2013 Week 52

This will include events from Sunday, December 22, 2013 through Saturday, December 28, 2013.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 week 52 is connected to various so-far uncateorized events of Western Civilization among Anglic peoples, Latin Peoples, and Northeast european peoples. News among Asiatic peoples is not yet fully analyzed. Among South Asian peoples, India and Pakistan each have a few reported events, but these are so far not well connected to other developments. Oriental peoples have a few reported events. China has one. Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples have a couple of uncategorized events. Southeast Asian Island peoples have one event. There are some events in African peoples. Western African peoples have none. Nothing is specifically identified for American Indian peoples.

Other History including prehistory and antiquity can be connected. Classical and medieval history including early classical, late classical, early medieval, and late medieavl 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, second quarter 2013, and third quarter 2013 can be connected. Other periods of the fourth quarter 2013 including October 2013, November 2013, and other weeks of December 2013 can be connected.

2014 can be connected. The first quarter 2014 can be connected. January 2014 including 2014 week 1, 2014 week 2, 2014 week 3, 2014 week 4, and 2014 week 5 can be connected. February 2014 including 2013 week 5, 2013 week 6, and 2013 week 7, 2013 week 8, and 2013 week 9 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 including 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, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Benin, Austria can be connected.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization including Anglic peoples, Latin peoples, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Mexico can be connected.

December 24, 2013 -- Arts and culture Pope Francis visits Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI before celebrating his first Christmas Mass. (Slate)

December 25, 2013 - Pope Francis gives his first Urbi et Orbi speech calling for peace amidst the Syrian civil war and the 2013 South Sudan political crisis. (Al Jazeera)

December 28, 2013 Sport In mixed martial arts: Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva via technical knockout to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship. (GMA News) Ronda Rousey defeats Miesha Tate by submission to win the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. (USA Today)

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

December 23, 2013 -- Former UK MP Denis MacShane is sentenced to six months in jail for expenses fraud after he admitted to submitting 19 false receipts totaling £12,900. (BBC)

December 23, 2013 -- In Tupelo, Mississippi two or three armed bank robbery suspects, fleeing police following a holdup at a Bancorp South, shoot dead one policeman and injure another. (NBC)

December 23, 2013 -- British World War II computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing, who had been chemically castrated in 1952 following his conviction for homosexuality, is given a posthumous royal pardon. (The Guardian)

December 24, 2013 -- Law and crime A Cryptolocker ransomware has infected about 250,000 computers around the world. (BBC)

December 24, 2013 -- Business and economy American Express is ordered to pay US$75.7 million in restitution and fines to customers and federal regulators over billing people for services they never received. (Bloomberg)

December 24, 2013 -- Disasters and accidents The United Kingdom pledges US$1 billion for the Philippines to help with the reconstruction due to the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan. (The Philippine Star)

December 24, 2013 -- Heavy winds and rain disrupt transportation and cut power in parts of France and the United Kingdom, bringing the death toll of the last two days of storms to 6. (Reuters)

December 24, 2013 -- Two NASA astronauts at the International Space Station complete a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty ammonia coolant pump. (FOX News) (NASA)

December 24, 2013 -- Politics and elections Today is the deadline for U.S. residents to sign up without penalty for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. (Fox News)

December 26 2013 - Shipping companies United Parcel Service and FedEx apologize for late Christmas package deliveries in the United States, citing high volumes of packages. (CNN)

December 26 2013 - Thousands of customers are still without power across Michigan, Vermont, Maine, and Southern Ontario after a winter storm earlier this week. (CNN)

December 27, 2013 U.S. District Judge William Pauley rules that the country's National Security Agency (NSA) acted lawfully, within the limits of the U.S. Constitution, when, after the September 11, 2001 attacks, it began an en masse bulk collection of metadata from American telephone records. The opinion, which throws out an ACLU lawsuit for now, is in contrast to Judge Richard Leon's earlier ruling in another district. (NBC) (CNN)

December 27, 2013 The Connecticut State Police releases the full report of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (CNN)

Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

December 25, 2013 - Eighteen Haitian migrants drown off the Turks and Caicos Islands after their sailboat carrying more than 50 suspected immigrants capsized while being towed into port. (Reuters) (CNN) (BBC)

