2013 Week 30

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

There were numerous reported events among Anglic and particularly Anglo-American peoples and British peoples. Among Latin peoples, there was a major train crash in Spain and developments in the Mexican drug war. The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela met to resolve a high-level diplomatic dispute. There were a couple of reported incidents among Germanic peoples.

There were numerous incidents among Middle Eastern peoples. Various incidents occurred in Egypt in the aftermath of the coup d'etat. There were a few incidents among Persian peoples. Among Mesopotamian peoples, an attack on a prison resulted in the release of hundreds of captured al-Qaeda militants. Among North African peoples, the principal leader of the Tunisian opposition movement was assassinated. There were a couple of bombings in Pakistan. Various incidents took place in China, including political events and natural disasters. In Japan, there was an election in the legislative upper house and a renewed effort at halting radioactive leakage from the damaged nuclear power plant. There were a couple of incidents in Mainland Southeast Asian peoples and among Southeast Asian Island peoples.

There were incidents among East African peoples and West African peoples. A British judge extradited a South African man for a 3-year old murder.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Other History

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

Other periods of modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, and 19th century can be connected.

Other periods of 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 and second quarter 2013 can be connected. Other periods of the third quarter 2013 including other weeks of July 2013 including 2013 week 27, 203 week 28, and 2013 week 29 can be connected. 2013 week 31 can be connected. August 2013 including the remainder of 2013 week 31, 2013 week 32, and 2013 week 33 can be connected. September 2013 can be connected. The fourth quarter 2013 can be connected. 2014 can be connected.

The future can be connected.

Sociology

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected. Nations such as 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, Guatemala, Mali can be connected.

Western Civilization including Venezuela can be connected.

July 22, 2013 The European Union announces the addition of the military wing of Hezbollah to its official list of terrorist organizations. (CNN)

July 23, 2013 Protesters besiege the Parliament of Bulgaria in Sofia amid major anti-government rallies. (Chicago Tribune)

July 23, 2013 Eighteen Britons are arrested on the Greek island of Crete, following the murder of a male tourist and a violent confrontation between tourists and local police. (BBC)

Anglic peoples such as those of Canada can be connected.

July 21, 2013 A magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes under Cook Strait in New Zealand, causing moderate damage in the capital city Wellington. (Fairfax NZ)

Anglo-American peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

July 22, 2013 A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 crash-lands at New York's LaGuardia Airport, injuring ten passengers. (Sky News) (BBC)

July 22, 2013 British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline admits that some of its senior executives in China appear to have broken the law as part of a bribery scandal. (Reuters)

July 22, 2013 A 76-year-old man is sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2012 murder of a 13-year-old boy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (AP) (Huffington Post)

July 23, 2013 A New York nuclear power plant supervisor is charged with falsifying test results involving emergency generators to prevent the plant from being shut down. (NBC)

July 23, 2013 The Cyclospora parasite sickens more than 250 people in the Midwestern United States, with the CDC reporting that eight have been hospitalized with cyclosporiasis, as the result of contamination of fresh produce shipped across state lines. (NBC)

July 23, 2013 Hercules 264, a Gulf of Mexico natural gas drilling rig, partially collapses off the coast of Louisiana after catching fire. (NBC) (Wall Street Journal)

July 24, 2013 Despite earlier reports to the contrary, fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden remains stranded at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. (CNN)

July 25, 2013 A New Jersey attorney announces the largest alleged commercial hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States. (AP via Fox News)

July 26, 2013 Ariel Castro, a 53-year-old man charged with the kidnappings of three women from Cleveland, Ohio, between 2002 and 2004, is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole after accepting a plea deal with prosecutors. (BBC)

July 26, 2013 A gunman kills six people in Hialeah, Florida, and gets fatally shot by police. (Los Angeles Times)

July 27, 2013 Three people are killed and several more are injured, some critically, after a bus overturns outside Indianapolis, Indiana. (NBC)

British peoples such as those of the United Kingdom can be connected.

