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2014 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2014
MMXIV
Ab urbe condita2767
Armenian calendar1463
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԳ
Assyrian calendar6764
Bahá'í calendar170–171
Balinese saka calendar1935–1936
Bengali calendar1421
Berber calendar2964
British Regnal year62 Eliz. 2 – 63 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2558
Burmese calendar1376
Byzantine calendar7522–7523
Chinese calendar癸巳(Water Snake)
4710 or 4650
    — to —
甲午年 (Wood Horse)
4711 or 4651
Coptic calendar1730–1731
Discordian calendar3180
Ethiopian calendar2006–2007
Hebrew calendar5774–5775
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2070–2071
 - Shaka Samvat1935–1936
 - Kali Yuga5114–5115
Holocene calendar12014
Igbo calendar1014–1015
Iranian calendar1392–1393
Islamic calendar1435–1436
Japanese calendarHeisei 26
(平成26年)
Javanese calendar1947–1948
Juche calendar103
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4347
Minguo calendarROC 103
民國103年
Nanakshahi calendar546
Thai solar calendar2557
Tibetan calendar阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
2140 or 1759 or 987
    — to —
阳木马年
(male Wood-Horse)
2141 or 1760 or 988
Unix time1388534400 – 1420070399

2014 (MMXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium, the 14th year of the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

2014 was designated as:


Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 1 January
    • Latvia officially adopts the euro as its currency and becomes the 18th member of the Eurozone.[3]
    • The U.S. state of Colorado becomes the first jurisdiction in the modern world to officially begin state-licensed sales of cannabis for recreational use.[4]
  • 5 January – A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV Mk.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic rocket engine.

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Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January[edit]

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

Nobel medal

New English words[edit]

  • ICO
  • initial coin offering
  • manspreading[64]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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