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BITS OF HISTORY

(FEBRUARY 5)

1979: Mehdi Bazargan, an opposition leader during the reign of the Shah, was appointed the first prime minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He resigned later in the year.

1994: A mortar bomb hit a street market in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, besieged by Serbs during the Bosnian war, killing 68 people.

1999: South African President Nelson Mandela made his last State of the Nation speech to parliament before retiring.

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