July 22, 2013 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to a healthy boy, George Alexander Louis. The child, formally known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, is third in line to the British throne. (BBC) (The Guardian) (New Zealand Stuff) (CNN)

July 22, 2013 British Prime Minister David Cameron announces plans for every household in the UK to automatically have pornography blocked by their internet service provider, unless they choose otherwise. (BBC)

July 22, 2013 The United Kingdom experiences its hottest day since July 2006, with a temperature of 33.5C (92.3F) recorded at Heathrow and Northolt in London. (BBC)

July 26, 2013 A state of emergency is declared in Ireland as torrential rain floods a hospital in the north-west of the country and shuts roads and other transport links in the east. (RTÉ)

July 26, 2013 Large-scale athletic events are held in London on the anniversary of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Daily Telegraph)

Latin peoples such as those of Peru can be connected.

Italian peoples such as those of Italy cn be connected.

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

Hispanic peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected.

Spain can be connected.

July 24, 2013 A high-speed train carrying 225 passengers derails near Santiago de Compostela, Spain, leaving 80 dead and over 140 injured. It is Spain's deadliest rail incident since the 2004 Madrid train bombings, and the country's worst accidental train disaster since the Torre del Bierzo rail disaster in 1944. (Bloomberg) (El Mundo) (Reuters) (BBC)

July 25, 2013 Santiago de Compostela derailment: Mariano Rajoy, the Prime Minister of Spain, declares three days of national mourning for the 78 people killed in the derailment, Spain's worst train accident since 1944. (RTE)

July 25, 2013 The driver of the Alvia high-speed train involved in the accident is arrested, as investigations show that the train was travelling at more than double the local speed limit at the time of the crash. (Reuters)

July 26, 2013 Police in Spain formally detain the driver of a high-speed train that derailed and crashed in Santiago de Compostela, killing 78, on July 24. The driver is accused of manslaughter and reckless driving. (BBC) (The Guardian)

Hispanic Mexican American peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected.

July 22, 2013 At least five people are killed and seven injured after criminals open fire on community safety volunteers in the western Mexican state of Michoacan. (AP via Silicon Valley Mercury)

July 24, 2013 Mexican Drug War: Clashes between the Knights Templar Cartel and the Mexican federal police leave 22 dead in the state of Michoacán. According to government press reports, two of the dead were law enforcement officials, while the rest were cartel gunmen. (BBC)

Hispanic Colombian American peoples such as those of Colombia can be connected.

July 22, 2013 The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela meet to resolve a high-level diplomatic dispute. (Reuters)

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

July 21, 2013 King Albert II of Belgium abdicates in favour of his son Prince Philippe. (AP)

July 23, 2013 The Simon Wiesenthal Center begins a public campaign in Germany to bring to justice the last surviving Nazi war criminals from the Second World War. (BBC)

July 26, 2013 Swiss bank UBS AG pays $885m in a settlement with American regulators over allegations that the bank misrepresented mortgage-backed bonds during the pre-2007 housing bubble, paving the way for billions more to be paid by other banks. (Reuters)

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

Asiatic peoples such as those of Saudi Arabia can be connected.

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

July 22, 2013 The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees states that there are approximately 625,000 refugees from the Syrian civil war living in Lebanon. (IANS via Vancouver Post)

July 25, 2013 The United Nations states that the death toll of the ongoing Syrian civil war has exceeded 100,000. (CNN)

July 27, 2013 Voters in Kuwait go to the polls for a general election, with Shiite candidates losing half their parliamentary seats. (Al-Arabiya) (AFP via The Telegraph)

Egypt can be connected.

