February 25 1986 – The People Power Revolution Forces President Ferdinand Marcos to Flee the Philippines

February 25 1986 – The People Power Revolution Forces President Ferdinand Marcos to Flee the PhilippinesRate this post Throughout history, the removal of a crushing dictatorship has relied upon ruthless rebels and extensive bloodshed. Not so in the Philippines, where the People Power Revolution forced President Ferdinand Marcos to run for his life on February 25, 1986 by simply protesting in the streets. Blocking Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the resolute masses changed the course of history for the island nation in Southeast Asia with just the force of a united voice. In 1965, Marcos came into power on the promise of initiating massive roadbuilding projects and construction of […]

February 25 1841 – French painter and sculptor Pierre-Auguste Renoir is born

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February 25 1841 – French painter and sculptor Pierre-Auguste Renoir is bornRate this post Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the pioneering Impressionist painters, was born on February 25, 1841, in Limoges of the Haute-Vienne region in France. Renoir’s parents were poor but very artistic in their work – his father was a tailor and his mother a seamstress. He was the last of their four surviving children. Soon after his birth, the family moved to Paris, and went to live near the Louvre one of the world’s largest museums which also houses a spectacular art collection. Renoir went to work when he was barely into his teens and started his career […]

February 25, 1964 – Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston

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February 25, 1964 – Cassius Clay defeats Sonny ListonRate this post On February 25, 1964, Cassius Clay was crowned the heavyweight champion of the world. Twenty two year old Clay defeated Sonny Liston, who was the reigning heavyweight champion of the world at the time, in what is considered as one of the biggest upsets in the history of boxing. Liston, who was a feared boxer, had twice defeated former champion Floyd Patterson and was a favorite to win the match. However, after six rounds were complete and the bell rang for the seventh round, Sonny Liston failed to respond and Cassius Clay was declared the winner in front of […]