What Happened in 2014 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 500

  • May 25 67th Cannes Film Festival: "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or

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May 26 Narendra Modi becomes the 15th Prime Minister of India

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • May 26 World Health Organization confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone
  • May 26 Protests across Thailand in response to military coup; General Prayuth warns of a crackdown in demonstrations continue
  • May 27 The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of banking sector
  • May 28 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt

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May 29 President Obama approves US military training of 'moderate' Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • May 29 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2

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May 30 Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen

  • May 30 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election
  • May 31 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube
  • Jun 1 Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League cricket championship
  • Jun 1 NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 2 The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence
  • Jun 2 Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador
  • Jun 3 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team
  • Jun 3 President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe
  • Jun 4 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram

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Jun 7 Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 7 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52
  • Jun 8 Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 113th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jun 8 113th Women's French Open: Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep (6-4, 6-7, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 Couple ambush a restaurant in Las Vegas killing 2 police officers, a civilian and themselves

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Jun 9 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazione

Actress Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox
  • Jun 11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seized control of government offices, and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosel
  • Jun 12 Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
  • Jun 13 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers in 5 games
  • Jun 14 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down
  • Jun 14 Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland
  • Jun 15 Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia
  • Jun 15 114th US Golf Open: Martin Kaymer shoots a 271 at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina
  • Jun 15 San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals
  • Jun 15 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1

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Jun 18 Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

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Jun 19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • Jun 19 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Orange Is the New Black wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad wins Best Drama Series

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Jun 23 Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Jun 23 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
  • Jun 24 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
  • Jun 24 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
  • Jun 25 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Jun 25 The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order
  • Jun 26 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • Jun 26 Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jun 26 Following a military coup in Thailand, people have been warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition
  • Jun 30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • Jun 30 The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found

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Jul 1 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

  • Jul 1 Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament
  • Jul 1 The US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare' on religious grounds

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Jul 2 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Jul 3 Germany passes first nation-wide minimum wage law – at 8.5 euros

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 3 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Actress Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana
  • Jul 4 Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors
  • Jul 5 121st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Eugenie Bouchard (6-3 6-0)
  • Jul 6 Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip

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Jul 6 128th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer (6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 7 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza
  • Jul 8 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals.

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Jul 8 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to "take their gloves off" against Hamas and to take any means necessary to "restore peace" to Israeli citizens

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 9 Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Jul 9 Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people
  • Jul 9 Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes
  • Jul 10 Yair Lapid warns of Israeli Defense Force ground operation if Gazan rocket fire do not stop
  • Jul 11 The UN Security Council calls for a special meeting to discuss the current Israel–Palestinian conflict; Israel continue attacks on Gaza
  • Jul 13 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win football's 20th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jul 13 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jul 14 The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops
  • Jul 14 The death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak passes 500
  • Jul 14 The Egyptian government propose a cease fire in the Israel–Gaza conflict
  • Jul 14 After 7 days, Israel has struck Gaza 1320 times, while Gaza has fired 940 rockets at Israel
  • Jul 15 20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow
  • Jul 15 Israel announces it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt; Hamas reject, saying they were not consulted
  • Jul 15 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota
  • Jul 16 Bashar Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria
  • Jul 16 Death toll within Gaza surpasses 200 people following air strikes by Israel
  • Jul 16 Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected
  • Jul 16 Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza
  • Jul 17 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashes (presumed shot down by either pro-Russian separatists or the Ukrainian militia), killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
  • Jul 17 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas
  • Jul 18 The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) call 18,000 additional reserves soldiers in campaign against Gaza
  • Jul 20 Patrick Sawyer arrives in city of Lagos in Nigeria and collapses; he dies of Ebola five days later
  • Jul 20 The Israeli Defence Force enter Shuja'iyya, a populous neighbourhood of Gaza City, as part of their ground offensive focused on destroying tunnels crossing the Israel border
  • Jul 20 143rd British Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 271 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jul 21 After 3 weeks, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has struck about 2,800 targets in Gaza, while Gaza has fired 1,497 rockets at Israel
  • Jul 22 Both the United Arab Emirates and the USA announce aid packages to besieged Gaza
  • Jul 22 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force
  • Jul 22 European Union claim that Israel 'has the right to defend itself', but say civilian casualties in Gaza are unacceptable
  • Jul 23 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow holds its opening ceremony
  • Jul 23 44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan
  • Jul 24 116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali
  • Jul 24 Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
  • Jul 24 Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel
  • Jul 24 Over 10,000 Palestinians protest Israel's operation in Gaza; 2 Palestinians killed after Al-Aqsa Brigades members fire at Israeli forces
  • Jul 24 47th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 25 Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein
  • Jul 25 Palestinian officials call for a "Day of Rage" in the West Bank and within Israel against Israel's operation against Gaza; Israeli Defence Force prepares for protests

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Jul 25 Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Jul 26 Taghrooda wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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