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On February the 25th
Philippine president, Ferdinand Marcos, fled the country after 20 years in power. Marcos had served as president from 1965 to 1986. While he was elected in 1965 and in 1972 declared martial law which he didn't lift until 1981. He was, however, re-elected, the same year and served another term as president until the next elections were marred by tampering scandals which eventually led to his downfall.
American Muslim leader, Elijah Muhammad, died at the age of 77. He was the leader of the Nation of Islam from 1934 till his death. The Nation of Islam is an African American organization that preaches complete separation from white society.
Gamal Abdul Nasser ascended to the position of prime minister in Egypt. He remained Egypt's leader until his death in 1970.
Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar, was born in Madrid. He served as prime minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004 and was a strong supported of the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The first Pan American Games opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Irish director, Neil Jordan, was born in County Sligo. He is most known for having directed the popular films, The Crying Game and Interview with the Vampire.
British musician, George Harrison, was born in Liverpool. He was best known for being one of the legendary rock band, The Beatles. He died as a result of lung cancer from which he was suffering since the mid 1990's.
The Democratic Republic of Georgia was invaded by Soviet forces. It became a soviet state one month later and remained so until April 9th, 1991 when its independence was restored.
German born journalist, Paul Julius Reuter, died at the age of 82. He was born in Kassel, Germany, but became a British citizen in 1857 and it was there that he founded the Reuters news agency, which today is one of the major news agencies in the world.
Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, was born in Naples. He was one of the most famous (if not the most famous) tenors in the history of opera.
French painter, Pierre Auguste Renoir, was born Limoge. He was one of the a leading artists of the Impressionist movement. In 1990 one of his paintings, Bal au moulin de la Galette, Montmartre, was sold for 78 million US dollars.
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