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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.

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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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Top #5 songs in the USA

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

Movies

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Sherlock Jr.

Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

The World of Apu

The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States of America

My Night at Maud's

My Night at Maud's

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Antoine Vitez

Country: United States of America

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States of America

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Divide by Matt Taibbi

The Divide

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWSA scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis Over

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr

Destroyer Angel

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"Gripping...BREATHTAKING...complex."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)In Destroyer Angel, Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on a much-needed vacation: an autumn camping trip in the Iron Range in upstate

You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

You Should Have Known

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Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself, devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son, Henry, and the

Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Heaven Is For Real

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See evidence that Heaven is more real than earth! Is there a spiritual realm where the soul resides after death? Is there really a Heaven?

The King by J. R. Ward

The King

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J.R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.Long live the King… After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of …