Important Dates and Events in Philippine History

Here is the list of the important date and special event in the 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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