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March 14, 2014

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

March 14

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1983 - OPEC agreed to cut its oil prices by 15% for the first time in its 23-year history.

1989 - Imported assault guns were banned in the U.S. under President George H.W. Bush.

1991 - The "Birmingham Six," imprisoned for 16 years for their alleged part in an IRA pub bombing, were set free after a court agreed that the police fabricated evidence.

1991 - Bolivian interior minister Guillermo Capobianco resigned after U.S. officials accused him of receiving money from drug traffickers.

1995 - American astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to enter space aboard a Russian rocket.

1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton committed $100 million for an anti-terrorism pact with Israel to track down and root out Islamic militants.

1998 - An earthquake left 10,000 homeless in southeastern Iran.

2002 - A Scottish appeals court upheld the conviction of a Libyan intelligence agent for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. A five-judge court ruled unanimously that Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi was guilty of bringing down the plane over Lockerbie, Scotland.

2003 - Robert Blake was released from jail on $1.5 million bail. Blake had been jailed for the murder of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley.

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