Today marks the 100th anniversary of the very first crossword puzzle being published.
Amongst events happening around the world this past week...
*The United Nations has condemned Syria, North Korea, and Iran for Human rights violations.
*Michelle Bachelet has been re-elected President of Chile.
*Angela Merkel has won a third term as Chancellor of Germany.
*The European Space Agency has launched the Gaia Observatory.
*Philippine representative Bea Rose Santiago has won the 2013 Miss International competition.
*The existence of a new species of tapir has been confirmed in the Amazon region.
*Vandal(s) have once again torched the Yule Goat <a straw effigy, not a real animal> of Galve, Sweden.
*Actor Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia, My Favorite Year) has passed away.
*Actress Joan Fontaine (Rebecca, Suspicion) is no longer with us.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Sinai, Israel, Iran, and Afghanistan.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Investigations into the security breaches that occurred during the 2013
holiday shopping season at Target stores reveal that over 40 million credit and debit cards may be compromised! Because of this, Chase has put a (temporary?) spending limit on their debit cards.
*Same gender marriage has become legal within New Mexico, while Utah will start allowing such unions after their state laws concerning this practice were deemed unconstitutional in Federal court.
*Cat Stevens, (Daryl) Hall and (John) Oates, KISS, Linda Rondstat, and Nirvana are the 2014 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
*Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty has been suspended from the show for anti-homosexual remarks made during an interview for GQ magazine.
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The Week In Review would like to wish its readership a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Blessful Boxing Day, or whatever you celebrate.
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