Live Blog: End To 30 Years Of Autocratic Rule : The Two-Way In an incredible turn of events, a day that started with fears of violence as thousands of demonstrators gathered in Cairo and other Egyptian cities turned to an outpouring of joy when it was announced that President Hosni Mubarak was stepping down.

AS IT HAPPENED: Egypt's Historic Day

5 p.m. ET: We followed today's historic news from Egypt in the box below. As you can see, it was an incredible day, starting with huge demonstrations and climaxing in the surprise announcement that President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. Click here to see NPR's other coverage of events in Egypt.