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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2014?


Events

  • 01 Mar 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin formally asks the Federation Council of the Russian Parliament for approval to use armed forces in Ukraine. He receives unanimous support. The Council also demands for President Putin to recall the Russian Federation ambassador to the United States. (Russia Today), (CNN) (BBC), (Associated Press)
  • 02 Mar 2014 2014 Crimean crisis, 2014 Ukrainian revolution:: Ukraine's Navy commander-in-chief, Denis Berezovsky who was appointed only March 1, defects to the Russia-backed Crimea government. (Ria Novosty via inSerbia)Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov says Ukraine's airspace has been closed to any non-civilian aircraft. (Reuters)
  • 03 Mar 2014 The commander of the Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy reportedly confirms that the ship never defected to Russia as reported in Russian media. (Ministry of Defence of Ukraine)
  • 04 Mar 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference, saying that “force isn’t needed right now” after deploying roughly 16,000 troops to Crimea. (Reuters)
  • 05 Mar 2014 2014 Crimean crisis:: UN Envoy Robert Serry is ordered to leave Crimea at gunpoint after being threatened by 10–15 armed men. (AP)Saying she cannot be part of a network that "whitewashes the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin", Washington-based anchor Liz Wahl resigns on-air from the Russian government-backed news channel RT. (The Guardian) (CNN)
  • 06 Mar 2014 Pope Francis acknowledges that civil unions for LGBT people is a governmental move for economic and health management. (TIME)
  • 07 Mar 2014 2014 Crimean crisis:: Armed men – thought to be Russian – attempt to seize a Ukrainian military base in Sevastopol, withdrawing soon afterwards. (BBC)Turkey scrambles fighter jets after a Russian surveillance plane flew along its Black Sea coast. (Reuters via Today's Zaman)
  • 08 Mar 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Malaysia Airlines loses contact with a Boeing 777-200ER passenger plane carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China. (BBC)
  • 09 Mar 2014 A suicide car bomber kills 42 people at a police checkpoint in Hillah, Iraq. (Voice of America)
  • 10 Mar 2014 2014 Crimean crisis:: A pro-Russian military force of just about a dozen men take control of the Ukrainian naval base near the town of Bakhchysarai. (Reuters)
  • 11 Mar 2014 Gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan kill Swedish Radio foreign correspondent Nils Horner. (Washington Post)
  • 12 Mar 2014 Three Taliban insurgents are killed by a team of Afghan police and private commandos after attacking a former National Directorate of Security headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban claims they killed four commandos and five policemen, which police deny. (AP via ABC)
  • 13 Mar 2014 2014 Crimean crisis:: Leaders in the Ukrainian Kherson Oblast threaten to shut off all power and water to Crimea if the referendum goes forward. (FOX)Russia masses its military near the Ukrainian border again as new military operations are announced. (BBC)
  • 14 Mar 2014 Attacks all across Pakistan leave dozens dead, with the most violence centered in Peshawar and Quetta. (Reuters)
  • 15 Mar 2014 The Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak states that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was deliberately steered off course for reasons unknown and then flew for almost seven hours more. (AsiaOne)
  • 16 Mar 2014 Crimean referendum, 2014: Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia. Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States condemn the referendum, which did not give voters the option of the status quo. (BBC) (Associated Press)
  • 17 Mar 2014 United States Navy SEALs take over a disavowed oil tanker in international waters previously seized by Libyan rebels. (AP via New Zealand Herald)
  • 18 Mar 2014 A Ukrainian military serviceman is killed in an attack on a base in Crimea's main city, Simferopol. (Reuters via Trust)
  • 19 Mar 2014 2014 Crimean crisis: Russian forces overrun the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in Sevastopol and another naval base. (AFP via Google), (AP), (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
  • 20 Mar 2014 War in Afghanistan (2001–present):: 2014 Kabul Serena Hotel attack: Four suspected Taliban members attack the luxurious Kabul Serena Hotel, killing at least 9 people, including 4 foreigners. (Yahoo News)Suicide bombers attack a police station in the city of Jalalabad resulting in at least 11 deaths and 22 people being injured. (Reuters)
  • 21 Mar 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: Gunmen attack a police headquarters north of Baghdad and suicide bombers strike across Iraq killing 25 people and injuring dozens. (AP via Washington Post)
  • 22 Mar 2014 Post-civil war violence in Libya: The Libyan National Army fights with rebels occupying oil ports near Benghazi. (Reuters)
  • 23 Mar 2014 Turkish F-16s shoot down a Syrian military aircraft for purportedly violating Turkish airspace. A Syrian Arab Republic spokesman denies this claim and says the aircraft was in Syrian airspace when it was shot down. (AP) (Al-Arabiya)
  • 24 Mar 2014 Twenty soldiers are killed in an attack on a military checkpoint in eastern Yemen. (BBC)
  • 25 Mar 2014 A Girl Scout in Oklahoma City is reported as having sold 18,107 boxes of cookies, breaking the previous record of 18,000. (KRON)
  • 26 Mar 2014 A police officer critically injures a 10-year-old child after hitting him with a tear gas canister at close range at a Peace and Democracy Party event in Diyarbakır, Turkey. (BBC)
  • 27 Mar 2014 Six people are stabbed to death in a family property dispute in Beijing, China. (Reuters via Euronews)
  • 28 Mar 2014 Russia announces that it will raise the price Ukraine pays for Russian natural gas by 80%. (Reuters)
  • 29 Mar 2014 Italian architect Pier Carlo Bontempi wins the Driehaus Prize. (ArchDaily) (PRweb)
  • 30 Mar 2014 The Republic of the Philippines files a case to an international tribunal in The Hague in its case against China over competing South China Sea claims.
  • 31 Mar 2014 Korean maritime border incidents:: North and South Korea exchange artillery fire across sea boundaries. (AFP via Yahoo News)

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Dark Horse
  2. - Happy
  3. - Talk Dirty
  4. - All Of Me
  5. - Say Something

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Matrix

The Matrix

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

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

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Country: United States of America

The Cremator

The Cremator

Directed by: Juraj Herz

Starring: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Country: United States of America

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 2014?
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Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Limbaugh

Rush Revere and the First Patriots

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America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the second book in a series for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in

The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband'S Secret

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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

Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton

Humans Of New York

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Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a cityNow an instant #1

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep

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Master storyteller Stephen King’s terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is "[a] vivid frightscape" (The New York Times).On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance.

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus

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Millions of readers have thrilled to bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history.Now