2014 Week 9

This includes events from Sunday, February 23, 2014 through Saturday, March 1, 2014.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Between February 23 and February 28, Western Civilization had numerous so far uncategorized events and Anglic peoples had various events. Asiatic peoples had numerous events. South Asian peoples had one event. Oriental peoples had a few events. Southeast Asian peoples had a few events. African peoples had a few events. No events were reported for American indian peoples.

On March 1, Western Civilization had some events and Anglic peoples had one event, Asiatic peoples had some events. South Asian peoples had one event. Oriental peoples had one event.

Other History

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

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

February 25, 2014 -- 1,427 gold coins from the mid-19th century that were buried in eight cans are discovered by an anonymous couple while walking their dog in Gold Country, California. The find dubbed the Saddle Ridge Hoard is expected to be worth over $10 million dollars (USD) and is the largest known hoard of gold coins ever found in the United States.(USA Today)

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 early 2010s

2011 including the first quarter 2011, second quarter 2011, third quarter 2011, and fourth quarter 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, and third quarter 2013 can be connected. The fourth quarter 2013 including October 2013, November 2013, and December 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 periods of February 2014 including 2014 week 5, 2014 week 6, 2015 week 7, and 2015 week 8 can be connected. Other periods of March 2014 including 2014 week 10, 2014 week 11, 2014 week 12, 2014 week 13, and 2014 week 14 can be connected.

The future can be connected.


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

Nations including Colombia, 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. Italy can be connected.

February 27, 2014 -- Chaos erupts in Stockholm after the Swedish Public Employment Service by mistake invites 61,000 persons to the same job interview. (Dagens Nyheter)

February 28, 2014 -- The Swedish Academy announces that Swedish writer Klas Östergren is appointed new member, succeeding late art critic Ulf Linde on seat No. 11. (TT via Dagens Nyheter)

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

February 24, 2014 -- Mt Gox, an exchange of central importance in the history of the crypto currency bitcoin, closes down for an indefinite period under pressure from hackers. (Wired)

February 24, 2014 -- Two species of goblin spider are discovered by the Queensland Museum in Australia's Darling Downs region. (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)

February 25, 2014 -- A court in the UK rules that a man arrested in connection with the 1982 Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings will not be prosecuted for his involvement.(Sky News)

February 27, 2014 -- Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, speaks to both houses of the Parliament of Great Britain and urges Britain's continued participation within the EU, but she ruled out German support for any far-reaching reform of the treaties that define it, such as many Britons think their government should demand. (Reuters)

February 27, 2014 -- Yahoo webcams may have been hijacked by the GCHQ according to leaks in The Guardian. (Financial Times)

February 27, 2014 -- Censors in Australia effectively ban the award-winning Swedish film Children's Island due to scenes of child nudity, with anyone caught selling or showing the film in public risking up to ten years in prison. (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 28, 2014 -- 2013–14 Australian bushfire season Sick and elderly residents in the town of Morwell, Victoria, are evacuated as a fire in a disused coal mine near the Hazelwood Power Station continues to worsen. (The Australian)

February 28, 2014 -- British spree killer Joanne Dennehy is given a whole life sentence for three murders and two attempted murders committed in 2013. (BBC)

March 1, 2014 -- Proposals to change the automatic trade union affiliation with the UK Labour Party are passed at a special party conference vote by 86% to 14%. (BBC)

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

February 24, 2014 -- The Pentagon announces plans to reduce the size of the United States Army to pre-World War II levels. (BBC News)

February 24, 2014 -- CNN cancels Piers Morgan Live, starring British presenter Piers Morgan, due to low ratings. (The Guardian)

February 24, 2014 -- Gary Melius, owner of Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York, the second largest private residence in the United States, is shot in the head in the castle parking lot. The gunman is still at large. (Los Angeles Times)

February 24, 2014 -- Science and technology Public health officials in the U.S. state of California are preparing a report of a polio-like disease whose cause is unknown. (Los Angeles Times)

February 25, 2014 -- 1,427 gold coins from the mid-19th century that were buried in eight cans are discovered by an anonymous couple while walking their dog in Gold Country, California. The find dubbed the Saddle Ridge Hoard is expected to be worth over $10 million dollars (USD) and is the largest known hoard of gold coins ever found in the United States.(USA Today)

February 25, 2014 -- 2013 Asiana Airlines accident: Asiana Airlines is fined US$500,000 for failing to promptly assist families of passengers aboard the flight. (Associated Press)

February 26, 2014 -- The two men convicted of the murder of Lee Rigby are sentenced to life imprisonment, Michael Adebolajo without the possibility of parole, and Michael Adebowale with the possibility of parole after 45 years. (BBC)

February 26, 2014 -- A plane crash in Hawaii kills three out of the six people on board.

