Wednesday, August 17, 2016

21 August - History and Importance of the Day

World Entrepreneurs’ Day

1959 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Hawaii to the Union as the 50th state.

1983 - Filipino opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., was assassinated at the Manila airport while leaving his plane. Public outcry over the killing ultimately led to the collapse of the government of Ferdinand E. Marcos and the inauguration of Corazon C. Aquino, as president.


updated 21 August 2016, 2 July 2012

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