What Happened in 2014

Significant Events

  • Mar 8 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history
  • Mar 21 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation
  • May 17 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India
  • May 22 Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom's constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country's first coup in 1932
  • Jun 11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
  • Jul 17 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
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Did You Know?

Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa MarĂ­a, is discovered off the northern coast of Haiti

On May 13, 2014


World Leaders in 2014

Famous People in 2014

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 4 Actor Justin Bartha (35) weds personal trainer Lia Smith in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Jan 4 Actress and singer Alexa Vega (25) weds Big Time Rush singer Carlos Pena Jr (24) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Jan 26 "The Bachelor" star Sean Lowe (30) weds graphic designer Catherine Giudici (27) at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jan 30 NBA player Baron Davis (34) weds CAA agent Isabella Brewster (31) in a secret ceremony
  • Mar 8 Supermarket Superstar hostess Stacy Keibler (34) weds Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre on an intimate beachside ceremony in Mexico

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 6 Actess Melanie Griffith (45) and actor Antonio Banderas (53) file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 18 years of marriage
  • Dec 12 Actor and comedian Nick Cannon (37) files for divorce from singer Mariah Carey (48) after 6 years of marriage
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