Events in the year
2014 in the . United States
Incumbents [ edit ]
The following laws go into effect:
Thirteen states –
Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington – all increase their minimum wages. [2 ] Numerous provisions of the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, go into effect. Provisions of the
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, signed into law by then-President George W. Bush, go into effect, banning the sale of 40-to-60 watt incandescent light bulbs throughout the nation. [3 ] [4 ] The state of
Oregon bans smoking in vehicles when children are present. [5 ] The state of
Colorado allows the sale of recreational cannabis from legally licensed businesses. [6 ] A building explosion kills three and injures thirteen in the
Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The cause is yet to be determined. [7 ]
January 7 – All fifty of the United States experience temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F). The National Weather Service observes that "It's not unprecedented, but it is unusual." [10 ]
January 8 – The Baseball Writers' Association of America Baseball Hall of Fame announces its inductees. Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas are enshrined. Maddux sees his name appear on 97.2 percent of the ballots, falling short of the all-time mark still held by Tom Seaver, who was elected with 98.84 percent of the vote in 1992. Glavine receives 91.9 percent of the vote while Thomas is elected with 83.7 percent. [11 ]
January 14 – A federal judge rules that Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional but immediately stays the ruling. [16 ]
January 16 – Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards are announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. The nominees for Best Picture are , 12 Years a Slave , American Hustle , Captain Phillips , Dallas Buyers Club , Gravity , Her , Nebraska , and Philomena . The Wolf of Wall Street [17 ]
January 20 – A feed processing plant in Omaha, Nebraska explodes, killing two people. [18 ]
January 25 – A gunman identified as 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar opens fire at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland, killing two people and then himself. It is reported that the shooter was also carrying "crude explosives" at the time of the attack. Though authorities originally believed Aguilar had some relationship with the victims, this was later dismissed. [19 ] [20 ]
January 26 – The price of a first-class mail stamp increases to $ 0.49. [21 ]
January 28 – President Barack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union Address, focusing on, among other issues, the country's environmental policies, creating jobs and immigration reform, saying he wants 2014 to be a "year of action." Special attention is brought to Obama's willingness to circumvent the decisions of Congress should they not go forward with his plans, which some critics believe would overstep his executive powers and undermine the system of checks and balances. [22 ] [23 ] [24 ] [25 ]
February 1 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees are announced: Walter Jones, Derrick Brooks, Michael Strahan, Andre Reed, Aeneas Williams, Claude Humphrey, and Ray Guy. [26 ]
February 2 – Super Bowl XLVIII is played at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl by defeating the Denver Broncos by a score of 43–8. [27 ] [28 ]
February 3 – Janet Yellen succeeds Ben Bernanke to become the 15th Chairperson of the Federal Reserve as well as the first woman to hold the position. [29 ]
February 10 – The Obama Administration delays the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the second time. [34 ]
February 14 – Workers at the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Tennessee reject unionizing by a vote of 712–626. The result is considered by many media outlets to be a defeat for labor unions in the United States. [42 ] [43 ] [44 ]
February 17 – The Tonight Show broadcasts its first episode in New York City in nearly 42 years with new host Jimmy Fallon. The nationally televised late-night talk show moved to Los Angeles in 1972. [45 ]
February 19 – A Nebraska judge rules that allowing the governor to directly approve the Keystone XL pipeline and bypass legislative commissions is unconstitutional, further complicating the widely publicized project to connect the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico. [46 ]
February 23 – 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 and a tornado warning is put into effect for the area. [47 ]
February 24 – The Obama Administration proposes to significantly reduce the military budget to $522 billion and to shrink the army to a level not seen since the years prior to World War II. [48 ] [49 ]
March 2 – 86th Academy Awards:
March 7 – Massachusetts bans the taking of candid upskirt photographs in public. Two days earlier, the [58 ] Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court had ruled that the taking of such photographs is legal. [59 ]
March 12 – A gas explosion collapses a building in New York City, killing at least eight people and injuring over 70 others. The search for additional victims is ongoing. [60 ]
March 18 – A television helicopter crashes in Seattle, Washington, killing two people. [64 ]
March 21 – A federal judge rules that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and does not stay the ruling, although the ruling is later suspended until at least March 26 by the [65 ] Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in order to consider an appeal by Michigan's Attorney General. [66 ]
March 28 – A 5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the Los Angeles metropolitan area. [73 ] [74 ] [75 ] Seismologists are concerned that the quake, originating from the usually silent [76 ] Puente Hills Fault, could trigger quakes in the future stronger than those that originate from the more notable San Andreas Fault. Although no injuries or major damage is reported, the earthquake spawns a [77 ] social media fad of people uploading selfies during the duration of the quake. [78 ] [79 ]
March 30 – Protests occur in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a video surfaces online of a March 16 fatal confrontation between local police and a homeless man. [80 ] [81 ]
March 31 – Open enrollment for the first year of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace ends, with the number of enrollees exceeding the [82 ] Obama Administration's goal of 7 million. [83 ] [84 ]
Ongoing [ edit ]
Predicted and scheduled events [ edit ]
September [ edit ]
October [ edit ]
November [ edit ]
December [ edit ]
This section requires expansion. (January 2014)
February 2 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor and producer (b. 1967)
February 3 – Richard Bull, actor (b. 1924)
February 6 – Ralph Kiner, American baseball player, announcer, and Navy pilot (b. 1922)
February 10 – Shirley Temple, actress, diplomat, and wife of John Agar (b. 1928)
February 12 – Sid Caesar, comedian and actor (b. 1922)
February 13 – Ralph Waite, actor (b. 1928)
February 14 – John Henson, puppeteer and son of the late Jim Henson (b. 1965)
February 19 – Hailey Owens, murder victim (b. 2003 or 2004)
February 20 – Garrick Utley, television journalist (b. 1939)
February 24 – Harold Ramis, actor and director (b. 1944)
See also [ edit ]
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