TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Arizona Republic - - Valley & State -

In 1929, the Lat­eran Treaty was signed, with Italy rec­og­niz­ing the in­de­pen­dence and sovereignty of Vat­i­can City.

In 1990, South African black ac­tivist Nel­son Man­dela was freed af­ter 27 years in cap­tiv­ity.

In 2008, the Pen­tagon charged Khalid Sheikh Mo­hammed and five other de­tainees at Guan­tanamo Bay with mur­der and war crimes in con­nec­tion with the Sept. 11 at­tacks.

In 2013, with a few words in Latin, Pope Bene­dict XVI did what no pope had done in more than half a mil­len­nium: an­nounced his res­ig­na­tion. The bomb­shell came dur­ing a rou­tine morn­ing meet­ing of Vat­i­can car­di­nals.

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