November 2014 calendar

November 2014

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2014?


  • 01 Nov 2014 Yemeni insurgency by al-Qaeda: Twenty soldiers and three militants were killed in clashes between security forces and al-Qaeda in Hodeidah, western Yemen.
  • 02 Nov 2014 Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant: More than 300 Sunni Albu Nimr tribal members were executed by ISIS militants at Anbar Province in western Iraq.
  • 03 Nov 2014 Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant: Islamic State militants claim that they have taken the Jahar gas fields in Syria's province of Homs. This is the second gas field they have taken in less than a week.
  • 04 Nov 2014 The United States circulates a draft resolution proposing sanctions for South Sudan that is conflict-torn.
  • 05 Nov 2014 Libyan Civil War: Nearly 400 people have been killed in battles between militias and loyalist forces in Libya in the last three weeks. There were at least 250 casualties in Benghazi, and another 140 in Tripoli.
  • 06 Nov 2014 Four people are injured in a bus bombing attack in the Philippines. (Retiredanalyst),
  • 07 Nov 2014 2014 military intervention against ISIS: President Barack Obama orders 1500 more troops to Iraq.
  • 08 Nov 2014 Military intervention against ISIS: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a US pilot, is seriously injured in an airstrike on al-Qaim.
  • 09 Nov 2014 Tens of thousands gather at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to commemorate the 25th anniversary the fall of the Berlin Wall.
  • 10 Nov 2014 Islamist insurgency: At least 47 students are killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in Nigeria's Potiskum, Yobe state.
  • 11 Nov 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: At least 15 militants and 5 soldiers are killed by two bombings.
  • 12 Nov 2014 2014 Russian military intervention into Ukraine: NATO claims that Russian Army soldiers and military equipment entered Ukraine.
  • 13 Nov 2014 Islamist insurgency: Nigerian-based militant group takes control of Chibok, Borno State's northeastern city.
  • 14 Nov 2014 Islamic State of Iraq & Syria: Iraqi forces expel ISIS out of Baiji, northern Iraq.
  • 15 Nov 2014 Four workers were killed in a chemical accident at the DuPont plant, LaPorte Texas.
  • 16 Nov 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - ISIL claims that it executed Abdul-Rahman Kassig, an American hostage.
  • 17 Nov 2014 After months of fighting off a Canada-based takeover bid, Allergan's board accepts $66 billion from Actavis, an Irish white knight.
  • 18 Nov 2014 War in Afghanistan: At least two Afghans are killed in a suicide bombing attack on Kabul. (Reuters),
  • 19 Nov 2014 Islamist insurgency: Boko Haram kills at least 45 people in a reprisal attack against a village in northeastern Nigeria.
  • 20 Nov 2014 ADF insurgency, Ugandan rebel group massacres at least 80 people in North Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
  • 21 Nov 2014 Two people were injured and eight people died when a military helicopter crashed in Sibiu County, Romania.
  • 22 Nov 2014 Somali Civil War (2009-present). Al-Shabaab militants hijacked a bus traveling between Mandera, Kenya and Nairobi to execute 28 non-Muslim passengers.
  • 23 Nov 2014 War in Afghanistan: 45 killed and 50 injured by a suicide bomber at a Paktika volleyball match.
  • 24 Nov 2014 Damasak is a northeastern Nigerian village that was captured by Boko Haram. 50 people were killed and more than 3,000 fled across the border to Niger.
  • 25 Nov 2014 Eight hostages are rescued by the U.S. Special Operations Forces and 7 militants are killed in a joint operation between Yemeni and Yemeni Special Operations forces against an al-Qaeda hideout.
  • 26 Nov 2014 Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: At least 3 people are killed in a new round of fighting among the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and pro-Russian separatists.
  • 27 Nov 2014 War in Afghanistan: 5 killed in suicide bomber attack on British Embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 28 Nov 2014 Islamist insurgency: Gunmen opened fire on worshippers at Kano's central mosque after Sanusi Lamido Sanusi had called for arms against Boko Haram. At least 120 people were killed.
  • 29 Nov 2014 Xinjiang conflict - Chinese police arrest and execute 11 Uyghur terrorists after an attack that left 15 people dead and 14 others injured in Yarkant County (China).
  • 30 Nov 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Coalition forces launch more than 30 airstrikes against Raqqa (de facto capital of ISIL).
  • 03 Nov 2014 One World Trade Center officially opens in New York City, replacing the Twin Towers after they were destroyed during the September 11 attacks.
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  1. - All About That Bass
  2. - Shake It Off
  3. - Blank Space
  4. - Bang Bang
  5. - Habits (Stay High)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 2014?

Lila by Marilynne Robinson



NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTNATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNERA new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and HousekeepingMarilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns

Shopaholic To The Stars by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic To The Stars


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSophie Kinsella is back to her Shopaholic series, accompanied by Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood), who has just arrived in Hollywood.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch


WINNER OF THE PULIZER PRIZE "The Goldfinch" is a rare species that only comes along maybe half a dozen times a decade. A smartly written literary novel that connects to the heart and the mind Donna

Food by Jim Gaffigan



Did you ever finish a meal that was terrible but you didn't notice until the end? You ate in your car, so you didn't have to share it with your children.

Revival by Stephen King



This dark, electrifying novel is about fanaticism and addiction.