win the 2013 A-League Grand Final and are crowned the 2012–13 A-League champions. (A-League) In tennis, Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal to win the singles at the 2013 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. (CNN) In athletics, Tsegaye Kebede wins the 2013 London Marathon men's race; Priscah Jeptoo wins the women's race. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) In volleyball, Russia wins the 2013 Boys' Youth European Volleyball Championship defeating Poland 3–1 in the final in Laktaši, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (CEV)

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013 Arts and culture Comedy Central decides to not renew Futurama, meaning that the show may end on September 4, 2013. (Inside TV)

April 22, 2013 Sport Downing Street takes the unusual step of responding to a bizarre incident during a football game, calling on The Football Association to make an example of Luis Suárez, the footballer who yesterday bit the arm of a fellow professional on live television. (The Guardian) Liverpool Football Club fines star striker Luis Suárez after he bit into the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Sunday's live televised 2-2 draw at Anfield. (The Guardian) Manchester United secure the 2012-13 Premier League title thanks to a Robin van Persie hat trick against Aston Villa at Old Trafford, which moves them 16 points clear of rivals and reigning champions Manchester City who have only a maximum of 15 points left to play for. This is Sir Alex Ferguson's 13th title of his 27-year tenure as United's manager. (GOAL) In tennis, Russia and Italy advance to the final of the 2013 Fed Cup World Group defeating Slovakia and Czech Republic respectively. (Fed Cup)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013 Politics and elections Malaysian police claim that there have been hundreds of cases of election-related violence since campaigning for the Malaysian general election got underway last weekend. (My Sinchew) Italian President Giorgio Napolitano gives vice-secretary of the Democratic Party Enrico Letta the mandate to form a new government. (The Guardian), (France 24)

April 24, 2013 Law and crime A shooting occurs in Manchester, Illinois, United States, leaving 5 dead and another injured. The suspect is then killed in a gunfight with police. (Fox News) The U.S. government wins an early round in its litigation against The Bank of New York Mellon over the latter's allegedly fraudulent practices in the trading of currencies. (Reuters)

April 24, 2013 Disasters A 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes 25 kilometers from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, leaving 33 people dead and another 115 injured. Heavy damage of buildings are reported across Nangarhar Province. (Voice of America) An eight story commercial building collapses in Savar Upazila near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, resulting in at least 256 people dead, one thousand injured and scores more people trapped. (AP via ABC News), (Reuters via Sydney Morning Herald), (Daily Mail) Syrian Civil War: The 11th century minaret of the Umayyad Great Mosque at the World Heritage Site of Aleppo is destroyed. Both warring parties blame each other. (BBC), (AP via The Guardian)

April 24, 2013 Sport Liverpool striker Luis Suárez is banned for 10 games by the FA for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. (BBC Sport)

April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25) (Thursday) edit history watch Armed conflict and attacks Boston Marathon bombings: Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City, claims that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation briefed him that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said that the bombers intended to attack New York City next. (CBC) The Israeli Air Force shoots down a Hezbollah drone from Lebanon off the coast of Haifa. (Jerusalem Post) A gunman kills three people with a Kalashnikov rifle in a shooting attack in Istres, France. (The Local) Business and economy French unemployment reaches a record level of 3.22 million. (Reuters) International relations Northern Mali conflict (2012–present): The United Nations Security Council votes to send a peacekeeping force to Mali to replace French and African forces battling Islamist guerrillas. (AAP via News Limited) Syrian Civil War: The United States Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel claims that US intelligence has concluded "with some degree of varying confidence" that the Government of Syria has used sarin gas during the past two years in the civil war. The Israeli and British governments made similar statements. (CBS News) The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia 22 years after it closed as a result of the chaos after the fall of Mohamed Siad Barre's government and subsequent Somali Civil War. (Voice of America) Law and crime Mexican photojournalist Daniel Alejandro Martínez Bazaldúa is found dead in Saltillo, Coahuila, an area where Los Zetas drug cartel operates. With his death, Mexico consolidates itself as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, where more than 80 have been killed since 2000. (The Huffington Post) After being missing for over a week, the body of Sunil Tripathi is found in the Providence River. (Boston) Politics and elections The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, is dedicated in the presence of President of the United States Barack Obama, former president George W. Bush and all living former presidents. The complex will be opened to the public on May 1. (CBS News) Sport In American football, the 2013 NFL Draft begins with Kansas City Chiefs selecting Eric Fisher in New York City's Radio City Music Hall. (The Guardian) In horse racing, the British Horseracing Authority bans Godolphin Racing trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni for eight years after 11 racehorses in his care test positive for anabolic steroids. (AP via Washington Post)

