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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Japan
    Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

    Sony Corporation

    The Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

    Japan
    Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

    Olympus and Sony established Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc. (Sony 51%, Olympus 49%) on 16 April 2013, which is a joint venture to develop new surgical endoscopes with 4K resolution (or higher) and 3D capability.


  • 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


  • St Paul's Cathedral, London, England
    Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

    Margaret Thatcher

    The Funeral

    St Paul's Cathedral, London, England
    Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

    Details of Thatcher's funeral had been agreed with her in advance. She received a ceremonial funeral, including full military honours, with a church service at St Paul's Cathedral on 17 April. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attended her funeral, marking only the second time in the Queen's reign that she attended the funeral of any of her former prime ministers.


  • 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.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monday Apr 29, 2013

    Sepp Blatter

    2013 FIFA Ethics Committee investigation

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monday Apr 29, 2013

    On 29 April 2013, FIFA's Ethics Committee concluded its investigation into allegations of illegal payments to FIFA officials from the organisation's former marketing partner International Sports and Leisure (ISL), which went bankrupt in 2001, and published its report.


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