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  • Ludian County, Yunnan, China
    Sunday Aug 3, 2014

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2014 Ludian Earthquake

    Ludian County, Yunnan, China
    Sunday Aug 3, 2014

    The 2014 Ludian earthquake struck Ludian County, Yunnan, China, with a moment magnitude of 6.1 on 3 August. The earthquake killed at least 617 people, injuring at least 2,400 others. As of 5 August 2014, 112 people remain missing. Over 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred 29 km (18 mi) WSW of Zhaotong city at 16:03 local time (08:03 UTC).




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 7, 2014

    Uber

    Uber announces UberPool

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 7, 2014

    Uber announces UberPool, which lets riders share rides based on proximity.




  • Turkey
    Sunday Aug 10, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    2014 Turkish presidential election

    Turkey
    Sunday Aug 10, 2014

    Erdoğan was elected as the President of Turkey in the first round of the election with 51.79% of the vote, obviating the need for a run-off by winning over 50%. The joint candidate of the CHP, MHP and 13 other opposition parties, former Organisation of Islamic Co-operation general secretary Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu won 38.44% of the vote. The pro-Kurdish HDP candidate Selahattin Demirtaş won 9.76%.




  • California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    Robin Williams

    Death

    California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    On August 11, 2014, Williams died by suicide in his Paradise Cay, California, home. His body was cremated at Monte's Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo, and his ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay the day after his death.




  • Sweden
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    The INAS World Football Championships

    Sweden
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    On 11 August 2014, Ibrahimović paid US$51,000 to send the Swedish national football team for the intellectually disabled to the INAS World Football Championships in Brazil.




  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    OnePlus

    Ladies First

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    On 13 August 2014, OnePlus hosted a contest to give invites, which were hard to come by at the time, to their female forum members. Users were asked to post a photo of themselves with the OnePlus logo, images would be shared in the forum and could be "liked" by other forum members.




  • Germany
    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    Dortmund debut

    Germany
    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

    On 13 August 2014, Immobile made his official debut for Dortmund as a striker in the starting line up for the 2014 DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich. The match ended in Borussia lifting the cup by a score of 2–0.


  • California, United States
    Thursday Aug 14, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring SmartThings

    California, United States
    Thursday Aug 14, 2014

    On 14 August 2014, Samsung acquired SmartThings, a fast-growing home automation startup. The company isn't releasing the acquisition price, but TechCrunch reported a $200 million pricetag when first caught word of the deal in July 2014.


  • Vatican City
    Saturday Aug 16, 2014

    Pope Francis

    The pope has also continued the practice of having beatifications

    Vatican City
    Saturday Aug 16, 2014

    The pope has also continued the practice of having beatifications celebrated in the place of the individual's origin though has presided over beatifications himself on three occasions for Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 companions on 16 August 2014, his predecessor Pope Paul VI on 19 October 2014 and two Colombian martyrs on 8 September 2017.


  • India
    Saturday Aug 16, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    Abolished the Planning Commission

    India
    Saturday Aug 16, 2014

    Modi abolished the Planning Commission, replacing it with the National Institution for Transforming India, or NITI Aayog.


  • Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring Quietside LLC

    Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

    On 19 August 2014, Samsung said it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC as part of its push to strengthen its "smart home" business. A Samsung Electronics spokesman said the South Korean company acquired 100 percent of Quietside, but declined to elaborate on the price or other details.


  • Dortmund, Germany
    Saturday Aug 23, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    Bundesliga debut

    Dortmund, Germany
    Saturday Aug 23, 2014

    Immobile made his Bundesliga debut on 23 August in the opening match of Dortmund's 2014–15 Bundesliga campaign which saw them lose 2–0 to Bayer Leverkusen at home.


  • Équateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Sunday Aug 24, 2014

    Ebola Most Major Outbreaks

    Équateur Outbreak in 2014

    Équateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Sunday Aug 24, 2014

    This occurred in Équateur province. Outbreak detected 24 August and, as of 28 October 2014, the WHO said that twenty days had passed since the last reported case was discharged and no new contacts were being followed. Declared over on 15 November 2014. This outbreak infected 66 and killed 49.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 25, 2014

    Amazon

    Amazon announced its intent to acquire the video game streaming website Twitch

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 25, 2014

    Amazon announced its intent to acquire the video game streaming website Twitch for $970 million.


  • France
    Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

    Emmanuel Macron

    A Minister

    France
    Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

    He was appointed as the Minister of Economy and Finance in the second Valls Cabinet on 26 August 2014, replacing Arnaud Montebourg.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Thursday Aug 28, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan Took The oath of office

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Thursday Aug 28, 2014

    Erdoğan took the oath of office on 28 August 2014 and became the 12th president of Turkey. He administered the new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's oath on 29 August. When asked about his lower-than-expected 51.79% share of the vote, he allegedly responded, "there were even those who did not like the Prophet. I, however, won 52%."


  • China
    Sunday Aug 31, 2014

    Hong Kong independence

    Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) set restriction on the electoral method of the Chief Executive

    China
    Sunday Aug 31, 2014

    On 31 August 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) set restriction on the electoral method of the Chief Executive, in which any candidate should be screened through by a Beijing-controlled nominating committee before standing in the election. The 2014 NPCSC decision triggered a historic 79-day protest which was dubbed as the "Umbrella Revolution".


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