Saturday, February 6, 2010


1986 - Philippine snap elections for the presidency and vice-presidency are held after months of unrest following the assassination of former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. in 1983; incumbent President Ferdinand Marcos will officially win but the opposition will claim massive cheating and the EDSA I "People Power" revolution will install Aquino's widow, Corazon Cojuanco Aquino, as president two weeks later.

1964 - The popular British hit band Beatles arrives in the United States for their first tour of the country, marking the start of the American "Beatlemania"; over 3,000 screaming teenage fans welcome John Lennon, Paul McCartney,  George Harrison, and Ringo Starr at the Kennedy Airport.

1990 - The WARSAW Pact meets in Moscow primarily to discuss transformation of the pact following the collapse of communism in Europe.

1996 - Rene Preval is elected president of Haiti, a development considered the first peaceful democratic transition since the Caribbean country gained independence from France in 1804.

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