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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2014.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2014: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2014?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2014 American internet cartoon series Homestar Runner makes its first update to its webpage after three years on hiatus. (Time)
  • 02 Apr 2014 Post-coup unrest in Egypt (2013–14):: A bomb detonates near Cairo University killing a police chief and injuring 5 others. (BBC)
  • 03 Apr 2014 Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf survives an assassination attempt in Islamabad, Pakistan. There are no reports of injuries. (Times of India)
  • 04 Apr 2014 South Korea test-fires a new ballistic missile with a range of 500 kilometres and hopes to extend its range to 800 kilometres so that it can reach anywhere in North Korea. (Reuters)
  • 05 Apr 2014 2014 Aswan tribal clashes:: 23 people are killed in a gunfight between feuding tribes near the Egyptian city of Aswan. (Al-Ahram) (The Hindu)
  • 06 Apr 2014 Syrian Civil War:: Mortar fire kills two people near the Damascus Opera House. (AP via Yahoo! News)
  • 07 Apr 2014 Pro-Russian activists occupying a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have proclaimed the creation of a sovereign Donetsk People's Republic independent of the capital Kiev. (The Guardian) (The Irish Times)
  • 08 Apr 2014 A bomb detonates on a rail car in Sibi, Pakistan, killing 13 people and injuring another 35. (AP via TIME)
  • 09 Apr 2014 A bomb blast in a market kills 26 people in the outskirts of the Pakistani capital Islamabad. (CNN)
  • 10 Apr 2014 At least 10 people are killed after a tour bus collides with a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 near Orland, California. (CNN) (USA Today)
  • 11 Apr 2014 Two rival factions of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan clash in Waziristan, Pakistan, leaving 12 insurgents dead. (The Hindu)
  • 12 Apr 2014 Palestinian-Israeli conflict: The Palestinian Authority signs 15 UN/Geneva human rights treaties including the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israel responds with sanctions. Peace talks continue. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 13 Apr 2014 War in North-West Pakistan:: 73 people are released from captivity by the Taliban, a day after they were kidnapped. (The News International)
  • 14 Apr 2014 Syrian Civil War:: Syria's political opposition urges US action in response to the Syrian government's barrel bombing campaign in the city of Aleppo. (Reuters)Syrian government troops recapture the towns of Al-Sarkha and Ma'loula near the Syria-Lebanon border. (The Daily Star)
  • 15 Apr 2014 A bomb detonates at a traffic police post in Cairo, Egypt, injuring 3 people. (AP via Houston Chronicle)
  • 16 Apr 2014 Gunmen ambush a bus killing nine people and wounding six others in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border. (Reuters)
  • 17 Apr 2014 The Pakistani Taliban announces that it will not extend a ceasefire with the Pakistani government. (CNN)
  • 18 Apr 2014 Syrian civil war:: The death toll of children in the entire conflict reaches nearly 15,000. (Turkish Press)
  • 19 Apr 2014 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing:: The death toll of the accident rises to 32 as two bodies are found in the sea and three in a cabin of the ferry, which became fully submerged yesterday. (Yonhap)The South Korean government considers declaring a special disaster zone in Ansan. (Yonhap)
  • 20 Apr 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine:: Three people are killed in an attack on check post in Eastern Ukraine manned by pro-Russian supporters. (Al Jazeera)
  • 21 Apr 2014 South Sudan conflict: The UN condemns the "Targeted Killings" and wounding of hundreds of civilians based on their ethnic origins in the town of Bentiu after South Sudanese rebels seized the oil hub last week. (Al Jazeera)
  • 22 Apr 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine:: Russian-born American-Israeli journalist Simon Ostrovsky is reportedly abducted in Sloviansk by the militia of the separatist pro-Russian leader Vyacheslav Ponomarev. (Mashable)
  • 23 Apr 2014 Ukrainian security officials discover that the Assumption Monastery Lavra of the Moscow Patriarchate in Sviatohirsk served as a military base for pro-Russian insurgents who have besieged the region. (Kyiv Post)
  • 24 Apr 2014 The Ukrainian government says it's regained control of the city hall in the eastern port of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists. Administrative buildings have been taken over in at least a dozen towns in Eastern Ukraine. (BBC)
  • 25 Apr 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine:: A Ukrainian military helicopter is destroyed after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade at a base near the town of Kramatorsk in Eastern Ukraine. (The Daily Telegraph)
  • 26 Apr 2014 Five British ISAF personnel are killed in a military helicopter crash in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. (BBC)
  • 27 Apr 2014 Post-coup unrest in Egypt:: An Egyptian court sentences 11 supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi to prison terms ranging from five to 88 years for rioting.(BBC)
  • 28 Apr 2014 Post-coup unrest in Egypt:: An Egyptian court hands down a death sentence on 638 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, among them the group's top leader Mohamed Badie. (Reuters)
  • 29 Apr 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine:: Pro-Russian militants in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk seize the regional administration's headquarters, resulting in a tense standoff with the militants and security personnel. (BBC)
  • 30 Apr 2014 Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen:: At least 30 people have been killed in clashes between Al-Qaeda and the Yemen Army. (Daily Star)

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  1. - Happy
  2. - All Of Me
  3. - Dark Horse
  4. - Talk Dirty
  5. - Let It Go

Movies

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Release year: 2014

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Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

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5 to 7

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Victor Levin

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson

Books

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention Of Wings

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From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, …

Tempting Fate by Jane Green

Tempting Fate

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From the New York Times bestselling author of such beloved novels as Jemima J, The Beach House, and Another Piece of My Heart comes an enthralling and emotional story about how

Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Confidence Code

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Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and

William Shakespeare'S The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare'S The Empire Striketh Back

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The saga that began with the interstellar best seller William Shakespeare's Star Wars continues with this merry reimagining of George Lucas's enduring classic The Empire Strikes Back.Many