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Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was a Filipino leader and an authoritarian President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a member of the Philippine Senate...
Timeline of Events
1965
11.28.1965
Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
12.30.1965
Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.
1971
8.21.1971
A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
1972
9.21.1972
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.
9.23.1972
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
1973
1.17.1973
Ferdinand Marcos becomes "President for Life" of the Philippines.
1984
11.14.1984
Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
1986
2.25.1986
People Power Revolution: President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the first Filipino woman president.
1990
3.20.1990
Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.