President Ferdinand E. Marcos‘s regime was filled with corruption, economic stagnation, political repression. After public outcry over his rival Benigno Aquino‘s assassination and his fraudulent electoral victory over the latter’s widow, Corazon Aquino, he was forced to flee his country for Hawaii where he died in exile a few years later. Aquino replaced him as president, becoming the first female to hold such a position in Asia.
Other notable events on February 25th:
  • In 1994, an Israeli right-wing extremist Baruch Goldstein kills 30 unarmed Palestinians in the Mosque of Abraham

  • In 1991, the Warsaw Pact, NATOs antagonist, is disbanded after the end of the Cold War

  • In 1964, Muhammad Ali becomes world heavyweight champion after defeating Sonny Liston.

  • In 1947, the state of Prussia, which included parts of modern-day Germany, Poland and Russia, is dissolved