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: At least 40 people were killed in a bombing that took place at a football match in Mubi, northeastern Nigeria. (AFP via Global Post). Two priests from Italy and a nun from Canada were kidnapped by Boko Haram gunmen. They have since been released.
  • 02 Jun 2014 The 2014 pro-Russian conflict between Ukraine and Russia: An extensive skirmish takes place in eastern Ukraine when pro¬≠Russian separatists launch an attack on a border control center near Luhansk. Five militants are killed, eight more are injured and seven Ukrainian border guards are also wounded.
  • 03 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: Heavy fighting takes place between the Ukrainian military, and pro-Russian militants in and around Sloviansk, an eastern city held by rebels.
  • 04 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict Ukraine: Separatists seize two Ukrainian Military bases in Luhansk Oblast, as fighting continues close to rebel-held Sloviansk.
  • 05 Jun 2014 Islamist insurgency: A group of suspected Boko Haram militants attack a village near Maiduguri in northern Nigeria, killing approximately 45 people.
  • 06 Jun 2014 Afghanistan War (2001-present). Abdullah Abdullah of National Coalition of Afghanistan, who was a frontrunner for the Afghan presidential election, survived a bombing attempt.
  • 07 Jun 2014 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant gunmen attacked the University of Anbar campus, killing three guards and taking dozens of students hostage. They then withdrew. (Sky News, AP) The bodies of 21 police officers who were abducted by militants a day earlier have been found in Mosul, Iraq. After a string of bombings in Baghdad, at least 52 people have been killed.
  • 08 Jun 2014 After 37 deaths in South Kivu, the United Nations and Military of the Democratic Republic of the Congo send troops.
  • 09 Jun 2014 Attack on 2014 Jinnah International Airport: Karachi's Jinnah International Airport was attacked yesterday, killing 21 people. (Sky News Australia). The attack was claimed by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.
  • 10 Jun 2014 In response to the attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, the Pakistan Air Force launched bombing raids against Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan positions within the Tirah area.
  • 11 Jun 2014 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: 2014 Mosul offensive. Insurgents are continuing their offensive and have taken control of Tikrit. This is the second provincial capital to be overthrown in the same period. As many as 500,000 Mosul residents flee fighting and head east to Kurdish-controlled territory. Meanwhile, insurgents storm Turkey's Embassy and capture 48 Turks, including the Consul General.
  • 12 Jun 2014 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: The United Nations Security Council meets for discussion about the rapid progress of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Levant offensive towards Baghdad. (SBS).The army flees as the Iraqi Kurds retake control of Kirkuk. (BBC).The Parliament of Iraq delays a vote on Prime Minster Nouri Maliki's request for a state of emergencies due to a shortage of quorum.
  • 13 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict: ArsenAvakov, Ukraine's Minister for the Interior, claims that Ukrainian forces retaken the port of Mariupol.
  • 14 Jun 2014 2014 pro-Russian conflict Ukraine: A Ukrainian military Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft is shot down, killing all 49 passengers.
  • 15 Jun 2014 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Military retakes Kessab, north-western Syria under its control.
  • 16 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: ISIL seizes Tal Afar, Iraq. (Voice of America). The Pentagon sends USS Mesa Verde into the Persian Gulf to join the contingent of U.S. Navy vessels already stationed there in order to monitor the northern offensive.
  • 17 Jun 2014 North Korean propaganda videos reveal that they have developed a cruise-missile similar to the Russian Kh35 model.
  • 18 Jun 2014 (IANS via Biharprabha) 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: 40 Indians who worked for a Turkish construction firm are kidnapped by militants at Mosul. (IANS via Biharprabha). The largest oil refinery in Iraq, Baiji, was taken by the Levant militants of Islamic State in Iraq.
  • 19 Jun 2014 Prince Felipe, the oldest son of King Juan Carlos I, formerly Prince Of Asturiass, ascends to the Spanish throne, becoming King Felipe VI.
  • 20 Jun 2014 Syrian civil war: Twelve people, including 9 children, are killed when a helicopter from the Syrian Army strikes a refugee camp south of Damascus.
  • 21 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seizes the towns of al-Qa'im and Anah in Western Iraq.
  • 22 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant capture Al-Walid (al-Tanf), border crossing with Syria, and Turaibil (Karameh), border crossing with Jordan.
  • 23 Jun 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistani forces launch airstrikes against terrorist hideouts located in North Waziristan. 25 militants are killed.
  • 24 Jun 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin asks Russia's top house to withdraw the permission it granted earlier to allow Russian forces to enter Ukraine militarily to defend Russian-speakers. (Reuters) Nine Ukrainian servicemen are killed by separatist forces in the vicinity of Slavyansk after a Ukrainian Ground Forces Mil Mi-8 was destroyed. This happened one day after a temporary ceasefire had been declared.
  • 25 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: Nouri al Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq, calls for national unity in order to establish an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Yathrib is located 87 km (54 miles) north-east of Baghdad.
  • 26 Jun 2014 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: Nouri al Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, confirms that the Syrian Air Force attacked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant positions in Iraq earlier this week. (BBC). Insurgents seize Mansouriyat al-Jabal. It is located 110km northeast from Baghdad and contains four natural gas fields. (Reuters) Iraqi forces launch an aerial assault on Tikrit rebel-held, with at least one helicopter crashing.
  • 27 Jun 2014 Under the order of "River City", the San Antonio-class amphibious transportation dock USS New York goes dark, which is currently the home of Ahmed Abu Khattala.
  • 28 Jun 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: A Pakistan Army offensive in North Waziristan has resulted in the deaths of at least 19 militants.
  • 29 Jun 2014 Islamist insurgency: Islamist extremists set fire to four churches in the vicinity of Chibok, and then attacked worshippers, killing at least 30. (Associated Press vis CTV).
  • 30 Jun 2014 Post-coup unrest Egypt: One police officer was killed in an explosion near Cairo's presidential palace. Another officer was also killed in the explosion while trying to defuse another bomb at that same location.
  • 02 Jun 2014 Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India, formed from ten districts of northwestern Andhra Pradesh.
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James Madison by Lynne Cheney

James Madison


Lynne Cheney, New York Times-bestselling author, has written a major new biography about the fourth president of the United States. James Madison was an early republican genius, a leader who did more than just lead.

The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband'S Secret


The #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is finally available in paperback.

No Place To Hide by Glenn Greenwald

No Place To Hide


Glenn Greenwald stars in Citizenfour, the Academy Award-winning documentary about Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald traveled to Hong Kong in May 2013 to meet an unknown source who claimed to be a source.

Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Any Other Name


The mysterious death of a sheriff sparks the tenth novel in Longmire's New York Times bestseller series. This is the basis for LONGMIRE, the popular drama series now available on Netflix In Any Other

China Dolls by Lisa See

China Dolls