The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.
2011: Protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's government erupt throughout Egypt, with tens of thousands of protesters gathering in Cairo and thousands more in cities throughout Egypt. The protests mostly adhere to non-violence, although there are some reports of civilian and police casualties. The protests would spur an even bigger movement over the next few weeks, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labor strikes and violent clashes seen in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in the country. Mubarak would eventually step down on Feb. 11, 2011, with elections in June 2012, picking Islamist Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's new president.
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