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Sunday, December 21, 2014

The most important historical events in 2014

44th US President Barack Obama
44th American President Barack Obama
Jan 28th - DNA analysis confirms that the 6th C Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death)
Jan 29th - Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono
Feb 5th - Archaeologists decrypt the 13th C Viking jötunvillur runic code
Feb 14th - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office
Feb 15th - Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock
Feb 21st - US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama
Feb 21st - 10 words from the 15th C Voynich manuscript have been decoded
Feb 22nd - Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy
Feb 22nd - Ukrainian parliament votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from his position
Feb 24th - Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time
Feb 27th - Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government
Feb 27th - Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine
Feb 28th - Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine
Mar 17th - The Republic of Crimea is declared

Mar 18th -
 Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty
Mar 21st - Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation
Mar 22nd - Guinea confirms Ebola outbreak has already killed 59 people
Mar 24th - Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea
Mar 26th - Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia
Mar 27th - UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
Mar 29th - Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia
Apr 3rd - Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta
Apr 6th - Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary
Apr 17th - Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria
May 4th - Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama
May 10th - The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election
May 13th - Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus

May 21st
 José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau
May 22nd - Royal Thai Armed Forces launch a coup d'état against the caretaker government of Thailand
May 25th - Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine
May 25th - Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania
May 26th - Narendra Modi becomes President of India
May 26th - The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone
May 28th - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt

Jun 14th -
 Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland
Jun 15th - Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Colombia
Jun 23rd - Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
Jul 1st - Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament
Jul 7th - Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in the West Bank
Jul 9th - Joko Widodo is elected president of Indonesia
Jul 14th - The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops
Jul 14th - The death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak passes 500
Jul 16th - Israel intensify strikes on Gaza
Jul 16th - Bashar Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria
Jul 24th - Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
Jul 24th - Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel
Jul 28th - UN Security Council hold emergency meeting calling for an immediate and indefinite humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
Jul 30th - Death toll in Gaza reaches 1,346, while 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians have been killed
Jul 31st - The US agree to resupply arms to Israel - including rocket launchers, mortar rounds, grenades - despite condemnation of civilian casualties in Gaza
Aug 12th - Ebola outbreak death toll exceeds 1000
Sep 4th - Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark
Sep 15th - Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland
Sep 15th - US President Obama will send 3000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus, it is announced today
Sep 22nd - NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars
Sep 26th - World Health Organisations estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 - with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest
Sep 27th - 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan
Sep 29th - Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan
Sep 30th - A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas
Oct 7th - Spanish nurse diagnosed with Ebola, the first case outside west Africa
Oct 9th - Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature
Oct 12th - Evo Morales is re-elected President of Bolivia
Oct 20th - Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia
Nov 3rd - One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks
Nov 4th - The US votes in mid-term elections: Republicans retain the house & regain the Senate
Nov 4th - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko orderes army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities to combat potential rebel offensive
Nov 9th - Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance
Nov 11th - The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence
Nov 15th - World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth
Nov 15th - The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case
Nov 16th - Klaus Iohannis wins the Romanian Presidential election
Nov 17th - The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops
Nov 25th - Protest erupt across US after a decision by Missouri grand jury not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager
Nov 30th - Tabaré Vázquez is re-elected President of Uruguay
Dec 2nd - The World Food Programme suspends critical food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt because of a lack of funds
Dec 3rd - Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigns
Dec 12th - UN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall
Dec 14th - Shinzō Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Kōmeitō Party

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