2013 Week 24

This includes events from Sunday, June 9, 2013 through Saturday, June 15, 2013.

There were various so far unclassified events in Western Civilization. Among Anglic peoples, US Surveillance programs were revealed, and the name of Edward Snowden appeared. There were various events among Latin peoples. There were a few among Northeast European peoples. Various events occurred among Oriental peoples. A 5th Chinese manned space mission occurred. Varous events occurred in India and Pakistan. Southeast Asian peoples have a few events. In Indonesia there was a kidnapping. Numerous events occurred among Middle Eastern peoples. There were various events among African peoples. There were some among West African peoples.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wednesday June 12, 2013

Thursday June 13, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Saturday June 15, 2013

Other history including prehistory, antiquity and classical and medieval history can be connected. Other modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, and 19th century can be connected. The 20th century including the early 20th century, early mid 20th century, mid 20th century, late mid 20th century, and late 20th century can be connected. Other periods of the early 21st century including the early 2000s and late 2000s can be connected. Other periods of the early 2010s including 2011 and 2012 can be connected. Other periods of 2013 including the first quarter 2013 can be connected. Other periods of the second quarter 2013 including April 2013, and May 2012 can be connected. Other weeks of June 2013 can be connected. 2013 week 22, 2013 week 23, and 2013 week 25 can be connected. The third quarter 2013 and fourth quarter 2013 can be connected. 2014 can be connected. The future can be connected.

Sociology including social structure and change can be connected.

Peoples of the world including 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, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ghana, North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso can be connected.

Western Civilization including Germany can be connected.

June 10, 2013 2013 European floods: The swollen Elbe River breaches its banks forcing German authorities to evacuate 10 villages. So far, 21 people have died across Central Europe. (CBC)

June 10, 2013 Floodwaters subside in Budapest after the Danube reaches record levels. (Al Jazeera)

June 11, 2013 Greek broadcaster ERT is shut as part of austerity measures. (Euronews) (Al Jazeera) (The Guardian)

June 12, 2013 The government of Greece shuts down the public radio and television broadcaster ERT, calling it a "haven of waste". (The Guardian)

June 13, 2013 Greek unions call for a general strike following the closure of public broadcaster ERT. (France 24)

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

June 9, 2013 U.S. government surveillance programs (including PRISM): A former CIA employee named Edward Snowden comes forward as the source of recent NSA leaks in the United States. Fearful of prosecution for his actions, he defects to Hong Kong. (Washington Post)

June 9, 2013 The Tony Awards, honoring excellence in Broadway theatre, are held in New York City. Kinky Boots takes home the most awards, with six, including Best Musical. (Los Angeles Times)

June 9, 2013 Scottish author Iain Banks dies of cancer at age 59. (Reuters)

June 11, 2013 U.S. government surveillance programs (including PRISM): European Union officials send a letter to U.S. attorney general Eric Holder with seven detailed questions requesting concrete explanations about the country's data snooping programs and how it affects EU citizens ahead of a meeting in Dublin this Friday. (The Guardian) (The Journal)

June 11, 2013 The American Civil Liberties Union lays down the first constitutional challenge to the U.S. programs of spying on its own citizens. ACLU accuses the U.S. government of "snatching every American's address book". (The Guardian)

June 11, 2013 Expecting to be rendered or otherwise targeted by the CIA or its allies or third parties, Edward Snowden checks out of the Hong Kong hotel in which he based himself after revealing the U.S. spy scandal to the public. (Al Jazeera)

June 11, 2013 Riot police pursue activists in central London's "Carnival Against Capitalism" organised by the group Stop G8. (Al Jazeera)

June 11, 2013 Michael Bloomberg appeals to the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division on the invalidation of a law limiting soft drink sales in New York City. (Reuters)

June 11, 2013 A charter bus carrying a group of students from a Louisville, Kentucky high school to Eastern Kentucky University crashes on the return trip to Louisville, injuring 35 people in all. (WDRB)

June 12, 2013 The New Zealand Dollar falls against all major currencies after RBNZ keeps interest rates unchanged. (Bloomberg)

June 12, 2013 The United States Dollar suffers significant losses against a variety of currencies. (Reuters)

June 12, 2013 Safeway Inc agrees to sell its 200+ Canadian stores to Sobeys for US$5.7 billion. (Financial Times)

June 12, 2013 A bus and a trolley car collide in downtown San Francisco, California, injuring fifteen people. (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 13, 2013 Kidnapped British engineer Malcolm Primrose is found safe in Indonesia. (BBC)

June 13, 2013 Four people are killed in a murder-suicide at a home health care business in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, by the owner of the business, 59-year-old Ahmed Dirir. (CNN) (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

