July 2014 calendar

July 2014

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2014?


  • 01 Jul 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict within Ukraine: President Petro Poroshenko stated that the Ukraine government will resume offensive operations against prorussian rebels.
  • 02 Jul 2014 Taliban insurgency: At least five people are killed when a suicide bomber targets a bus carrying the Afghan National Army Air Force in Kabul.
  • 03 Jul 2014 Three attacks were carried out in Kerdasa and Cairo last year on the anniversary of Mohamed Morsi’s ouster. One suspect militant was killed when the homemade bomb that he was handling exploded prematurely. Nine people were injured when a bomb exploded late at night in Alexandria in a train.
  • 04 Jul 2014 A building of 11 stories collapses in Chennai, India, killing 61 people. Most of these were workers.
  • 05 Jul 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict: Ukrainian forces capture the main pro-Russian armed separatist strongholds of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk. The separatists who were defending them escaped an encirclement.
  • 06 Jul 2014 Six Israeli nationals have been arrested for the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Meanwhile, Palestinians continue to clash with police in East Jerusalem. (Jerusalem Post). The IAF launches airstrikes against 6 Hamas militants in response to more than 25 rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel Sunday. In the last three weeks, more than 150 mortars and rockets were fired on civilian areas in Israel.
  • 07 Jul 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict: Valeriy Heletey, Minister of Defense of Ukraine, says that special forces retook Donetsk's city of Kostiantynivka from the armed insurgents. (Presidential administration)Ukrainian forces retake Artemivsk and Druzhkivka from pro-Russian armed separatists.
  • 08 Jul 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict: Israeli cabinet approves call up of 40,000 reserves soldiers, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns against a ground operation against Palestinian rocket attacks and infiltration attempts into Israel. (The Times of Israel). The Israel Defense Forces launch an artillery and air offensive in Gaza Strip to stop rocket attacks. After Hamas launches rockets into Israel, the Israeli Air Force continues air strikes against Gaza Strip.
  • 09 Jul 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict Ukraine: A spokesperson for Russia's Investigative Commission confirms that Nadiya Svchenko (the female military aviator captured by pro-Russian separatists June 18) is currently being held in Voronezh in Russia where she was charged with the murder of two Russian journalists. Radio Free Europe
  • 10 Jul 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict: Ukrainian forces take back control of Siversk, a city that was previously held by pro-Russian rebels. They then consolidate their position through the repair of damaged infrastructure and the funneling of aid to recently retaken territory.
  • 11 Jul 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: Ukrainian forces recently reclaimed the city of Sloviansk and discovered documents showing that pro-Russian insurgent leader Igor Strelkov was sentenced to at least four death penalties under a Stalin-era law from 1941. (Kyiv Post). Twenty-three Ukrainian Army soldiers are killed when rebels fire a BM-21 Grad rocket at an armoured brigade close to the Russian border.
  • 12 Jul 2014 Operation Protective Edge: 120 people have been killed in Gaza since the Israeli air strikes began. Since the start of the operation, the IAF has conducted more than 1,300 airstrikes.
  • 13 Jul 2014 Operation Protective Edge: Special forces of the Israel Defense Forces raid a site for missile launches in Gaza Strip and take it down.
  • 14 Jul 2014 Korean maritime border incidents
  • 15 Jul 2014 Operation Protective edge: An Egypt-mediated ceasefire agreement is accepted by Israel, but rejected by Hamas. (The Guardian) (Haaretz). Despite the IDF suspending airstrikes for six hours after the ceasefire agreement goes into effect, rockets continue being fired from Gaza. The IDF then resumes military operations as the death toll in Gaza has reached 190. (Reuters) The IDF reported that a rocket that set fire to the Golan Heights had been launched from Syria.
  • 16 Jul 2014 2014 Insurgency in Donbass.: The US increases sanctions against Russia. It targets major banks, energy companies, Russian defense industry and individuals it claims are responsible for continuing support to separatists fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine. (The New York Times). (U.S. Department of Treasury). Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has criticised Russia for not fulfilling its commitments to end violence in Ukraine and suggested that Russia could face additional EU sanction
