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Daily Archives: February 25, 2012

Paul Revere’s Ride

The famous Revolutionary War poem that’s really about slavery By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s most popular work has been passed down through the generations as the quintessential Revolutionary War poem. But in fact it was the rift over slavery that Longfellow had in mind as he wrote the classic story of Paul Revere.…

Marcos Leaves the Philippines

Feb 25, 1986: Today in History  In the face of mass demonstrations against his rule, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos and his entourage are airlifted from the presidential palace in Manila by U.S. helicopters. Elected in 1966, Marcos declared martial law in 1972 in response to leftist violence. In the next year, he assumed dictatorial powers.…