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1805 – Lewis and Clark’s Shoshone guide Sacajawea gave birth to a son, Jean Baptiste. 1809 – Robert Fulton patented the steamboat. 1858 – Saint Bernadette of Lourdes first saw a vision of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France, leading to the foundation of the shrine of Lourdes. 1929 – Lateran Treaty was signed, with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City. 1945 – Yalta Agreement signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin during World War II. 1970 – Japan became the fourth country to put a satellite into orbit. 1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini’s followers seized control of the Iran government. 1989 – The Episcopal Church Boston diocese consecrated Barbara Harris as the church’s first woman bishop. 1990 – South African resistance leader, Nelson Mandela, was released from prison after more than 27 years.]]]]> ]]>

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