Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
2014 (Roman Numerals: MMXIV) was the 14th year of the 21st century. 2014 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Friday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2014.
News Events of 2014
Latvia adopts the Euro.
Major Ebola outbreak, starting in West Africa.
Belgium is the first country to legalize euthanasia for patients of any age.
Change of government in Ukraine after civil unrest.
Russia occupies and annexes Crimea from Ukraine after pro-Russian unrest in the province.
Pro-Russian civil unrest in eastern provinces of Ukraine.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappears over the Indian Ocean.
276 girls and women are abducted from a school in Nigeria by Jihadists.
Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes and sinks with the loss of 290 lives.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashes over eastern Ukraine after being shot-down by a missile.
Former Khmer Rouge leaders from Cambodia are found guilty of crimes against humanity.
The United States and allies begin an air campaign against "Islamic State" militants in Iraq and Syria.
Pope Paul VI is beatified by the Roman Catholic church.
Sports in 2014
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