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Today in history for 2-12-2021

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Views of the devastated German town of Cleve on Feb. 12, 1945, which suffered severe allied bombardment prior to the entry of British troops. Cleve, former anchor town of the West Wall and important communication centre is an important gain in Montgomery’s new all-out attack towards the Rhine. (AP Photo)

By The Associated Press

Today in History

Today is Friday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2021. There are 322 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 12, 1973, Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place.

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