Wednesday, February 24, 2010


1986 - Corazon Cojuangco Aquino is sworn in as the new President of the Philippines, putting and end to nearly 14 years of dictatorship under Ferdinand Marcos who is flown by a United States helicopter to Hawaii; "Cory" is the widow of opposition leader Benigno "Ninoy"Aquino whose assasination in 1983 is widely blamed on the administration of the ailing strongman.

1933 - The League of Nations adopts the Lytton Report amidst protest from the Japanese government; the report, which found that the Japanese occupation of Manchuria was not an act of self-defense and that the creation of an independence Manchukuo ... was not a case of genluine self-determination, will prompt Japan to withdraw from the organization.

1942 - The United States Navy will inform Japanese-Americans in Terminal Island located near the Los Angeles Harbor to leave within 48 hours; they will be form the first  community to be subjected to en masse removal as part of the US policy of exluding anyone from anywhere without trial or hearings in US territory during World War II.

1964 - Cassius Clay becomes the world's heavyweight champion as he defeats strong favorite Sonny Liston in the sixth round (7th round technical); Clay, who was an Olympic gold medalist, would later convert to Islam, adopt the name Muhammad Ali, and also become one of the world's greatest boxers.

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