  • 17 Jul 2014 2014 Insurgency in Donbass - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 carrying 298 passengers from many countries is shot down in Donetsk Oblast. It was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. (BBC). (Reuters) Ukraine accuses a Russian Air Force jet from shooting down a Ukrainian warplane above its territory.
  • 18 Jul 2014 2014 Insurgency in Donbass :: President Barack Obama states that the United States has "increasing faith" that the missile which brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was launched from Russia by separatists in Ukraine and that Russia is responsible for the crisis.
  • 19 Jul 2014 War in North-West Pakistan -: US drone strikes kill eleven insurgents at a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan compound, North Waziristan.
  • 20 Jul 2014 Tripoli International Airport: Islamist militia reopens attack on Tripoli International Airport after post-civil war violence.
  • 21 Jul 2014 Operation Protective Edge: After an emergency meeting, the United Nations Security Council demands an immediate ceasefire in Gaza Strip.
  • 22 Jul 2014 Operation Protective Edge: A second inspection by United Nations officials revealed that rockets were being stored at a UNWRA-run school in Gaza. UNWRA workers returned rockets found in a school last week to Hamas.
  • 23 Jul 2014 Alexander Khodakovsky, a pro-Russian separatist commander from the Vostok Battalion, confirms that rebels had the BUK missile systems - thought to have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17-- which originated in Russia. It could have been sent back to Russia to remove any evidence of its presence.
  • 24 Jul 2014 Ukrainian Government forces retake Lysychansk city from pro-Russian rebels.
  • 25 Jul 2014 Indian Air Force landing chopper-307 crashed into the Sitapur region of Uttar Pradesh, killing 7 people.
  • 26 Jul 2014 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict : Israel agrees that it will halt its offensive on Gaza Strip, while negotiations for a wider ceasefire continue. Hamas continues to violate the ceasefire. (New York Times). The death toll from this offensive is more than 900. (AFP via Manila Bulletin). Fox News reports that Israel extended the ceasefire for four hours and is considering further extensions, while Hamas refuses to extend.
  • 27 Jul 2014 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict Fighting has resumed. (PTI via Business Standard). An Israeli Defence Force soldier is killed by mortar fire while Hamas fires further rockets at Israel. Due to Hamas' continued attacks, the Israeli ceasefire is broken early.
  • 28 Jul 2014 Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: Ukrainian forces retake control of Savur Mohyla, Donetsk's strategic height from pro-Russian rebels. Interfax: Ukrainian forces retake control of Debaltseve and Shakhtarsk in Donetsk from pro-Russian separatists. (Kyiv Post). The US and EU have increased sanctions against Russia.
  • 29 Jul 2014 According to the Ukrainian Azov Battalion, they and the 39th battalion from the Dnipropetrovsk territory defense have retaken Novy Svit in Donetsk Obblast control from pro-Russian rebels.
  • 30 Jul 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: War in Donbass :: Fighting intensifies as Ukraine forces retake control of Avdiivka, a strategic location, from pro-Russian rebels.
  • 31 Jul 2014 (Washington Post) At least 120 soldiers of the Ukrainian military have been killed in battle since July 17. (Washington Post). Since July 17, at least 120 soldiers from the Ukrainian military were killed in combat.
  • 08 Jul 2014 Israel launches an offensive on Gaza amid rising tensions following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.
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Terminal City by Linda Fairstein

Terminal City


Alexandra Cooper, Assistant DA, returns to the New York Times bestseller Death Angel in a new thriller that captures the essence and glamour of New York City.

Skin Game by Jim Butcher

Skin Game


Chicago's only professional wizard is about have a bad day in the latest Dresden Files novel...As Winter Knight to Queen of Air and Darkness Harry Dresden doesn't know what the Mab wants him to do.

Cut And Thrust by Stuart Woods

Cut And Thrust


Stone Barrington steps into the political fray in this exceptional thriller by #1 New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods.

Written In My Own Heart'S Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Written In My Own Heart'S Blood


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE THE BEST BOOKS IN THE YEAR BY BOOKLISTI In her classic novel Outlander Diana Gabaldon told the story about Claire Randall, an ex-combat nurse from England who walks through a circle of …

Diary Of A Mad Diva by Joan Rivers

Diary Of A Mad Diva


Following the huge success of I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me, her New York Times bestseller, Joan Rivers has returned to paperback.