Historical Events in 2014

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  • Jan 1st Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
  • Jan 1st 100th Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan State beats #5 Stanford, 24-20
  • Jan 1st 43rd Fiesta Bowl: #15 UCF beats #6 Baylor, 52-42
  • Jan 2nd 30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India

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Jan 2nd Raul Castro gives a speech commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban revolution and warns of "neo-liberal and neo-colonial thinking" entering the country

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • Jan 2nd 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31
  • Jan 3rd Cambodian garment workers go on strike demanding a wage increase
  • Jan 3rd 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35
  • Jan 4th 14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India
  • Jan 6th Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions
  • Jan 6th Truce begins between Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northern Damascus
  • Jan 6th 16th BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Auburn, 34-31
  • Jan 7th Sheikh Hasina wins the general election in Bangladesh
  • Jan 8th 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV)
  • Jan 9th 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan
  • Jan 9th Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year
  • Jan 9th Taliban suicide car bomb assassinates senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam and kills three others in Pakistan, Pakistan
  • Jan 12th Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship

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Jan 12th "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

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Jan 12th Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen
  • Jan 12th 71st Golden Globes: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey, & Cate Blanchett win
  • Jan 13th 14 people are killed and 7 are injured after an explosion in an illegal gambling hall in Kaili City, China

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 13th Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Jan 14th American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia
  • Jan 16th 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film
  • Jan 17th 21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Jan 18th 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win

  • Jan 19th AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
  • Jan 19th NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers 23-17
  • Jan 20th Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked
  • Jan 22nd Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres
  • Jan 25th 102nd Women's Australian Open: Li Na beats Dominika Cibulková (7-6, 6-0)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 26th 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win

Singer Lorde
  • Jan 26th 21 people are killed after a tourist boat capsizes off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 26th 102nd Men's Australian Open: Stanislas Wawrinka beats Rafael Nadal (6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • Jan 26th NFL Pro Bowl: Team Rice beats Team Sanders 22-21
  • Jan 26th 30th Sundance Film Festival: "Whiplash", directed by Damien Chazelle, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28th Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia
  • Jan 28th DNA analysis confirms that the 6th C Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death)
  • Jan 29th Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono
  • Jan 29th Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice
  • Jan 29th Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • Jan 30th 24 hostages are killed after 6 suicide bombers temporarily take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad
  • Feb 1st 14 people are killed after Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia
  • Feb 1st Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame
  • Feb 1st Syrian civil war death toll reaches 130,000, while 4 million are displaced

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Feb 1st Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • Feb 2nd Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers
  • Feb 2nd Protests in Ukraine turn violent after parliament passes legislation that outlaws protest
  • Feb 3rd 2 students are shot & killed in a school shooting in Moscow
  • Feb 4th 10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India
  • Feb 4th Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland

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Feb 4th Satya Nadella succeeds Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft

CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella
CEO of Microsoft
Satya Nadella
  • Feb 5th Archaeologists decrypt the 13th C Viking jötunvillur runic code

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Feb 5th US President Obama and journalists globally call for the release of 3 Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Feb 6th Jay Leno ends his time on The Tonight Show
  • Feb 6th The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations
  • Feb 6th 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 7th German treasurer Helmut Linssen resigns amid a scandal involving offshore banking accounts in the Bahamas and Panama
  • Feb 7th 22nd Winter Olympic Games open at Sochi, Russia
  • Feb 8th 15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Feb 8th 17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina
  • Feb 8th Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
  • Feb 9th Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old
  • Feb 9th Protest erupt in Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the unemployment rate remains at 40% (57% for youth)
  • Feb 9th Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas
  • Feb 11th 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Feb 11th 77 people are killed after a military transport plane crashes in Algeria
  • Feb 11th Peace talks resume in Geneva as leaders attempt to bring an end to the civil war in Syria
  • Feb 12th Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating
  • Feb 12th Intel entrepreneur and co-founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years
  • Feb 14th Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Feb 14th Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference

Actress Ellen Page
Ellen Page
  • Feb 15th Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock
  • Feb 16th 63rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 163-155 at New Orleans
  • Feb 16th 67th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuaron Best Director

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 17th The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

Comedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon
Comedian and TV Host
Jimmy Fallon

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Feb 17th US Secretary of State John Kerry claims climate change requires urgent action and that only a small "window of time" remained open

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Feb 18th 2014 Ukrainian Revolution begins
  • Feb 18th Police clash with protesters in Bangkok, Thailand

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Feb 19th BRIT Awards: David Bowie, Ellie Goulding and Arctic Monkeys win

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Feb 19th Death toll in Ukraine reaches 26 after Government crackdown on protesters
  • Feb 21st 11 people are killed after a Libyan Air Force plan crashes in Tunisia

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 21st US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Feb 21st 10 words from the 15th C Voynich manuscript have been decoded
  • Feb 21st Police in Kiev open fire on protesters: 27 killed and around 570 injured
  • Feb 22nd Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy
  • Feb 22nd Marit Bjørgen of Norway becomes the most successful female Winter Olympian with 10 medals
  • Feb 22nd Protests in Kiev, Ukraine, occupy the office of President Yanukovich
  • Feb 22nd 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 23rd A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag
  • Feb 23rd 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (145.29 MPH)
  • Feb 23rd 22nd Winter Olympic Games close at Sochi, Russia

