Year 2014 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 18 Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 begins as protesters, riot police and unknown shooters take part in violent events in the capital, Kiev, culminating after five days in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych
  • 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
  • Mar 21 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemnation
  • May 17 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India
  • 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
  • Jun 11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
  • 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
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Historical Figures Born in 2014

  • Dec 10 Gabriella, Countess of Carlad├Ęs, Princess of Monaco, born in Monaco
  • Dec 10 Jacques, Prince and heir of Monaco, born in Monaco

Historical Marriages

  • Jan 4 Actor Justin Bartha (35) weds personal trainer Lia Smith in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Jan 26 "The Bachelor" star Sean Lowe (30) weds graphic designer Catherine Giudici (27) at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California
  • Mar 8 Supermarket Superstar hostess Stacy Keibler (34) weds Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre on an intimate beachside ceremony in Mexico

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