February 27, 2014 -- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a bill that would have allowed businesses to discriminate, based on their religion, against LGBT people. (The New York Times)

February 27, 2014 -- United States Federal Reserve hacker Lauri Love is sentenced. (The Guardian)

February 28, 2014 -- A stabbing spree in a Loblaws distribution centre in Edmonton, Alberta kills two, and injures four. The suspect, 29 year-old Jayme Pasieka, is arrested hours after the attack. (CNN)

March 1, 2014 -- US President Barack Obama warns Russia, saying that any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be "deeply destabilizing," and that "the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine." (CNN)

Latin peoples

Latin peoples including Hispanic and Lusitanic peoples can be connected. France can be connected.

Hispanic peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected.

March 1, 2014 -- Politics and elections 2014 Venezuelan protests: Clashes continue between anti-government protesters and security forces after 41 people are arrested. (Al Jazeera)

Lusitanic peoples including 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 23, 2014 -- Ukrainian Revolution of 2014: Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is blocked by Ukraine's customs in Donetsk from taking a plane to Russia. (Moscow Times)

February 23, 2014 -- Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip announces that he will be leaving office before scheduled parliamentary elections in 2015. (Deutsche Welle)

February 24, 2014 -- 2014 Ukrainian Revolution: The European Commission recognizes Oleksandr Turchynov as Ukraine‘s legitimate interim president. (DPA via Europe Online) Ukrainian economist and banker Stepan Kubiv, who worked as one of the commandants for the EuroMaidan demonstrations, is selected as governor of the National Bank of Ukraine. (Reuters) An arrest warrant is issued for the former President Viktor Yanukovych and other officials for their alleged role in killing protesters. (AP via Fox News)

February 24, 2014 -- In Russia, police arrested over 400 people in Manege Square hours after picking up some 200 people outside the court where the Bolotnaya square case defendants were being tried. (BBC) (RFE/RL) (The Moscow Times)

February 25, 2014 -- 2014 Ukrainian revolution: The United States administration formally declares that it no longer recognizes Viktor Yanukovych as Ukraine’s president as "his actions have undermined his legitimacy". (Guardian)

February 25, 2014 -- Politics and elections The Parliament of Ukraine removes the five-pointed red star from its spire in a measure aimed at erasing the nation’s Soviet legacy. (RIA Novosty)

February 25, 2014 -- Russia's leading opposition activists Boris Nemtsov, Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin are jailed for 7-10 days for disobeying a police officer while protesting against the Bolotnaya square case. The previous day, in Moscow police detained over 400 people, including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. (RAPSI) (RFE/RL) (The Moscow Times) (Euronews)

February 26, 2014 -- 2014 Ukrainian revolution, 2014 Crimean protests: Ukraine's interim President Oleksandr Turchynov formally becomes the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Ministry of Defence) Ukraine's acting interior minister Arsen Avakov says the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters, has been disbanded. (CNN)

February 26, 2014 -- The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, orders snap military exercises near the Ukraine border. (Washington Post)

February 27, 2014 -- 2014 Ukrainian revolution, 2014 Crimean protests: The Parliament of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea announces a referendum to determine the region’s future and ousts the regional government. (Kyiv Post) Ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, whose whereabouts remained unknown before he turned up in Russia, issues a statement saying that he is still the legitimate president and "ready to fight to the end" to fulfill his deal with the opposition. (USA Today) Around 50 armed men bearing Russian national symbols seize the building of the Supreme Council of Crimea following clashes between the ethnic Tatar and Russian protesters. The interim authorities of Ukraine put security forces on alert. (The Guardian) (AFP) The Verkhovna Rada or parliament of Ukraine appoints Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the Prime Minister of Ukraine. (Voice of America)

February 27, 2014 -- Crimean referendum, 2014 The Autonomous Republic of Crimea has announced that it plans to hold a referendum for independence the same day as the elections in Ukraine. (The Wall Street Journal)

