July 31, 2014 in History


U.S. President Barack Obama authorizes air strikes against Islamic State militants for situations in which the forces appear to threaten U.S. personnel; food drops were also carried out along the Syrian border to civilians trapped by the violence

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1991 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
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