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Western Africa Ebola virus epidemicChibok schoolgirls kidnappingWar against the Islamic StateAnnexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation2014 Thai coup d'étatMalaysian Airlines Flight 3702014 Winter Olympics2014 Scottish independence referendum
From left, clockwise: Stocking up supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Western African Ebola virus epidemic; Citizens examining the ruins after the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping; Bundles of water inside of a C-17 Globemaster III in the War against the Islamic State; Thai soldiers at the Chang Phueak Gate during the 2014 Thai coup d'état; Pro-independence campaigners in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum; A scene from the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi; Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 dissappears in the Indian Ocean while Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over eastern Ukraine; Crimea is annexed by Russia.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1980s  1990s  2000s  – 2010s –  2020s  2030s  2040s
Years: 2011 2012 201320142015 2016 2017
2014 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar2014
Ab urbe condita2767
Armenian calendar1463
Assyrian calendar6764
Bahá'í calendar170–171
Balinese saka calendar1935–1936
Bengali calendar1421
Berber calendar2964
British Regnal year62 Eliz. 2 – 63 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2558
Burmese calendar1376
Byzantine calendar7522–7523
Chinese calendar癸巳(Water Snake)
4710 or 4650
    — to —
甲午年 (Wood Horse)
4711 or 4651
Coptic calendar1730–1731
Discordian calendar3180
Ethiopian calendar2006–2007
Hebrew calendar5774–5775
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2070–2071
 - Shaka Samvat1935–1936
 - Kali Yuga5114–5115
Holocene calendar12014
Igbo calendar1014–1015
Iranian calendar1392–1393
Islamic calendar1435–1436
Japanese calendarHeisei 26
Javanese calendar1947–1948
Juche calendar103
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4347
Minguo calendarROC 103
Nanakshahi calendar546
Thai solar calendar2557
Tibetan calendar阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
2140 or 1759 or 987
    — to —
(male Wood-Horse)
2141 or 1760 or 988
Unix time1388534400 – 1420070399

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

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Map showing locations of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

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
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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]

Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister of India.

June[change | change source]

King Felipe VI of Spain.

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]

Mount Ontake in Japan, two days after the September 27 eruption.

October[change | change source]

Malala Yousafzai shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi.

November[change | change source]

December[change | change source]

Police near the scene of the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis.

Nobel Prizes[change | change source]

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August[change | change source]

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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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References[change | change source]

  1. Gallagher, James (January 29, 2014). "Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed". BBC News. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  2. "Belgium's parliament votes through child euthanasia". BBC News. 2014-02-13. 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. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  4. "Ukraine crisis: EU ponders Russia sanctions over Crimea vote". BBC News. March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  5. "Russia officially annexes Crimea away from Ukraine with signature from Vladimir Putin". AP via CBS News. March 21, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  6. "PACE Deprives Russia Of Voting Rights". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. April 10, 2014. 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. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  8. "Afghanistan landslide: Rescuers end search for survivors". BBC News. 2014-05-03. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  9. Maria Cheng (2014-05-05). "UN: Spread of Polio is a World Health Emergency". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  10. "Boko Haram Attack Kills Hundreds In Border Town". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  11. "Military 'takes control' in Thailand". BBC. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  12. "IDF starts Gaza ground offensive". The Jerusalem Post. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  13. "Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Officials say plane shot down over Ukraine".
  14. "Resolution 2166 (2014)". United Nations. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  15. "'Disintegrated' Air Algerie plane found with no survivors; 'black box' recovered". CNN. July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.