Historical Events for Year 2014

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Events 1 - 150 of 241

Jan 1st - Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
Jan 2nd - 30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India
Jan 4th - 14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India
Jan 6th - Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions
Jan 8th - 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV)
Jan 9th - 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan
Jan 9th - Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year
Jan 12th - 71st Golden Globe Awards: 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle win
Jan 12th - Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship
Jan 12th - "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO
Actor Woody HarrelsonActor Woody Harrelson Jan 13th - 14 people are killed and 7 are injured after an explosion in an illegal gambling hall in Kaili City, China
Jan 13th - Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or
Jan 14th - American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia
Jan 17th - 21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan
Jan 18th - 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win
Jan 19th - Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks win their playoff matches to reach Super Bowl XLVIII
Jan 20th - Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked
Actress Cate BlanchettActress Cate Blanchett Jan 22nd - Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres
Jan 25th - Li Na defeats Dominika Cibulková to win the Australian tennis open
Jan 26th - 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win
Jan 26th - 21 people are killed after a tourist boat capsizes off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Jan 26th - Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Tennis Open
Jan 28th - Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia
Jan 28th - DNA analysis confirms that the 6th C Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death)
Tennis Player Rafael NadalTennis Player Rafael Nadal Jan 29th - Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono
Jan 29th - Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice
Jan 29th - Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Jan 30th - 24 hostages are killed after 6 suicide bombers temporarily take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad
Feb 1st - 14 people are killed after Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia
Feb 1st - Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame
Feb 2nd - Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8 to win Super Bowl XLVII
Feb 2nd - Super Bowl XLVIII becomes the the most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers
Feb 3rd - 2 students are shot & killed in a school shooting in Moscow
Feb 4th - 10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India
Feb 4th - Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland
Feb 5th - Archaeologists decrypt the 13th C Viking jötunvillur runic code
Feb 6th - Jay Leno ends his time on The Tonight Show
Feb 8th - 15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia
Feb 8th - 17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina
Feb 8th - Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
Feb 9th - Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old
Feb 11th - 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
Feb 11th - 77 people are killed after a military transport plan crashes in Algeria
Feb 12th - Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating
Feb 14th - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office
Feb 15th - Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock
Feb 16th - 67th British Academy Film Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, & Cate Blanchett win
Feb 17th - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC
Feb 18th - 2014 Ukrainian Revolution begins
Feb 19th - 2014 BRIT Awards: David Bowie, Ellie Goulding, & Arctic Monkeys win
Feb 21st - 11 people are killed after a Libyan Air Force plan crashes in Tunisia
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama Feb 21st - US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama
Feb 21st - 10 words from the 15th C Voynich manuscript have been decoded
Feb 22nd - Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy
Feb 22nd - Marit Bjørgen of Norway becomes the most successful female Winter Olympian with 10 medals
Feb 22nd - Ukrainian parliament votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from his position
Feb 24th - Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time
Feb 24th - 7 people are killed & 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam
Feb 24th - A 4.4 billion-year-old Crystal is discovered to be the oldest known fragment from the earth's crust
Feb 25th - 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria
Feb 27th - Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government
Feb 27th - Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine
Feb 27th - Chaos erupts after the Swedish Public Employment Service mistakenly invites 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm
Feb 28th - Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine
Mar 1st - 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: Movie 43 wins
Mar 1st - 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China
Mar 2nd - 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win
Mar 8th - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history
Mar 12th - 8 people are killed, 70 are injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York
Mar 16th - Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design
Mar 17th - The Republic of Crimea is declared
Coach Phil JacksonCoach Phil Jackson Mar 18th - Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks
Mar 18th - Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation
Mar 18th - Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty
Mar 18th - US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats
Mar 19th - Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
Mar 21st - Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation
Mar 22nd - 251 people are killed after a boat capsizes in Lake Albert, Uganda
Mar 22nd - 30 people are killed by a mudslide in Oso, Washington
Mar 24th - Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea
Mar 26th - Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia
Mar 27th - UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
Mar 28th - Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%
Mar 29th - Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia
Apr 1st - NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia
Apr 3rd - Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta
Apr 6th - Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary
NHL Coach Mike BabcockNHL Coach Mike Babcock Apr 8th - 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 9th - Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage
Apr 10th - 88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria
Apr 10th - The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote
Apr 11th - 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens
Apr 12th - The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced
Singer and songwriter Cat StevensSinger and songwriter Cat Stevens Apr 13th - Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
Apr 13th - Bubba Watson wins the US Golf Masters
Apr 13th - Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title
Apr 16th - Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy
Apr 17th - Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria
Apr 18th - 12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest
Apr 21st - Meb Keflezighi wins the 2014 Boston Marathon
Apr 22nd - David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United
Apr 23rd - 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Singer Ariana GrandeSinger Ariana Grande Apr 27th - Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released
Apr 28th - Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014
May 3rd - California Chrome ridden by Victor Espinoza wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby
May 4th - Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama
May 10th - The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election
May 10th - Conchita Wurst wins the Eurovision Song Contest with Rise like a Phoenix
May 13th - Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus May 13th - 238 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Turkey
May 16th - Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations
May 17th - Atlético Madrid win the 2013–14 La Liga
May 17th - Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final
May 17th - Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal
May 17th - California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness Stakes
May 18th - Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world
May 21st - José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau
May 22nd - Royal Thai Armed Forces launch a coup d'état against the caretaker government of Thailand
May 23rd - Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
May 24th - Real Madrid defeat Atlético Madrid to win the 2014 UEFA Champions League
May 25th - Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine
May 25th - Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania
May 26th - Narendra Modi becomes President of India
May 28th - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt
Actor Seth MacFarlaneActor Seth MacFarlane May 30th - 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
May 31st - Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube
Jun 1st - Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League cricket championship
Jun 3rd - Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team
Jun 7th - Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles
Jun 8th - Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open
Jun 8th - Rafael Nadal wins his ninth French Open title
Jun 13th - Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers to win the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals in 5 games
Jun 14th - 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down
Jun 14th - Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland
Jun 15th - Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia
Jun 15th - Martin Kaymer wins the 2014 US Golf Open
Jun 15th - San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals
Actor Ian McKellenActor Ian McKellen Jun 18th - Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters
Jun 23rd - Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million
Jun 23rd - Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
Jun 24th - Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
Jun 25th - Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Jun 26th - Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
Jun 26th - Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Impressionist Painter Claude MonetImpressionist Painter Claude Monet Jun 30th - Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
Jul 1st - Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"
Jul 1st - Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament
Jul 2nd - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors
Jul 4th - Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors
Jul 8th - Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 to make it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final

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