June 2014 calendar

June 2014

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2014?


  • 01 Jun 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria: A bombing at a football match in the town on Mubi in northeastern Nigeria kills at least 40 people. (AFP via Global Post)Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram gunmen have been released. (CBC)
  • 02 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine: A large skirmish occurs in eastern Ukraine when pro-Russian separatists launch a massive attack on a border control centre near the city of Luhansk; five militants are killed and another eight are wounded, and seven Ukrainian border guards are wounded in the clash. (BBC)
  • 03 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine:: Heavy fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian militants takes place in and around the rebel-held eastern city of Sloviansk. (BBC)
  • 04 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine:: Separatists capture two Ukrainian Military bases in Luhansk Oblast as fighting continues near the rebel-held town of Sloviansk. (BBC)
  • 05 Jun 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: Suspected Boko Haram militants launch an attack in a village near the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing approximately 45 people. (BBC)
  • 06 Jun 2014 War in Afghanistan (2001–present):: Abdullah Abdullah of the National Coalition of Afghanistan, a frontrunner in the Afghan presidential election, survives a bombing attempt. (BBC)
  • 07 Jun 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant gunmen storm the campus of the University of Anbar, killing 3 guards and holding dozens of students hostage before withdrawing. (Sky News) (AP)The dead bodies of 21 policemen who were kidnapped a day before by militants are recovered in Mosul, Iraq. (IANS via Biharprabha)At least 52 people are dead following a series of bombings in Baghdad. (AP via Business Week)
  • 08 Jun 2014 The United Nations and Military of the Democratic Republic of the Congo sends troops to South Kivu province after 37 people are killed there. (Wall Street Journal)
  • 09 Jun 2014 2014 Jinnah International Airport attack:: Karachi's Jinnah International Airport will resume services after yesterday's attack which claimed 21 lives. (Sky News Australia)The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility for the attack. (Wall Street Journal)
  • 10 Jun 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistan Air Force conducts bombing raids against Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan positions in the Tirah region killing at least 15 militants in response to the Jinnah International Airport attack in Karachi. (BBC)
  • 11 Jun 2014 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): 2014 Mosul offensive: Insurgents continue their offensive, gaining control of the city of Tikrit, the second provincial capital to fall in as many days. At least 500,000 residents of Mosul flee the fighting and head east into Kurdish-controlled territory, while insurgents storm the Turkish Embassy and take 48 Turks hostage, including the Consul General. (Al Jazeera)
  • 12 Jun 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the rapid progress of an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant offensive towards Baghdad. (SBS)Iraqi Kurds take over control of the city of Kirkuk as the army flees. (BBC)The Parliament of Iraq postpones a vote on Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's call for a state of emergency due to a lack of quorum. (BBC)
  • 13 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine: Arsen Avakov, Ukraine's Minister of the Interior, claims that Ukrainian forces have recaptured the port of Mariupol. (Reuters)
  • 14 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine: A Ukraine military Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down, killing all 49 people on board. (CNN)
  • 15 Jun 2014 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Military retakes control of Kessab in north-western Syria. (Reuters)
  • 16 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive:: ISIL takes control of the town of Tal Afar, Iraq. (Voice of America)The Pentagon sends the USS Mesa Verde to the Persian Gulf to join a contingency of U.S. Navy ships already stationed there to monitor the northern offensive. (NBC)
  • 17 Jun 2014 North Korean propaganda videos show that they have developed a cruise missile similar to the Russian Kh-35 model. (BBC)
  • 18 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: 40 Indians working for a Turkish construction company are abducted by militants in Mosul. (IANS via Biharprabha)Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant militants lay siege to Iraq's largest oil refinery, located in Baiji. (AP)
  • 19 Jun 2014 Prince Felipe, the eldest son of King Juan Carlos I and formerly Prince of Asturias, ascends the Spanish throne as King Felipe VI. (The Guardian)
  • 20 Jun 2014 Syrian civil war:: 12 people including 9 children are killed when a Syrian army helicopter strikes a refugees camp south of Damascus. (Middle East Eye)
  • 21 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant captures the towns of al-Qa'im, Anah and Rawa in Western Iraq. (AlJazeera)
  • 22 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant capture the al-Walid (al-Tanf) border crossing with Syria and the Turaibil (Karameh) border crossing with Jordan. (AlJazeera)
  • 23 Jun 2014 War in North-West Pakistan:: Pakistani forces conduct airstrikes on terrorist hideouts in North Waziristan, killing 25 militants. (Business Standard)
  • 24 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine: Russian President Vladimir Putin formally asks Russia's upper house of parliament to revoke the right that it earlier granted for Russian forces to intervene militarily in Ukraine in defense of Russian-speakers there. (Reuters)Nine Ukrainian servicemen are killed when a Ukrainian Ground Forces Mil Mi-8 is downed by separatist forces near Slavyansk, one day after a temporary ceasefire was declared. (Sky News Australia)
  • 25 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: The Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki calls for national unity as a Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant reaches Yathrib 87 kilometres (54 miles) north of Baghdad. (Washington Post)
  • 26 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: The Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki confirms that the Syrian Air Force bombed Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant positions in Iraq earlier in the week. (BBC)Insurgents capture the town of Mansouriyat al-Jabal, containing four natural gas fields, which is about 110km northeast of Baghdad. (Reuters)Iraqi forces launch an airborne assault on rebel-held Tikrit with at least one helicopter crashing. (Reuters via The Nation)
  • 27 Jun 2014 The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York, currently home to the recently captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, goes dark under the order of the brevity code "River City". (Washington Post)
  • 28 Jun 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: At least 19 militants have been killed in a Pakistan Army offensive in North Waziristan. (CNN)
  • 29 Jun 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria: Islamist extremists torch four churches near the town of Chibok and fire on worshippers killing at least 30. (Associated Press vis CTV), (Bloomberg via Business Week)
  • 30 Jun 2014 Post-coup unrest in Egypt: A police officer was killed and several others wounded in a small explosion near the presidential palace in Cairo. A second officer was killed while defusing another bomb at the same site. (Reuters) (The Voice of Russia)

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Murder in the First

Murder in the First

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Marc Rocco

Starring: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz

The Little Death

The Little Death

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Josh Lawson

Starring: Bojana Novakovic, Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany

The Road Within

The Road Within

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Gren Wells

Starring: Zoë Kravitz, Robert Patrick, Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel

Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Eric Schaeffer

Starring: Michael Welch, Michelle Hendley, Alexandra Turshen, Michael Galante


Which were the most popular books released in June 2014?
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Walking On Water by Richard Paul Evans

Walking On Water


With this New York Times bestseller, the beloved Walk series ends as Alan Christoffersen reaches his destination and the beginning of a new life: “Definitely a journey worth taking” (Booklist).After

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hard Choices


Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside look at the choices and challenges she has faced is “a subtle, finely calibrated work…with succinct and often shrewd appraisals of the complex web of political, economic,

The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston

The Kraken Project


Wyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston.NASA

The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband'S Secret


Finally available in paperback—the #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies and What Alice Forgot.At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that is

Written In My Own Heart'S Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Written In My Own Heart'S Blood


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLISTIn her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle …