Friday, February 25, 2011

February 25th

138: The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor… and his lover.

1948: The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia takes control of government, based on the indisputable fact that it is the only party that can correctly spell “Czechoslovakia.”

1986: President Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines after 20 years of rule. He escapes by burying himself in a mountain of wife Imelda’s shoes.


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