2013 Week 53

This will include events from Sunday, December 29, 2013 through Tuesday, December 31, 2013.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

For the last three days of the year, there are reported events in Western Civilization among Anglic, Latin, and Northeast European peoples which are not yet fully analyzed. Asiatic peoples are not yet fully categorized. For South Asian peoples, I have nothing specific about India or Pakistan. For Oriental peoples, only one event in China. Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples have one event. Southeast Asian Island peoples have none. Indonesia has none. African peoples have one uncategorized event. West African peoples have nothing reported. American Indian peoples have nothing specific reported.

Other history

Other history including prehistory, antiquity, and classical and medieval history can be connected.

Other modern history including the early 20th century, early mid 20th century, late mid 20th century, late 20th century, and late 20th century can be connected.

Other periods of the early 21st century including the early 2000s can be connected. The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 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 can be connected. November 2013 including 3013 week 44, 2013 week 45, 2013 week 46, 2013 week 47, and 2013 week 48 can be connected. Other weeks of December 2013 including 2013 week 49, 2013 week 40, 2013 week 51, and 2013 week 52 can be connected.

2014 can be connected. The first quarter 2014 can be connected. January 2014 including 2014 week 2, 2014 week 3, 2014 week 4, and 2014 week 5 can be connected. 2014 week 1 can be connected. February 2014 including 2014 week 5, 2014 week 6, and 2014 week 7 can be connected.

The future can be connected.


Peoples of the world

Peoles 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 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, Latin, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Mexico can be connected.

December 29, 2013 Seven-time Formula One drivers' champion Michael Schumacher is reported to be in critical condition after brain surgery in Grenoble for a head injury suffered while skiing in the French Alps. (AP via ESPN)

December 30, 2013 Shots are fired at the German ambassador's residence in Athens, Greece; no casualties are reported. (Deutsche Welle)

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

December 29, 2013 The passenger ferry MS King Seaways, en route from Newcastle, England, to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, catches fire in the North Sea; a man is arrested on suspicion of arson. (Guardian)

December 30, 2013 Cyclone Christine makes landfall in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, causing evacuations in Port Hedland and winds over 170 km/h in Roebourne (ABC)

December 30, 2013 A BNSF train carrying crude oil derails and catches fire near Casselton, North Dakota, USA, forcing the evacuation of the town. (CBC)

December 31, 2013 A fire was set in the stairway of a gay nightclub in Seattle on New Years eve which was quickly extinguished. An empty gasoline container was found at the top of the stairway. (Huffington Post)

December 31, 2013 a 57-year-old driver from Union City ran over 6 year old San Francisco resident Sophia Liu, who died of her injuries. Her mother and another another child were also injured. The suspect who was identified as a driver for Uber was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

December 29, 2013 The Chaparrastique volcano in El Salvador erupts, forcing 5,000 people to leave their homes. (BBC)

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

December 29, 2013 A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd kills at least 16 people and wounds 40 others. (BBC), (CNN), (Reuters)

December 30, 2013 Volgograd bombings: A bomb blast rips a trolleybus apart in Volgograd, Russia, killing at least 15 people in the second deadly attack in the southern city in less than 24 hours. (BBC)

December 31, 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin broke with a long tradition of Soviet and Russian heads of state and delivered two New Year’s speeches instead of one. The second New Year’s address was made from Khabarovsk, a far-eastern city hit by devastating floods in summer, instead of te Moscow Kremlin. (RIA) (The Washington Post)

December 31, 2013 Latvia becomes the 18th EU member state to adopt the euro despite public opposition. (CNN)(The Guardian)

Asiatic peoples

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

December 29, 2013 Saudi Arabia pledges US$3 billion to Lebanon to help strengthen their military. (Houston Chronicle)

December 29, 2013 Syrian Civil War The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says barrels packed with explosives dropped from Syrian Air Force aircraft have killed 517 people in the northern province of Aleppo since 15 December. (BBC)

December 29, 2013 Israeli–Lebanese conflict Two rockets are launched at Israel from Lebanon. Israel fires 20 artillery shells into Lebanon in retaliation. (Reuters), (Sky News), (Financial Times)

December 29, 2013 Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013–present) A bomb targeting an Egyptian military intelligence building north of Cairo in the village of Anshas wounds four soldiers. (NBC News), (Reuters)

December 29, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal) 18 people are killed in attacks across Iraq, including a military general in a bombing in the northern city of Mosul. (Reuters)

December 30, 2013 An attack on an army base in south Yemen by gunmen with rifles and antitank rockets killed at least five government soldiers and three militants. Four soldiers also went missing. Globalpost

December 30, 2013 Syrian Civil War: The Lebanese army fires on Syrian warplanes after they violate its airspace for the first time in the conflict. (Lebanon Daily Star)

December 30, 2013 10 people are killed in violence as Iraqi security forces dismantle an anti-government protest camp in the western city of Ramadi. (BBC)

December 30, 2013 Iranian tycoon Babak Zanjani is arrested. (The Daily Star)

December 31, 2013 Islamist militants are suspected in an attack on a gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. There were no injuries Reuters

South Asian peoples

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

India can be connected.

Pakistan can be connected.

Oriental peoples

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

China can be connected.

December 30, 2013 Eight people are killed by police in Xinjiang, western China, after an apparent terrorist attack. (Al Jazeera)

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples including Southeast Asian Island peoples can be connected. Vietnam can be connected.

December 31, 2013 Thousands of protestors gather at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur to begin protests against the Malaysian government's introduction of price hikes. (Channel News Asia)

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

Indonesia has no reportd events.

African peoples

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

December 30, 2013 The Congolese army regains control after multiple attacks by around 40 gunmen across the capital at the airport and state television headquarters. (Al Jazeera) (VOA)

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 the United States can be connected.


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

Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material 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 including biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and physics can be connected.

Created 17 Jan 2014 Last updated 30 Mar 2015