July 21, 2013 Fifteen Egyptian Army soldiers are killed and another injured after their bus crashes into a truck on a highway on the Mediterranean coast. (AP via Montreal Gazette)

July 22, 2013 Six people – including army officers and policemen – are killed and another eleven wounded in a series of militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. (Reuters)

July 23, 2013 Nine people are killed in Cairo, Egypt, as fighting between supporters and opponents of former President Mohamed Morsi continues. (BBC)

July 24, 2013 A bomb explodes at a police station in the Egyptian city of Mansoura, the capital of the Dakahlia Governorate, killing at least one person and injuring 17. (Reuters via Hindustan Times)

July 26, 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état: Mass rival demonstrations are held across Egypt three weeks after Mohamed Morsi was deposed as president in a military coup. At least eight people die and hundreds are injured in violence during the rallies. (Reuters) (BBC) (Times of Israel) (Al-Jazeera)

July 27, 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état: Over 100 people are killed and around 1,500 injured in a violent crackdown against protesters in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. (BBC) (The Guardian)

Turkey can be connected.

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

July 23, 2013 A bomb kills eight people in Afghanistan's Wardak Province, including three United States Army soldiers, four Afghan National Army soldiers and an interpreter. (New York Times)

July 24, 2013 An Australia-bound boat carrying Iranian asylum seekers sinks off the coast of Indonesia, leaving at least three people dead, 157 rescued and an uncertain number missing. (The Australian) (BBC)

Mesopotamian peoples such as those of Iraq can be connected.

July 21, 2013 Hundreds of al-Qaeda prisoners escape during armed raids on two Iraqi prisons, including the Baghdad Central Prison (formerly known as Abu Ghraib). (The Telegraph)

July 22, 2013 At least 37 people are killed in Iraq amid a two-day spate of suicide bombings and armed prison escapes. (AP via Fox News)

North African peoples such as those of Algeria can be connected.

July 25, 2013 Mohamed Brahmi, the leader of the Tunisian People's Movement, is fatally shot outside his house in Tunis, sparking clashes between police and protesters. (BBC)

July 26, 2013 A general strike is called in Tunisia following the assassination of opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi on July 25. (AP via Fox News)

July 27, 2013 More than 1,000 inmates escape from prison in Benghazi, Libya. (AFP via Raw Story)

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

India can be connected.

Pakistan can be connected.

July 24, 2013 Four people are killed and at least 40 wounded in a bomb and gun attack on an Inter-Services Intelligence compound in Sukkur, Pakistan. (Reuters)

July 26, 2013 At least 57 people are killed in a marketplace bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan. (BBC)

Central Asian peoples such as those of Uzbekistan can be connected.

Oriental peoples such as those of South Korea can be connected.

China can be connected.

July 22, 2013 Two earthquakes strike Gansu province, China, killing at least 89 people and injuring over 500. (CNN) (Reuters) (NBC News) (BBC)

July 23, 2013 China announces a five-year ban on the construction of new government buildings, as part of a major effort to curtail state corruption and overspending. (The Guardian)

July 25, 2013 China begins a major effort to boost its economic growth with business tax breaks and export liberalization, amid an increasing industrial slowdown. (BBC)

July 25, 2013 Disgraced Chinese Communist Party official Bo Xilai is charged with corruption and abuse of office, in the culmination of one of China's most significant political scandals in recent years. (Financial Times)

July 26, 2013 Landslides caused by heavy rain kill at least nine people and trap eight others south of Dingxi, China. (AP via Fox News)

Japan can be connected.

July 21, 2013 Voters in Japan go to the polls for a House of Councillors (Japan's upper house) election with the governing coalition led by Shinzo Abe winning control of the upper house. (USA Today), (Bloomberg via Business Week)

July 23, 2013 Japan begins a renewed effort to halt the leak of radioactive material from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (BBC)

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

Mainland Southeast Asian peoples such as those of can be connected. Burma can be connected.

July 23, 2013 Burma frees dozens of political prisoners as part of the country's ongoing effort at political reform. (Deutsche Welle)

Thailand can be connected.

