August 6, 2014 in History


U.S. President Barack Obama will allow the Pentagon to perform a limited number of air strikes in Iraq to thwart the advance of the Islamic State

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1990 U.N. Security Council votes 13-0 to place economic sanctions against Iraq
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1962 Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
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1952 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
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