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2013 was a year of the 21st century.

Events

June

14th

19th

  • "Black Skinhead" is released by Kanye West.[2]

24th

August

29th

  • An incident occurs on a construction building in Metropolis. It will be the last for 106 days.[3]

November

12th

13th

23th

  • NSA video-takes Aquaman near the Tonga trench, where the atlantean is found in the wreckage of a sunken ship. Curry attacks one UUV drone with his quindent, while another drone saw him swimming away at high speed, causing a sonic boom effect in his wake.[5]
MOS Bright Aurora

Bright Aurora on fire.

24th

26th

  • Clark Kent gets a job as a busboy at a truck stop bar.[3]
  • Clark overheard a pair of soldiers talking about a discovery made on Ellesmere Island. At the same time one of the bar's patrons, a drunk trucker named Ludlow, began harassing his coworker, a waitress named Chrissy. Clark intervened, asking him to leave, but Ludlow proceeds to throw an entire pitcher of beer into Clark's face. As Clark prepared to retaliate, Chrissy instead told him that it wasn't worth the trouble. Agreeing, Clark began to leave when Ludlow commented that he'd forgotten his 'tip', throwing a beer can at his back. While Ludlow was still drinking in the pub, Clark impaled his rig.[3]
Clark found the Fortress

Lois Lane enters in the Kryptonian spaceship

28th

  • Lois Lane arrives in a northern region part of Canada to investigate a unique discovery that had been unearthed and was currently being kept under-wraps from the public by the military. Lois then meets with Colonel Hardy, Dr. Hamilton and Officer Sedowsky, who informed her that a mysterious object buried deep within the ice was thousand years old.[3]
  • Clark Kent discovers his heritage as Kal-El of the House of El.[3][4]
  • Clark Kent meets Lois Lane.[3][4]

29th

  • Lois Lane is found by the US Army after her encounter with Clark.[3]
Lois talking to Woodburn

Lois Lane talks with Woodburn.

30th

  • Editor-and-Chief of the Daily Planet Perry White refused to print Lois Lane's Artic accounts, since the military and Pentagon itself would deny the story even occurred, and Lois had no solid proof.[3]
  • Lois, not wanting to drop the story of her alien rescuer, sought out gossip journalist Glen Woodburn to spread the story all over the Internet while she retraced the steps of her rescuer.[3]

December

2nd

  • The animated series Rick and Morty is first aired.[6]
Batman confronts Deadshot

Deadshot is found by Batman

7th

12th

  • Lois interviewed Pete Ross which led her directly to Martha Kent, where she learns the name of her rescuer. Lois encountered Clark in the cemetery at the grave of his father Jonathan Kent, Clark told her his story and why he didn't want it to be told to the world. Lois came to respect and admire Clark for what he's doing and, full of compassion for him, selflessly decided to drop the story.[3]
  • General Zod arrives on Earth and orders to Kal-El to surrender.[3]
Black Zero over Metropolis

Black Zero while terraforming Metropolis.

13th

Superman talking to Swanwick after destroying a drone

Swanwick talks to Superman.

14th

  • Thomas Kord, the owner and founder of the company Kord Industries, decides to expand his business by establishing a branch of Kord Industries in Metropolis during the rebuilding of the city following General Zod's defeat.[9]
  • After realizing that the military were spying on him using drones, Superman grabbed one and slammed it into the ground in front of Swanwick's car before telling him to convince Washington D.C. to trust him and that he was on their side but on his own terms. [3]
  • TIME publishes an important article regarding the Kryptonian invasion.[1]

15th

20th

25th

27th

Fall

  • During a break and enter while stealing a pearl necklace from a safe, Pete Doumanian is caught by Batman, who kicked and broke his legs, preventing him from burgling anytime after.[13]

Battles and conflicts

Deaths

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shazam!
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Suicide Squad
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 Man of Steel
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Man of Steel spans some time from beginning to end. During the scenes in the Arctic, Lois' camera says "11/28/2013". The Battle of Metropolis then occurs a little after this, and then Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice shows that "18 months later", Kryptonite is found. Later in the film, Bruce says, during the main events, "The first sample [of Kryptonite] big enough to mean something turned up in the Indian Ocean 3 months ago." This therefore takes the film to approximately fall 2015. In the film, it is shown that Lex Luthor's party will be on "November 1st", suggesting it is November 1, 2015. This matches the fact that Superman flies off that evening to save someone during Día de Muertos celebrations, which would have started on the night of November 1–2, 2015. Later, it is shown on Diana's computer that it is "11:29pm" on "November 12th". This matches as November 12, 2015. This would suggest that the Kryptonite was found in August 2015, and then the Battle of Metropolis was in February 2014. However, Bruce, Lex, and a TV report all refer, during the main events of the film, to the Battle of Metropolis being "2 years" ago. This would suggest it was in 2013, and there does not seem to be 3 months between the Arctic scenes and the Battle of Metropolis in Man of Steel. It can be taken that the Battle of Metropolis was in late December 2013, a month after the Arctic, and 2 years before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in November 2015. The Kryptonite was then found a little over 18 months later, around July 2015, and then a little over 3 months later is the main events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in November 2015. This also matches with it being several months before the events of Suicide Squad, as is implied in that film - which dates itself to June–August 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  6. Justice League
  7. In Suicide Squad, set in June–August 2016, it is shown that Floyd Lawton was arrested one recent Christmas-time. It is also shown that Zoe, Floyd's daughter, wrote one of many letters to him in his imprisonment on "07 SEPT 2014". This means the latest December Floyd can have been arrested in is December 2013. It cannot realistically be any earlier than this, due to Zoe looking the same as she does in 2016, and it being implied to be recent.
  8. You Let Your Family Die - Newspapaer
  9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Lex Luthor
  10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Lois Lane
  11. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Senator Finch
  12. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Cross Fire
  13. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Batman

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