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Important Dates and Events in Philippine History

Important Dates and Events in Philippine History



Here are some of the important dates in the Philippine History:

January

  • January 1, 1571 – LaVilla de San Miguel renamed Ciudad del Santissimo, Nobre de Jesus “Sto Nino” 
  • January 12, 1889 – La Association Hispano founded by Miguel Morayta to introduce changes in the Philippines and have a Filipino representative in the Spanish Cortes 
  • January 20, 1872 – Meeting in Cavite led by Sargent Lamadrid and killed their Spanish officers 
  • January 23, 1899 – Inauguration of the first republic (Mololos) Aguinaldo as president 

February

  • February 2, 1543 – Villalobos named Samar and Layte “Pilipinas” 
  • February 13, 1565 – Miguel Lopes de Villalobos reached Cebu 
  • February 14, 1899 – Outbreak of Filipino – American War (Sta. Mesa Manila) 
  • February 15, 1898 – Spanish blew up the amiracan warship in Havana Cuba 
  • February 15, 1889 – The newspaper La Soliraridad founded by Graciano Lopes Jaena 
  • February 17, 1872 – Execution of GOMBURZA 
  • February 18, 1891 – Rizal second novel El Filibusterismo was publish and finance by Valentin Ventura 

March

  • March 16, 1521 – Magellan sighted the island of samar 
  • March 16, 1565 – Blood compact Legaspi and Rajah Sikatuna of Bohol 
  • March 17, 1521 – Magellan landed Homnhon “Archipelago of St. Lazarus” 
  • March 22, 1897 – Tejeros Convention resolved the conflict between Magdalo and Magdiwang 
  • March 23, 1935 – ConCon was headed by C.M. Recto 
  • March 23, 1901 – Gen. Aguinaldo captured at Palanan 
  • March 24, 1934 – Creation of Commonwealth Government as provided by Tyding McDuffie Law and approved by US President F. Roosevelt 
  • March 14, 1947 – Formal agreement between US and Philippine (22 sites as military bases for 99yrs in return AFP accepted US $100 M worth of military equipment) 
  • March 17, 1957 – Pres. Magsaysay died in a plane crash in Mt. Manunggal Cebu 
  • March 17, 1957 – Garcia become the president of the Philippines 
  • March 29, 1512 – Blood compact Magellan and Rajah Kulambo of Limasawa 
  • March 29, 1942 – Creation of HUKBALAHAP (Luis Taruc) 
  • March 31, 1899 – Transfer of capital republic from Malolos to San Fernando Pampanga 
  • March 31, 1521 – First mass officiated b y Father Pedro de Valderrama 

April

  • April 4, 1947 – Pres. Roxas died of cardiac arrest at Clark air base 
  • April 4, 1947 – Elpidio Quirino become the president 
  • April 9, 1942 – Fall of Bataan, Death March from Bataan to San Fernando Pampanga 
  • April 13-14, 1671 – defeat of the 6 Dutch led by Juan Ronquillo in battle of Playa Honda, Zam 
  • April 25, 1898 – US declare war against Spain 
  • April 27, 1521 – Magellan killed in the battle of Mactan 
  • April 27, 1565 – First Spanish settlement establish by Legaspi name La Villa de San Miguel 
  • April 30, 1846 – Approved of Philippine Rehabilitation Act by the US. 

May

  • May 1, 1898 – US naval under George Dewey defeat the Spain armada led by Patrico Montojo in famous battle of Manila Bay 
  • May 6, 1942 – Fall of Corregidor Island (Gen. Jonathan Wainwright) – (Gem. Homma of Japan) 
  • May 10, 1897 – Execution of Bonifacio brathers 
  • May 12, 1935 – SAKDALISTA Party by Benigno Ramos against the Commonwealth Government 
  • May 12, 1962 – Macapagal change the date of Independence day from July 4, 1946 to June 12, 1898 
  • May 16, 1584 – Royal Audiencia referred to as the Supreme Court during Spanish 
  • May 17, 1764 – Britain surrendered the Philippines to Spanish 
  • May 28, 1898 – Gen. Aguinaldo waved the Philippine flag for the first time to celebrate its victory 
  • May 31, 1764 – Truce was signed between France and England 

