2014 Week 2

This includes events from Sunday, January 5, 2014 through Saturday, January 11, 2014

   

Sunday January 5, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tuesday January 7, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Events of the second week of January 2014 including numerous events among Anglic peoples, not only the many confusing and complex events among anglo-American peoples. Among Latin peoples, there were events among French peoples and Hispanic peoples, although none among Hispanic Mexican American peoples. There were none reported among Italian or Lusitanic peoples. Germanic peoples had no reported events. Northeast european peoples had a few. Middle Eastern peoples had many confusing and complex events. Egypt had no reportee events, but Persian peoples did. South Asian events had more than events among India and Pakistan. Oriental peoples had more events than just those in China and Japan. Mainland Southeasst Asia had a few events, Southeast Asian island peoples have a few, and Indonesia had one. African peoples had variuous events reported among East African, West African, and Central African peoples. American Indian peoples had no reported events.

Other history

Other periods of history including prehistory and antiquity can be conneccted.

Classical and medieval history including early classical, late classical, early medieval, and late medieval history can be connected.

January 10, 2014 Spain invites Sephardic Jews to return after 500 years of exile. (BBC News)

Other modern history

Other periods of modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, and 19th century can be connected.

Other periods of the 20th century including the early 20th century, early mid 20th century, and mid 20th century can be connected. The late mid 20th century including the early 1960s, late 1960s, early 1970s, and late 1970s can be connected.

January 7, 2014 Five members of the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, who in 1971 stole documents from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and gave them to journalists, come forth. The leak exposed COINTELPRO, a program of surveillance and blackmail against American leftists including Martin Luther King, Jr. (New York Times) (The Guardian) (New York Magazine)

The late 20th century including the early 1980s, late 1980s, early 1990s, and late 1990s can be connected.

January 11, 2014 Somali Civil War The United States is to deploy military advisers more than twenty years after the Black Hawk down incident. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Other early 21st century

The early 2000s including 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 can be connected.

January 6, 2014 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide car bomber detonates at a police checkpoint in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, killing 3 police officers. (AP via Washington Post)

The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, and 2008 can be connected.

January 11, 2014 Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at the age of 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke. (BBC News) (ABC NEWS) (International Business Times)

2009 including the first quarter 2009, second quarter 2009, third quarter 2009, and fourth quarter 2009 can be connected. 2010 including the first quarter 2010, second quarter 2010, third quarter 2010, and the fourth quarter 2012 can be connected.

Other early 2010s

2011 including the first quarter 2011, second quarter 2011, third qurter 2011, and fourth quarter 2011 can be connected.

January 8, 2014 A jury at the High Court, London returns an 8-2 majority verdict of lawful killing at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, whose death at the hands of Trident Gang Crime Command Metropolitan Police firearms officers in August 2011 sparked the 2011 England Riots. This verdict was reached despite the fact the jury also found that Mark Duggan was not holding a gun when he was shot by the police, sparking protests outside the court and in Tottenham. (BBC)

2012 including the first quarter 2012, second quarter 2012, third quarter 2012, and fourth quarter 2012 can be connected.

2013 including the first quarter 2013 can be connected. The second quarter 2013 including April 2013, May 2013, and June 2013 can be connected.

January 10, 2014 Central African Republic crisis Amidst pressure for failing to resolve ongoing conflict, President of the Central African Republic Michel Djotodia resigns nine months after Séléka toppled François Bozizé. Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet becomes acting president. (IB Times)

The third quarter 2013 including July 2013, August 2013, and September 2013 can be connected.

January 9, 2014 New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, apologizes for his senior aides intentionally causing a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge for political retribution in September 2013. (Reuters)

Fourth quarter 2013

October 2013 including 2013 week 40, 2013 week 41, 2013 week 42, 2013 week 42, and 2013 week 44 can be connected. November 2013 including 2013 week 44, 2013 week 45, 2013 week 46, 2013 week 47, and 2013 week 48 can be connected. December 2013 including 2013 week 49, 2013 week 50, 2013 week 51, 2013 week 52, and 2013 week 53 can be connected.

Other periods of 2014 can be connected. Other periods of the first quarter 2014 can be connected.

Other weeks of January 2014 including 2014 week 1 can be connected.

