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|Centuries:||20th century – 21st century – 22nd century|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s – 2010s – 2020s 2030s 2040s|
|Years:||2011 2012 2013 – 2014 – 2015 2016 2017|
Predicted and scheduled events [change]
- February 7–23 – 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia.
- March – NASA will launch the Ares I launch vehicle and the Orion 2 spacecraft on its first manned mission to the International Space Station.
- March 22 – is Comet Holmes (17P/Holmes) next perihelion.
- April 29 – Annular solar eclipse.
- May 29 – is 4P/Faye next perihelion.
- June 13–July 13 – 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Brazil.
- August 24 – The NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will cross the orbit of Neptune after 8½ years journey on to Pluto. It will be faster than Voyager 2, which took 12 years.
- September 11 Estimated completion of the entire World Trade Center site, including 1 World Trade Center, 200 greenwich street, 175 Greenwich street, and 150 greenwich Street
- October 23 – Partial solar eclipse.
Unknown dates [change]
- Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers will be delivered to the Royal Navy.
- The United States Open Championship golf tournament will be held in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
- The Ryder Cup golf tournament will be held in Gleneagles, Scotland.
- The Masdar City is scheduled to be completed. Its goal is to be the world's first fully sustainable, zero-carbon, and zero-waste city.
- The International Cometary Explorer, a NASA solar probe that was re-tooled for a mission to explore comets, will approach Earth 31 years after leaving its gravitational influence. Unless it is again reactivated for a new mission, it has enough propellant to be re-captured in the Earth system and potentially recovered. It has already been donated to the Smithsonian Institution if it is ever recovered.
- The United States Government ban on incandescent lightbulbs to take effect. 
- The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report is scheduled to appear.
- The earliest date at which the Evergreen Line could be completed. The planned Skytrain line would link Lougheed Town Centre Station to Coquitlam Centre.
- The second theatrical installment of SpongeBob SquarePants will roll out in theatres.
Major holidays and dates [change]
- February 1 – Imbolc (Celebrated on February 2 in some places)
- March 4 – Shrove Tuesday
- March 5 – Ash Wednesday
- March 17 – St Patrick's Day
- March 20 – Spring Equinox
- April 20 – Easter Sunday
- May 1 – May Day
- June 21 – Summer solstice, also known as Midsummer
- August 1 – Lammas
- September 23 – Fall Equinox
- October 4 – Eid al-Adha
- November 1 – All Saints and Samhain
- December 21 – Winter solstice
- December 25 – Christmas
In fiction [change]
- 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.
Computer and video games [change]
- Mega Man VI and Mega Man VII are set in this year, and Mega Man: The Power Battle are set in the end of 2014.[source?]
- Soldiers of Anarchy (2002)
- Shattered Union: The Second American Civil War begins in this year.
- North American Conflict: The "Can-Am War" starts on June 12, with a U.S. invasion of Canada.
- Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (2007)
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
Anime and manga [change]
- Neon Genesis Evangelion some events in this series take place.
- Alien Nine (2001)
- One of the time arcs in 20th Century Boys takes place in 2014.
- "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.
- "Energy for America's Future". Georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/infocus/energy/. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
- View all comments that have been posted about this article. (2010-09-08). "Light bulb factory closes; End of era for U.S. means more jobs overseas". Washingtonpost.com. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/07/AR2010090706933_pf.html. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
- IPCC website