Historical Events in 2014 (Part 2)

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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
  • Apr 1 NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia
  • Apr 3 Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta

Canonization

Apr 3 Pope Francis canonizes François de Laval, first bishop of Quebec, as a Catholic saint

  • 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 5 167th Grand National: Leighton Aspell wins aboard Pineau de Re; sixth French-bred horse to win the GN
  • Apr 5 Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire picks up the 1,000th win of his MLB career as the Twins score a 7 - 3 victory over the Cleveland Indians

Music Awards

Apr 6 49th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win

  • Apr 6 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Dhaka: captain Meg Lanning's 44 from 30 balls leads Australia to 106/4; beat England 105/8 to win by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining); 3rd consecutive T20 WC

Golf Major

Apr 6 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: 19 year old Lexi Thompson shoots a bogey-free final round 68 to win her first major title, 3 strokes ahead of Michelle Wie

Election of Interest

Apr 6 Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary

  • Apr 6 WrestleMania XXX, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA (75,167): Daniel Bryan defeats Batista and Randy Orton in Triple Threat title match
  • Apr 7 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky, 60-54; 2nd time a school has won both men's & women's Div I national titles in same year
  • Apr 8 33rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame, 79-58; 2nd time a school has won both men's & women's Div I national titles in same year

Sports History

Apr 8 Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

  • Apr 9 Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage

Film Premiere

Apr 10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

  • Apr 10 88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria

Hall of Fame

Apr 10 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel; Hall & Oates; KISS; Nirvana; Linda Ronstadt; Cat Stevens; The E Street Band; Brian Epstein; and Andrew Loog Oldham

  • 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

US Masters Golf

Apr 13 78th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bubba Watson wins his 2nd Masters, 3 shots ahead of runners-up Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth

  • Apr 13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon

Boxing Title Fight

Apr 13 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title

Television Premiere

Apr 15 US TV series "Fargo" created by Noah Hawley, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman premieres on FX

  • 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.

Historic Event

Apr 17 Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria

Music Concert

Apr 17 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson, and Bryn Terfel

  • Apr 18 12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest
  • Apr 21 118th Boston Marathon: American Meb Keflezighi men's champion in 2:08:37; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins her 2nd women's title in 2:18:57
  • Apr 22 David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United
  • Apr 23 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Television Premiere

Apr 27 "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" late-night talk and news show fronted by John Oliver premieres on HBO

Music Single

Apr 27 Ariana Grande's first single from her album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

Film & TV History

Apr 28 Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

  • 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 3 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66
  • May 3 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 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

Sports History

May 5 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Briton Mark Selby beats countryman Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14, the first of 3 world titles

  • 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 Ukraine
  • May 8 NFL Draft: South Carolina outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney first pick by Houston Texans

Historic Event

May 8 World's oldest astrolabe (mariner's navigator tool) c. 1498 from Portuguese shipwreck of explorer Vasco da Gama found near Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman

  • May 10 59th Eurovision Song Contest: Conchita Wurst for Austria wins singing "Rise Like a Phoenix" in Copenhagen
  • May 10 Kara Walker's artwork "The Subtlety" opens - an installation of a sphinx made of sugar at the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn, NY [1]
  • May 10 The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election
  • May 11 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: German Martin Kaymer leads after each round to win by 1 stroke ahead of Jim Furyk; first 8-figure purse in golf with winner's share $1.8 million
  • May 11 Thousands protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant in Hangzhou, China
  • May 12 Voters in Eastern Ukraine vote for self-rule in referendum
  • May 13 301 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Manisa, Turkey
  • May 13 Unidentified shipwreck is discovered off the northern coast of Haiti by marine archaeologist Barry Clifford
  • May 16 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations
  • May 17 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84
  • May 17 Atlético Madrid win the 2013–14 La Liga

Sports History

May 17 Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal

  • May 17 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,345): Arsenal beats Hull City, 3–2 (a.e.t.); Aaron Ramsey scores 109' winner
  • May 17 St Johnstone FC win the Scottish Cup for 1st time in 130 years, defeating Dundee United 2-0
  • May 17 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India
  • May 18 60th British Academy Television Awards: "A League of Their Own" Best Comedy, "Broadchurch" Best Drama
  • May 18 Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage
  • May 18 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Kenny Perry wins his third of 4 Champions Tour majors by 1 stroke from Mark Calcavecchia
  • May 19 Decorated Dutch coach Louis van Gaal confirmed as manager of Manchester United; Ryan Giggs named assistant, confirms retirement as a player at age 40 after 963 games and English record 22 major trophies
  • May 21 José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau

Agreement of Interest

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

  • May 21 Thai army declares martial law and closes down several news stations
  • May 22 Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom's constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country's first coup in 1932

Music Premiere

May 23 "Pauline" a chamber opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes premieres at the York Theatre in Vancouver

