Feb. 11, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

  • Feb. 12, 1924 — George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue premieres in New York City.
  • Feb. 11, 1945 — President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin conclude a conference at Yalta in the Crimea by signing a series of agreements on the governance of post-World War II Europe.
  • Feb. 11, 1990 — After being held for 27 years, Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison near Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Feb. 12, 1999 — The U.S. Senate votes to acquit President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. The case a case involved the president's attempt to conceal a sexual relationship with a former White House intern.
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Feb. 11, 2012