On This Day

What Happened in February 2014 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Feb 23 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks a 55-race winless streak to win his 2nd Great American Race
  • Feb 23 XXII Winter Olympic Games close in Sochi, Russia
  • Feb 23 Russia sweeps the medals in the men's 50k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Alexander Legkov wins gold ahead of teammates Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov

Olympic Gold

Feb 23 Canada wins the Olympic ice hockey double with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's gold medal game in Sochi; first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984

Historic Event

Feb 24 Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time

  • Feb 24 7 people are killed & 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam
  • Feb 24 A 4.4 billion-year-old Crystal is discovered to be the oldest known fragment from the earth's crust
  • Feb 25 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria
  • Feb 25 Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea's independence

Film & TV History

Feb 26 Seth Rogen testifies about Alzheimer's disease before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services

  • Feb 27 Republic of Crimea announces a referendum and ousts its regional government
  • Feb 27 Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine
  • Feb 27 Chaos erupts after the Swedish Public Employment Service mistakenly invites 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm
  • Feb 27 US Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed businesses to turn away gay customers
  • Feb 28 Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine

Famous Deaths