July 23, 2013 A collision between a tour bus and a truck kills at least 19 and injures 22 in Saraburi, Thailand. (Bangkok Post) (BBC)

Vietnam can be connected.

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

July 21, 2013 At least 12 people have been killed or wounded in a clash between two Muslim families in the province of Lanao del Sur in the southern Phillipines. (Mindanao Examiner)

July 27, 2013 At least six people are killed and 37 injured in a bomb blast in Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines. (ABS-CBN News Online)

Indonesia can be connected.

African peoples such as those of Sudan can be connected.

East African peoples such as those of Uganda can be connected.

July 23, 2013 The President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, sacks his entire government, including the Vice President, Riek Machar. (Voice of America)

Northern East African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected.

Central East African peoples such as those of Kenya can be connected. Tanzania can be connected.

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

July 24, 2013 At least three prisoners die in a prison riot in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (BBC)

July 25, 2013 Voters in Togo go to the polls for a parliamentary election, which was delayed from October 2012 due to mass protests. (BBC)

Central African peoples such as those of Congo DR can be connected.

Southern African peoples such as those of South Africa can be connected.

July 24, 2013 A British judge rules that Shrien Dewani will be extradited to South Africa to stand trial for the 2010 murder of Anni Dewani. (Sky News)

American Indian peoples such as those of Venezuela can be connected. Middle American Indian peoples such as those of the Mexico can be connected. Southwestern American Indian peoples such as those of southwestern United States can be connected.South American Indian peoples such as those of Peru can be connected. Andean peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected. Colombia can be connected. Amazonian peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected. Brazil can be connected. Cono/Southern American Indian peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of Canada can be connected. Eastern North American Indian peoples such as those of the eastern United States can be connected. Western North American Indian peoples such as those of the western 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, Paris can be connected.

Social structure and change including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.

Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family can be connected.

July 22, 2013 Pope Francis begins a week-long official visit to Brazil, his first foreign trip since assuming the pontificate. (BBC)

July 23, 2013 Tens of thousands of Roman Catholics greet Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during his first foreign trip as pontiff. (BBC)

July 24, 2013 Wells Fargo of the United States becomes the world's largest bank by market capitalisation, replacing the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China amid an economic slowdown in China. (AFP via France 24)

July 26, 2013 Qatar Airways grounds one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners following a "minor" technical issue, as pressure mounts on Boeing over possible new electrical problems with the newly-released jet. (Reuters)

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

July 21, 2013 In cycling, the 2013 Tour de France finishes today in Paris with Kenyan-born British rider Chris Froome winning his first Tour de France. (ABC News Australia)

July 21, 2013 In golf, American golfer Phil Mickelson wins the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield in Scotland for the first time. (Al-Jazeera), (AP via The Washington Post)

July 21, 2013 In motorcycling, the World Superbike Championship race at the Moscow Raceway is cancelled after the Italian rider Andrea Antonelli dies after a crash on the opening lap. (Guardian)

July 22, 2013 Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers is suspended without pay for the rest of the season for violating Major League Baseball's drug policies. (USA Today)

July 25, 2013 The Oxford English Dictionary confirms that it will change the definition of the word "marriage" to include the LGBT community. (Daily Mail)

July 27, 2013 In horse racing, the German horse Novellist wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. (BBC)

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.

July 22, 2013 American scientists report that dolphins have unique names for one another, which they respond to just as humans do. (National Geographic)

July 24, 2013 Scientists warn that a massive release of methane from melting Arctic ice could cause significant global disruption, potentially costing the world economy US$60 trillion (£40 trillion). (The Independent)

July 24, 2013 Experiments with the Large Hadron Collider yield an extremely rare particle decay event, casting doubt on the scientific theory of supersymmetry. (BBC)

July 25, 2013 British scientists discover the mechanism which causes human allergy to cats, and state that a general cure for the condition could become available within five years. (Daily Mail)


Created 31 July 2013 Last updated 20 Aug 2013