January 6, 2014 The Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout uses strong words to condemn the discovery of illegal weapons at the Palestinian embassy complex where a possible booby-trapped safe killed the ambassador Jamal al-Jamal on January 1, saying it is "a serious violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations." (Miami Herald)

January 8, 2014 Health Influenza A virus subtype H5N1: Alberta Health Services confirms first avian flu death in Alberta. A person admitted to hospital on January 1, 2014, died on January 3 in Calgary. (Calgary Herald)

January 11, 2014 Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at the age of 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke. (BBC News) (ABC NEWS) (International Business Times)

2014 week 3, 2014 week 4, and 2014 week 5 can be connected. February 2014 including 2014 week 5, 2014 week 6, and 2014 week 7, 2014 week 8, and 2014 week 9 can be connected.

The future can be connected.

Sociology

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected.

Nations such as Algeria, Canada, Iraq, Uganda, Morocco, Sudan, Peru, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ghana, North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Benin, Austria, can be connected.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization including Anglic, Latin, Germanic, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Poland can be connected.

Anglic peoples

Anglic peoples including Anglo-American peoples can be connected. The United Kingdom can be connected.

January 8, 2014 A jury at the High Court, London returns an 8-2 majority verdict of lawful killing at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, whose death at the hands of Trident Gang Crime Command Metropolitan Police firearms officers in August 2011 sparked the 2011 England Riots. This verdict was reached despite the fact the jury also found that Mark Duggan was not holding a gun when he was shot by the police, sparking protests outside the court and in Tottenham. (BBC)

January 8, 2014 Arts and culture The nominees for the 67th British Academy Film Awards are announced in London. (BBC)

January 11, 2014 Total S.A. is to invest in shale gas exploration in the United Kingdom. (The Guardian)

January 11, 2014 British footballer Ian Redford is found dead in the woods of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. (The Independent)

Anglo-American peoples such as those of the United States

January 5, 2014 Disasters and accidents A small jet carrying three Mexican men from Toluca crashes while trying to land at the Aspen–Pitkin County Airport in the U.S. state of Colorado, killing the co-pilot, seriously injuring the pilot and slightly injuring the passenger. (CBC)

January 6, 2014 The US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as the new chair of the Federal Reserve; Yellen will be the first woman to hold this post. (Washington Post)

January 6, 2014 2014 North American cold wave Record low temperatures are predicted for parts of the United States with wind chill temperatures expected to drop as low as -51 °C (-60 °F). (Los Angeles Times) (CBS News) (Washington Post)

January 6, 2014 American-born Colleen LaRose, who calls herself Jihad Jane, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for a failed al Qaeda-linked plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks who had depicted the head of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad on a dog. (BBC)

January 7, 2014 Five members of the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, who in 1971 stole documents from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and gave them to journalists, come forth. The leak exposed COINTELPRO, a program of surveillance and blackmail against American leftists including Martin Luther King, Jr. (New York Times) (The Guardian) (New York Magazine)

January 7, 2014 Four killed in US Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk crash in England's Norfolk coast. (The Independent) (BBC) (The Daily Telegraph)

January 8, 2014 A book released by former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticizes President Barack Obama for his handling of the War in Afghanistan. (Fox News)

January 8, 2014 The U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctions the Sinaloa Cartel enforcer El Chino Ántrax under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, which virtually prohibits U.S. citizens from conducting any financial deal with the drug lord and freezes his assets. (The Wall Street Journal)

January 8, 2014 Health Influenza A virus subtype H5N1: Alberta Health Services confirms first avian flu death in Alberta. A person admitted to hospital on January 1, 2014, died on January 3 in Calgary. (Calgary Herald)

January 8, 2014 A Canadian National Railway train from Toronto carrying crude oil and propane derails and catches fire in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, in the northwest part of the province, causing 45 homes to be evacuated in a rural area. No one has yet been injured, and the fire has diminished, so far without the propane exploding. (MSN)

January 8, 2014 Two crew members are killed and another is missing after a U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter makes an emergency water landing off the Virginia coast, east of Virginia Beach; the two survivors are being treated at a Norfolk hospital. (NBC)

January 8, 2014 An avalanche causes one death and temporarily traps three others outside the boundaries of Vail Ski Resort on Vail Mountain in Colorado. (CNN)

January 8, 2014 U.S. sports personality and Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman defends his visits to North Korea after he is criticized by the family of an American detainee. (CNN)

January 9, 2014 New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, apologizes for his senior aides intentionally causing a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge for political retribution in September 2013. (Reuters)

January 9, 2014 In the US Congress, a bill is introduced to restore the fast track negotiating authority, under which the president could negotiate trade agreements that Congress could not amend, but could only vote "yes" or "no" on. The bill's sponsors mentioned talks with the EU as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. (Reuters, US Senate)

