TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1945

U.S. Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt, Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Win­ston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin con­cluded their con­fer­ence in Yalta, on the Crimean Penin­sula.

1990

Anti-apartheid leader Nel­son Man­dela was re­leased from prison in South Africa af­ter 27 years.

2011

Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent Hosni Mubarak ceded power in re­sponse to mass protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, bring­ing nearly 30 years of rule to a close.

2013

The Vat­i­can an­nounced Pope Bene­dict XVI’s in­ten­tion to step down as leader of the Catholic Church.

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