April 2014 in History

Events in History

  • 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 6 Viktor Orb├ín's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary
  • 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
  • Apr 12 The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced
  • 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 23 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Apr 30 Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine

Weddings in History

  • Apr 1 Media personality Willard Scott (80) weds Paris Keena in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Apr 3 Who's the Boss actor Danny Pintauro (38) weds partner Wil Tabares in Dana Point, California
  • Apr 12 Actress Ginnifer Goodwin (35) weds actor Josh Dallas (32) in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 19 Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Joe Lo Truglio (43) weds Beth Dover in in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 26 Actor Brian Baumgartner (41) weds Celeste Ackelson in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, dies at 75
  • Apr 3 Freda Kida, American cartoonist, dies at 93
  • Apr 6 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), dies at 93
  • Apr 10 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), dies at 64
  • Apr 29 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), dies from pneumonia at 71