Historical Events for Year 2014

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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 2nd - Raul Castro gives a speech commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban revolution and warns of "neo-liberal and neo-colonial thinking" entering the country
Jan 3rd - Cambodian garment workers go on strike demanding a wage increase
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 6th - Truce begins between Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northern Damascus
Jan 7th - Sheikh Hasina wins the general election in Bangladesh
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 9th - Taliban suicide car bomb assassinates senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam and kills three others in Pakistan, Pakistan
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
Actor Matthew McConaugheyActor Matthew McConaughey Jan 12th - "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO
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)
Jan 29th - Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono
Tennis Player Rafael NadalTennis Player Rafael Nadal 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 1st - Syrian civil war death toll reaches 130,000, while 4 million are displaced
Feb 2nd - Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers
Feb 2nd - Protests in Ukraine turn violent after parliament passes legislation that outlaws protest
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
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama Feb 5th - US President Obama and journalists globally call for the release of 3 Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt
Feb 6th - Jay Leno ends his time on The Tonight Show
Feb 6th - The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations
Feb 7th - German treasurer Helmut Linssen resigns amid a scandal involving offshore banking accounts in the Bahamas and Panama
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 9th - Protest erupt in Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the unemployment rate remains at 40% (57% for youth)
Feb 9th - Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas
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 plane crashes in Algeria
Feb 11th - Peace talks resume in Geneva as leaders attempt to bring an end to the civil war in Syria
Feb 12th - Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating
Feb 12th - Intel entrepreneur and cofounder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years
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
United States Secretary of State John KerryUnited States Secretary of State John Kerry Feb 17th - US Secretary of State John Kerry claims climate change requires urgent action and that only a small "window of time" remained open
Feb 18th - 2014 Ukrainian Revolution begins
Feb 18th - Police clash with protesters in Bangkok, Thailand
Feb 19th - 2014 BRIT Awards: David Bowie, Ellie Goulding, & Arctic Monkeys win
Feb 19th - Death toll in Ukraine reaches 26 after Government crackdown on protesters
Feb 21st - 11 people are killed after a Libyan Air Force plan crashes in Tunisia
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 21st - Police in Kiev open fire on protesters: 27 killed and around 570 injured
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 - Protests in Kiev, Ukraine, occupy the office of President Yanukovich
Feb 23rd - A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag
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 25th - Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea's independence
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 27th - US Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed businesses to turn away gay customers
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
Russian President Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin Mar 1st - US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine
Mar 2nd - 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win
Mar 2nd - President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
Mar 5th - 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 6th - Crimea's parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea a part of Russia
Mar 8th - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history
Mar 10th - German Chancellor Merkel warns Russia's Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution
Mar 11th - Refugees from Syria pour into the Kingdom of Jordan
Mar 12th - 8 people are killed, 70 are injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York
Mar 13th - 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 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 19th - Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights
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 22nd - Guinea confirms Ebola outbreak has already killed 59 people
Mar 22nd - The US and EU impose sanctions on Russia
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 28th - 2 cases of Ebola are reported in Liberia among people who have travelled to Guinea
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 4th - 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 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 11th - Bill Henry,American baseball player, dies from a heart attack at 86
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 - 78th Golf Masters Championship: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 280
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 16th - 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.
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
Apr 30th - Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine
May 1st - Hundreds march through Nigerian capital calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants, Boko Haram, who oppose Western education
May 2nd - The Kiev regime launch a raid against pro-Russian forces, who respond by shooting down two helicopters
May 3rd - California Chrome ridden by Victor Espinoza wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby
Actor & Comedian Craig FergusonActor & Comedian Craig Ferguson May 4th - Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama
May 5th - China announces it will upgrade Ethiopia's infrastructure in an effort to improve a China-Africa strategic partnership
May 6th - Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, releases a 57 minute video boasting about abducting schoolgirls in Nigeria
May 7th - Fighting between pro-Russian and Kiev forces continue amid fears internationally of a civil war in the Ukraine
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 11th - Thousands protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant in Hangzhou, China
May 12th - Voters in Ukraine reject rule from Kiev

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