Historical Events in 2014 (Part 3)

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  • Nov 1 Bayern wins the 2014 running of the Breeders' Cup Classic
  • Nov 2 60 people were killed and 110 injured by a suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nov 3 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for global action on climate change after warning from scientists

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Nov 3 New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks

  • Nov 4 The US votes in mid-term elections: Republicans retain the house & regain the Senate
  • Nov 4 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko orderes army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities to combat potential rebel offensive
  • Nov 4 The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa
  • Nov 4 Tim Scott becomes the first African-American Senator in the south since the Reconstruction
  • Nov 4 Protectionist wins the 2014 Melbourne Cup
  • Nov 5 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 NZers on 'terror watchlist'
  • Nov 5 48th CMT Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win
  • Nov 8 Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

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Nov 8 Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev

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Nov 8 US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 9 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)
  • Nov 9 Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance
  • Nov 9 Top African business leaders establish an emergency fund to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak
  • Nov 9 Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 10 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London, UK

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Nov 10 Ethel Kennedy is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • Nov 11 The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison
  • Nov 11 An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake
  • Nov 11 The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute
  • Nov 11 The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence
  • Nov 11 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District, Pakistan
  • Nov 11 Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball
  • Nov 12 European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
  • Nov 13 Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket
  • Nov 13 Clayton Kershaw & Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014

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Nov 15 Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Nov 15 World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth
  • Nov 15 The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case
  • Nov 15 A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning
  • Nov 16 Klaus Iohannis wins the Romanian Presidential election
  • Nov 16 Kevin Harvick wins the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • Nov 17 The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops
  • Nov 18 Jamaica win the 2014 Caribbean Cup in football
  • Nov 20 Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US will have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes

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Nov 22 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Nov 23 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
  • Nov 23 An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country
  • Nov 23 A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan
  • Nov 23 Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform
  • Nov 23 Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang
  • Nov 23 Magnus Carlsen defends his World Chess Championship title after defeating Vishy Anand
  • Nov 23 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time
  • Nov 23 65th Formula One WDC: Lewis Hamilton wins by 67 points

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 23 41st American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Nov 24 A 12-year-old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground
  • Nov 25 US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job
  • Nov 25 Switzerland's Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis
  • Nov 25 Protest erupt across US after a decision by Missouri grand jury not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager
  • Nov 25 Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting
  • Nov 25 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer
  • Nov 27 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • Nov 27 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • Nov 29 79th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 55-44 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 30 Australia experiences its hottest spring and second-hottest November recorded
  • Nov 30 Tabaré Vázquez is re-elected President of Uruguay
  • Nov 30 102nd Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen

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Dec 2 Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind" and spell the end of the human race

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

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Dec 2 Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • Dec 2 Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman resigns after her online criticism of President Barack Obama's teenage daughters
  • Dec 2 Vanuatu police arrest at least 20 people over the deaths by hanging of two men accused of sorcery
  • Dec 2 The World Food Programme suspends critical food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt because of a lack of funds
  • Dec 2 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clash with police as they try to surround the government's headquarters in some of the worst violence since the protests began
  • Dec 3 Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigns
  • Dec 3 Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest
  • Dec 3 Protests erupt in cities across the US after a grand jury decides not to charge the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke-hold
  • Dec 4 The United Nations warns that the world is on course for the warmest year since records began
  • Dec 4 Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels agree to cease fire in the eastern war zone, beginning December 9
  • Dec 4 US authorities promise a "fair" investigation into the death of African American Eric Garner, after a white New York City police officer held him in a choke-hold faces no charges
  • Dec 6 23rd SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama beats #14 Missouri, 42-13
  • Dec 6 10th ACC Championship Game: #2 Florida State beats #12 Georgia Tech, 37-35
  • Dec 7 Typhoon Hagupit hits central Philippines; millions flee homes for shelter
  • Dec 7 The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria
  • Dec 7 Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution
  • Dec 7 The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain's hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps
  • Dec 7 Human Rights Watch Asia Division call for investigation into Indonesian security forces shooting of peaceful protesters
  • Dec 9 CIA Torture Report released, detailing the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001-2006
  • Dec 11 CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation methods used after 9/11 but admits some methods were "abhorrent"
  • Dec 11 World's 1st penis transplant procedure by a team from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dec 12 UN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall
  • Dec 12 Over 200 pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong
  • Dec 13 Divisions emerge between rich and poor nations at the UN climate change talks in Peru
  • Dec 13 A civil rights protest march in Washington, D.C. takes place, against the police killing of unarmed black men
  • Dec 13 The British Government announces it will send hundreds of troops to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the conflict with Islamic State
  • Dec 13 Two US soldiers killed in a Taliban bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul
  • Dec 13 Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticizes UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • Dec 13 80th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB)

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Dec 14 Shinzō Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Kōmeitō Party

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • Dec 16 An Army Public School in Pakistan is attacked by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants who kill 145 people
  • Dec 19 The Guardian newspaper calls 2014 'The year the people stood up'
  • Dec 20 Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley kills 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn, New York, supposedly in revenge for the killing of Eric Garner, before killing himself
  • Dec 28 Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashes in bad weather in the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board
  • Dec 31 36 die and 47 are wounded during a stampede of New Year revellers on Shanghai's Bund riverfront

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 31 Beji Caid Essebsi is sworn in as Tunisia's 1st ever freely elected President

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi
President of Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi
  • Dec 31 44th Fiesta Bowl: #20 Boise State beats #10 Arizona, 38-30
  • Dec 31 81st Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #8 Mississippi State, 49-34