2014 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 354

  • 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
  • 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 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 10 The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election
  • May 11 Thousands protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant in Hangzhou, China
  • May 12 Voters in Ukraine reject rule from Kiev

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

  • May 13 301 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Manisa, Turkey
  • May 17 Atlético Madrid win the 2013–14 La Liga
  • May 17 Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal
  • May 17 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India
  • May 18 Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage
  • May 21 José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau

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May 21 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • May 21 Thai army declared martial law and closes down several news stations
  • May 22 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 23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • May 24 Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by army after a military coup
  • May 25 Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine
  • May 25 Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania

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May 26 Narendra Modi becomes the 15th Prime Minister of India

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • May 26 World Health Organization confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone
  • May 26 Protests across Thailand in response to military coup; General Prayuth warns of a crackdown in demonstrations continue
  • May 27 The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of banking sector
  • May 28 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt

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May 29 President Obama approves US military training of 'moderate' Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • May 30 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election
  • Jun 2 The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence
  • Jun 2 Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador
  • Jun 3 President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe
  • Jun 4 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram
  • Jun 8 Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open
  • Jun 8 Couple ambush a restaurant in Las Vegas killing 2 police officers, a civilian and themselves
  • Jun 11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seized control of government offices, and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosel
  • Jun 12 Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
  • Jun 14 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down
  • Jun 14 Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland
  • Jun 15 Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia

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Jun 23 Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Jun 23 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
  • Jun 24 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
  • Jun 25 The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order
  • Jun 26 Following a military coup in Thailand, people have been warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition
  • Jun 30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • Jun 30 The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found
  • Jul 1 Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament
  • Jul 1 The US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare' on religious grounds

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Jul 2 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Jul 3 Germany passes first nation-wide minimum wage law – at 8.5 euros
  • Jul 4 Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors
  • Jul 6 Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip
  • Jul 7 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza

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Jul 8 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to "take their gloves off" against Hamas and to take any means necessary to "restore peace" to Israeli citizens

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu

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Jul 9 Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Jul 9 Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people
  • Jul 9 Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes
  • Jul 10 Yair Lapid warns of Israeli Defense Force ground operation if Gazan rocket fire do not stop
  • Jul 11 The UN Security Council calls for a special meeting to discuss the current Israel–Palestinian conflict; Israel continue attacks on Gaza
  • Jul 14 The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops
  • Jul 14 The death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak passes 500
  • Jul 14 The Egyptian government propose a cease fire in the Israel–Gaza conflict
  • Jul 14 After 7 days, Israel has struck Gaza 1320 times, while Gaza has fired 940 rockets at Israel
  • Jul 15 20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow
  • Jul 15 Israel announces it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt; Hamas reject, saying they were not consulted
  • Jul 16 Bashar Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria
  • Jul 16 Death toll within Gaza surpasses 200 people following air strikes by Israel
  • Jul 16 Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected
  • Jul 16 Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza
  • Jul 17 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashes (presumed shot down by either pro-Russian separatists or the Ukrainian militia), killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
  • Jul 17 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas
  • Jul 18 The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) call 18,000 additional reserves soldiers in campaign against Gaza
  • Jul 20 Patrick Sawyer arrives in city of Lagos in Nigeria and collapses; he dies of Ebola five days later
  • Jul 20 The Israeli Defence Force enter Shuja'iyya, a populous neighbourhood of Gaza City, as part of their ground offensive focused on destroying tunnels crossing the Israel border
  • Jul 21 After 3 weeks, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has struck about 2,800 targets in Gaza, while Gaza has fired 1,497 rockets at Israel
  • Jul 22 Both the United Arab Emirates and the USA announce aid packages to besieged Gaza
  • Jul 22 European Union claim that Israel 'has the right to defend itself', but say civilian casualties in Gaza are unacceptable
  • Jul 23 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow holds its opening ceremony
  • Jul 23 44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan
  • Jul 24 116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali
  • Jul 24 Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
  • Jul 24 Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel
  • Jul 24 Over 10,000 Palestinians protest Israel's operation in Gaza; 2 Palestinians killed after Al-Aqsa Brigades members fire at Israeli forces
  • Jul 25 Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein
  • Jul 25 Palestinian officials call for a "Day of Rage" in the West Bank and within Israel against Israel's operation against Gaza; Israeli Defence Force prepares for protests

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Jul 25 Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Jul 26 Taghrooda wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
  • Jul 26 While Israel reject long-term ceasefire that does not include destroying the Hamas tunnels, they agree to 12 hour ceasefire; Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip now exceeds 1000

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