2014 Week 8

This includes events from Sunday, February 16, 2014 through Saturday, February 22, 2014.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Friday February 21, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Between February 16 and February 22, there were numerous events among Anglic poples, and particularly Anglo-American peoples. Among Latin peoples, there were a couple of events among French peoples, some among Hispanic peoples, and none among Lusitanic peoples. There were none reported among Germanic peoples, but some among Northeast European peoples. Among Asiatic peoples, there varius events among Middle Eastern peoples including some in Egyupt and one among Persian peoples. South Asian peoples have some uncategorized events. India has a couple and Pakistan has a couple. There were some among Oriental peoples including one in China and one in Japan. Outheast Asian peoples have events among Mainland Southeast Asian peoples, Southeast Asian island peoples, but none reported for Indonesia. African peoples have events including East African peoples and Western African peoples, but none among Central African peoples. American Indian peoples had no reported events.

Other History

Other history including prehistory, antiquity, and classical and medieval history can be connected.

Other modern history

Other 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, mid 20th century, late mid 20th century, and late 20th century can be connected.

Other periods of the early 21st century including the early 2000s can be connected. The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 can be connected.

Other periods of the early 2010s including 2011 can be connected. 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, second quarter 2013, third quarter 2013, and fourth quarter 2013 can be connected.

Other periods of 2014 can be connected. Other periods of the first quarter 2014 can be connected. January 2014 including 2014 week 1, 2014 week 2, 2014 week 3, 2014 week 4, and 2014 week 5 can be connected. Other weeks of Febuary 2014 including 2014 week 5, 2014 week 6, and 2014 week 7 can be connected.

The future can be connected.


Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social structure and change can be connected.

Peoples of the world

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 Spain, Ukraine, Tanzania, Argentina, Kenya, Poland, 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 peoples, Latin peoples, Germanic peoples, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Colombia can be connected.

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

February 16, 2014 José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, says it would be "extremely difficult, if not impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the European Union as it would need the approval of all member states. (BBC)

February 16, 2014 67th British Academy Film Awards: The British Academy Film Awards are held at the Royal Opera House in London with 12 Years a Slave winning best film and Chiwetel Ejiofor winning best actor for his role in it. (BBC) (Sky News)

February 16, 2014 Australian actress Cate Blanchett wins best actress for her role in Blue Jasmine. (Sky News)

February 17, 2014 Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says that blocking a post-independence Scotland from a currency union could damage businesses in the rest of the United Kingdom. (BBC)

February 17, 2014 A riot at the Australian Government's immigration detention facility on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea results in one death and 77 injuries. (The Australian)

February 17, 2014 Winter storms of 2013–14 in the United Kingdom: Floods in the United Kingdom continue to worsen as the Met Office issues severe rain weather warnings for southwest England. (BBC)

February 18, 2014 Former Australian parliamentarian Craig Thomson is found guilty of theft and fraud during his time as national secretary of the Health Services Union. (Sydney Morning Herald), (The Australian)

February 18, 2014 Justice Kenneth Hayne of the High Court of Australia voids the Senate election in the state of Western Australia due to the loss of ballot papers in a very close election. (Yahoo! News)

February 19, 2014 2014 BRIT Awards The BRIT awards are held at The O2 Arena in London with David Bowie winning Best Solo British Male Artist, Ellie Goulding winning Best Female British Solo Artist and the Arctic Monkeys winning best British Group. (Spin)

Anglo-American peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

February 16, 2014 Heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions hit the northeastern United States days after a bad storm with between 15 and 17 inches of snow reported in Massachusetts and Maine. (AP via ABC)

February 17, 2014 The legality of private gambling is taken before the United States Supreme Court. (KTVU)

February 18, 2014 A US$1 million vase made by Chinese dissident Ai Wei Wei is destroyed in Miami by a local vandal protesting the lack of exhibits promoting local art. (The New York Times)

February 18, 2014 Former United States congressman Melvin Jay Reynolds is arrested in Zimbabwe for possession of pornography. (Fox News)

Latin peoples

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

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

February 17, 2014 Mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, is given a mandate by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to form a new government as Italy’s prime minister-designate. (Bloomberg)

February 18, 2014 French police arrest a man in relation to a killing of a British family in the French Alps. (BBC)

Hispanic peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected.

February 17, 2014 The Vatican head of state, Pope Francis, renews his Argentine passport, reportedly asking not to enjoy any privilege. (La Nación)

February 17, 2014 Venezuela orders the expulsion of three US consular officials amid rising tensions over anti-government protests after accusing the US of working with the opposition to undermine President Nicolás Maduro's government. (The Times of India)

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.