February 28, 2014 -- 2014 Ukrainian revolution, 2014 Crimean crisis: Members of the Russian Parliament propose new laws that would make it easier for Russia to incorporate parts of Ukraine. (BBC) Russia finally confirms that it has moved troops in Ukraine's Crimea region to protect its own interests. (Telegraph)

February 28, 2014 -- Mykhailo Kutsyn is appointed Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Kyiv Post) Acting General Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky formally calls on Russia to extradite ousted President Viktor Yanukovych along with 10 other figures; the list includes former Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka, former Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, Yanukovich aide Andriy Klyuyev, and former Justice Minister Olena Lukash. (RIA Novosty) Interim President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says the Russian military is "directly involved" in the crisis in Crimea, while Interior Minister Arsen Avakov describes the events as "a military invasion and occupation". (Bloomberg) (CBS) News agency Interfax-Ukraine reports that armed pro-Russian men have taken over control of two airports, among which Simferopol International Airport, and raised the Russian Navy flag. (Sky News)

February 28, 2014 -- Russian businessman and oppositionist Gleb Fetisov, a co-chair of the Alliance of Greens and Social Democrats, detained in Moscow. (RAPSI) (RIA) (The Moscow Times)

February 28, 2014 -- The leader of the People's Alliance (Russia) opposition party Alexei Navalny placed under house arrest. (RFE/RL) (BBC) (RIA)

March 1, 2014 -- 2014 Crimean crisis, 2014 Ukrainian revolution: Russian President Vladimir Putin formally asks the Federation Council of the Russian Parliament for approval to use armed forces in Ukraine. He receives unanimous support. The Council also demands for President Putin to recall the Russian Federation ambassador to the United States. (Russia Today), (CNN) (BBC), (Associated Press)

March 1, 2014 -- De facto Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov claims control of all military, police and other forces in Crimea and asks the President of Russia Vladimir Putin for assistance. (AP)

March 1, 2014 -- Russian Federation ambassador to the United Kingdom is summoned by the British Secretary of State William Hague. (BBC)

Asiatic peoples

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

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

February 23, 2014 -- Syrian Civil War: Seven people are killed and 50 wounded in a car bombing near a field hospital in northern Syria, close to the border with Turkey. (BBC)

February 24, 2014 -- Post-civil war violence in Libya Libyan police found the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians shot dead execution-style on a beach near the city of Benghazi. (Reuters)

February 24, 2014 -- Israeli Air Force planes reportedly bomb a weapons shipment of SS-21 missiles destined for Hezbollah near a Hezbollah stronghold on the Lebanon-Syria border. (The Times of Israel)

February 26, 2014 -- Syrian Civil War: Syrian army and Hezbollah troops kill over 70 rebel fighters in an ambush in the outskirts of Damascus. (USA Today), (Reuters)

February 27, 2014 -- Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal) A wave of bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad kills 53 people. (RT)

February 27, 2014 -- Amnesty International accuses Israel of willfully committing war crimes against the Palestinians. (Los Angeles Times)

February 27, 2014 -- An online petition organized by Muslims against the "Dark Horse" video by Katy Perry over its use of imagery containing the word "Allah" has led to the editing of the video on YouTube. (The Rolling Stone)

February 27, 2014 -- Israel donates 300 books relating to Anne Frank to Japan after a vandalising incident earlier this month. (BBC)

February 28, 2014 -- Syrian Civil War: Syrian air strikes near the Lebanese border town of Arsal killed three people. (Reuters)

Egypt can be connected.

February 24, 2014 -- The government of Egypt resign en masse, allowing Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for President. (Reuters)

February 26, 2014 -- Islamist unrest in Egypt (2013–present): An Egyptian court sentences 26 people to death in absentia for plotting attacks on ships passing through the Suez Canal. (NBC News)

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

February 23, 2014 -- Taliban insurgency: The Taliban attack an Afghan Armed Forces base in Kunar province, killing 19 soldiers and kidnapping seven. (Reuters)

February 24, 2014 -- War in Afghanistan: Senior Taliban commander Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani is killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (The Hindu)

March 1, 2014 -- War in Afghanistan (2001–present) A welcome home parade in Darwin marks the official end of Australia's active involvement in the Afghanistan War. (ABC News Australia via Yahoo! 7)

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


March 1, 2014 -- War in North-West Pakistan A bomb attack on a polio vaccination team in a village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province kills at least ten people. (BBC) The Pakistan Taliban announces a one-month ceasefire aimed at reviving peace talks. (Reuters)

India can be connected.

