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|Centuries:||20th century – 21st century – 22nd century|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s – 2010s – 2020s 2030s 2040s|
|Years:||2011 2012 2013 – 2014 – 2015 2016 2017|
|Ab urbe condita||2767|
|British Regnal year||62 Eliz. 2 – 63 Eliz. 2|
— to —甲午年十一月初十日
|- Vikram Samvat||2070–2071|
|- Shaka Samvat||1936–1937|
|- Kali Yuga||5115–5116|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||1014–1015|
|Japanese calendar||Heisei 26
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 103
|Thai solar calendar||2557|
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2014 (MMXIV) will be a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. It will be the 2014th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 5th of the 2010s.
Predicted and scheduled events
- Sky City in Changsha, Hunan, China will be completed, making it the tallest building in the world at 838m.
- March 7 – 16 – The 2014 Winter Paralympics will be held in Sochi, Russia
- March 27 – Next perihelion of Comet Holmes (17P/Holmes).
- August 16 – August 28 – The 2014 Summer Youth Olympics will be held in Nanjing, China.
- August 24 – NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will cross the orbit of Neptune after 8½ years and journey on to Pluto. It will be faster than Voyager 2, which took 12 years.
- December 31 – The United States and the United Kingdom will officially withdraw their troops from Afghanistan marking the end of the War on Terror.
- The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Championship to be held in Bangladesh.
- The predicted end of Moore's Law due to economic limits.
- The International Cometary Explorer, a NASA solar probe that was re-tooled for a mission to explore comets, will approach Earth 31 years after leaving its gravitational influence. Unless it is again reactivated for a new mission, it has enough propellant to be re-captured in the Earth system and potentially recovered. It has already been donated to the Smithsonian Institution if it is ever recovered.
- The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report is scheduled to appear.
- A cure for baldness is predicted to be available.
- Proposed launch of the Puli Space Technologies moon mission.
- JAXA's Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission is expected to be launched this year.
- Google Glass and the Oculus Rift will be available to the public.
- The first products using memristor technology are expected to become available.
Major holidays and dates
- January 6 – Christmas (Celebrated by the Armenian Church)
- January 7 – Christmas (Eastern Christianity)
- February 1 – Imbolc (Celebrated on February 2 in some places)
- March 4 – Shrove Tuesday
- March 5 – Ash Wednesday
- March 20 – Spring Equinox
- April 20 – Easter
- May 1 – May Day
- June 21 – Summer solstice, also known as Midsummer
- August 1 – Lammas
- September 23 – Fall Equinox
- October 4 – Eid al-Adha
- October 23 – Diwali
- November 1 – All Saints and Samhain
- December 17 – Chanukah
- December 21 – Winter solstice
- December 25 – Christmas (Western Christianity)
- In the Supernatural episode "The End", the angel Zachariah sends Dean Winchester to this year to convince him to be a host for Michael.
Computer and video games
- Mega Man VI and Mega Man VII are set in this year, and Mega Man: The Power Battle is set at the end of 2014.
- Soldiers of Anarchy (2002)
- Shattered Union: The Second American Civil War begins in this year.
- North American Conflict: The "Can-Am War" starts on June 12, with a U.S. invasion of Canada.
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (2007)
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
- Battlefield 3 (2011). A military shooter game that takes place over the course of the year.
- Black Ops 2 (2012). Raul Menendez starts campaign for Cordis Die in June 22
- "United Nations Observances". United Nations. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- IPCC website
- "Our Mission". Puli Space Technologies. 2010-9-4. Retrieved 2012-1-29.
- Leonard David (2012-3-2). "Japan Eyes New Space Mission to Sample an Asteroid". Space.com. Retrieved 2012-8-7.
- Jack Clark (July 10, 2012). "Memristors' one-year delay will hit IT in the wallet". ZDDnet. Cloud Watch.