February 16, 2014 Anti-government protesters in Ukraine end a two-month occupation of Kiev’s city hall, following an amnesty offer aimed at easing a standoff over President Viktor Yanukovych’s rule. (The Washington Post)

February 18, 2014 Euromaidan: Violent clashes between police forces and opposition demonstrators reignite in Kiev, Ukraine. The death toll rises to 14, six of them policemen who were shot dead during the confrontation. (CNN) (BBC) (Reuters)

February 19, 2014 Euromaidan After protesters had resist the police, opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych hold talks and reach a truce. The toll of riots over the past couple of days is at least 25 dead and 241 injured. (BBC), (Yahoo! News), (Wires via Chicago Tribune) The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych sacks Volodymyr Zamana as head of the Army General Staff; replacing him with Yuri Iliin. (AAP via SBS) In a few cities in Western Ukraine anti-government protesters seize government buildings. (Yahoo! News)

February 19, 2014 Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, former members of Pussy Riot, are arrested and subsequently released after protesting during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (USA Today)

Asiatic peoples

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

Middle Eastern peoples

Middle Eastern peoples including Egyptian and Persian can be connected. Turkey can be connected.

February 16, 2014 Syrian Civil War: Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, calls on other sectarian forces in the Arab world to withdraw from Syria, saying that if they did so, Hezbollah would also "not remain in Syria either." (Reuters)

February 17, 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): At least 25 people are killed and dozens wounded in bombing attacks across Baghdad; three bombs exploded in public markets and a fourth outside a Shiite mosque. (The New York Times)

February 19, 2014 Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon Two people are killed and 38 injured in a bombing of a Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut. (Bloomberg via Business Week)

Egypt can be connected.

February 16, 2014 A bomb detonates on a tourist bus in Taba, Egypt killing 3 Koreans and 1 Egyptian. (New York Times) (The Times of Israel)

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

February 17, 2014 Iran's ambassador to Russia says that Russia could build a second reactor at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant in exchange for Iranian oil, under an oil-for-goods deal being negotiated that has alarmed the United States. (Reuters) (News 24)

South Asian

South Asian peoples such as those of India and Pakistan can be examined. Bangladesh can be connected.

February 16, 2014 A Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people crashes in a forest in Arghakhanchi District, Nepal. (New York Times), (USA Today)

February 17, 2014 Nepalese police find the wreckage of a missing Nepal Airlines plane in the mountainous West with all 18 passengers and crew dead. (AFP via Yahoo! News)

India can be connected.

February 19, 2014 The government of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu decides to free three men and a woman found guilty of assassinating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. (BBC)

February 19, 2014 The Parliament of India passes a bill that would make the historic region of Telangana into a state. (The Guardian)

Pakistan can be connected.

February 16, 2014 A bomb derails a train in southwest Pakistan killing 8 people. (AP)

February 17, 2014 Taliban militants in Pakistan say they have killed 23 captured Pakistani security force members, in a setback to peace talks aimed at ending the Islamist insurgency. (VOA)

Oriental peoples

Oriental peoples including Chinese and Japanese can be connected. South Korea can be connected.

February 17, 2014 A United Nations report accuses North Korea of atrocities and calls for an investigation by the International Criminal Court. (Al Jazeera) (BBC)

China can be connected.

February 19, 2014 Dongfeng Motor, a Chinese auto company, is buying a $1.1 billion equity stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen for 800 million euros, part of a broader effort to bail out the struggling French concern. (Reuters)

Japan can be connected.

February 16, 2014 Heavy snowfall hits Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan, killing at least 12 people and disrupting power and airline flights. (Reuters)

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples

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

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

February 18, 2014 2013–14 Thai political crisis: Protesters and police clash after a crackdown ordered by Prime Minister Yingluck with one policeman shot dead and dozens wounded. (BBC), (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 18, 2014 Ballroom dancers and aerobics classes have popped up in the midst of an anti-China protest in Hanoi, Vietnam, in an apparent ploy by the government to break up the event.(BBC)

Southeast Asian Island peoples

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

February 18, 2014 The Supreme Court of the Philippines declares the libel provisions in the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 as legal. (Inquirer), (GMA News)

Indonesia can be connected.

African peoples

African peoples including Eastern African, Western African, and Central African peoples can be connected. South Africa can be connected.

February 16, 2014 Eleven miners in South Africa are freed after being trapped in an illegal gold mine where they had had opened up old sealed shafts but the remaining estimated 19 trapped miners are refusing to come out for fear of being arrested. (CNN) (Bloomberg)

Eastern African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected.

February 17, 2014 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 between Addis Ababa and Rome is diverted to land at Geneva in an attempted hijacking by the co-pilot who claims to be seeking political asylum. (The Houston Chronicle)

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

February 16, 2014 Suspected Islamist militants kill 90 people in a Nigerian village raid near the border with Cameroon. (Reuters)

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

American Indian peoples

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

Middle American Indian peoples

Middle American Indian people including Southwestern American Indian peoples can be connected. 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 Brazil can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Communities 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 including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.

Institutions including family can be connected.

Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religous practice, and religious belief can be connected.

Government including particular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected.

