2014 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 354

  • Jul 26 The Chinese government suspendes the operations of a Shanghai meat dealer and has makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Jul 27 Liberia shuts down most of its borders with fears about the spread of Ebola epidemic

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Jul 27 Obama reaffirms Israel's "right to defend itself", but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jul 28 UN Security Council hold emergency meeting calling for an immediate and indefinite humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
  • Jul 28 Missiles strike near Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving 10 dead and many wounded; Israeli Defence Force say they are not responsible

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Jul 28 Israel criticizes John Kerry's proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Jul 29 France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza
  • Jul 29 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes
  • Jul 30 Death toll in Gaza reaches 1,346, while 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians have been killed
  • Jul 30 The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms; Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine
  • Jul 31 The US agree to resupply arms to Israel - including rocket launchers, mortar rounds, grenades - despite condemnation of civilian casualties in Gaza
  • Jul 31 Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire
  • Aug 1 USA and UN announce a 72 hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, though it quickly breaks down
  • Aug 3 The Israeli Defence Force remove much of its ground forces from the Gaza Strip following the destruction of 32 tunnels built by Hamas and other militants
  • Aug 3 At least 13 Palestinians reported killed in ongoing air raids and tank shelling by Israel
  • Aug 4 Hamas and Israel agree to another 72 hour ceasefire
  • Aug 5 Obama signs The Iron Dome Bill providing $225 million in additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense
  • Aug 8 The West African Ebola outbreak is categorized as an international concern by the WHO
  • Aug 8 Hamas rejects continuation of cease fire if Israel does not lift blockade
  • Aug 10 Israeli and Palestinian officials agree to another 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt
  • Aug 10 Unrest breaks out in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of African American Michael Brown by a policeman.
  • Aug 12 Ebola outbreak death toll exceeds 1000
  • Aug 12 World Health Organization (WHO) gives its 'cautious blessing' to the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus
  • Aug 13 Israeli and Palestinian cease fire agreed to on August 8 is extended for another 120 hours to provide time for further negotiations
  • Aug 19 The 24 hour ceasefire extension renewal between Israel and Palestine is violated as Hamas fire rockets; Israeli Air Force respond, killing 9 Gazans
  • Aug 21 Israeli airstrike in Rafah kills Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al Atar and Mohammed Barhoum - 3 of Hamas's top commanders
  • Aug 22 2nd Ebola death in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country
  • Aug 24 Nurse William Pooley flies back to the UK for emergency treatment after contracting Ebola virus after attempting to treat patients in Sierra Leone
  • Aug 26 Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa
  • Aug 26 Israel and Hamas accept another ceasefire
  • Aug 27 Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls the international response to Ebola “irresponsible” and “slow and derisory”
  • Aug 29 Senegal is 5th country hit by Ebola
  • Aug 29 Riots break out in Guinea following rumours that health workers are deliberately transmitting the Ebola virus to locals
  • Sep 4 Monsoon rains beging and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan
  • Sep 4 Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark
  • Sep 5 World Health Organization estimates 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus out of 3,500 infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone
  • Sep 7 Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth (39,900 km; 24,800 mi)

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Sep 8 Haider al-Abadi becomes the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • Sep 13 At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast
  • Sep 13 40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria
  • Sep 14 The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • Sep 14 39th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Imitation Game" directed by Morten Tyldum wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland
  • Sep 15 President Obama annouces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus
  • Sep 17 Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006
  • Sep 18 Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom
  • Sep 18 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida
  • Sep 20 New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance
  • Sep 22 NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars
  • Sep 26 World Health Organizations estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 - with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest
  • Sep 27 Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74
  • Sep 27 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan
  • Sep 29 Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan
  • Sep 30 A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 1 41 children are killed by a suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria
  • Oct 2 15 people are killed after a gun powder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria
  • Oct 2 Seige of Syrian town Kobani and its surrounds by ISIS prompts 130,00 people to flee the area
  • Oct 3 83 million accounts are compromised after a cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase & 9 other financial institutions
  • Oct 5 South Sydney Rabbitohs win the 2014 NRL Grand Final
  • Oct 6 John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Oct 7 Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes
  • Oct 7 Spanish nurse diagnosed with Ebola, the first case outside west Africa
  • Oct 8 Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
  • Oct 9 Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Oct 9 Gatwick, Heathrow and JFK airports enhance screening for the Ebola virus

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Oct 10 Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • Oct 12 Evo Morales is re-elected President of Bolivia
  • Oct 14 Richard Flanagan's novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize
  • Oct 14 World Health Organization announce Ebola virus death toll at 4,447, and the fatality rate has reached 70%

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Oct 14 Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian's planned lecture the following day

Feminist Media Critic Anita Sarkeesian
Feminist Media Critic
Anita Sarkeesian
  • Oct 16 New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council
  • Oct 19 A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States

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Oct 20 Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Oct 20 Laquan McDonald (17) is shot dead by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke while jaywalking, the murder caught on video footage
  • Oct 21 Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
  • Oct 26 Dilma Rousseff is re-elected President of Brazil
  • Oct 30 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series
  • Nov 1 Western Sydney Wanderers win the AFC Champions League
  • 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

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

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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

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