January 9, 2014 Law and crime New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is sued for his role on "Bridgegate". (BBC News)

January 9, 2014 Insane Clown Posse sues the Federal Bureau of Investigation for accusing its fangroup, the Juggalos, of being a gang. (NBC News)

January 9, 2014 Arts and culture Grammy Award-winning pop music duo OutKast reunites. (USA Today)

January 9, 2014 West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declares a state of emergency for 100,000 West Virginia American Water customers in five counties (Boone, Lincoln, Kanawha, Jackson, and Putnam) because of a spill of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol into the Elk River. (NBC)

January 9, 2014 A 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in the Straits of Florida about 112 miles east of Havana, Cuba, swaying medium rise buildings in city. (The Miami Herald) The first conjoined twin gray whales are found in Mexico. (BBC News)

January 9, 2014 Dennis Rodman apologizes for a drunken outburst regarding American detainee Kenneth Bae the day before he sang for Kim Jong-Un's birthday. (CNN)

January 10, 2014 Politics and elections Devyani Khobragade, an Indian diplomat whose arrest sparked an international incident involving India and the United States, is indicted for allegedly lying to obtain a work visa for her housekeeper, and is asked to leave the United States under the rules of diplomatic immunity. (BBC News) (USA Today)

January 10, 2014 The number of people with their personal information stolen from Target stores is up from 40 million to 70 million. (CNN)

January 11, 2014 United States Attorney General Eric Holder says that same-sex marriages conducted in Utah are recognized as legal under federal law. The state of Utah however, does not recognize the marriages under state laws. (The Washington Post)

January 11, 2014 The United States Air Force expands an illegal drugs investigation involving ten officers in six military bases in the United States and the United Kingdom. (Reuters)

January 11, 2014 A chemical leak in West Virginia morphs into a crisis after the contamination of a portion of the state's water supply. (CNN)

January 11, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics The United States State Department issues a warning to those going to the host city of Sochi, informing that local medical facilities are "untested" and that there are threats of terrorist activity. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Latin peoples

Latin peoples including French peoples, Hispanic peoples, Italian peoples, and Lusitanic peoples can be connected. Argentina can be connected.

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

January 10, 2014 François Hollande's photo with actress Julie Gayet is removed from the tabloid magazine Closer after an injuction by Gayet's lawyer. (The Daily Mail)

January 11, 2014 French President François Hollande is under pressure after photos of him and actress Julie Gayet appear in a magazine. (BBC)

Hispanic peoples

Hispanic peoples including Hispanic Mexican American peoples and Hispanic Colombian American peoples can be connected. Spain can be connected.

January 7, 2014 Infanta Cristina, the youngest daughter of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, is charged by a magistrate with tax evasion and money laundering. (Euronews)

January 10, 2014 Spain invites Sephardic Jews to return after 500 years of exile. (BBC News)

January 11, 2014 About 110,000 people march peacefully through Bilbao, demanding Basque independence and freedom for more than 600 ETA prisoners. (BBC News) (Reuters)

Hispanic Mexican American peoples including those of Mexico can be connected.

Hispanic Colombian American peoples such as those of Colombia can be connected.

January 6, 2014 Venezuelan beauty queen Mónica Spear and her British ex-husband are murdered through a carjacking in Caracas. (Al Jazeera)

January 9, 2014 Seven suspects are arrested in the deaths of Venezuelan actress and beauty star, Monica Spear, and her ex-husband, whose 5-year-old daughter witnessed the roadside shooting and was also wounded. (The Miami Herald)

Italian peoples such as those of Italy can be connected.

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

Northeast European peoples such as those of Russia can be connected. Ukraine can be connected.

January 6, 2014 The Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout uses strong words to condemn the discovery of illegal weapons at the Palestinian embassy complex where a possible booby-trapped safe killed the ambassador Jamal al-Jamal on January 1, saying it is "a serious violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations." (Miami Herald)

January 11, 2014 Euromaidan Yuri Lutsenko, one of the leaders of the protests, is injured during clashes with the police. (Los Angeles Times)

Russia can be connected.

January 9, 2014 Russian authorities investigate six suspicious deaths and at least one car explosion in southern Russia's Stavropol territory, about 300 miles from Sochi, the site of next month's Winter Olympics. (CNN)

Asiatic peoples

Asiatic peoples including Middle Eastern, South Asian, Oriental, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Burma can be connected.