February 20, 2014 Armed conflicts and attacks Euromaidan: A shaky truce is broken with police and protesters renewing clashes on Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti, with scores of deaths reported. (Kiev Post), (Associated Press) The mayor of Kiev, Volodymyr Makeyenko, announces he is stepping down from his post and leaving the Ukraine's ruling party Party of Regions. (RIA Novosty) The European Union imposes sanctions against Ukraine including asset freezes and visa bans. (BBC) Sinai insurgency: Egyptian security officials say army helicopter gunships have rocketed several houses where militants were thought to have gathered in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 10. (Montreal Gazette) A shooter opens fire inside a Native American tribal office in Alturas, California, United States, killing four and wounding two. (CNN)

February 20, 2014 Politics and elections Australian federal election, 2013: The High Court of Australia rules that the Senate election in the state of Western Australia was void, meaning that a half-Senate election will be held in that state. (The Australian) Utah and Colorado have announced that they plan to increase the smoking age to 21. (Denver Post)

February 20, 2014 Law and crime Mexican authorities arrest Jesús Peña (alias "El 20"), the leader of Los Ántrax, an armed squadron of the Sinaloa Cartel. Peña was part of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada's inner circle and the successor of El Chino Ántrax. (Azteca Noticias) Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are sentenced to eight years in prison for the 2011 beating of Bryan Stow. (NBC)

February 21, 2014 Armed conflicts and attacks Euromaidan: The Ukrainian government and opposition agree to form a unity government and to hold early elections. (The Telegraph) 2014 Venezuelan protests: 22-year-old Venezuelan beauty queen Génesis Carmona is shot in the head and killed while participating in a student protest against Nicolás Maduro's socialist government. (The New York Times)

February 21, 2014 International relations Chinese-U.S. relations: The President of the United States, Barack Obama, meets with the Dalai Lama despite warnings from China to cancel the meeting. (BBC)

February 21, 2014 Law and crime Sudan puts a married Ethiopian woman to trial after being gang-raped because she waited before she reported it. She faces the death penalty for adultery. (The Daily Mail)

February 22, 2014 -- Armed conflicts and attacks Euromaidan: The Ukrainian parliament votes to free Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister jailed for more than two years for what supporters say are politically tainted charges. She is released later in the day. (The Irish Times), (BBC) Protesters claim control of the capital Kiev with reports that President Viktor Yanukovych has fled to eastern Ukraine. (AP) The Ukrainian parliament votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from his position. From his current base in Kharkiv, Yanukovych denounces the events in Kiev as a "coup". (USA Today) Ukrainian economist and writer Oleksandr Turchynov is voted Speaker of the Parliament, and in that capacity acting President of Ukraine. (Kyiv Post)

February 22, 2014 -- Politics and elections Matteo Renzi is sworn in as the Prime Minister of Italy. (BBC) Tens of thousands of people gather in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to protest against the government of Nicolás Maduro. (Los Angeles Times)

February 22, 2014 -- Law and crime The Sinaloa cartel drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as "El Chapo", is arrested in Mexico. (BBC)

Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected.

February 21, 2014 Business and economy G Asset Investment, a private investment management firm, reports that it has offered to buy a majority of the equity of Barnes & Noble or to buy its digital books business, Nook. (Reuters)

February 19, 2014 Facebook announced it is acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion in cash and stock. (Reuters)

Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected.

Culture including conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected.

Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected.

February 17, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics: The United States garners its first medal in two-man bobsled since the 1952 Winter Olympics. NBC

February 20, 2014 Arts and culture Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, gives birth to a healthy girl in New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. [1]

February 20, 2014 Sports Alpine skier Bogdana Matsotska of the Ukraine olympic team decides to pull out of the Winter Games in Sochi, as widespread anti-government protests back home leave dozens dead and hundreds injured. (BBC)

February 21, 2014 Arts and culture Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro threatens to expel CNN from the country, alleging that they are helping the opposition. (BBC) Books related to Anne Frank are vandalized across public libraries in Tokyo, Japan. (The New York Times)

February 21, 2014 Disasters and accidents 11 people are killed when a Libyan Air Force plane crashes from a suspected engine fire in Nabeul Governorate, Tunisia. (CNN)

February 21, 2014 Sport 2014 Sochi Olympics: A petition in Change.org is launched for the investigation of Adelina Sotnikova's win over Yuna Kim. (The Washington Times) Aogan O' Fearghail is elected as the 38th President of the GAA, and the first from Cavan in the organisation's 130-year history. (The Score) (BBC)

February 22, 2014 -- Arts and culture Pope Francis creates 19 new cardinals in a ceremony at St Peter's Basilica in Rome. In addition, the Pope emeritus Benedict XVI makes his first public appearance at the Vatican since his resignation in 2013. (BBC)

February 22, 2014 -- Disasters and accidents One person is dead and 28 are ill from a carbon monoxide leak at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington, New York. (NBC)

February 22, 2014 -- Sport 2014 Winter Olympics: Marit Bjørgen of Norway becomes the most successful female Winter Olympian of all time when she wins a sixth gold medal in the Women's 30 kilometre freestyle cross-country skiing event. She has won ten Olympic medals in total. (AP via Yahoo! News)

Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be connected.

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

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

February 17, 2014 A large near-Earth asteroid, 2000 EM26, passes by the Earth safely with no threat of collision at 8.8 times further from the Earth than the Moon. (NBC News) (Space.com)

February 21, 2014 Science and technology A linguists professor from the University of Bedfordshire manages to decipher 10 of the words in the enigmatic Voynich manuscript. (BBC)

Created 17 Feb 2014 Last updated 24 Mar 2015