December 25, 2013 - A piranha attack in the Paraná River near the city of Rosario, Argentina by a school of Pygocentrus palometa reportedly leaves at least 70 injured. (FOX News)

December 27, 2013 Authorities are investigating a reported heart attack of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Mexico's and the world's most-wanted man, suffered in November. (San Diego Red)

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

December 22, 2013 -- International relations Euromaidan: Ukraine's opposition vows to continue the pro-EU protests over the holiday period, despite an economic deal signed with Russia a few days ago. (BBC)

December 23, 2013 -- Arts and culture The Russian designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, dies at the age of 94. (The Irish Times)

December 23, 2013 -- Law and crime Political activists Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, of the Russian band Pussy Riot, are given amnesty less than three months before the end of their sentences. They had been convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred". (The Guardian) (BBC) (The New York Times)

December 25, 2013 - Euromaidan: Tetiana Chornovol, an Ukrainian civic activist and journalist, is dragged from her car and beaten by a group of men. Authorities say that this is the latest attack on government opponents. (CNN)

December 28, 2013 Russia's Soyuz-2-1v rocket makes its maiden flight. (RIA Novosti) (Reuters)

Asiatic peoples

Asiatic peoples including South Asian peoples, Oriental peoples, and Southeast Asian peoples can be connected. Vietnam can be connected.

December 22, 2013 -- Syrian Civil War: Syrian government warplanes drop barrel bombs on the city of Aleppo killing 63 people, including civilians. (World Bulletin)

December 22, 2013 -- Post-civil war violence in Libya: 13 people are killed and 10 injured in a suicide car bomb attack at a military checkpoint near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. (Financial Times) (Los Angeles Times)

December 22, 2013 -- An alert passenger averts a mass casualty bus bombing A bomb explodes on a bus in Bat Yam, Israel, but an alert passenger averts a mass casualty incident after noticing the device and the bus driver orders the vehicle evacuated. (The Times of Israel)

December 23, 2013 -- Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A mortar attack kills four Iraq army officers and two soldiers in an army base west of Baghdad. (Al Arabiya) A terrorist attack on a news complex in Tikrit, Iraq kills 5 people. (CNN)

December 23, 2013 -- Syrian Civil War: Russia sends 25 armored trucks and 50 other vehicles to Syria to help transport toxins that are to be destroyed under an international agreement to rid the nation of its chemical arsenal. (Reuters)

December 23, 2013 -- Palestinian militants fire a Kassam rocket from Gaza which lands next to a bus stop used by schoolchildren in the Ashkelon area in southern Israel; no injuries are reported. (The Times of Israel)

December 24, 2013 -- Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present): A huge explosion hits the Dakahlia security directorate in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, killing 16 and injuring at least 134. (Al Ahram) (Reuters)

December 24, 2013 -- A Palestinian sniper kills a Bedouin laborer who was repairing the Israeli fence surrounding Gaza; following this, the Israeli Military attacked targets in Gaza with airstrikes and ground forces, killing at least one Palestinian three-year-old child and wounding several others.(The New York Times) (The Times of Israel)

December 24, 2013 -- The New People's Army, the armed branch of the Communist Party of the Philippines, torches 3 taxis in Panabo, Davao del Norte, just before a Christmas 'truce'. (GMA News)

December 25, 2013 - Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A car bomb explodes near a church as Christian worshippers were leaving a Christmas service in the capital, Baghdad, killing at least 14 people and wounding 28 others. (BBC)

December 25, 2013 - Three Turkish ministers resign amid a corruption scandal involving bribery in the awarding of construction projects. (BBC)

December 25, 2013 - Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present): The Egyptian government re-designates the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a terrorist organisation. (Reuters)

December 26 2013 - Syrian Civil War: Syrian government forces and rebel fighters in a besieged Damascus suburb agree to a 48-hour truce that could result in food being allowed in for residents threatened with starvation. (Reuters)

December 26 2013 - Israeli–Palestinian conflict: The Israeli Air Force launches airstrikes on targets in the Gaza Strip after Palestinians fire a rocket from Gaza at the Eshkol region in southern Israel. (The Times of Israel)