June 13, 2013 British gangster Dale Cregan is sentenced to a whole life tariff for the murders of four people, including two police officers. (BBC)

June 13, 2013 A chemical plant explodes in Geismar, Louisiana, injuring 73 people and killing one. (Reuters)

June 13, 2013 United States Supreme Court rules that isolated human genes are not patentable, invalidating BRCA gene patents held by Myriad Genetics. (WSJ)

June 14, 2013 Former fugitive Malcolm Naden is given a life sentence and some for two murders in the Australian state of New South Wales. (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 14, 2013 Four people are shot, leaving three critically injured, when Earnest Moore, 39, a convicted murderer, who was described as the boyfriend of one of the victims, walked up to their SUV and opened fire in Nashville, Tennessee. (NBC)

June 14, 2013 U.S. Army Judge Colonel Tara Osborn rules that the Fort Hood Massacre gunman Nidal Malik Hassan cannot claim as a part of his defense that he was defending the Taliban. (NBC)

June 14, 2013 Six months after the crime which killed 20 children and six adult staff, the Newtown, Connecticut Sandy Hook massacre's victims' families gathered in remembrance of the tragedy. (NBC)

June 14, 2013 Charla Nash, 59, of Stamford, Connecticut, is told she cannot sue the state and its Dept. of Energy for $150 million, after being blinded for life and receiving a full face transplant after receiving a brutal mauling by Travis, an escaped chimpanzee. (NBC)

June 14, 2013 A crowded outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar collapses during the NBA Finals, sending dozens of people into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay (AP via News24) (Miami Herald)

June 14, 2013 Near Colorado Springs, destructive wildfires claim hundreds of homes and at least 2 lives. (LA Times)

June 14, 2013 A day after an ethylene- and propylene- manufacturing chemical plant explosion in Geismar, Ascension Parish, Louisiana that killed two and injured 75, another chemical plant explosion occurs in the same Louisiana Parish (County), in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. One person is killed, three are critically injured, and 2 others suffer more minor injuries. (NBC) (CNN)

June 15, 2013 A Gulfstream IV aircraft carrying former President George W. Bush from Philadelphia International Airport to Dallas Love Field is diverted safely to Louisville International Airport when the pilot smells smoke; Bush arrived safely in Dallas early Sunday. (CNN)

June 15, 2013 Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) escorts an Egyptair Boeing 777 bound for New York to Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Scotland following an onboard incident. (AFP via News24)

June 15, 2013 A man goes on a shooting spree in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., killing two people and wounding two others, before being fatally shot by police. (CNN)

June 11, 2013 A UK government decision to create a controversial marine park in the Indian Ocean gets the go-ahead, though the intentions are questioned by former residents of the Chagos Islands all of whom were expelled by the British between 1965 and 1973 so that an airbase could be built by the United States on Diego Garcia. (The Guardian)

June 10, 2013 U.S. government surveillance programs (including PRISM): William Hague answers parliamentary questions on Britain's role in the U.S. surveillance scandal, though MPs and activists express dissatisfaction with his answers on whether Britain is similarly spying on its own citizens. (The Independent) (The Guardian) (Press TV) (Al Jazeera)

Latin peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected.

June 10, 2013 The Venezuelan government arrests nine Colombian right-wing paramilitaries over a plot to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro. (BBC)

June 11, 2013 Due to lack of evidence, a French court drops a case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn for allegedly running a prostitution ring. (ITV)

June 13, 2013 Gunmen ambush and kill eight police officers and kidnap the chief of police in Salcajá, Guatemala. (Al Jazeera)

June 13, 2013 A train collision in Buenos Aires, Argentina, results in three deaths and at least 150 injured. (CNN)

June 15, 2013 The City of Piedras Negras, Mexico was devastated by the June 14-15, 2013 flood affecting an estimated 40,000-50,000 residents, approximately 30-35% of its city residents, with more than 62 residential subdivisions (Colonias) flooded. (Eagle Pass Business Journal)

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

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

June 9, 2013 300 Muslims are arrested in Moscow, Russia while they pray at a mosque in an apparent crackdown on radical Islam. (Fox News)

June 11, 2013 Bills banning homosexual "propaganda" pass through Russia's parliament; gay people are hit with eggs by anti-gay extremists and then dragged off by police near the Duma. (Al Jazeera) (The Independent) (The Guardian) (USA Today)

June 12, 2013 Russia's Duma passes a law banning "gay propaganda". (CBS News)

June 13, 2013 Czech investigative authorities start a raid against organized crime, affecting the top levels of Czech politics, including Prime Minister Petr Necas and his coalition government.(The New York Times)

Asiatic peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

Oriental peoples such as those of Japan can be connected.

