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  • Tampa, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Jan 7, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Rumble Opponent CM Punk

    Tampa, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Jan 7, 2013

    On the January 7, 2013 episode of Raw, The Rock returned to confront his Rumble opponent CM Punk.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Jan 11, 2013

    Kobe Bryant

    Divorce called off

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Jan 11, 2013

    On January 11, 2013, Bryant and his wife both announced via social media that they had called off their divorce.




  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jan 11, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Back to SmackDown

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jan 11, 2013

    On January 11, The Rock made his first SmackDown appearance in ten years, getting into an altercation with Team Rhodes Scholars, resulting in him delivering a Rock Bottom to Damien Sandow and a People's Elbow to Cody Rhodes.




  • Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Jan 14, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    A Brawl with CM Punk

    Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Jan 14, 2013

    The Rock closed out the 20th-anniversary episode of Raw, on January 14, with one of his "Rock Concerts", leading to a brawl with CM Punk.




  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook announced Facebook Graph Search

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

    On January 15, 2013, Facebook announced Facebook Graph Search, which provides users with a "precise answer", rather than a link to an answer by leveraging data present on its site.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2013

    Joe Biden

    Second term (2013–2017)

    U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2013

    Biden was inaugurated to a second term in the early morning of January 20, 2013, at a small ceremony in his official residence with Justice Sonia Sotomayor presiding (a public ceremony took place on January 21). He continued to be at the forefront as, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Obama administration put forth executive orders and proposed legislation towards new gun control measures (the legislation failed to pass).




  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Barack Obama

    Second Term

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Second inauguration was on January 21, 2013.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Was Attacked by The Shield

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    The following week on Raw, The Rock was attacked by The Shield. Vince McMahon then asserted that if The Shield attacked The Rock in his title match with CM Punk, Punk would be stripped of the WWE Championship.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Atari, Inc.

    Bankruptcy

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    On January 21, 2013, the four related companies Atari, Atari Interactive, Humongous, and California US Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. All three Ataris emerged from bankruptcy one year later and the entering of the social casino gaming industry with Atari Casino. Frederic Chesnais, who now heads all three companies, stated that their entire operations consist of a staff of 10 people.


  • Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 27, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Royal Rumble (2013)

    Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 27, 2013

    On January 27, at Royal Rumble, CM Punk would seemingly defeat The Rock after the arena lights went out and someone attacked The Rock. Vince McMahon then came out and was about to strip Punk of the championship, however, at The Rock's request, he instead restarted the match. This culminated in The Rock defeating Punk to win his eighth WWE Championship.


  • Erath County, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 2013

    American Sniper: Christopher Scott Kyle

    Death

    Erath County, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 2, 2013

    On February 2, 2013, Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, 35, were shot and killed by Eddie Ray Routh at the Rough Creek Ranch-Lodge-Resort shooting range in Erath County, Texas. Both Kyle and Littlefield were armed with .45-caliber 1911-style pistols when they were killed, but neither gun had been unholstered or fired, and the safety catches were still on. Kyle was killed with a .45-caliber pistol, while Littlefield was shot with a 9mm SIG Sauer pistol. Both guns belonged to Kyle.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 17, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Elimination Chamber (2013)

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 17, 2013

    Punk received a title rematch with The Rock, at Elimination Chamber, with the added stipulation that if The Rock was disqualified or counted out, he would still lose the WWE Championship. The Rock would pin Punk to retain the championship.


  • Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Feb 18, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Unveiled a New WWE Championship Design

    Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Feb 18, 2013

    The following night on Raw, The Rock unveiled a new WWE Championship design, with a different center plate and removable customizable side-plates which had his "Brahma Bull" logo.


  • Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 21, 2013

    Nike, Inc.

    Nike announced It Suspended Its Contract With Oscar Pistorius

    Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 21, 2013

    On February 21, 2013, Nike announced it suspended its contract with South African limbless athlete Oscar Pistorius, due to his being charged with premeditated murder.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 3, 2013

    LeBron James

    Career-high and franchise-record

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 3, 2013

    On March 3 of the 2013–14 season, James scored a career-high and franchise-record 61 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 11, 2013

    Bitcoin

    The update to this release resulted in a minor blockchain fork

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 11, 2013

    The update to this release resulted in a minor blockchain fork on the 11 March 2013. The fork was resolved shortly afterward. Seeding nodes through IRC was discontinued in version 0.8.2. From version 0.9.0 the software was renamed to Bitcoin Core.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    Jim Carrey

    Carrey's book announcement

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    In March 2013, Carrey announced that he had written a children's book titled How Roland Rolls, about a scared wave named Roland. He described it as "kind of a metaphysical children's story, which deals with a lot of heavy stuff in a really childish way." Carrey self-published the book, which was released in September 2013.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Mar 29, 2013

