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Today in History for February 25th

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Highlights of this day in history: Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines; Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin; Samuel Colt patents the revolver; Muhammad Ali becomes world boxing champ; Musician George Harrison born. (Feb. 25)

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TIM MCGUIRE: February 25, 1986. People Power in the Philippines. Longtime leader Ferdinand Marcos flees the country amid mass protests after a tainted election. Corazon Aquino, who ran against Marcos in that election, is installed as the new president.

1956. In Moscow, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev harshly criticizes his predecessor, the late Joseph Stalin. Khrushchev denounces Stalin's "Cult of Personality" and abuses in power during a then Secret Speech before a Communist Party Congress. 1836. Inventor Samuel Colt patents his revolver, a move that eventually popularizes the weapons use. 1964.

MUHAMMAD ALI: I'm going to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see.

TIM MCGUIRE: Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, becomes world heavyweight boxing champ, beating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida. And 1943.

[MUSIC - GEORGE HARRISON "MY SWEET LORD"] I really wanna see you, but it takes so long, my Lord Hallelujah

Musician George Harrison, known as the quiet one of the Beatles, is born in Liverpool, England. Today in history, February 25th. Tim McGuire, the Associated Press.

[MUSIC - GEORGE HARRISON "MY SWEET LORD"] Hallelujah.