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This Day In History: Feb. 25

This Day in History

1964: Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali ) becomes the world heavyweight boxing champion, defeating Sonny Liston.
1986: In the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos flees the country as Corazon Aquino is inaugurated president.
1990: Marxist rule ends in Nicaragua as Violeta Barrios de Chamorro upsets Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega Saavedra for the presidency.
1998: Longtime opposition leader Kim Dae Jung is sworn in as president of South Korea.

Today's Birthdays

1841: Pierre Auguste Renoir, painter (Limoges, France; died 1919)
1873: Enrico Caruso, opera singer (Naples, Italy; died 1921)
1905: Adelle Davis, nutritionist and author (Lizton, IN; died 1974)
1913: Jim Backus, actor (Cleveland, OH; died 1989)
1917: Anthony Burgess, author (Manchester, England; died 1993)
1928: Larry Gelbart, writer/producer (Chicago, IL)
1937: Tom Courtenay, actor (Hull, England) Bob Schieffer, TV journalist (Austin, TX)
1943: George Harrison, musician/singer/songwriter (Liverpool, England; died 2001). Sally Jessy Raphael, TV personality (Easton, PA).
1966: Tea Leoni, actress (New York, NY)
1971: Sean Astin, actor (Santa Monica, CA)


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