    Microsoft

    Patent Tracker

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Mar 29, 2013

    On March 29, 2013, Microsoft launched a Patent Tracker.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 2, 2013

    Shaquille O'Neal

    The Lakers retired his No. 34 jersey

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 2, 2013

    Phil Jackson believed O'Neal underachieved in his career, saying he "could and should have been the MVP player for 10 consecutive seasons." The Lakers retired his No. 34 jersey on April 2, 2013.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 3, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Unveiled Facebook Home

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 3, 2013

    On April 3, 2013, Facebook unveiled Facebook Home, a user-interface layer for Android devices offering greater integration with the site.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2013

    Korean War

    The Potential use of a nuclear weapon

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2013

    Speaking on 4 April 2013, the US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, informed the press that Pyongyang "formally informed" the Pentagon that it "ratified" the potential use of a nuclear weapon against South Korea, Japan and the United States of America, including Guam and Hawaii.


  • East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 7, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania 29

    East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 7, 2013

    On April 7, at WrestleMania 29, Rock lost the WWE Championship to Cena, ending his reign at 70 days.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

    Bitcoin

    The bitcoin price rose to $259

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

    The bitcoin price rose to $259 on 10 April, but then crashed by 83% to $45 over the next three days.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

    Kobe Bryant

    Massive numbers in one game

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

    On April 10, 2013, Bryant became the first player in NBA history to get 47 points, eight rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and three steals in an NBA game.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    Mark Zuckerberg

    FWD.us

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    On April 11, 2013, Zuckerberg led the launch of a 501 lobbying group called FWD.us. The founders and contributors to the group were primarily Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, and its president was Joe Green, a close friend of Zuckerberg.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Pain & Gain

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    Johnson starred in Pain & Gain film in 2013.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Apr 15, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Announcing an Alliance With The National Association of Attorneys General

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Apr 15, 2013

    On April 15, 2013, Facebook announced an alliance across 19 states with the National Association of Attorneys General, to provide teenagers and parents with information on tools to manage social networking profiles.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

    LeBron James

    12-13 Season Champion

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

    12-13 Season Champion with Miami Heat


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Modified Its Logo

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2013

    On April 19 Facebook modified its logo to remove the faint blue line at the bottom of the "F" icon. The letter F moved closer to the edge of the box.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Surgery

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

    Johnson underwent surgery on April 23, 2013 to reattach the torn tendons.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

    Marvel Studios

    Daredevil confirmed

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

    On October 10, 2012, the Daredevil rights reverted to Marvel Studios, which was confirmed by studio president Kevin Feige on April 23, 2013.


  • U.S.
    Thursday May 2, 2013

    Marvel Studios

    Ghost Rider and Punisher rights had reverted to Marvel from Sony and Lionsgate respectively

    U.S.
    Thursday May 2, 2013

    On May 2, 2013, Feige confirmed in an interview that the Ghost Rider and Punisher rights had reverted to Marvel from Sony and Lionsgate respectively, as well as reaffirming the acquisition of the Blade rights.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday May 5, 2013

    LeBron James

    Won the 12-13 Playoffs

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday May 5, 2013

    Won the 12-13 Playoffs with Heats.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday May 15, 2013

    Bitcoin

    US authorities seized accounts associated with Mt. Gox

    U.S.
    Wednesday May 15, 2013

    On 15 May 2013, US authorities seized accounts associated with Mt. Gox after discovering it had not registered as a money transmitter with FinCEN in the US.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 15, 2013

    Android

    Google Play edition program

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 15, 2013

    At its developer conference in May 2013, Google announced a special version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, where, instead of using Samsung's own Android customization, the phone ran "stock Android" and was promised to receive new system updates fast. The device would become the start of the Google Play edition program and was followed by other devices, including the HTC One Google Play edition, and Moto G Google Play edition.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Wednesday May 22, 2013

    X-box

    Xbox Internet-based features

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Wednesday May 22, 2013

    Announced on May 21, 2013, the Xbox One has an emphasis on internet-based features, including the ability to record and stream gameplay, and the ability to integrate with a set-top box to watch cable or satellite TV through the console with an enhanced guide interface and Kinect-based voice control.


  • Palmdale, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 2013

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl Fernandez called 9-1-1

    Palmdale, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 2013

    On May 22, 2013, Pearl Fernandez called 9-1-1 to report that her child, Gabriel Fernandez, was not breathing.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday May 23, 2013

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre were arrested

    California, U.S.
    Thursday May 23, 2013

    On May 23, 2013, Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre were arrested; Fernandez was arrested for felony child endangerment while Aguirre was arrested for attempted murder.


  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday May 24, 2013

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Death

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday May 24, 2013

    Paramedics rushed him to the hospital where doctors declared him brain dead. Gabriel passed away two days later on May 24, 2013 at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 4, 2013

    DC Comics

    DC unveiled two new digital comic innovations to enhance interactivity: DC2 and DC2 Multiverse

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 4, 2013

    On June 4, 2013, DC unveiled two new digital comic innovations to enhance interactivity: DC2 and DC2 Multiverse. DC2 layers dynamic artwork onto digital comic panels, adding a new level of dimension to digital storytelling, while DC2 Multiverse allows readers to determine a specific story outcome by selecting individual characters, storylines and plot developments while reading the comic, meaning one digital comic has multiple outcomes. DC2 will first appear in the upcoming digital-first title, Batman '66, based on the 1960s television series and DC2 Multiverse will first appear in Batman: Arkham Origins, a digital-first title based on the video game of the same name.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Introducing Clickable Hashtags

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

    On June 12, Facebook announced that it was introducing clickable hashtags to help users follow trending discussions, or search what others are talking about on a topic.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 13, 2013

    Aaron Hernandez

    Bradley filed a civil lawsuit

    Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 13, 2013

    On June 13, 2013, Bradley filed a civil lawsuit for damages against Hernandez in a Florida federal court. He withdrew the suit four days later, giving the two a chance to work out a settlement without the media knowing about it. On September 3, 2013, Hernandez's lawyers filed a postponement request in federal court until his murder charges were resolved. In February 2016, Hernandez reached a settlement with Bradley over the lawsuit. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.


  • Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jun 17, 2013

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Investigation of the Zerilli Information

    Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jun 17, 2013

    On June 17, 2013, investigation of the Zerilli information led the FBI to a property in Oakland Township in northern Oakland County owned by Detroit mob boss Jack Tocco. After three days, the FBI called off the dig. No human remains were found, and the case remains open.


  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 18, 2013

    Aaron Hernandez

    Murder of Odin Lloyd

    North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 18, 2013

    On June 18, 2013, police searched Hernandez's home in connection with an investigation into the shooting death of a friend, Odin Lloyd, whose body was found, with multiple gunshot wounds to the back and chest, in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's house. The following day, Hernandez assured Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft that he had nothing to do with the shooting. Despite this, Hernandez was "barred" from Gillette Stadium lest it becomes "the site of a media stakeout." The team also decided, a week before his eventual arrest, to cut ties with Hernandez if he was arrested on any charge related to the case.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jun 23, 2013

    Bitcoin

    US Drug Enforcement Administration listed ₿11.02 as a seized asset in a United States Department of Justice

    U.S.
    Sunday Jun 23, 2013

    On 23 June 2013, the US Drug Enforcement Administration listed ₿11.02 as a seized asset in a United States Department of Justice seizure notice pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881. This marked the first time a government agency had seized bitcoin.


  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

    Aaron Hernandez

    First-degree murder

    North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

    On June 26, 2013, Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder, in addition to five gun-related charges. The Patriots released Hernandez from the team about ninety minutes later, before officially learning the charges against him. Two other men were also arrested in connection with Lloyd's death. On August 22, 2013, Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Lloyd; he pled not guilty on September 6, 2013. On April 15, 2015, he was found guilty of murder in the first degree, a charge that in Massachusetts automatically carries a sentence of life in prison without a possibility of parole; he also was found guilty of five firearm charges. A motive for the murder was never definitively established. Police investigated the possibility that Lloyd may have learned of Hernandez's bisexuality and that Hernandez was worried that Lloyd might out him to others.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Monday Jul 1, 2013

    X-box

    Xbox 360 units sales

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Monday Jul 1, 2013

    As of June 30, 2013, 78.2 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 2, 2013

    Marvel Studios

    Disney purchased the distribution rights to Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 2, 2013

    On July 2, 2013, Disney purchased the distribution rights to Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger from Paramount.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jul 11, 2013

    League of Legends

    P Visa

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jul 11, 2013

    On July 11, 2013, Riot Games announced that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recognized League of Legends pro players as professional athletes and that the P visa application process would be more simplified for them. These changes allowed professional players to stay in the United States for up to five years. Despite these reforms, there have still been a number of visa problems that have occurred for players in the LCS and other LoL tournaments entering the United States.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Aug 5, 2013

    Jeff Bezos

    The Washington Post

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Aug 5, 2013

    On August 5, 2013, Bezos announced his purchase of The Washington Post for $250 million in cash. To execute the sale, he established Nash Holdings, a limited liability holding company that legally owns the paper.


  • United States
    Monday Aug 12, 2013

    Elon Musk

    Hyperloop

    United States
    Monday Aug 12, 2013

    On 12 August 2013, Musk unveiled a concept for a very high-speed transportation system, named Hyperloop, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors. Where such a transport system might be built between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area.


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