June 11, 2013 North Korea calls off talks with South Korea, according to officials from the South, amid a disagreement over the pairing of Ryoo Kihl-jae (South) and Kim Yang Gon (North). (AP via The Washington Post)

June 14, 2013 Won Sei-hoon, former head of South Korea's National Intelligence Service is indicted on charges of interfering in last year's presidential election. (AP)

June 15, 2013 The National Defense Commission, North Korea's top government body, proposes high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States, days after a planned meeting with South Korea failed. (NBC)

June 12, 2013 Jiroemon Kimura, who had been the world's oldest living person and the verified longest lived man ever, dies in the Japanese city of Kyotango. (AFP via New Strait Times)(The Age)

China can be connected.

June 11, 2013 Shenzhou 10, China's fifth manned spaceflight mission and the second and final one to the Tiangong-1 space laboratory, is launched with 3 taikonauts on a 15 day mission. (BBC) (CNN)

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

India can be connected.

June 10, 2013 A residential block collapses during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai. (Al Jazeera)

June 11, 2013 Former senior Indian cabinet minister Vidya Charan Shukla dies from his injury from a Naxalite raid in the Sukma district in Chhattisgarh state. (Al Jazeera)

June 12, 2013 India's Apollo Tyres announces that it will acquire US-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company for $2.5 billion. (Times of India)

June 12, 2013 India becomes the latest country to ban the pain killer dextropropoxyphene. (The Hindu)

Pakistan can be connected.

June 9, 2013 War in North-West Pakistan: Thirty-five militants and one soldier are killed in fighting in the Khyber Agency tribal region of northwest Pakistan in an operation. (The Times of India)

June 15, 2013 A bomb explodes on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 11 people and wounding 22 others. (BBC)

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

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

June 14, 2013 A search and rescue operation gets underway after a Roll-on/roll-off ferry carrying about 60 people capsizes off the island of Burias in the Philippines Masbate province. So far 34 people have been rescued and at least one death confirmed. (ABC Online), (BBC)

June 15, 2013 More than ten thousand families are evacuated in the Filipino province of Cotabato due to heavy rain. (ABS-CBN News)

Indonesia can be connected.

June 12, 2013 Gunmen kidnap a Scottish man working for a British energy company in the Indonesian province of Aceh. (Daily Telegraph), (Miami Herald)

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

June 9, 2013 A Lebanese man protesting against Hezbollah's role in the Syrian civil war is shot dead outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut. (BBC)

June 9, 2013 2013 protests in Turkey: Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called protestors "a handful of looters". (Fox News)

June 10, 2013 Bombs explode across Iraq, killing at least 70 people and wounding many more, following a month of attacks bloodier than any the country has experienced since June 2008. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)

June 10, 2013 Syrian civil war: A fierce battle has gone on over the last 24 hours as rebels launch another attack against the Menagh Air Base, the last remaining Syrian government controlled airbase in Aleppo. (Al Jazeera)

June 10, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Seven heavily armed Taliban militants launch a coordinated attack near the main international airport of the Afghan capital, Kabul, and seize a five-story building under construction nearby. Afghan security forces retake the building, killing all seven militants and sustaining no military or civilian casualties. (BBC)

June 10, 2013 Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, former Speaker of the Iranian parliament, withdraws his candidacy from the June 14 presidential election. (CNN) (Haaretz)

June 11, 2013 2013 protests in Turkey: Turkish police carry off dozens of lawyers, with reports that some have been kicked in the head and subjected to other assaults. (RT) (The Guardian) Police move past the barricades in Istanbul's Taksim Square, occupied by protesters. (AP via CBC News) Riot police fill Taksim Square with tear gas, while clashes between protesters and police continue into the night. (CNN) (Reuters)

June 11, 2013 Syrian civil war: Twin suicide bombings in Marjeh Square in Damascus kill at least 14 people and injure 31. (AFP via NineMSN)

June 11, 2013 War in Afghanistan: A bomb detonates near the Afghan Supreme Court killing 8 people and wounding dozens. (Reuters)

June 11, 20132013 Iranian presidential election: Mohammad Reza Aref announces he will drop out of the race endorsing another reformist candidate Hassan Rouhani, to give the reform movement a better chance to win the election. (PressTV) (CBS)

June 12, 2013 Syrian Civil War: United Nations peacekeepers from Austria start withdrawing from the Golan Heights. (AP via the Idaho Statesman)

June 12, 2013 A Tunisian court sentences two French and one German members of the FEMEN movement to four months in jail for protesting topless. (AP via ABC News)

June 12, 2013 2013 protests in Turkey: The Turkish government offers to put the development project that sparked the initial protests to a public vote. (CBC)