Middle Eastern peoples

Middle Eastern peoples such as those of Egypt and Persian peoples can be connected. Turkey can be connected.

January 5, 2014 Attacks and conflicts Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon: A sniper kills a man and six people are wounded in clashes between districts in Tripoli, Lebanon, that support rival sides in neighboring Syria's civil war. (Reuters)

January 7, 2014 Syrian opposition–Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant conflict Both belligerents mass execute dozens of their combatant prisoners. (BBC)

January 8, 2014 South Yemen insurgency: Two suspected Al-Qaeda militants are killed in a U.S. drone strike in the southeastern province of Hadhramaut. (Reuters)

January 9, 2014 Syrian Civil War: A car bomb kills 18 people, including women and children, in Syria's central Hama province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights organization. (CNN) (Ynet News)

January 9, 2014 Islamic extremist groups in Syria with ties to al-Qaeda try to identify, recruit and train Americans and other Westerners who have traveled there to get them to carry out attacks when they return home. (NYT)

January 9, 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A suicide bomber kills 23 Iraqi army recruits and wounds 36 in Baghdad. (Reuters)

January 9, 2014 Politics and elections Prime Minister of Tunisia, Ali Larayedh, steps down following renewed protests, paving the way for new elections, in accordance with an agreement between his Islamist Ennahda party, and secular opposition parties. (The Los Angeles Times)

January 11, 2014 Syrian Civil War 500 people are killed in inter-factional fighting between an alliance of secular rebels and moderate Islamists against radical Islamists. (BBC)

January 11, 2014 Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at the age of 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke. (BBC News) (ABC NEWS) (International Business Times)

Egypt has no reported events.

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

January 6, 2014 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide car bomber detonates at a police checkpoint in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, killing 3 police officers. (AP via Washington Post)

January 9, 2014 The government of Afghanistan announces the release of 72 Taliban fighters from jails, despite American objections that they pose a security threat. (ABC News)

January 11, 2014 War in Afghanistan A four-year-old Afghan boy is killed by U.S. troops. (Business Standard)

South Asian peoples such as those of Bangladesh can be connected.

January 5, 2014 Politics and elections Voters in Bangladesh go to the polls for a general election. (BBC)

India can be connected.

January 5, 2014 Science and technology A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV MK.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic engine. (The Hindu)

January 8, 2014 Business and ecomony Facebook buys the Indian start-up Little Eye Labs. (The Economic Times)

January 8, 2014 Nine passengers on the Dehradun Express from Mumbai die when the train catches fire. (Gulf News) (BBC) (CNN) (UPI)

January 11, 2014 India says that it has "no stand-off" with the United States even after the Devyani Khobragade incident. (BBC)

Pakistan can be connected.

January 6, 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: A bomb detonates in a tribal elder's home in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, killing 10 people and injuring another 9. (Global Post)

January 9, 2014 14-year-old boy Aitizaz Hassan in northern Pakistan is killed stopping a suicide bomber at the main gate of his school but saves the lives of all of his schoolmates gathered for their morning assembly. The Sunni group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility for the attack. (CNN) (Al Jazeera)

January 10, 2014 A car bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, kills Chaudhry Aslam Khan, a senior police investigator known for pursuing Pakistani Taliban militants; two other officers with him were also killed. (The Australian)

January 11, 2014 Aitizaz Hassan, a Pakistani boy who died after trying to stop a suicide bomber, is nominated for an award by Nawaz Sharif. (CNN)

January 11, 2014 A ten year-old servant girl is tortured to death in Punjab raising concerns about human rights in Pakistan. (BBC News)

Oriental peoples such as those of South Korea can be connected.

China can be connected.

January 10, 2014 International relations China imposes a "fishing permit" rule in the South China Sea, much to the chagrin of the United States, the Philippines, and Vietnam. (FOX News) (The Guardian)

January 11, 2014 A district in the ancient town of Dukezong in Shangri-La County, Yunnan, China, burns down. (ABC News)

Japan can be connected.

January 9, 2014 An explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, kills at least five people and injures 17 others. (AP via ABC News)

Southeast Asian peoples including Mainland Southest asian peoples and Southeast Asian Island peoples can be connected. Thailand can be connected.

January 11, 2014 Cyclone Ian strikes Tonga with damage to buildings reported. (Fox News)

Mainland Southeast Asian peoples such as those of Vietnam can be connected.

January 11, 2014 Thai political crisis 7 people are injured after protesters are attacked by gunfire. (Voice of America)

Southeast Asian Island peoples such as those of The Philippines can be connected.

