Historical Events on February 1, 2014

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 14 people are killed after Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia

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Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver

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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
  • Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame
  • Syrian civil war death toll reaches 130,000, while 4 million are displaced