June 13, 2013 Armed conflict and attacks Syrian civil war: The United Nations estimates that the death toll was just under 93,000 as at the end of April. The United States establishes and concludes that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has used chemical weapons. (ABC News)

June 14, 2013 Iranian general election: Voters in Iran go to the polls for a presidential and local elections. (AP via Fox News LA) Moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected as the president with conservative Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf behind him in second place. (Press TV) (Reuters via Thomson Reuters Foundation) (BBC)

June 14, 2013 Syrian civil war: The United States offers unspecified military equipment to the rebels after determining that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against the opposition. (Al Jazeera)

June 15, 2013 Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi cuts diplomatic ties with Syria and orders the Egyptian embassy in Damascus to close. (Sky News)

June 15, 2013 2011–present Libyan factional fighting: Clashes between Libyan army forces and armed protesters in the city of Benghazi kill at least six soldiers. (BBC) (Reuters)

June 15, 2013 A mortar attack on an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq kills 2 people and wounds 27 others (Reuters), (Daily Star)

African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected.

June 11, 2013 Terrorism in Kenya: Police in Eastleigh kill a man believed responsible for a grenade attack that injured 4 people earlier in the week and suspected to have ties to al-Shabaab. (AllAfrica)

June 11, 2013 Demonstrators rally at the "piggy bank" (local term) against wage hikes for newly elected "MPigs" (local term) in Kenya. (Al Jazeera) (The Washington Post)

June 13, 2013 The incumbent President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, determines that elections will be scheduled for 31 July 2013, however Mugabe's leading presidential contestant and primary political rival Morgan Tsvangirai rejects this as being "a unilateral and flagrant breach of the constitution". (allAfrica)

June 15, 2013 A bombing at a tea shop kills seven people, including soldiers, in the Somali town of Wanlaweyn. (Reuters)

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

June 9, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: Suspected Islamist insurgents kill 13 people in Maiduguri, Nigeria after hiding their weapons in a coffin. (ABS-CBN News)

June 9, 2013 A fire destroys 150 stores in Lagos, Nigeria. (The Punch)

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, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos can be connected.

Institutions such as religion, government, economics, education, and families can be connected.

June 12, 2013 Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert W. Fogel dies at age 86. (Newsday)

June 12, 2013 New figures from UNICEF show that 150 million children are engaged in child labor worldwide. (Pakistan Daily Times)

Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected.

June 9, 2013 In tennis, Rafael Nadal wins a record-extending eighth French Open title by defeating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. The event is marred by two protesters, one of whom ignites a flare on court, evoking memories of the 1993 Monica Seles stabbing in Germany. (Reuters via News24)

June 9, 2013 In professional golf: Inbee Park wins the 2013 LPGA Championship, defeating Catriona Matthew on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff. The Korean wins her second major championship of the season and third of her career, and also collects her fourth tournament win this season. (AP via ESPN)

June 9, 2013 South African David Frost wins the 2013 Regions Tradition, holding off Fred Couples for a one-shot win and his first major championship on the Champions Tour. (AP via ESPN)

June 9, 2013 An outbreak of Hepatitis A linked to a fruit juice product made by Townsend Farms sickens 79 people in the United States. (RTT News)

June 12, 2013 A study finds that taking the AIDS drug tenofovir greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection among intravenous drug users. (Medpage Today)

June 12, 2013 Facebook announces it plans to introduce clickable hashtags. (The Guardian)

June 12, 2013 The International Rugby Board announces that the Rugby World Cup Sevens, originally intended to be scrapped after its upcoming 2013 edition in Moscow, will be retained. The competition cycle will be reset so that future editions will occur in the middle of the Summer Olympic cycle, with the next World Cup Sevens edition set for 2018. (AP via Times Colonist)

June 12, 2013 Officials of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan acknowledge that they introduced a new, livelier ball for the current season. Previously, NPB had denied that a marked increase in home runs from last season was due to changes in the ball. (AP via Fox News)

June 12, 2013 In motor sport, NASCAR driver Jason Leffler dies following a crash at Bridgeport Speedway in the US state of New Jersey. (NBC Sports)

June 12, 2013 A new study suggests that altitude plays a role in language evolution, explaining why ejective sounds are more popular in languages of high-altitude regions. (Scientific American)

June 14, 2013 The Airbus A350 XWB makes its maiden flight from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. (BBC) (CNN)

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

Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be connected.

Science will be connected as the site develops.

June 12, 2013 Harminder Dua announces the discovery of a new layer in the human cornea, dubbed Dua's layer. (Popular Science)

Created 21 June 2013 Last updated 3 Sep 2013