2013 Week 34

This includes current events from Sunday, August 18, 2013 through Wednesday August 21, 2013.

There are numerous events in Western Civilization including numerous events among Anglic peoples. Asiatic peoples have various uncategorized events. Oriental peoples have various events. South Asian peoples have various events. In India a bomb explosion, an train accedent, and an assassination were reported. Former president Pervez Musharraff was indicted for a part in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. A couple of events in Africa can be connected.


Sunday, 18 August, 2013

Monday, 19 August, 2013

Tuesday, 20 August, 2013

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Thursday, 22 August, 2013

Friday, 23 August, 2013

Saturday, 24 August, 2013

Other History

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.

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 July 2013 can be conncted. Other weeks of August 2013 including 2013 week 31, 2013 week 32, 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.


Peoples of the world including major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected.

Nations such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, 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, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia can be connected.

Western Civilization including Mexico can be connected.

Anglic peoples including those of the United States can be connected.

19 August, 2013 The British warship HMS Westminster arrives in Gibraltar amid tensions with Spain. (Reuters)

19 August, 2013 A B-1B Lancer with the United States Air Force's 28th Bomb Wing crashes near Broadus, Montana during a routine training mission. (USAF)

20 August, 2013 Texas senator Ted Cruz announces that he wants to renounce his Canadian citizenship in order to run for President of the United States in 2016.[2]

20 August, 2013 Three teenagers are charged as adults with the murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane in Duncan, Oklahoma.[1]

20 August, 2013 Six gunshots are fired from an AK-47 at an elementary school in Decatur, Georgia, U.S. No injuries were reported, and students were evacuated out of the school and were released to their parents. A suspect was arrested at the school. (CNN)

20 August, 2013 Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, reveals that the British authorities forced the newspaper to destroy computer hard disk drives containing material leaked by Edward Snowden. (BBC), (The Guardian)

20 August, 2013 The Whakaari / White Island volcano in the Bay of Plenty off New Zealand's North Island erupts. (Radio New Zealand)

21 August, 2013 David Miranda, known to be the journalist Glenn Greenwald s partner in the series of reports detailing United States and British mass surveillance programmes, arrives in Brazil, after being arrested and interrogated for terrorism at Heathrow airport, London. (GloboNews)

21 August, 2013 United States v Bradley Manning: United States Army private Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in jail for providing classified material to WikiLeaks. (ABC News America)

22 August, 2013 The UK government's independent reviewer of terrorism laws is to probe the arrest of David Miranda. (BBC)

22 August, 2013 The American electronic stock exchange NASDAQ shuts down for 3 hours due to a computer problem. (FOXBusiness)

22 August, 2013 At least 50 are injured in bus crash in Monterey Park, California. (NBC)

22 August, 2013 The Rim Fire, in Yosemite National Park forces evacuations. (NBC)

22 August, 2013 Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is indicted for the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. (ESPN)

23 August, 2013 Bob Filner, mayor of San Diego, California, due to resign on August 30 over sexual harassment allegations. (Los Angeles Times)

23 August, 2013 Former U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hassan is convicted of multiple murder and attempted murder counts in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. (CNN)

23 August, 2013 Former U.S. Army Sergeant Robert Bales is sentenced to life in prison without parole for the killing of 16 Afghan civilians in March 2012. (NBC News)

23 August, 2013 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces that he will retire within the next 12 months. (Wall Street Journal)

24 August, 2013 A shooting spree in Gainesville, Florida kills 3 people, including the gunman, and injures 2 others. (CBS Sports)

24 August, 2013 The United States commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech. (CNN) The United States Postal Service introduces a commemorative stamp for the event. (USPS)

24 August, 2013 4 people are confirmed killed in Friday's Super Puma L2 crash near Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Islands. Operation of the helicopter model is globally suspended. (BBC)

24 August, 2013 150 cases of food poisoning are confirmed to be cronuts contaminated with S. aureus at the CNE in Toronto, Ontario. (CBC)

24 August, 2013 The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is reported as having grown to nearly 200 square miles (~520 square kilometers). (Los Angeles Times)

24 August, 2013 The African Diaspora Maritime Corp. withdraws from the America's Cup amid controversy over being denied an opportunity to be the American defender in the competition based on ethnicity. (San Francisco Appeal)

Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

19 August, 2013 An agrarian strike is planned for today in Colombia to demand labor rights. (Voice of Russia)

24 August, 2013 30 people are killed in gang battle in Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia from flame throwers used. (AP via News24)

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

19 August, 2013 Russia and Japan begin discussing the main starting points and modality of the upcoming talks on a peace treaty. (ITAR-TASS)

20 August, 2013 Insurgency in the North Caucasus: Russian police kill nine suspected Islamist militants in the North Caucasus region. (Reuters)

22 August, 2013 Russian adventurer and priest Fyodor Konyukhov announces plans to cross the Pacific Ocean in a rowing boat from Valparaíso, Chile to Australia’s eastern coast. (Voice of Russia)

Asiatic peoples such as those of Japan can be connected.