June

  • June 3, 1571 – Manila conquered by Martin de Goiti 
  • June 5, 1899 – Assassination of Antonio Luna at Cabanatuan 
  • July 7, 1987 – Biak-na-Bato revolutionary government was established 
  • June 12, 1898 – Proclamation of Philippines Independence by Gen. Aguinaldo 
  • June 18, 1908 – UP was established (Murray Barlett as first President) and (Ignacio Villamor as first Filipino President) 
  • June 19, 1861 – birth of Jose Rizal 
  • June 24, 1571 – Manila was named “Distinguished and Ever Loyal City” by Legaspi and First Governor-General of the Philippines 

July

  • July 3, 1892 – La Liga Filipina founded by Dr. Rizal 
  • July 4, 1946 – Inauguration of 3rd Republic and the signing of the Treaty of General legalized the retention of US bases in the Philippines 
  • July 7, 1892 – Rizal exiled in Dapitan for 4yrs 
  • July 7, 1892 – KKK organized by Andres Bonifacion in Azcarraga st. (C.M. Recto) 

August

  • August 6, 1945 – First Atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima Japan 
  • August 8, 1963 – Macapagal approved the Agriculture Land Reform to abolish tenancy 
  • August 9, 1945 – Second Atomic bomb dropped in Nagasaki Japan 
  • August 13, 1898 – Mock battle of manila bay between Spain and America 
  • August 14, 1898 – Military government under General Wesley Merit 
  • August 19, 1896 – Katipunan was discovered by Fr. Mariano Gil trough Teodoro Patino 
  • August 23, 1896 – Philippine Revolution “Cry of Balintawak” 
  • August 25, 1896 - Battle of Pasong Tamo 
  • August 26, 1930 – Founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines CPP by Crisostomo Evangelista 
  • August 29, 1916 - Creation of bicameral legislature as granted by the jones law 
  • August 30, 1896 – Battle of Pinaglabanan 
  • August 31, 1896 – Gen. Aguinaldo led the uprising in Kawit Cavite 

September

  • September 2, 1945 – Japanese imperial surrendered and ended the war in asia pacific 
  • September 5, 1955 – The Laure-Langley Agreement was replacing the Bell Trade Act 
  • September 6, 1834 – manila was opened to world trade led to an era of commercial revolution I the Philippines 
  • September 8-10, 1954 – SEATO (Southeast Asian Treaty Organization) 
  • September 12, 1896 – 13 men from Cavite know as “Los Tresce Martirez” was executed 
  • September 28, 1901 – Gen. Antonio Lucban attacked the American Garrison in Balangiga, Samar 

October

  • October 3, 1646 – defeat of Dutch in battle of manila 
  • October 5, 1762 – manila was conquered by British forces under Gen. William Draper and Admiral Samuel Cornish 
  • October 6, 1913 – Francis Burton Harrison first American Governor General of the Philippines 
  • October 13, 1913 – Signing of underwood-simons tariff law (open trade Phil. and American) 
  • October 14, 1943 – Inauguration of Japanese puppet republic Jose P. Laurel as President 
  • October 16, 1907 – First Philippine Assembly (M. Quezon as M.Floor Leader) and (S. Osmena as Speaker) 
  • October 20, 1943 – McArthur landed the Red Beach, Polo Layte (Osmena as President with C. Romulo) 
  • October 24 – 26, 1944 – Battle of Leyte Gulf 
  • October 31, 1829 – Dagohoy Longest Revolt in the Philippines lasted 85yrs 

November

  • November 4, 1841 – Apolinario Dela Cruz “Hermano Pule” was executed by Spanish 
  • November 10, 1953 – Magsaysay and Garcia were elected as Pres and Vice Pres 
  • November 11, 1957 – Macapagal (Poor boy from Lubao) elected as President of the Philippine 
  • November 15, 1935 – Inauguration of Commonwealth government with Quezon as president and Osmena as vice president 
  • November 30, 1574 – De Goiti was killed by Limahong 

December

  • December 2, 1899 – Gen. Gregorio del Pilar was killed by the Americans 
  • December 7, 1933 – Right of Suffrage was granted to Filipino by Gov. Frank Murphy 
  • December 8, 1941 – Bombing of Pearl Harbor 
  • December 10, 1898 – Treaty of Paris was signed between Spain and America 
  • December 15, 1897 – treaty Biak-na-Bato was signed by Pedro Paterno and Gov. Primo de Rivera 
  • December 21, 1898 – The Philippines was considered American benevolent assimilation 
  • December 26, 1941 – Declaration of manila as open city by Gen. McArthur 
  • December 30, 1896 – Execution of Rizal at Luneta de Bagumbayan

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