EVENTS THAT MADE THE HEADLINES IN 2014




Events Happened in January:
  • Jan 7th - Sheikh Hasina wins the general election in Bangladesh.
  • Jan 12th - 71st Golden Globe Awards to  12 Years a Slave and American Hustle wim
  • Jan 26th - 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win.
                                  
  • Jan 26th - Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Tennis Open.
  • Jan 29th - Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. Scotland.
  • Jan 31th - Mahatma Gandhi’s grand daughter, Ms. Ela Gandhi honored with the Prestigious South African Award, ‘Amadelakupha’ by the South African Government.

Events Happened in February:
  • Feb 9th - Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas.
  • Feb 16th - 67th British Academy Film Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, & Cate Blanchett win.
                                   
  • Feb 18th - 2014 Ukrainian Revolution begins.
  • Feb 21st - US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama.
  • Feb 24th - Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time
  • Feb 25th - 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria. 

Events Happened in March:
  • Mar 1st - US President warns Russian President Putin over involvement in Ukraine
  • Mar 2nd - 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win
  • Mar 2nd - President Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
  • Mar 4th - US President Obama announces 2015 budget
  • 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

Events Happened in April:
  • 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.
  • Apr 13th - Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon.
  • Apr 30th - Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine.

Events Happened in May:
  • May 1st - Hundreds march through Nigerian capital calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by militants, Boko Haram, who oppose Western education.
  • May 4th - Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama.
  • May 10th - The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election.
  • May 17th - Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India.
  • May 18th - Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world
  • May 18th - Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage.
  • May 26th - Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister of India.
  • May 26th - The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone.
  • May 27th - The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of banking sector.
  • May 28th - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt.
  • May 31st - Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

Events Happened in June:
  • 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 8th - Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open
  • 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 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 23rd - Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
  • Jun 25th - Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Jun 25th - The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order

Events Happened in July:
  • Jul 1st - Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament
  • Jul 1st - The US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision in 'Obamacare' on religious grounds
  • Jul 2nd - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors.
  • Jul 3rd - Germany passes first nation-wide minimum wage law – at 8.5 euros
  • Jul 4th - Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors
  • Jul 6th - Israeli Air Force strike kills 7 Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip
  • Jul 7th - Israel launches a "counter-terroristoperation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge  against Hamas in the West Bank
  • Jul 8th - Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 to make it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final
  • Jul 8th - Miroslav Klose breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals
  • Jul 8th - Israeli PM Binjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to "take theirgloves off" against Hamas and to take any means necessary to "restore peace" to Israeli citizens
  • Jul 9th - Joko Widodo is elected president of Indonesia.
  • Jul 13th - 2014 FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot); Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves) win
  • Jul 14th - The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops.
  • Jul 16th - Bashar Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria
  • Jul 17th - 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas.
  • Jul 20th - Patrick Sawyer arrives in city of Lagos in Nigeria and collapses; he dies of Ebola five days later
  • Jul 23rd - 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow holds its opening ceremony
  • Jul 23rd - 44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan
  • Jul 24th - 116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali
  • Jul 24th - Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
  • Jul 24th - Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel
  • Jul 29th - France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza.
Events Happened in August:
  • Aug 12th - Ebola outbreak death toll exceeds 1000
  • Aug 12th - World Health Organization (WHO) gives its 'cautious blessing' to the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus.
  • Aug 20th - Globally acclaimed yoga exponent B.K.S. Iyengar (95) passed away in Pune.
  • Aug 29th - Noted filmmaker and Poet, Muzaffar Ali (69), has been conferred 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.
  • Aug 20th - 16-year old Max Verstappen is set to create history by becoming the youngest ever Formula One (F1) driver next season after Toro Rosso announced that the youngster will replace Jean-Éric Vergne.
  • Aug 25th - Thailand’s military’s top official, General Prayuth Chan-ocha (60), has been named the new Prime Minister of the country. 
  • Aug 27th - Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) has become the first Indian to become the  ambassador of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).
  • Aug 28th - Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as 12th President of Turkey. He was sworn-in a ceremony held at Parliament of Turkey in Ankarra.
  • Aug 29th- Oscar organizers declared that they will give a esteemed humanitarian award to US actor-producer-singer Harry Belafonte, whose efforts as an activist has assisted throw light on racism and discrimination.
  • Aug 29th. - Senegal is 5th country hit by Ebola.
  • Aug 30th- On August 30, 2014, email turned 32 years. The method of message transfer was invented by Indian American V.A.Shiva Ayyadurai when he was just 14 years.
Events Happened in September:
  • Sep 7th - Serena Williams wins her third straight US Open women's tennis singles
  • Sep 7th - Bob and Mike Bryan win their fifth US Open men's tennis doubles
  • Sep 8th - Marin Čilić wins the US Open men's tennis singles
  • Sep 11th - South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide)
  • Sep 14th - The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • Sep 15th - US President Obama will send 3000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus, it is announced today
  • Sep 17th - Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006
  • Sep 18th - Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom
  • Sep 18th - Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality.

  • Sep 22nd - NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars
  • Sep 23rd - Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain
  • Sep29th- In his address to the UNGA,Indian  Prime Minister Modi called for celebration of International Yoga Day on 21 June every year.

Events Happened October:
  • Oct 7th - Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes
  • Oct 8th - Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
  • Oct 9th - Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Oct 9th - Gatwick and Heathrow airports in UK and JFK airport in US enhance screening for Ebola virus
  • Oct 10th-Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace PrizeHuman Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai.
  • Oct 12th - Evo Morales is re-elected President of Bolivia
  • Oct 14th - Richard Flanagan's novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize
  • Oct 21st - Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
  • Oct 21st - San Francisco Giants win game one of the 2014 World Series
  • Oct 26th - Dilma Rousseff is re-elected President of Brazil
Events Happened in November:
  • Nov 3rd - One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks
  • Nov 15th - World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth
  • Nov 18th - Jamaica win the 2014 Caribbean Cup in football
  • Nov 23rd - Lewis Hamilton wins the 2014 Formula One world title
  • Nov 23rd - Switzerland wins the Davis Cup for the first time
  • Nov 27th - Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • Nov 27th - Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer.
  • Nov 30th - Australia experiences its hottest spring and second-hottest November recorded
Events Happened in December:
  • Dec 2nd - Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind" and spell the end of the human race.
  • Dec 6th - NASA’s Orion capsule blasted off on its first journey into orbit, from Kennedy Space Centre off Florida coast.
  • Dec 11th - CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation methods used after 9/11 but admits some methods were "abhorrent"
  • Dec 12th - UN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall.
  • Dec 19th - The Guardian newspaper calls 2014 'The year the people stood up'
  • Dec 31th- The UN Security Council has failed to adopt a Palestinian statehood resolution that set a deadline for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Palestinian territories by 2017.







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