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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 2014: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2014?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2014 Syrian Civil War:: Talks in Geneva end. (BBC)
  • 02 Feb 2014 Three explosions are reported in the Yemeni capital Sanaa along with heavy gunfire. (Reuters via Daily Star)
  • 03 Feb 2014 Fox Broadcasting Company says Super Bowl XLVIII was watched by over 111 million people in the United States, making it the most viewed television event in U.S. history. (Headline)
  • 04 Feb 2014 A police officer and seven Islamist militants are killed in a gunfight in Tunis, Tunisia. (Reuters)
  • 05 Feb 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: A wave of bombings hits central Baghdad with at least 16 people dead. (AP via Los Angeles Times)
  • 06 Feb 2014 Seven car bombings across Baghdad, Iraq, kill at least 13 people. (Reuters)
  • 07 Feb 2014 Syrian Civil War:: Civilians are evacuated from a rebel-held area of the Syrian city of Homs after more than 18 months under a government blockade. (The Washington Post)
  • 08 Feb 2014 McDonald's opens their first restaurant within Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. (BBC)
  • 09 Feb 2014 A gunman kills two people at a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin. (BBC)
  • 10 Feb 2014 War in Afghanistan (2001–present):: A car bomb detonates in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing two contractors working with ISAF. (AP via CBS)
  • 11 Feb 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S withdraw):: 16 Iraqi soldiers are killed by militants in an attack on military outposts protecting an oil pipeline in northern Iraq. (Reuters)
  • 12 Feb 2014 Syrian Civil War:: The Syrian Army and their Lebanese ally Hezbollah begin an assault to retake the strategic border town Yabrud from the Syrian rebels. (AP via ABC) (Reuters)Russia says it will veto a U.N. resolution on humanitarian aid access in Syria, claiming that the draft is an effort to prepare for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's regime. (Reuters)
  • 13 Feb 2014 War in Afghanistan (2001–present):: Afghanistan releases 65 prisoners from the Parwan Detention Facility despite concerns by the United States that the men were responsible for attacks on NATO and Afghan forces. (BBC)
  • 14 Feb 2014 Syrian Civil War:: From 18 to 43 people including civilians are killed and dozens wounded by a car bomb outside a mosque in the southern Syrian village of al-Yadouda according to local reports.(ABC News)
  • 15 Feb 2014 A mass grave of Christians is discovered in a neighborhood in Bangui, Central African Republic, formerly occupied by the Muslim Seleka rebels. (Reuters)
  • 16 Feb 2014 Syrian Civil War:: Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, calls on other sectarian forces in the Arab world to withdraw from Syria, saying that if they did so, Hezbollah would also "not remain in Syria either." (Reuters)A Syrian child is transferred to an Israeli hospital near Tiberias for emergency treatment after being injured during clashes in Syria, near the Israeli border, between rebels and Syrian Army. (The Times of Israel)
  • 17 Feb 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: At least 25 people are killed and dozens wounded in bombing attacks across Baghdad; three bombs exploded in public markets and a fourth outside a Shiite mosque. (The New York Times)
  • 18 Feb 2014 2013–14 Thai political crisis:: Protesters and police clash after a crackdown ordered by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra with one policeman shot dead and dozens wounded. (BBC), (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • 19 Feb 2014 After protesters had resisted the police, opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych hold talks and reach a truce. The toll of riots over the past couple of days is at least 25 dead and 241 injured. (BBC), (Yahoo! News), (Wires via Chicago Tribune)
  • 20 Feb 2014 Euromaidan:: A shaky truce is broken with police and protesters renewing clashes on Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti, with scores of deaths reported. (Kiev Post), (Associated Press)The mayor of Kiev, Volodymyr Makeyenko, announces he is stepping down from his post and leaving the Ukraine's ruling party Party of Regions. (RIA Novosty)The European Union imposes sanctions against Ukraine including asset freezes and visa bans. (BBC)
  • 21 Feb 2014 Euromaidan:: The Ukrainian government and opposition agree to form a unity government and to hold early elections. (The Telegraph)
  • 22 Feb 2014 The Ukrainian parliament votes to free Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister jailed for more than two years for what supporters say are politically tainted charges. She is released later in the day. (The Irish Times), (BBC)
  • 23 Feb 2014 Ukrainian Revolution of 2014:: Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is blocked by Ukraine's customs in Donetsk from taking a plane to Russia. (Moscow Times)
  • 24 Feb 2014 2014 Ukrainian Revolution:: The European Commission recognizes Oleksandr Turchynov as Ukraine‘s legitimate interim president. (DPA via Europe Online)Ukrainian economist and banker Stepan Kubiv, who worked as one of the commandants for the EuroMaidan demonstrations, is selected as governor of the National Bank of Ukraine. (Reuters)An arrest warrant is issued for the former President Viktor Yanukovych and other officials for their alleged role in killing protesters. (AP via Fox News)
  • 25 Feb 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: Boko Haram Islamists kill 59 students in an attack on the Federal Government College in the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe State. (Reuters), (Sky News)
  • 26 Feb 2014 2014 Ukrainian revolution, 2014 Crimean crisis:: Ukraine's interim President Oleksandr Turchynov formally becomes the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Ministry of Defence)Ukraine's acting interior minister Arsen Avakov says the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters, has been disbanded. (CNN)The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, orders snap military exercises near the Ukraine border. (Washington Post)
  • 27 Feb 2014 The Parliament of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea announces a referendum to determine the region’s future and ousts the regional government. (Kyiv Post)
  • 28 Feb 2014 Members of the Russian Parliament propose new laws that would make it easier for Russia to incorporate parts of Ukraine. (BBC)

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Timber
  2. - Dark Horse
  3. - Drunk In Love
  4. - Happy
  5. - Counting Stars

Movies

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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

Books

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears.

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Monuments Men

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At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe.

The Counterfeit Agent by Alex Berenson

The Counterfeit Agent

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“Berenson’s strength is his deep understanding of geopolitics and of the shoddy compromises it demands. He clearly has excellent contacts in the world of shadows.

George Washington'S Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

George Washington'S Secret Six

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*Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355“This is my kind of history book.

The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley

The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost