Historical Events in March 2014

  • Mar 1 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China
  • Mar 1 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Movie 43" wins

Historic Event

Mar 1 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine

  • Mar 2 President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to Ukraine

Historic Event

Mar 4 Chinese premier Li Keqiang declares war on pollution at the National People’s Congress

  • Mar 5 A survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that about 1/3 of women in the European Union have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15
  • Mar 6 Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea part of Russia

Flight MH370 Disappears

Mar 8 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history and one of the most enduring aviation mysteries

Historic Event

Mar 10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

  • Mar 11 Refugees from Syria pour into the Kingdom of Jordan
  • Mar 12 8 people are killed, 70 injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York

Film Premiere

Mar 13 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Mar 13 After protests earlier this month, the Israeli parliament votes 65 to 1 for legislation that ends exemptions from military service for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students
  • Mar 15 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton, 65-58
  • Mar 15 Ireland edges France, 22-20 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis to beat England on points difference and win Six Nations Rugby Championship; final international match for Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll with record 141 caps
  • Mar 16 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60
  • Mar 16 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • Mar 16 Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design

Music Single

Mar 17 Sia releases her single "Chandelier" with a music video featuring Maddie Ziegler

  • Mar 17 The Republic of Crimea is declared

Contract of Interest

Mar 18 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

  • Mar 18 Russia formally annexes Crimea, previously part of Ukraine. by signing Treaty on Accession
  • Mar 18 Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation
  • Mar 18 US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats
  • Mar 19 Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights
  • Mar 19 Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol

Olympic Gold

Mar 21 Canadian freestyle skier (moguls) and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 26

  • Mar 21 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemnation
  • Mar 22 251 people are killed after a boat capsizes in Lake Albert, Uganda
  • Mar 22 43 people are killed by a mudslide in Oso, Washington
  • Mar 22 Guinea confirms Ebola outbreak has already killed 59 people
  • Mar 22 The US and EU impose sanctions on Russia
  • Mar 24 Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea

Laureus Awards

Mar 26 Laureus World Sports Awards, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Sportsman: Sebastian Vettel; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: Germany Men's National Football team

  • Mar 26 Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Mar 27 UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
  • Mar 28 2 cases of Ebola are reported in Liberia among people who have travelled to Guinea
  • Mar 28 Russia increases the price of gas to Ukraine by 80%
  • Mar 29 Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia
  • Mar 29 First same-sex couples marry in the UK as a result of the passing of The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013