The year 2014 is a common year which begins on a Wednesday. It is the 2014th year of our era, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century and the 5th year of the decade 2010-2019.
The year 2014 of the Gregorian calendar corresponds to the following dates:
Berber calendar: 2963 / 2964
Chinese Calendar: 4711 / 4712 (Chinese New Year 4712 of the Year of the Wooden Horse occurs on January 31, 2014)
Hebrew Calendar: 5774 / 5775 (1st Tishri 5775 is September 25, 2014)
Indian calendar: 1935 / 1936 (the 1st chaitra 1936 takes place on March 22, 2014)
Japanese calendar: Heisei Era 26 (Japanese calendar uses Gregorian days)
Muslim calendar: 1435 / 1436 (the 1st Muharram 1436 takes place on October 25, 2014)
Persian calendar: 1392 / 1393 (the 1st farvardin 1393 takes place on March 21, 2014)
Republican calendar: 222 / 223 (the 1st vendémiaire 223 takes place on September 23, 2014)
Julian days: 2,456,658.5 to 2,457,023.5,
2014 was the hottest year on record since standardized temperature records began (1880). It exceeds the previous record which was 2013. The historic record for the surface temperature of the oceans (averaged on a global scale) has also been beaten according to the WMO, which adds that this is all the more exceptional since the expected El Niño (generally associated with a planetary temperature average warmer than average) did not appear in 2014.
In 2014, the first disappearance of a glacier due to global warming took place, the Okjökull glacier.
International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by the United Nations General Assembly.
International Year of Crystallography and International Year of Family Farming by the United Nations General Assembly.
International Year of Small Island Developing States by the United Nations General Assembly.
January 1st :
Greece takes over the presidency of the European Union.
Russia takes over the rotating presidency of the G8.
Latvia adopts the euro instead of the lats and becomes the 18th member of the euro zone.
January 5: legislative elections in Bangladesh.
January 14 and 15: The Egyptian Constitution of 2014 is adopted by constitutional referendum.
January 20: Catherine Samba-Panza is elected transitional president of the Central African Republic, replacing Michel Djotodia.
January 26: The Tunisian Constituent Assembly adopts the new Constitution.
January 27: Juan Orlando Hernández takes office as president of Honduras.
January 28: Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigns in Ukraine.
Presidential (first round) and legislative elections in Costa Rica;
Presidential election in El Salvador (first round);
Legislative elections in Thailand.
February 7 to 23: XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
February 15: new government of national unity led by Tammam Salam in Lebanon.
Election of the Libyan Constituent Assembly;
Violent clashes during the protest movement in Ukraine.
February 21: in Italy, Matteo Renzi (centre left) becomes, at 39, the youngest head of government in the European Union.
February 22: in Ukraine, Parliament votes for the release of opponent Yulia Tymoshenko, the dismissal of the president and the holding of a new presidential election. Former President Viktor Yanukovych leaves Kyiv, Oleksandr Turchynov takes over as interim
Crimean crisis between Ukraine and Russia.
March 1: the Ibrahim Mahlab government enters