February 25th, 1986:
(AP Archive Video / AP Photos)
"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.
In Moscow, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev (KROOSH-chef) harshly criticizes his predecessor, the late Josef Stalin.
Khrushchev denounces Stalin's "cult of personality" and abuses in power during a then-secret speech before a Communist Party Congress.
Inventor Samuel Colt patents his revolver --- a move that eventually popularizes the weapon's use.
(SOT of Ali)
Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, becomes world heavyweight boxing champ --- beating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida.
(NAT of 'My Sweet Lord')
Musician George Harrison --- known as the "Quiet One" of the Beatles --- is born in Liverpool, England.
Today in History, February 25th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.