Philippine Opposition Leader Ninoy Aquino Assassinated 36 years ago Today

Former Philippine President Cory with her then husband and opposition leader Ninoy Aquino

On August 21, 1983, Philippine opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino Jr., ending a self-imposed exile in the United States, was shot dead moments after stepping off a plane at Manila International Airport.

Self-exiled Ninoy Aquino aboard the plane moments before he was assassinated at Manila International Airport

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