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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: The talks in Geneva come to an end.
  • 02 Feb 2014 In Sanaa, Yemeni capital, three explosions were reported along with heavy gunfire.
  • 03 Feb 2014 Fox Broadcasting Company reports that Super Bowl XLVIII was viewed by more than 111 million Americans, making it the most viewed TV event in American history.
  • 04 Feb 2014 Tunis, Tunisia: A gunfight ended in the death of a police officer and seven Islamist militants.
  • 05 Feb 2014 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least 16 people are killed by a wave of bombings in central Baghdad.
  • 06 Feb 2014 At least 13 people were killed in seven car bombings that occurred in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 07 Feb 2014 Syrian Civil War: Civilians evacuate a rebel-held part of the Syrian capital of Homs, after 18 months of being under a government blockade.
  • 08 Feb 2014 McDonald's opens its first Vietnamese restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 09 Feb 2014 A gunman kills two people at a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin.
  • 10 Feb 2014 Afghanistan War (2001-Present): Two contractors with ISAF were killed when a car bomb was detonated in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 11 Feb 2014 Insurgency in Iraq (post-US withdrawal): 16 Iraqi soldiers killed in attack on military outposts that protect an oil pipeline in northern Iraq.
  • 12 Feb 2014 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah launch an offensive to seize Yabrud, a strategic border town, from the rebels. (AP via ABC/Reuters) Russia says it will veto a U.N. Resolution on humanitarian aid access to Syria. It claims that the draft was created in preparation for military strikes against President Bashar Al-Assad's regime.
  • 13 Feb 2014 Afghanistan Releases 65 Prisoners from the Parwan Detention Facility, Despite concerns by the United States about the possibility that these men are responsible for attacking NATO and Afghan forces.
  • 14 Feb 2014 Local reports indicate that the car bomb left outside a mosque in al-Yadouda, a southern Syrian village, killed between 18 and 43 civilians.
  • 15 Feb 2014 In Bangui, Central African Republic, a mass grave of Christians was discovered. It had been occupied previously by the Muslim Seleka rebels.
  • 16 Feb 2014 Syrian Civil War: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah calls for other sectarian forces from the Arab world to leave Syria. He said that Hezbollah would "not remain" in Syria if they did. (Reuters) A Syrian child was injured in clashes between the rebels and Syrian Army near the Israeli border is taken to an Israeli hospital for emergency treatment.
  • 17 Feb 2014 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal:: At least 25 people have been killed and many more injured in bombing attacks in Baghdad. Three bombs were exploded in public places and one outside a Shiite mosque.
  • 18 Feb 2014 2013-14 Thai political crisis (BBC),
  • 19 Feb 2014 After protesters had refused to be subdued by police, President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition hold talks and agree to a truce. At least 25 people have been killed and 241 others injured in riots that erupted over the last few days. (BBC), (Yahoo! News),
  • 20 Feb 2014 Euromaidan: There is a shaky truce broken by police and protesters re-entering clashes at Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Numerous deaths have been reported. (Kiev Post), Associated Press. Volodymyr Makeyenko announces that he will be leaving his position as mayor of Kiev and will leave the Party of Regions, Ukraine's ruling party. (RIA Novosty). The European Union imposes sanctions on Ukraine, including asset freezes as well as visa bans.
  • 21 Feb 2014 Euromaidan: The Ukrainian government agrees to form a unity government, and to hold early elections.
  • 22 Feb 2014 Yulia Tymoshenko was the former prime minister of Ukraine, who has been held for over two years on politically motivated charges. Later in the day, she is released. (The Irish Times).
  • 23 Feb 2014 Ukrainian Revolution of 2014: Viktor Yanukovych, former Ukrainian President, is prevented by Donetsk's customs from flying to Russia.
  • 24 Feb 2014 2014 Ukrainian Revolution: The European Commission has recognized Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukraine's legitimate interim President, as valid. (DPA via Europe Online). Stepan Kubiv is the new governor of Ukraine's National Bank of Ukraine. He was a Ukrainian banker and economist. (Reuters) An arrest warrant has been issued for Viktor Yanukovych, the former president, and other officials in relation to their alleged involvement in the killing of protesters.
  • 25 Feb 2014 Islamist insurgency: Boko Haram Islamists Kill 59 Students in Attack on Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State. (Reuters),
  • 26 Feb 2014 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, 2014 Crimean Crisis: Ukraine's interim president Oleksandr Turchynov officially becomes the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Ministry of Defence). Ukraine's acting interior minister Arsen Anvakov has announced that the Berkut elite police unit, which was blamed for the deaths of protesters is now disbanded. (CNN) Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, has ordered military exercises to be held near the Ukraine border.
  • 27 Feb 2014 The Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Parliament of Ukraine announces a referendum to decide the future of the region and to remove the regional government.
  • 28 Feb 2014 Russian lawmakers propose new laws to make it easier for Russia and Ukraine to be incorporated.
  • 03 Feb 2014 Two people are shot and killed and 29 students are taken hostage at a high school in Moscow, Russia.
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Movies

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Books

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An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris

An Officer And A Spy

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Winner, Walter Scott Prize for Historical FictionWinner, American Library in Paris Book AwardA whistleblower. It's a witch hunt.

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

Things That Matter

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The long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s timeless, essential writings, America's most respected columnist has been released. Krauthammer is a brilliant stylist, known for his uncompromising honesty and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom at all turns. He has been dazzling readers …

The Triple Package by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

The Triple Package

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It is difficult to discuss the fact that certain groups perform better in America than others, as measured by income, occupational status, scores, etc.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent

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The Divergent Trilogy's first book is #1 New York Times bestselling. It inspired the major motion picture starring Kate Winslet, Theo James and Shailene Woodley.

Cross My Heart by James Patterson

Cross My Heart

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James Patterson raises the stakes. Alex Cross is enslaved by a genius of menace intent on proving that he's the greatest criminal mind ever.