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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.


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