December 27, 2013 Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon: A car bomb explodes in the Central District of Beirut, Lebanon, killing eight people, including the former ambassador to the U.S. Mohamad Chatah, and wounding 71 others. (CNN)

December 27, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bomber attacks a foreign military convoy on the eastern outskirts of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least three foreign soldiers, police and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. (Reuters)

December 27, 2013 Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present): Three people are killed in clashes between police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters across Egypt. (BBC)

December 28, 2013 A 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes in the Mediterranean Sea, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south southwest of Avsallar, Turkey. (USGS) (CNN)

December 28, 2013 Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present) Supporters of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood clash with police at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. One person is killed and two campus buildings are set on fire. (BBC)

December 28, 2013 Syrian Civil War: A Syrian army airstrike in a market in the northern city of Aleppo kills 25 people. (Reuters), (CNN)

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

India can be connected.

December 26 2013 -The Reserve Bank of India warns users of risks involved in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and Dogecoin. (T.I.P. News)

December 28, 2013 An express train catches fire in India, leaving at least 23 dead. The train was traveling from Bangalore to Nanded in the western state of Maharashtra. (AP via FOX News)

Pakistan can be connected.

December 23, 2013 -- War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani army launches a military offensive against Taliban insurgents near the Afghan border. There are accusations that dozens of civilians are killed. (Reuters)

Oriental peoples

Oriental peoples such as those of China can be connected. Japan can be connected.

December 26 2013 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the Yasukuni Shrine. The location is controversial because it enshrines many war criminals from World War II. The visit provokes condemnation from China and South Korea and criticism from the United States. (The New York Times)

December 27, 2013 Okinawa prefecture's Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima has approved a measure to allow for the relocation of a controversial U.S. military base on Okinawa, breaking 17 years of stagnation on the base's transfer plan. (CNN)

China can be connected.

December 28, 2013 The Chinese icebreaker Xue Lóng, or "Snow Dragon", was only six nautical miles away from the Russian-flagged vessel Akademik Shokalskiy when it too became obstructed by heavy ice in Antarctica. (CNN)

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples including Southeast Asian island peoples can be connected. The Philippines can be connected.

December 27, 2013 At least 29 people died and four others were seriously injured when a bus went off the Huay Tong Bridge in Phetchabun Province, Thailand. (CNN)

December 28, 2013 2013 Thai political crisis Unidentified gunmen open fire on peaceful protesters in Thailand, leaving one dead and three wounded. (CNN)

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

December 23, 2013 -- Politics and elections Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada visits former President Gloria Arroyo in the hospital where she is currently detained. (The Philippine Star)

African peoples

African peoples including West African peoples can be connected. Ethiopia can be connected.

December 22, 2013 -- Disasters and accidents At least ten people are injured but no deaths after a cargo train crashed into the Nairobi slum of Kibera. (BBC) (Standard Media)(Zegabi)

December 24, 2013 -- 2013 South Sudanese political crisis: The United Nations says that they have discovered a mass grave containing 75 bodies in Unity State, and two other mass graves have been reported in Juba. (Irish Times) South Sudan's goverment says its military has recaptured the key town of Bor, days after it was seized by rebels. (Channel 4 News)

December 26 2013 - Central African Republic conflict under the Djotodia administration: Six peacekeepers from Chad are killed in clashes in the Central African Republic. (BBC)

December 27, 2013 War in Somalia (2009–present): Five soldiers and a military officer are killed in an explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (BBC)

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

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 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, Nagoya, Lima, Chicago, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Chennai, Bengaluru, London, Saigon, Donguan, Hyderabad, Chengdu, Lahore, can be connected. Social structure and change including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.

Institutions including government, economics, education, and family can be connected. Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be connected.

December 22, 2013 -- Business and economy Blackmarket sales begin of credit and debit card data which was compromised due to a Target Corporation data breach. (Fox News)

Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected. Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, physical anthroplogy, demography, and social foundations can be connected.

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

December 28, 2013 Four new species of sea creatures discovered at a cold seep on the seabed near Rockall (BBC) (Courier)

Created 27 Dec 2013 Last updated 14 May 2015