January 8, 2014 Law and crime Imelda Marcos's former aide is sentenced in New York City for attempting to sell a painting of Claude Monet allegedly bought with embezzled funds. (GMA News)

Indonesia

January 9, 2014 Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupts once again. (Wired)

African peoples

African peoples including East African peoples, West African peoples, Central African, and Southern African peoples can be connected. Kenya can be connected.

East African peoples

East African peoples including Northern East African peoples can be connected. Tanzania can be connected.

January 10, 2014 The Kenyan Air Force bombs a suspected militant camp in Garbahaareey, Somalia, killing 30 militants. (AP via Fox News)

Northern East African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected.

January 11, 2014 Somali Civil War The United States is to deploy military advisers more than twenty years after the Black Hawk down incident. (Sydney Morning Herald)

West African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

January 6, 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria: Gunmen kill 30 people in the central Nigerian village of Shonong in the Riyom local government area. (Reuters)

January 9, 2014 Ivory Coast star Yaya Touré, who plays for the club team Manchester City, wins the African Footballer of the Year. (CNN)

Central African peoples such as those of Congo DR can be connected.

January 10, 2014 Attacks and armed conflicts Central African Republic crisis Amidst pressure for failing to resolve ongoing conflict, President of the Central African Republic Michel Djotodia resigns nine months after Séléka toppled François Bozizé. Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet becomes acting president. (IB Times)

January 11, 2014 Central African Republic crisis African migrants are to be evacuated as violence continues in the country. (CNN) 2013

Southern African peoples such as those of South Africa can be connected.

American Indian peoples

American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian, South American Indian, and North American Indian peoples can be connected. Argentina can be connected.

Middle American Indian peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected. Southwestern American Indian peoples such as those of the southwestern United States can be connected.

South American Indian peoples such as those of Colombia can be connected. Amazonian peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Communities

Cities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris, Nagoya, Lima, Chicago, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Chennai, Bengaluru, London, Saigon, Donguan, Hyderabad, Chengdu, Lahore can be connected.

Social structure and change

Social change including particular changes and movements, social change factors, and social change processes can be connected. Social types including industrial societies, agrarian societies, horticultural societies, and hunting and gathering societies can be connected. Social structure including community and regional structure, class structure, institutional structure, cultural structure, and anthropological structure can be connected.

Institutions

Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be connected. Government including particular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected. Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected. Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected. Family studies including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage can be connected.

January 10, 2014 Business and economy Volkswagen's luxury brands Porsche, Audi and Bentley have each posted record sales for 2013. (BBC)

January 10, 2014 Google allows users to communicate with each other on Google Plus even if they are not friends. (BBC)

Culture including material culture can be connected. Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected. Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature, graphic arts, and language can be connected.

January 6, 2014 In college football, the Florida State Seminoles defeat the Auburn Tigers to win the 2014 BCS National Championship Game. (WFAA)

January 6, 2014 In golf, Zach Johnson wins the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. (ESPN)

January 5, 2014 Sports In ice hockey, the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships concludes with Finland defeating host team Sweden in the final 3–2, winning the tournament for the first time since 1998. (CBC) In cricket, the 2013-14 Ashes series concludes with Australia whitewashing England 5-0 to regain The Ashes after 7 years. ABC.net

January 7, 2014 United States gold winning Olympic athlete Lindsey Vonn announces she is pulling out of her run for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi due to a re-injured right knee. (Washington Post) (ESPN)

January 8, 2014 FIFA secretary-general Jérôme Valcke, second in the FIFA hierarchy to president Sepp Blatter, tells Radio France that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will not be played in summer between June and July and will be held in the winter time. FIFA responds by saying no official decision will be made until after the 2014 World Cup. (Sky News) (BBC) (Times of India)

January 8, 2014 Thomas Hitzlsperger, recently retired former German international, publicly announces he is gay, the most prominent association football player to do so. (BBC)

January 8, 2014 In baseball, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas are elected to the Hall of Fame in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. They will be inducted along with managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre on July 27 at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. (ESPN)

Anthropology including human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be connected. Particular groups can be connected. Human geography including Asian geography, European geography, African geography, North American geography, South American geography, and Oceanic geography can be connected.

Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be connected.

Science including biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and physics can be connected.

January 11, 2014 X-ray astronomers find evidence of a black hole at the center of a dwarf galaxy gobbling up a star; this is the first such event ever filmed. (Astronomy)


Created 20 Jan 2014 Last updated 6 Apr 2015