February 27, 2014 -- An Indian Army soldier kills five colleagues and himself in Jammu and Kashmir. (CNN)

Oriental peoples

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

February 26, 2014 -- Kevin Lau Chun-to, the former editor of newspaper Ming Pao whose dismissal in January sparked protests over press freedom, is attacked by a man with a meat cleaver in his Hong Kong neighborhood. He is in critical condition. (CNN)


February 24, 2014 -- South China Sea dispute: Chinese vessels reportedly harassed Filipino fishermen off the coast of the Philippines last January 27, according to the Philippine military. (BBC News)

February 25, 2014 -- China's National Meteorological Center of CMA warns of heavy smog in northern and central China over the next two days. (Xinhua)

March 1, 2014 -- Kunming station massacre A group of knife-wielding terrorist suspects attacks people at the Kunming Railway Station in the city of Kunming in Yunnan province, south-western China. At least 29 people are killed and 130 others injured. (xinhuanet.com)(BBC)

Japan can be connected.

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples including Mainland Southeast Asian peoples and Southeast Asian island peoples can be connected. Thailandcan be connected.

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

February 23, 2014 -- 2013–14 Thai political crisis: At least two people have been killed and 41 injured in an attack on an opposition rally in the Khao Saming District in Trat Province. (Reuters)

February 24, 2014 -- 2013–14 Thai political crisis: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will not resign. (Straits Times)

February 24, 2014 -- At least seven mourners are killed and 37 are injured as a bridge collapses as they are transporting a coffin in Vietnam's Lai Chau Province. (AP via Philippine Daily Inquirer)

February 27, 2014 -- 2013–14 Thai political crisis The National Anti-Corruption Commission summon the Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra to face charges of allegedly mishandling a rice subsidy program as her supporters block access to the building. (AP via Houston Chronicle)

February 28, 2014 -- At least fifteen children are killed in a school bus crash in Thailand's Prachinburi Province. (CNN)

March 1, 2014 -- Science and technology Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or the Penang Second Bridge, Southeast Asia's longest bridge over water in Penang, Malaysia is officialy opened.

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

Indonesia can be connected.

February 24, 2014 -- The death toll in the Papua province of Indonesia reaches 11 people as torrential rain continues to form floods and landslides, occurring since Saturday. (News Corp Australia)

African peoples

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

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

February 24, 2014 -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs a bill discriminating against the LGBT community. (Time)

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

February 25, 2014 -- Islamist insurgency in Nigeria: Boko Haram Islamists kill 59 students in an attack on the Federal Government College in the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe State. (Reuters), (Sky News)

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

American Indian peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected. Middle 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, Jonannesburg, can be connected. Social structure and change including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.

Institutions including education and family can be connected. 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.

February 24, 2014 -- Pope Francis, in the most significant reform of the Roman Curia in 25 years, creates a second Secretariat, for Economic Affairs, headed by a Cardinal (which will work with the Vatican Secretariat of State, the reformed Vatican bank, or IOR, and the other economic departments of the Roman Curia), which will have an office with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time. (AP via MSN News)

March 1, 2014 -- The U.N. Security Council is to be summoned for the second time in just two days. (BBC)

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

February 23, 2014 -- Sport 2014 Winter Olympics: The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia officially concludes. (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 23, 2014 -- In NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. eventually wins the Daytona 500, ending a 55-race winless streak in the Sprint Cup Series, after the race is red flagged for several hours due to heavy rain, while a tornado warning is put into effect for the area. (Fox News)

March 1, 2014 -- Sport In association football, having headbutted a player for the opposing team, an unprecedented incident during a Premier League match, Alan Pardew faces the sack. (Metro) (BBC) (Independent) In U.S. college basketball, Wichita State becomes the first NCAA Division I men's team to complete an undefeated regular season since Saint Joseph's in 2003–04. (AP via ESPN)

February 24, 2014 -- Nokia unveils Nokia X, an Android-based smartphone, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (NDTV)

March 1, 2014 -- Arts and culture An entry on the documentary film Fuck causes offence after the Wikipedia website features it prominently on its home page. (The Houstonian)

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

February 27, 2014 -- The Kepler telescope discovers 715 new planets. (BBC)

February 24, 2014 -- A 4.4-billion-year-old crystal from Western Australia has been confirmed as the oldest fragment of Earth's crust. (BBC News)

Created 28 Feb 2014 Last updated 4 Apr 2015