Current events of April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26) (Friday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks War in Afghanistan (2001-present) Six police officers are poisoned and shot to death in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan while another one is missing. (Los Angeles Times) Business and Economy The central bank of Mexico announces that it is holding its benchmark interest rate at 4%, where it has been since a half-point cut announced in March, despite recent reports of inflating consumer prices. (Reuters) Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King announces that Winston Churchill will be featured on the 5 pound bank note which he says will likely begin circulation in 2016. (AP via ABC) Disasters A fire in a psychiatric hospital in the Russian town of Ramensky in Dmitrovsky District near Moscow kills 38 people. (AP via USA Today) (BBC) The death toll from the 2013 Savar building collapse in Bangladesh rises to 348. (AP via Miami Herald) At least 30 people die in southern Afghanistan after a bus crashes into the wreckage of a truck attacked by Taliban insurgents. (The News Pakistan) International relations South Korea announces that it will withdraw its remaining workers from North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Region to protect their safety after the North Korean government rejects talks. (Deutsche Welle) The White House reports that the United States may have to use military action against Syria. (FOX News) Law and crime Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is transferred from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to the federal prison facility in Fort Devens in the US state of Massachusetts. (Reuters) Eleven members of a Birmingham, United Kingdom, terror cell are jailed for planning an attack to rival the 7 July and 9/11 atrocities. (BBC) Russian police and security agents detain 140 people at a mosque in Moscow on suspicion of involvement with Islamic extremism. (ABC News) Arts and culture Country music singer George Jones dies at the age of 81. (New York Times) Politics and elections Mining billionaire Clive Palmer announces that he is reviving the United Australia Party and standing candidates at the 2013 Australian election. (ABC News Australia)

Other History

Earlier periods of history including prehistory, antiquity, and classical and medieval history can be connected.

Other modern history

The 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, and 19th century can be connected.

Other 20th century

The early 20th century, early mid 20th century, mid 20th century, and late mid 20th century can be connected. The late 20th century including the early 1980s, late 1980s, and early 1990s can be connected. A prison massacre in Brazil in 1992 had effects into this period. The late 1990s including 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 can be connected.

Other early 21st century

The early 2000s including 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 can be connected.

The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2007, and 2009 can be connected. 2010 including the first quarter 2010, second quarter 2010, third quarter 2010, and fourth quarter 2010 can be connected.

Other early 2010s

2011 including the first quarter 2011, second quarter 2011, third quarter 2011, and fourth quarter 2011 can be connected.

2012 including the first quarter 2012 and second quarter 2012 can be connected. The third quarter 2012 including July 2012, August 2012, and September 2012 can be connected. Fourth quarter 2012 including October 2012, November 2012, and December 2012 can be connected.

Other 2013

The first quarter 2013 including January 2013 can be connecctd. February 2013 including 2013 week 5, 2013 week 6, 2013 week 7, 2013 week 8, and 2013 week 9 can be connected. March 2013 including 2013 week 9, 2013 week 10, 2013 week 11 and 2013 week 12 can be connected. 2013 week 13 at present has connections to North Korea. 2013 week 14 can be connected.

Other events of the second quarter 2013 can be connected.

Other events of April 2013 including 2013 week 14, 2013 week 15, and 2013 week 16 can be connected. May 2013 and June 2013 can be connected. The third quarter 2013 and fourth quarter 2013 can be connected.

2014 can be connected.

The future can be connected.


Peoples of the world, communities, and social structure and change can be used to examine this week.

Peoples of the world

Nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected.

Nations such as Turkey, Congo DR, Thailand, France, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Burma, Colombia, Spain, Ukraine, Tanzania, Argentina, Kenya, Poland, Algeria, Canada, Iraq, Uganda, Morocco, Sudan, Peru can be connected.

Western Civilization including Germany can be connected.

April 22, 2013 A Hamburg, Germany, court fines Google €145,000 for violating privacy laws with its Street View service. (The Wall Street Journal)

April 22, 2013 The European Union lifts an oil trade embargo it imposed on Syria during the early stages of the Civil War to help the finances of the opposition. (Fox News)

April 23, 2013 The United States stock market undergoes a flash crash of 1 percent when the twitter feed from the Associated Press news agency is hacked and erroneously states that several explosions have injured President Barack Obama. (CNBC)

April 24, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: The FBI and the CIA admit that Russian intelligence had warned the U.S. intelligence agencies several times regarding the extremist connections of Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the Boston marathon bombings. (GLOBO News)

Anglic peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

April 21, 2013 Online auctioneer eBay asks its customers to fight against a proposed U.S. online sales tax. (The Street)

April 21, 2013 Five people are killed in a shooting incident at an apartment complex in Federal Way, Washington, south of Seattle. (CNN)

April 21, 2013 American actress Reese Witherspoon is arrested in Atlanta, Georgia on charges of disorderly conduct. (Entertainment Weekly)

April 21, 2013 Australian rock singer Chrissy Amphlett (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), dies at age 53 from breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. (Telegraph)

April 22, 2013 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest and charge two men with plotting to disrupt a Toronto area train service in a plot claimed to be backed by al-Qaeda elements. (Reuters Canada)

April 22, 2013 UK police announce that they are calling off the search for missing girl April Jones. (Sky News)

April 22, 2013 The U.S. International Trade Commission sides with Apple against a claim by Google that Apple's popular iPhones violate a Google patent. (Reuters)

April 22, 2013 News Corporation agrees to pay $139 million to American shareholders due to the phone hacking scandal. (The New York Times)

April 23, 2013 Law and crime British businessman James McCormick is convicted on three counts of fraud at the Old Bailey after selling fake bomb detectors based on a device for finding golf balls to countries including Iraq and Georgia. (BBC)

April 23, 2013 All charges against a suspect of letters containing ricin were dropped due to lack of evidence. (CNN)

April 23, 2013 The Australian Federal Police arrest the self-proclaimed leader of the LulzSec hacking group in the New South Wales city of Gosford. (ABC News Australia)

Latin peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected.

