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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2014?


Events

  • 01 Oct 2014 War in Donbass:: At least 12 people are killed when shells hit a school and, in a separate shelling, a bus station in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk. (CNN)
  • 02 Oct 2014 2014 Gorni Lom explosions:
  • 03 Oct 2014 The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that unemployment in the United States has dropped from 6.1% to 5.9% in September, the lowest since July of 2008. The labor force participation rate also fell, to 62.7 percent. (CNBC)
  • 04 Oct 2014 Syrian civil war: The Kurdish city of Kobane in the Raqqa governate is on the brink of catastrophe as ISIL fighters besiege the city. (The Guardian)
  • 05 Oct 2014 Syrian civil war:: 18,000 Palestinians are facing life-threatening shortages of water in the Yarmouk Camp neighborhood of Damascus. (QnA)
  • 06 Oct 2014 ISIL prepares to establish itself in Libya and reports emerge that they are already in the city of Derna. (Al Arabiya)
  • 07 Oct 2014 Korean maritime border incidents: There is an exchange of gunfire as a North Korean patrol boat breaches the South Korean western sea border. (AFP, NewsCorp via Sydney Daily Telegraph)
  • 08 Oct 2014 Mass graves found in Iguala, Mexico, on October 5th reportedly contain the remains of 28 of the 43 missing students that clashed with the police during last September. (The New York Times)
  • 09 Oct 2014 al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen: A suicide bomb attack kills at least 20 people in Tahrir Square in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Daily Star)
  • 10 Oct 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: ISIL forces capture the headquarters of Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobane with the United Nations warning of massacre. (AAP via SBS)
  • 11 Oct 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Turkey agrees to allow the training of 2,000 Syrian opposition forces on its soil as Islamic State militants approach to within 1 mile of the centre of the border city of Kobani. (Wall Street Journal)
  • 12 Oct 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Islamic State claims responsibility for a triple suicide bombing in Iraq's Diyala Province that killed 26 Kurds as well as an attack in Anbar Province that killed the head of security. (AP)
  • 13 Oct 2014 Iraqi insurgency (2011–present): Three bombs explode in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad killing at least 30 people. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
  • 14 Oct 2014 Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK positions in south-east Turkey. (BBC)
  • 15 Oct 2014 At least eight people are killed as villagers clash with construction workers and riot police over land disputes in Yunnan province, China. (AFP via AsiaOne)
  • 16 Oct 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistan Air Force claims to have killed at least 27 militants in overnight airstrikes. (AFP via Hindustan Times)
  • 17 Oct 2014 2014 Atlantic hurricane season: Hurricane Gonzalo hits Bermuda becoming the strongest storm to hit the island in a decade. (NBC News), (Reuters)
  • 18 Oct 2014 Suspected Ugandan rebels kill more than 20 people near the Democratic Republic of the Congo town of Beni in their second attack in 48 hours. (Reuters)
  • 19 Oct 2014 2014 investigation of suspected foreign underwater activity in the Stockholm archipelago:: The Swedish National Defence Radio Agency (FRA) reportedly detected radio communication in Russian transmitted on a special frequency used by Russia only in emergency situations from an underwater vehicle in the Stockholm archipelago. (Svenska Dagbladet)The Swedish military releases a photo of the suspected vessel in the archipelago of Stockholm. (Expressen)
  • 20 Oct 2014 2014 investigation of suspected foreign underwater activity in the Stockholm archipelago:: The investigation continues as the Russian Oil-tanker NS Concord maintains its criss-crossing outside Stockholm. (TT via The Local)
  • 21 Oct 2014 Taliban insurgency: A Kabul roadside bomb kills at least four Afghan National Security Force soldiers with six other soldiers and six civilians injured. (AP)
  • 22 Oct 2014 Swedish submarine incidents: NATO intercepts Russian jets over the Baltic Sea while Sweden's six-day search for a possibly damaged Russian Navy submarine continues. (AP via Daily Telegraph) (Europe Online Magazine)Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad, while pointing out that Sweden's military operation is focused on gathering intelligence on a suspected foreign submarine in its waters, stated that military force could be used to make it surface. (BBC)
  • 23 Oct 2014 A Hamas member carries out a terrorist attack in Jerusalem by intentionally striking a group of pedestrians in a train station with his car killing a 3-month-old baby. (Times of Israel)
  • 24 Oct 2014 Sinai insurgency:: Two attacks by militants on Egyptian military positions in the Sinai Peninsula kill at least 33 security personnel. (Reuters)
  • 25 Oct 2014 Iraqi insurgency (2011-present): Kurdish peshmergas retake the city of Zumar and several nearby villages from ISIS, while Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seize control of Jurf Al Sakhar. (Reuters/Huffington Post)
  • 26 Oct 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistan's military claims to have killed 18 militants in air strikes near the Afghanistan border. (AFP via Business Recorder)
  • 27 Oct 2014 An outbreak of cholera kills 51 in Niger. (Al Jazeera)
  • 28 Oct 2014 Residents of Pahoa, Hawaii, begin evacuating ahead of an impending lava flow from the Kīlauea volcano. (BBC News)
  • 29 Oct 2014 New Zealand will hold a referendum regarding its national flag in 2016. (BBC)
  • 30 Oct 2014 2014 Burkinabé uprising: Protestors demanding the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré set fire to parliament and other official buildings. The Chief of the Army dismisses the government and national assembly and announces a curfew and a transition time of one year. Compaoré fled to Dakar, Senegal. (Euro News)
  • 31 Oct 2014 Blaise Compaoré resigns as President of Burkina Faso following the 2014 Burkinabé uprising. General Honoré Traoré assumes leadership on a transitional basis. (BBC)

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - All About That Bass
  2. - Shake It Off
  3. - Bang Bang
  4. - Anaconda
  5. - Black Widow

Movies

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Interstellar

Interstellar

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Dosti

Dosti

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

Laura

Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Golem Of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman

The Golem Of Hollywood

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Alex Delaware novels and the award-winning #1 international bestselling author of The Genius combine their extraordinary talents for one of the

The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin

The Organized Mind

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“Smart, important, and, as always, exquisitely written.” —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness Readers of Daniel J. Levitin’s two previous New York Times bestsellers have come to know and trust

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes the novella Larger Than LifeThroughout her blockbuster career, Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed …

Wolf In White Van by John Darnielle

Wolf In White Van

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A New York Times BestsellerNominated for the National Book Award, Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and Winner of the Alex Award, "One of the Most

Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Patton

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Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history.