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1986: Corazon Aquino is Philippines president
The new Philippines president Corazon Aquino is sworn in today, bringing to an end 20 years of dictatorship under Ferdinand Marcos.

1964: Cassius Clay crowned world champion
Cassius Clay, 22, is crowned heavyweight boxing world champion after a shock win over Sonny Liston.

1994: Jewish settler kills 30 at holy site
A Jewish doctor opens fire on Palestinians praying at a mosque in Hebron, killing up to 30 people.

1956: Khrushchev lashes out at Stalin
In a sensational speech to the Communist Party, the Soviet President denounces Joseph Stalin as a brutal despot.

1972: Miners call off crippling coal strike
Miners vote overwhelmingly in favour of a pay settlement after a seven-week strike that has seriously affected power supply.

1991: Birmingham Six on verge of freedom
After 17 years in prison, the Birmingham Six may soon be released after government law officers say their convictions cannot be considered safe.

1982: Parents can stop school beatings
The European Court of Human Rights rules corporal punishment in Britain's schools is a violation of the Human Rights Convention.


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23 February
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24 February
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26 February
Top Story: 1991: Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City

27 February
Top Story: 2002: Hindus die in train fire

28 February
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