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2014 (MMXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday in the Gregorian calendar.

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Map showing locations of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
  • In July and August, the "Ice Bucket Challenge" was a trend of pouring cold water over people's heads for charity. A continuing trend of the year was the selfie.

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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]

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

October[change | change source]

November[change | change source]

December[change | change source]

Police near the scene of the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis.

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  • 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.