18 August, 2013 Syrian civil war A team of twenty UN weapons inspectors arrives in the capital, Damascus, to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in the conflict. (BBC)

18 August, 2013 Political violence in Egypt: Israel to call on US, EU to support Egyptian army (Haaretz), (New York Times) Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood supporters are killed in prison while attempting to escape police custody. (Reuters), (Al Jazeera)

19 August, 2013 Sinai insurgency: At least 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack near Rafah in the Sinai peninsula. (BBC) (Reuters)

19 August, 2013 Afghan President Hamid Karzai sacks his attorney general, Mohammad Ishaq Aloko, after he held an unsanctioned meeting with Taliban peace negotiators in the United Arab Emirates. (Reuters via Yahoo!)

20 August, 2013 Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the United States and Israel of being behind the ouster of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi; the United States and Israel ridicule the claim. (The Washington Post) (The Times of Israel)

20 August, 2013 Egyptian authorities arrest Muhammad Badie, the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, in Cairo. Mahmoud Ezzat, deputy leader of the Brotherhood, becomes temporarily the new Supreme Guide. (BBC)

21 August, 2013 Syrian civil war: Syrian activists claim that chemical weapon attacks have killed over 600 people in the outskirts of Damascus. (The Guardian) (Today's Zaman)

21 August, 2013 A criminal court in Cairo decides to release former President Hosni Mubarak pending further investigation of corruption charges against him. (BBC)

22 August, 2013 War in North-West Pakistan: 5 Taliban militants are killed in bomb attack in South Waziristan. (The News Pakistan)

22 August, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): Fourteen people are killed by a suicide bomber in a military headquarters in Western Iraq. (Reuters)

22 August, 2013 Tunisian Islamists agree in principle with a transition plan to hold new elections. (Reuters)

22 August, 2013 Former Egyptian President Hosni Mobarak is released from Tora prison and transferred to a military hospital. (Los Angeles Times)

23 August, 2013 Syrian civil war: The United Nations reports that there are a million child refugees. (AP via Fox News) The Syrian government prevents UN inspectors from visiting the site of the reported chemical massacre. (Reuters)

23 August, 2013 Explosions occur outside mosques in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. Over 50 are reported killed. (Al-Jazeera)

23 August, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): 26 people are killed and 55 wounded by a suicide bomber in a park in northern Baghdad (FOX News)

23 August, 2013 Israeli warplanes strike Na'ameh, Lebanon in response to rocket attacks. (CBS News)

23 August, 2013 Real estate developers are reported to have severely damaged the UNESCO world heritage site of Cyrene, Libya. (France 24)

24 August, 2013 Syrian civil war: Médecins Sans Frontières report treating 3,600 cases of "neurotoxic symptoms", with 355 fatalities. (BBC)

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

India can be connected.

18 August, 2013 Six people are injured in a bomb explosion on a bus in the eastern India|Indian state of West Bengal. (Deccan Herald)

19 August, 2013 A train accident in India kills at least 37 pilgrims and injures over a dozen. (The Times of India) (BBC) (Reuters)

20 August, 2013 Narendra Dabholkar, a rationalist from India, shot dead by unknown assailants while out for walk in the morning. (The Hindu)


20 August, 2013 A Pakistani court indicts former President Pervez Musharraf for his alleged involvement in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. (Washington Post)

Oriental peoples such as those of China can be connected.

18 August, 2013 Bo Xilai, a former Chinese politician charged with bribery and corruption, will go on trial on August 22 in the city of Jinan. (BBC)

19 August, 2013At least 91 people have died and 111 are missing after days of torrential rain and floods in north-east and southern China. (BBC)

19 August, 2013 The 500th eruption this year of Mount Sakurajima in Southern Japan covers the major city of Kagoshima in a cloud of ash. (BBC).

21 August, 2013 Japan upgrades the recent leak of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site to Level 3, a "serious incident," on the International Nuclear Event Scale. (Reuters India)

21 August, 2013 2013 China–Russia floods: Twenty one people are killed in a flash flood in Qinghai province. (AP via ABC Local News)

22 August, 2013 Severe tropical storm Trami arrives in southern China after killing seventeen people in the Philippines. (AP via Charlotte Observer)

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

21 August, 2013 Thirty-seven people are killed and another 16 injured when a bus carrying passengers departing from Genting Highlands in Malaysia plunged into a ravine. The crash site is located nearby the Chin Swee Temple. (AP via The Globe and Mail)

African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

18 August, 2013 The lawyer of two Norwegians who have been imprisoned in the Congo since 2009 says one of the two, Tjostolv Moland, is found dead in his prison cell. (Business Week) (NRK)

19 August, 2013 South African track star Oscar Pistorius is officially charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home earlier this year, with the trial due to start on March 13. (Voice of America)

21 August, 2013 The Nigerian army officially announces a statement that the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is reported dead after wounded by gunshots in a clash with soldiers. However past reports of Shekau’s death have proved false and there is no confirmation of the army's account. (The Globe and Mail)

22 August, 2013 Five civilians are wounded by mortar fire in the Congo city of Goma. (ABC News)

23 August, 2013 UN troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo launch an offensive, shelling positions held by rebels near the eastern city of Goma. (BBC)

24 August, 2013 2013 Sudan floods: The WHO reports that floods in Sudan have affected 320,000 people and killed almost 50 people. (al Jazeera)

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

Created 19 Aug 2013 Last updated 4 Nov 2014