Historical Events in 2014

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

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Jan 2 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 2 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31
  • Jan 3 Cambodian garment workers go on strike demanding a wage increase
  • Jan 3 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35
  • Jan 4 14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India
  • Jan 6 Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions

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Jan 6 Truce begins between Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northern Damascus

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
  • Jan 6 16th BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Auburn, 34-31
  • Jan 7 Sheikh Hasina wins the general election in Bangladesh
  • Jan 8 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV)
  • Jan 9 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan
  • Jan 9 Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year
  • Jan 9 Taliban suicide car bomb assassinates senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam and kills three others in Pakistan, Pakistan

Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 11 During a concert in Maui, Mick Fleetwood announces that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Jan 12 Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

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

Sport awardFootball Awards

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

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

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jan 26 NFL Pro Bowl: Team Rice beats Team Sanders 22-21
  • Jan 26 30th Sundance Film Festival: "Whiplash", directed by Damien Chazelle, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28 Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia
  • Jan 28 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 29 Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono
  • Jan 29 Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice
  • Jan 29 Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • Jan 29 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club
  • Jan 30 24 hostages are killed after 6 suicide bombers temporarily take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad
  • Feb 1 14 people are killed after Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia
  • Feb 1 Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame
  • Feb 1 Syrian civil war death toll reaches 130,000, while 4 million are displaced

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Feb 1 Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver

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Feb 1 Janet Yellen becomes Chair of the US Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
15th Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • Feb 2 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers

  • Feb 2 Protests in Ukraine turn violent after parliament passes legislation that outlaws protest
  • Feb 3 2 students are shot & killed in a school shooting in Moscow
  • Feb 4 10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India
  • Feb 4 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland

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Feb 4 Satya Nadella succeeds Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft

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

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Feb 5 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 6 Jay Leno ends his time on "The Tonight Show"
  • Feb 6 The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations
  • Feb 6 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 7 German treasurer Helmut Linssen resigns amid a scandal involving offshore banking accounts in the Bahamas and Panama
  • Feb 7 22nd Winter Olympic Games open at Sochi, Russia
  • Feb 8 15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Feb 8 17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina
  • Feb 8 Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
  • Feb 9 Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old
  • Feb 9 Protest erupt in Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the unemployment rate remains at 40% (57% for youth)
  • Feb 9 Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas
  • Feb 10 "This Is How We Roll" single released by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan (Billboard Song of the Year 2014)
  • Feb 11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Feb 11 77 people are killed after a military transport plane crashes in Algeria
  • Feb 11 Peace talks resume in Geneva as leaders attempt to bring an end to the civil war in Syria
  • Feb 12 Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating
  • Feb 12 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 14 Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office

Conference meetingConference of Interest

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

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Feb 18 Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 begins as protesters, riot police and unknown shooters take part in violent events in the capital, Kiev, culminating after five days in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych
  • Feb 18 Police clash with protesters in Bangkok, Thailand

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

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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 21 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 21 10 words from the 15th C Voynich manuscript have been decoded
  • Feb 21 Police in Kiev open fire on protesters: 27 killed and around 570 injured
  • Feb 22 Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy
  • Feb 22 Marit Bjørgen of Norway becomes the most successful female Winter Olympian with 10 medals
  • Feb 22 Protests in Kiev, Ukraine, occupy the office of President Yanukovich
  • Feb 22 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 23 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 23 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (145.29 MPH)
  • Feb 23 22nd Winter Olympic Games close at Sochi, Russia

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

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

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Mar 1 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 2 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win
  • Mar 2 President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
  • Mar 5 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 6 Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea part of Russia
  • Mar 8 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history

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Mar 10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Mar 11 Refugees from Syria pour into the Kingdom of Jordan
  • Mar 12 8 people are killed, 70 injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York
  • Mar 13 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 13 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

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

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 17 Sia releases her single "Chandelier" with a music video featuring Maddie Ziegler

Dancer, Actress and Model Maddie Ziegler
Dancer, Actress and Model
Maddie Ziegler

AgreementContract of Interest

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

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

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 11 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
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • Apr 12 The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced
  • Apr 13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • Apr 13 78th Masters Golf Tournament: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 280

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 13 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title

  • Apr 16 Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy
  • Apr 16 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 17 Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria
  • Apr 18 12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest
  • Apr 21 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 22 David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United
  • Apr 23 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Music releaseMusic Single

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

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

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

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May 13 Unidentified shipwreck is discovered off the northern coast of Haiti by marine archaeologist Barry Clifford

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • May 13 301 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Manisa, Turkey
  • May 16 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations
  • May 17 Atlético Madrid win the 2013–14 La Liga
  • May 17 Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final
  • May 17 Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal
  • May 17 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84
  • May 17 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India
  • May 17 St Johnstone FC win the Scottish Cup for 1st time in 130 years, defeating Dundee United 2-0

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

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • May 18 Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage
  • May 18 60th British Academy Television Awards: "A League of Their Own" Best Comedy, "Broadchurch" Best Drama
  • May 21 José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau
  • May 21 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure
  • May 21 Thai army declared martial law and closes down several news stations
  • 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