Today in History: On this date in 1986, María Corazón Sumulong “Cory” Cojuangco Aquino becomes the Philippines’ first woman president. Amazing tale of a woman who was merely a housewife, turned leader of the opposition party. Her desire to run for President in 1986 came after her husband (Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr.) was assassinated in 1983. Aquino stood for change and fought for a new Constitution (1987), bicameral Congress, as well as strong emphasis on civil liberties, human rights and talks with the Communist and Islamic factions within the Philippines.
She has already passed, but she will be forever remembered.