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This Week in History


February 7, 2002

Former U.S. president George W. Bush announces his plan to use federal funds for “faith-based initiatives.”

February 10, 1763

The Seven Years’ War, a global conflict known in America as the French and Indian War, ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by France, Great Britain, and Spain.

February 11, 1990

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years.

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