  • 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 UEFA Champions League Final, Lisbon: Real Madrid beats cross town rivals Atlético Madrid, 4-1 after extra time; scores locked at 1-1 in regulation; Los Blancos record 10th title
  • May 24 Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by the army after a military coup
  • May 25 67th Cannes Film Festival: "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 25 Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania
  • May 25 Indianapolis 500: American driver Ryan Hunter-Reay holds off runner-up Hélio Castroneves of Brazil by a margin of 0.0600 seconds, the second-closest finish in race history

Election of Interest

May 25 Petro Poroshenko is elected President of Ukraine

Sports History

May 25 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, GC at Shore Harbor: Colin Montgomerie of Scotland wins first of 3 Champions Tour majors by 4 strokes from Tom Watson

Historic Event

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

  • May 26 Protests across Thailand in response to military coup; General Prayuth warns of a crackdown in demonstrations continue
  • May 26 World Health Organization confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone

Historic Event

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
  • May 29 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2

Historic Event

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

  • May 30 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election

Film Release

May 30 Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen

Music History

May 31 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

  • Jun 1 IPL Cricket Final, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets; Manish Pandey, 94 (50)
  • Jun 2 Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador
  • Jun 2 Telangana with Hyderabad as it's capital becomes India's 29th state after it is separated from Andhra Pradesh
  • 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

Music Single

Jun 3 Dove Cameron releases a single, “Count Me In"

  • Jun 3 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team

Historic Event

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 are court-martialed for providing arms and information to jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram
  • Jun 5 MLB Draft: Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) pitcher Brady Aiken first pick by Houston Astros
  • Jun 7 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 7 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

Tony Awards

Jun 8 Audra McDonald wins a Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4; record extending 9th French title; ties Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam singles titles

Film & TV History

Jun 9 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

  • Jun 11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
  • Jun 12 Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
  • Jun 13 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: LA Kings edge New York Rangers, 3-2 in double OT for a 4-1 series win; second Championship in LA franchise history
  • 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
  • Jun 15 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 104-87 in Game 5 for 5th NBA Championship in franchise history; MVP: Kawhi Leonard
  • Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Martin Kaymer of Germany leads wire-to-wire to win his second major title, 8 strokes ahead of runners-up Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler

Film & TV History

Jun 18 British actor Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

Historic Event

Jun 18 King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates the Spanish throne to make way for his son Felipe VI

Film Premiere

Jun 19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Film & TV History

Jun 19 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Orange Is the New Black wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad wins Best Drama Series

Historic Event

Jun 19 Felipe VI ascends to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos

  • Jun 21 Qhapaq Ñan, the Andean Road System of the Inca Empire, 30,000km long (18,600 miles) through six countries, granted World Heritage status by UNESCO [1]
  • Jun 22 US Open Women's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Michelle Wie wins by 2 shots from Stacy Lewis for her first major title

Historic Event

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

  • Jun 23 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
  • Jun 24 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
  • Jun 24 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran

FIFA World Cup

Jun 25 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

  • 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 the military coup in Thailand, people are warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition
  • Jun 26 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • Jun 26 NBA Draft: Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jun 27 NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership

Historic Event

Jun 29 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces establishment of worldwide "caliphate" at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq

Sports History

Jun 29 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany beats Jeff Sluman with birdie on 2nd playoff hole; first of Langer's 3 straight Players' titles

  • 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
  • Jun 30 US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provisions of the Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') on religious grounds

Film & TV History

Jul 1 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

  • Jul 1 Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title

  • Jul 6 Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to regain his world #1 ranking

  • Jul 7 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza
  • Jul 8 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals

Historic Event

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

Election of Interest

Jul 9 Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia

  • Jul 9 Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes
  • Jul 9 Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people
  • 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 13 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Mo Martin wins her first major title, 1 shot ahead of runners-up Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen

Football Awards

Jul 13 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)

  • Jul 13 FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0
  • Jul 13 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Tree National: Scotsman Colin Montgomerie wins by 1 stroke after a 3-hole playoff with Gene Sauers
  • Jul 14 After 7 days, Israel has struck Gaza 1320 times, while Gaza has fired 940 rockets at Israel
  • 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 15 20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow
  • Jul 15 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota
  • 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 al-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 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas
  • Jul 17 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
  • Jul 18 The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) call 18,000 additional reserves soldiers in campaign against Gaza
  • Jul 20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins wire-to-wire by 2 from Sergio Garcia & Rickie Fowler
  • 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

Film Premiere

Jul 21 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles

  • 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 22 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force
  • Jul 23 20th Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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 47th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 24 Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
  • 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 24 Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • Jul 26 Taghrooda wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
  • Jul 26 The Chinese government suspends a Shanghai meat dealer and makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • 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
  • Jul 27 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy
  • Jul 27 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Senior title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland
  • Jul 27 Liberia shuts down most of its borders with fears about the spread of Ebola epidemic
  • Jul 27 Obama reaffirms Israel's "right to defend itself", but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza