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2014 (MMXIV) is a common year starting on Wednesday in the Gregorian calendar, and is the current year. It is the 2014th year in the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, and the 14th year in the 3rd millennium and 21st century. It is also the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

Events[change | change source]

January[change | change source]

Ice on the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia during the 2014 North American polar vortex.

February[change | change source]

The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, February 7

March[change | change source]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8 with 239 people onboard
Adolfo Suárez died on March 23 from a respiratory illness

April[change | change source]

Thousands gather for the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

May[change | change source]

June[change | change source]

July[change | change source]

Germany defeats Argentina during the final FIFA match
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (Boeing 777) crashes in Ukraine, after being shot down by a missile

August[change | change source]

The United States Navy preparing to intervene Iraq as a result of the ISIS threats

September[change | change source]

October[change | change source]

November[change | change source]


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December[change | change source]

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Major holidays and dates[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]


In fiction[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

  • In the Supernatural episode "The End", the angel Zachariah sends Dean Winchester to this year to convince him to be a host for Michael. In this future, the Croatoan virus has spread across the world, Sarah Palin is president, and Sam Winchester is the host for Lucifer.
  • In Desperate Housewives, Edie Britt dies and her ashes scattered across Wisteria Lane.

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  1. Gallagher, James (January 29, 2014). "Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed". BBC News. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25917270. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  2. "Belgium's parliament votes through child euthanasia". BBC News. 2014-02-13. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26181615. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  3. Watkins, Tom; Carter, Chelsea J. (March 8, 2014). "Search intensifies for Malaysian airliner and 239 people, rescue ships head to sea". CNN. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/07/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane-missing. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  4. "Ukraine crisis: EU ponders Russia sanctions over Crimea vote". BBC News. March 17, 2014. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26607466. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  5. "Russia officially annexes Crimea away from Ukraine with signature from Vladimir Putin". AP via CBS News. March 21, 2014. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-annexes-crimea-away-from-ukraine-with-signature-from-vladimir-putin/. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  6. "PACE Deprives Russia Of Voting Rights". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. April 10, 2014. http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-ukraine-pace-/25327665.html. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  7. Smith-Spark, Laura; Gallagher, Delia; Wedeman, Ben (April 27, 2014). "Sainthood for John Paul II and John XXIII, as crowds pack St. Peter's Square". CNN. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/27/world/pope-canonization/?hpt=hp_t2. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  8. "Afghanistan landslide: Rescuers end search for survivors". BBC News. 2014-05-03. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-27268860. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  9. Maria Cheng (2014-05-05). "UN: Spread of Polio is a World Health Emergency". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/05/polio-spread-un_n_5266849.html. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  10. "Boko Haram Attack Kills Hundreds In Border Town". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/07/boko-haram-attack_n_5279662.html. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  11. "Military 'takes control' in Thailand". BBC. 22 May 2014. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27517591. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  12. "IDF starts Gaza ground offensive". The Jerusalem Post. 2014-07-17. http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/IDF-intensifies-Gaza-attacks-with-artillery-fire-air-strikes-363289. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  13. "Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Officials say plane shot down over Ukraine". http://www.cbsnews.com/news/reports-malaysian-passenger-plane-crashes-in-ukraine/.
  14. "Resolution 2166 (2014)". United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/2166%282014%29. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  15. "'Disintegrated' Air Algerie plane found with no survivors; 'black box' recovered". CNN. July 26, 2014. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/25/world/africa/air-algerie-crash/. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  16. "Energy Savers Blog | A Bright Idea: New Efficiency Standards for Incandescent and Fluorescent Lights". Eereblogs.energy.gov. 2009-07-21. http://www.eereblogs.energy.gov/energysavers/post/A-Bright-Idea-New-Efficiency-Standards-for-Incandescent-and-Fluorescent-Lights.aspx. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
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  19. IPCC website