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Feb 24th Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time

Pope Francis
  • Feb 24th 7 people are killed & 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam
  • Feb 24th A 4.4 billion-year-old Crystal is discovered to be the oldest known fragment from the earth's crust
  • Feb 25th 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria
  • Feb 25th Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea's independence
  • Feb 27th Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government
  • Feb 27th Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine
  • Feb 27th Chaos erupts after the Swedish Public Employment Service mistakenly invites 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm
  • Feb 27th US Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed businesses to turn away gay customers
  • Feb 28th Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine
  • Mar 1st 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: Movie 43 wins
  • Mar 1st 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China

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Mar 1st US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Mar 2nd 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win
  • Mar 2nd President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
  • Mar 5th A survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that about 1/3 of women in the European Union have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15
  • Mar 6th Crimea's parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea a part of Russia
  • Mar 8th Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history
  • Mar 10th German Chancellor Merkel warns Russia's Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution
  • Mar 11th Refugees from Syria pour into the Kingdom of Jordan
  • Mar 12th 8 people are killed, 70 are injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York
  • Mar 13th After protests earlier this month, the Israeli parliament votes 65 to 1 for legislation that ends exemptions from military service for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 13th "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Mar 15th 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton, 65-58
  • Mar 16th Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design
  • Mar 16th 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • Mar 16th 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60
  • Mar 17th The Republic of Crimea is declared

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Mar 18th Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

  • Mar 18th Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation
  • Mar 18th Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty
  • Mar 18th US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats
  • Mar 19th Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
  • Mar 19th Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights
  • Mar 21st Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation
  • Mar 22nd 251 people are killed after a boat capsizes in Lake Albert, Uganda
  • Mar 22nd 30 people are killed by a mudslide in Oso, Washington
  • Mar 22nd Guinea confirms Ebola outbreak has already killed 59 people
  • Mar 22nd The US and EU impose sanctions on Russia
  • Mar 24th Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea
  • Mar 26th Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Mar 27th UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
  • Mar 28th Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%
  • Mar 28th 2 cases of Ebola are reported in Liberia among people who have travelled to Guinea
  • Mar 29th Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia
  • Apr 1st NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia
  • Apr 3rd Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta
  • Apr 4th President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, claims that climate change will lead to battles over water and food within the next five to ten years
  • Apr 5th 167th Grand National: Leighton Aspell aboard Pineau de Re wins
  • Apr 6th Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary
  • Apr 6th 49th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win
  • Apr 7th 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky 60-54

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Apr 8th Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Apr 8th 33rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 79-58
  • Apr 9th Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage
  • Apr 10th 88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria
  • Apr 10th The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote

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Apr 10th "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London, UK

Actress Emma Stone
Emma Stone

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 11th 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Apr 12th The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced
  • Apr 13th Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • Apr 13th 78th Masters Golf Tournament: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 13th Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title
  • Apr 16th Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy
  • Apr 16th South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju, 304 drown, mostly students. National controversy erupts over rescue efforts and actions of crew and owner.
  • Apr 17th Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria
  • Apr 18th 12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest
  • Apr 21st 118th Boston Marathon: Meb Keflezighi of United States 1st man in 2:08:37 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:18:57
  • Apr 22nd David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United
  • Apr 23rd 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 27th Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

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Apr 28th Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • Apr 30th Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine
  • May 1st Hundreds march through Nigerian capital calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants, Boko Haram, who oppose Western education
  • May 2nd The Kiev regime launch a raid against pro-Russian forces, who respond by shooting down two helicopters
  • May 3rd 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66
  • May 3rd 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 4th Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama
  • May 5th China announces it will upgrade Ethiopia's infrastructure in an effort to improve a China-Africa strategic partnership
  • May 6th Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, releases a 57 minute video boasting about abducting schoolgirls in Nigeria
  • May 7th Fighting between pro-Russian and Kiev forces continue amid fears internationally of a civil war in the Ukraine
  • May 8th 2014 NFL Draft: Jadeveon Clowney from University of South Carolina first pick by Houston Texans
  • May 10th The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election
  • May 10th 59th Eurovision Song Contest: Conchita Wurst for Austria wins singing "Rise Like a Phoenix" in Copenhagen
  • May 11th Thousands protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant in Hangzhou, China
  • May 12th Voters in Ukraine reject rule from Kiev

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May 13th Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa María, is discovered off the northern coast of Haiti

  • May 13th 301 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Manisa, Turkey
  • May 16th Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations
  • May 17th Atlético Madrid win the 2013–14 La Liga
  • May 17th Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final
  • May 17th Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal
  • May 17th 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84
  • May 17th The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India

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May 18th Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • May 18th Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage
  • May 18th 60th British Academy Television Awards: "A League of Their Own" Best Comedy, "Broadchurch" Best Drama
  • May 21st José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau
  • May 21st Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure
  • May 21st Thai army declared martial law and closes down several news stations
  • May 22nd The military stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom's constitution and taking control of the government (Thailand's army has staged eleven coups since 1932)
  • May 23rd Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • May 24th Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by army after a military coup
  • May 24th 22nd UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Atletico Madrid 4-1 at Lisbon
  • May 25th Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine
  • May 25th Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania
  • May 25th Indianapolis 500: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins in 2:40:48.2305 (300.244 km/h)