This Day in History: February 25

Corazon Aquino

1986 – Ousting of Marcos in the Philippines. On this day in 1986, Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, under pressure from the United States, fled his country for Hawaii after a fraudulent electoral victory over Corazon Aquino, who replaced him as president.

Muhammad Ali fighting Ernie Terrell

1964 – American boxer Muhammad Ali, known at the time as Cassius Clay, became the world heavyweight champion by knocking out Sonny Liston in seven rounds.

Elizabeth I

1570 – As pope, Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England from the Roman Catholic Church.

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