August 12, 2014 in History


705 military troops will be sent to Iraq by the U.S. to assist in planning assistance to groups affected by the advance of Islamist State militants; President Barack Obama states that the troops will not be involved in combat

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1994 Stephen G. Breyer, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
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1898 Hawaii formally annexed to U.S.
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