April 21, 2013 Horacio Cartes, of the Colorado Party, is elected President of Paraguay with 45.91% percent of the vote. (BBC)

April 22, 2013 Law and crime Clothing retailer Ralph Lauren agrees to pay $1.6 million for claims of bribery to public officials in Argentina from 2005 to 2009. (Bloomberg)

April 23, 2013 Politics and elections The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalising same-sex marriage, paving the way for the President François Hollande to promulgate it. (AP via Yahoo News)

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

April 21, 2013 Law and crime Twenty-three Brazilian police officers are sentenced to 156 years in jail each for their involvement in the 1992 Carandiru prison massacre. (BBC)

Northeast European peoples such as those of Russia can be connected.

April 22, 2013 A man goes on a shooting rampage outside a firearm shop in Belgorod, Russia, killing six. (BBC)

Asiatic peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

Middle Eastern peoples such as those of Egypt can be connected.

April 21, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Locals and activists in Damascus report that the Syrian Army killed over 500 people in the suburb of Jdeit al-Fadel. (CNN)

April 21, 2013 Politics and elections Egypt's Justice Minister Ahmed Mekky resigns in protest of perceived attacks on judiciary by the nation's leadership. (Globe and Mail)

April 22, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): 11 people are kidnapped in Afghanistan after the helicopter they were in was forced to land. The Taliban takes responsibility for the abductions. (Los Angeles Times)

April 23, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Syrian civil war: An Israeli military intelligence analyst states that Syria has used chemical weapons repeatedly over the past month. He also criticizes the international community for not responding to the use of the weapons. (The New York Times)

April 23, 2013 Two Orthodox Christian bishops kidnapped by gunmen in a rebel-held area in northern Syria are released. (BBC)

April 23, 2013 A car bomb detonates outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, resulting in two guards being injured and extensive damage to the embassy. (AFP News via Yahoo!7 Australia)

April 23, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): At least 28 are dead and more than 70 are injured as violence breaks out in Hawija, Iraq, between police forces and Sunni Muslim activists. (CNN) Two roadside bombs detonate outside a Sunni mosque killing at least 4 people and wounding 13 in Dora, Baghdad, Iraq. (CNN)

South Asian peoples such as those of Bangladesh can be connected.

India can be connected.

Pakistan can be connected.

April 23, 2013 Pakistani police defuse a car bomb near a fortified farmhouse where the former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf is under house arrest. (The Guardian)

Oriental peoples such as those of Japan can be connected.

April 21, 2013 North Korea reportedly moves two more missile launchers to its east coast in anticipation of an expected missile launch. (AFP via The Melbourne Age)

China can be connected.

April 23, 2013 The Government of Japan summons the ambassador from the People's Republic of China after a flotilla of Chinese ships sail near the disputed Senkaku Islands. (Al Jazeera)

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples such as those of Vietnam can be connected.

April 22, 2013 The European Union lifts all sanctions and trade embargoes on Myanmar excluding arms trade and other trade of equipment that could be used for internal repression, citing the improvement of political freedoms. (Fox News)

April 23, 2013 President Thein Sein of Myanmar grants amnesty to 93 prisoners. Some prisoners are reported as prisoners of conscience and political prisoners. (AP via The Sun Herald)

Southeast Asian Island peoples such as those of the Philippines can be connected. Indonesia can be connected.

African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected.

April 21, 2013 War in Somalia (2009–present): A Somali journalist is shot and killed in an attack by unknown gunmen. (New York Times)

West African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

April 21, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: In Nigeria, a clash between the military and Islamic extremists leaves at least 185 people dead. (USA Today)

April 22, 2013 The Nigerian Red Cross claims that 185 people have been killed in Borno State in the north of country over the past few days as a result of fighting between militants and government state forces. The local military claim the numbers are inflated. (Voice of America)

American Indian peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected. Middle American Indian peoples such as those of the southwestern United States can be connected. South American Indian peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Communities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing, Osaka can be connected.

Social structure and change including social types and social structure can be connected. Social change including particular changes and movements, social change processes, and social change factors can be connected.


Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be connected. Government including particular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected. Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected. Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected. Family including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage can be connected.

Culture including conceptual culture and material culture can be connected.

Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected.

April 23, 2013 Sport Wimbledon announced that the prize money will rise 40% this year which will be the largest payout in tennis history. (AP via USA Today)

April 23, 2013 West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle slams the fastest century in cricket history, reaching the triple figure in just 30 balls. (Times of India)

April 23, 2013 Bayern Munich thrash Barcelona 4–0 in their 2012-13 UEFA Champions League Semi-Final First leg. (BBC Sport)

Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be connected.

Personal studies and science will be connected as the site develops.

Created 22 Apr 2013 Last updated 27 Apr 2013