October 2014 calendar

October 2014

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2014?


  • 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.
  • 02 Oct 2014 2014 Gorni Lom Explosions
  • 03 Oct 2014 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in the United States dropped from 6.1% in July 2008 to 5.9% in September. This is the lowest level since July 2008. Also, the labor force participation rate fell to 62.7 percent.
  • 04 Oct 2014 Syrian civil war: ISIL fighters have taken control of the Kurdish city Kobane in Raqqa governorate, threatening to cause chaos.
  • 05 Oct 2014 Civil war in Syria:: 18,000 Palestinians face life-threatening water shortages in Damascus's Yarmouk Camp.
  • 06 Oct 2014 ISIL is preparing to establish itself in Libya, and reports indicate that they are already in Derna.
  • 07 Oct 2014 Korean maritime border incidents: A North Korean patrol boat crosses the South Korean western ocean border.
  • 08 Oct 2014 According to reports, mass graves were found in Iguala (Mexico) on October 5th. They contain remains of 28 of 43 students who disappeared during clashes with police last September.
  • 09 Oct 2014 Al-Qaeda insurgency: At least 20 people are killed in a suicide bombing attack in Tahrir Square, Yemen's capital Sana'a.
  • 10 Oct 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: ISIL forces seize the headquarters of Kurdish forces protecting the Syrian border town of Kobane, with the United Nations warning of mass murder.
  • 11 Oct 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Turkey agrees that it will allow the training of 2,000 Syrian opposition troops on its soil, as Islamic State militants approach within 1 mile of the city of Kobani.
  • 12 Oct 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Islamic State claims responsibility in a triple suicide bombing that killed 26 Kurds in Iraq's Diyala Province and an attack on Anbar Province, which killed the head of security.
  • 13 Oct 2014 Iraqi insurgency (2011)-present: Three bombs explode within Shi'ite areas in Baghdad, killing at least 30.
  • 14 Oct 2014 Turkish planes strike the PKK-controlled areas in south-east Turkey.
  • 15 Oct 2014 Eight people are killed in clashes between villagers and construction workers in Yunnan, China.
  • 16 Oct 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistan Air Force claims that it has killed at least 27 militants during overnight airstrikes.
  • 17 Oct 2014 2014 Atlantic hurricane season: Hurricane Gonzalo strikes Bermuda, becoming the most powerful storm to strike the island in a decade. (NBC News),
  • 18 Oct 2014 In their second attack within 48 hours, suspected rebels from Uganda kill more than 20 people in the vicinity of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 19 Oct 2014 2014 investigation into suspected foreign activity in Stockholm archipelago.: The Swedish National Defence Radio Agency, (FRA), reportedly detected radio communication from Russia on a frequency that Russia uses only in emergencies. (Svenska Dagbladet). The Swedish military released a photo showing the vessel suspected in Stockholm's archipelago.
  • 20 Oct 2014 2014 Investigation of Suspected Foreign Underwater Activity in Stockholm Archipelago: The investigation continues, as the Russian Oil-tanker NS Concord continues its crisscrossing outside Stockholm.
  • 21 Oct 2014 Taliban insurgency: At least four soldiers of the Afghan National Security Force are killed by a roadside bomb in Kabul. Six other soldiers were also hurt.
  • 22 Oct 2014 Swedish submarine incidents: NATO intercepts Russian planes over the Baltic Sea, while Sweden continues its six-day search for a damaged Russian Navy submarine. While stating that Sweden's military operation is primarily focused on gathering intelligence about a foreign submarine suspected to be in its waters, Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad stated that it could be possible to use military force to bring it surface.
  • 23 Oct 2014 Hamas member intentionally strikes pedestrians at a train station in Jerusalem with his car, killing a baby 3 months old.
  • 24 Oct 2014 Sinai insurgency: At least 33 security personnel have been killed in two attacks on Egyptian military positions on the Sinai Peninsula by militants.
  • 25 Oct 2014 Iraqi insurgency (2011): Kurdish peshmergas take back Zumar and other villages from ISIS. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias take control of Jurf Al Sakhar.
  • 26 Oct 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistan claims that 18 militants were killed in an air strike near the Afghanistan border.
  • 27 Oct 2014 51 people are killed by cholera in Niger.
  • 28 Oct 2014 Residents of Pahoa in Hawaii begin to evacuate ahead of an impending eruption from Kilauea volcano.
  • 29 Oct 2014 In 2016, New Zealand will hold an election on its national flag.
  • 30 Oct 2014 2014 Burkinabe Uprising: Protestors demanding President Blaise Compaore's resignation set fire to Parliament and other government buildings. The Chief of Army dismisses both the government and the national assembly, and announces a curfew as well as a one-year transition period. Compaore fled Dakar, Senegal.
  • 31 Oct 2014 Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso, resigns following the 2014 Burkinabe revolt. General Honore Traore takes over as interim leader.
  • 01 Oct 2014 A series of explosions at a gunpowder plant in Bulgaria completely destroys the factory, killing 15 people.
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  1. - All About That Bass
  2. - Shake It Off
  3. - Bang Bang
  4. - Anaconda
  5. - Black Widow


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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay


Gayle Forman's bestselling novel, "Where She Went", is critically acclaimed and a bestseller. She also wrote Just One Day and Just One Year. The movie will soon be a major motion-picture, featuring Chloe Moretz. Everything changes in a flash of …

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

The Innovators


Walter Isaacson's New York Times bestseller and critical acclaimed The Innovators, a biography of Steve Jobs that has sold over 500,000 copies, is Walter Isaacson's "riveting" and "proulsive and at times deeply moving" story (The Atlantic).

Edge Of Eternity by Ken Follett

Edge Of Eternity


The extraordinary historical epic of Ken Follett, the Century Trilogy, comes to a passionate, dramatic conclusion. In Fall of Giants, and Winter of the World Ken Follett follows the fortunes of five international families (American, German Russian, English, and Welsh) …

Diary Of A Mad Diva by Joan Rivers

Diary Of A Mad Diva


Following the huge success of I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me, her New York Times bestseller, Joan Rivers has returned to paperback.

Adultery by Paulo Coelho



I want to make a change. I must make a change. I am losing touch with myself. Paulo Coelho's provocative novel, Adultery, is a provocative new story. He is the best-selling author, The Alchemist, and Eleven Minutes. It explores the …