BITS OF HISTORY (FEBRUARY 13) | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 14, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:07 AM, February 14, 2019

BITS OF HISTORY (FEBRUARY 13)

1945: Nazi-occupied Budapest fell to the Russians during World War Two after a 50-day siege in which 50,000 Germans were killed.
 
1955: Israel acquires four Dead Sea Scrolls.
 
1990: Roaring crowds gave Nelson Mandela a hero's welcome when he returned to the black township of Soweto after being released from prison and pledged to end "the dark hell of apartheid" in South Africa.

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