Historical Events in 2014 (Part 4)

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  • Dec 7 Human Rights Watch Asia Division call for investigation into Indonesian security forces shooting of peaceful protesters
  • Dec 7 Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution
  • Dec 7 The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain's hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps
  • Dec 7 The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria
  • Dec 7 Typhoon Hagupit hits central Philippines; millions flee homes for shelter
  • Dec 9 CIA Torture Report released, detailing the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001-2006
  • Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser for their discoveries of nerve cells in the brain that enable a sense of place and navigation [1]

Historic Event

Dec 11 CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation methods used after 9/11 but admits some methods were "abhorrent"

  • Dec 11 World's 1st penis transplant procedure by a team from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dec 12 Over 200 pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong
  • Dec 12 UN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall
  • Dec 13 80th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB)
  • Dec 13 A civil rights protest march in Washington, D.C. takes place, against the police killing of unarmed black men
  • Dec 13 Divisions emerge between rich and poor nations at the UN climate change talks in Peru
  • Dec 13 Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticizes UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • Dec 13 The British Government announces it will send hundreds of troops to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the conflict with Islamic State
  • Dec 13 Two US soldiers killed in a Taliban bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul

Election of Interest

Dec 14 Shinzō Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Kōmeitō Party

  • Dec 16 An Army Public School in Pakistan is attacked by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants who kill 145 people
  • Dec 17 103-year-old Gus Andreone records the 8th ace of his career on the 113-yard, 14th hole of the Lakes Course, Palm Aire, Sarasota, FL; oldest golfer to record a hole-in-one

Film Release

Dec 17 Sony Pictures cancels the release of "The Interview", starring Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, and James Franco, after a cyber attack on the studio

  • Dec 19 The Guardian newspaper calls 2014 'The year the people stood up'
  • Dec 20 Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley kills 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn, New York, supposedly in revenge for the killing of Eric Garner, before killing himself

Film Release

Dec 25 "Unbroken", drama film directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O'Connell and Domhall Gleeson, released in the United States

  • Dec 28 Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashes in bad weather in the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board
  • Dec 31 36 die and 47 are wounded during a stampede of New Year revellers on Shanghai's Bund riverfront
  • Dec 31 44th Fiesta Bowl: #20 Boise State beats #10 Arizona, 38-30
  • Dec 31 81st Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #8 Mississippi State, 49-34

Election of Interest

Dec 31 Beji Caid Essebsi is sworn in as Tunisia's 1st ever freely elected President