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  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Jan 2, 2013

    Johan Cruyff

    Catalonia drew with Nigeria

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Jan 2, 2013

    In their last game under Cruyff, on 2 January 2013, Catalonia drew with Nigeria at the Cornellà-El Prat, 1–1.




  • Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 7, 2013

    Lionel Messi

    2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 7, 2013

    The 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the third year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 7 January 2013., with Lionel Messi winning a record fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or.




  • 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.




  • Singapore
    Tuesday Jan 8, 2013

    Halimah Yacob

    The Prime Minister nominated Halimah to succeed Michael Palmer as Speaker of Parliament

    Singapore
    Tuesday Jan 8, 2013

    On 8 January 2013, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong nominated Halimah to succeed Michael Palmer as Speaker of Parliament following Palmer's resignation after he was revealed to have had an extramarital affair.




  • 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.




  • Myanmar (Burma)
    Monday Jan 14, 2013

    HTC

    Bruma smartphone launch

    Myanmar (Burma)
    Monday Jan 14, 2013

    On 14 January 2013, HTC launched its smartphones in Burma.


  • Singapore
    Monday Jan 14, 2013

    Halimah Yacob

    Speaker of The Parliament of Singapore

    Singapore
    Monday Jan 14, 2013

    She was elected Speaker on 14 January 2013, the first woman to hold the post in Singaporean history.


  • 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.


  • England
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Prince Harry

    Returning Back to England

    England
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    On 21 January 2013, it was announced that Harry was returning from a 20-week deployment in Afghanistan,where he served as an Apache co-pilot/gunner.


  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

    Brexit

    Cameron announced in his Bloomberg speech that a Conservative government would hold an in-or-out referendum on EU membership

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

    On 23 January 2013, under pressure from many of his MPs and from the rise of UKIP, Cameron announced in his Bloomberg speech that a Conservative government would hold an in-or-out referendum on EU membership before the end of 2017, on a renegotiated package, if elected in the 7 May 2015 general election.


  • 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.


  • Munich, Germany
    Thursday Jan 31, 2013

    BMW

    Announced that Pierer Industrie AG has bought Husqvarna for an undisclosed amount

    Munich, Germany
    Thursday Jan 31, 2013

    BMW Group, on 31 January 2013, announced that Pierer Industrie AG has bought Husqvarna for an undisclosed amount, which will not be revealed by either party in the future. The company is headed by Stephan Pierer (CEO of KTM). Pierer Industrie AG is 51% owner of KTM and 100% owner of Husqvarna.


  • 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.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Monday Feb 18, 2013

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez returned to Venezuela

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Monday Feb 18, 2013

    On 18 February 2013, Chávez returned to Venezuela after two months of cancer treatment in Cuba.


  • 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.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

    PlayStation

    The PlayStation 4

    Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

    The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is the latest video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment announced at a press conference on February 20, 2013. In the meeting, Sony revealed some hardware specifications of the new console.


  • 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.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2013

    Raúl Castro

    Cuba's Parliament Named Raúl Castro To a New Five-year Term as President

    Havana, Cuba
    Sunday Feb 24, 2013

    On 24 February 2013 Cuba's parliament named Raúl Castro to a new five-year term as president and appointed Miguel Díaz-Canel as his first vice president. Castro announced that day that he would step down from power after his second term as president ended in 2018.


  • Czech Republic
    Monday Feb 25, 2013

    IKEA

    The Company removed the Swedish meatballs from stores' shelves

    Czech Republic
    Monday Feb 25, 2013

    In February 2013, IKEA announced it had pulled 17,000 portions of Swedish meatballs containing beef and pork from stores in Europe after testing in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in the product. The company removed the Swedish meatballs from stores' shelves on 25 February 2013, but only made the announcement public after Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet uncovered what happened.


  • North Korea
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

    Kim Jong-un

    Met Dennis Rodman

    North Korea
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

    On 26 February 2013, Kim Jong‑un met Dennis Rodman, which led many reporters to speculate that Rodman was the first American that Kim had met. Rodman described his trip to Kim Jong-un's private island: "It's like Hawaii or Ibiza, but he's the only one that lives there."


  • 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.


  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Mar 5, 2013

    Bolivarian Revolution

    Chávez's Death

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Mar 5, 2013

    Following the death of Hugo Chávez, his successor Nicolás Maduro faced the consequences of Chávez's policies, with Maduro's approval declining and protests in Venezuela beginning in 2014. The Chávez and Maduro administrations often blamed difficulties that Venezuela faced on foreign intervention in the country's affairs.


  • North Korea
    Monday Mar 11, 2013

    Korean War

    North Korea claimed that the armistice had become invalid

    North Korea
    Monday Mar 11, 2013

    After a new wave of UN sanctions, on 11 March 2013, North Korea claimed that the armistice had become invalid.


  • 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.


  • Vatican City
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    Pope Francis

    A Pope

    Vatican City
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    Bergoglio was elected pope on 13 March 2013, the second day of the 2013 papal conclave, taking the papal name Francis.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    Korean War

    North Korea confirmed it ended the 1953 Armistice

    North Korea
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    On 13 March 2013, North Korea confirmed it ended the 1953 Armistice and declared North Korea "is not restrained by the North-South declaration on non-aggression".


  • 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.


  • Vatican City
    Saturday Mar 16, 2013

    Pope Francis

    The Name

    Vatican City
    Saturday Mar 16, 2013

    At his first audience on 16 March 2013, Francis told journalists that he had chosen the name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, and had done so because he was especially concerned for the well-being of the poor.


  • France
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2013

    Christine Lagarde

    Lagarde's apartment in Paris was raided by French Police

    France
    Wednesday Mar 20, 2013

    On 20 March 2013, Lagarde's apartment in Paris was raided by French police as part of the investigation.


  • 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.


  • North Korea
    Saturday Mar 30, 2013

    Korean War

    State of War

    North Korea
    Saturday Mar 30, 2013

    On 30 March 2013, North Korea stated that it entered a "state of war" with South Korea and declared that "The long-standing situation of the Korean peninsula being neither at peace nor at war is finally over".


  • Vatican City
    Sunday Mar 31, 2013

    Pope Francis

    First Easter homily

    Vatican City
    Sunday Mar 31, 2013

    On 31 March 2013, Francis used his first Easter homily to make a plea for peace throughout the world, specifically mentioning the Middle East, Africa, and North and South Korea.


  • Russia
    Monday Apr 1, 2013

    Garry Kasparov

    Joined in an HRF condemnation of Kanye West

    Russia
    Monday Apr 1, 2013

    In April 2013, joined in an HRF condemnation of Kanye West for having performed for the leader of Kazakhstan in exchange for a $3 million paycheck, saying that West "has entertained a brutal killer and his entourage" and that his fee "came from the loot stolen from the Kazakhstan treasury".


  • 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.


  • the Ritz Hotel, London, England
    Monday Apr 8, 2013

    Margaret Thatcher

    Death

    the Ritz Hotel, London, England
    Monday Apr 8, 2013

    Baroness Thatcher died on 8 April 2013, at the age of 87, after suffering a stroke.


  • France
    Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

    Bernard Arnault

    Belgian Citizenship

    France
    Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

    On 10 April, 2013, Arnault announced that he had decided to abandon his application for Belgian citizenship, saying he did not want the move to be misinterpreted as a measure of tax evasion at a time when France faced economic and social challenges.


  • 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.


  • Canada
    Sunday Apr 14, 2013

    Justin Trudeau

    The Winner of the leadership election

    Canada
    Sunday Apr 14, 2013

    Trudeau was declared the winner of the leadership election on April 14, 2013, garnering 80.1% of 30,800 votes.


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