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Philippines - Notable Historical Events

Ferdinand MagellanMar 17, 1521

William Howard TaftJul 4, 1901

Douglas MacArthurFeb 22, 1942

Manuel RoxasMay 28, 1946

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Philippines - Historical Events
Date Event
1521-03-17

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

1565-04-27

1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms

1582-06-20

Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines

1593-10-24

Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico

1594-06-11

Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

1600-10-16

Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines

1603-10-20

Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed

1605-10-03

Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre

1607-01-19

San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines

1611-04-28

Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.

1660-12-15

Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan

1686-05-04

Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.

1755-06-30

Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants

1762-10-06

British troops occupy Manila, Philippines

1787-11-30

Spanish governor leaves Philippines

1814-02-01

Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200

1820-03-09

-11) Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die

1896-08-30

Eight provinces in the Philippines were declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas.

1898-04-24

US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines

1898-12-10

Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam

1900-06-21

In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty

1901-04-19

In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.

1901-07-04

William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

1902-04-29

Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines

1902-07-01

US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA

1902-07-04

Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US president Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents

1904-10-19

Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.

1905-07-29

US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines

1907-06-03

Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.

1911-01-12

The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.

1911-07-14

46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines

1911-07-15

46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines

1912-04-29

108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)

1916-08-29

US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence

1917-03-10

Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.

1926-07-26

Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence

1933-01-12

US Congress recognize independence Philippines

1934-03-23

US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945

1934-03-24

U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years

1934-05-07

World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines

1935-05-14

Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement

1935-09-17

Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines

1935-11-15

Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated

1936-10-31

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.

1937-04-30

The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.

1941-12-09

1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines

1941-12-10

Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines

1941-12-22

Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines

1942-01-02

Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines

1942-02-22

World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse

1942-05-06

Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies

1944-06-20

US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea

1944-09-23

Proclamation No. 30 was issued, declaring the existence of a state of war between the Philippines and the United States and the United Kingdom

1944-10-19

US forces land in Philippines

1944-10-20

US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines

1944-10-20

US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines

1944-10-24

US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines

1944-12-17

US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed

1944-12-18

US Destroyers Hull, Spence & Monaghan sink in typhoon (Philippines)

1945-01-09

US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines

1945-07-05

World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.

1945-07-30

Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die

1945-09-03

Japanese forces in Philippines surrender to Allies

1946-05-28

Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

1946-07-04

Philippines gains independence from US

1946-07-04

President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila

1950-11-05

Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis

1951-08-30

US & Philippines sign mutual defense pact

1951-12-04

Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), kills 500

1952-06-21

Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

1956-05-09

War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was finally signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration.

1957-03-17

Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay

1965-09-28

Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines)

1965-09-28

Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed

1965-11-12

Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines

1966-07-04

Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

1967-01-06

2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140

1967-08-08

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

1969-03-29

Communist New People's Army found in Philippines

1970-11-27

Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest

1972-09-21

Marcos declares martial law in Philippines

1972-09-23

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law

1972-09-23

President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines

1974-03-09

Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended

1976-08-17

An earthquake & tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000

1977-09-30

Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines

1978-04-01

Philippine College of Commerce becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines by presidential decree

1986-02-15

Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election

1986-02-22

Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

1986-02-25

Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees

1986-02-26

People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

1986-07-06

Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines

1987-02-02

Philippines adopts constitution

1987-02-11

Philippines constitution goes into effect

1987-11-25

Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.

1990-07-16

400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines

1990-11-14

Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die

1991-06-07

Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time

1991-06-15

Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines

1991-06-22

Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines

1991-11-04

Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.

1992-06-30

Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines

1993-07-02

Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die

1993-10-07

"Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines

1993-12-15

C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed

1994-11-15

6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45

1995-01-02

Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed

1995-01-06

A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.

1996-03-18

A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.

1996-09-02

A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.

2000-05-17

In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.

2000-12-30

Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.

2001-01-20

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

2004-02-27

A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.

2005-02-14

Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.

2006-02-17

A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

2006-02-24

President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.

2007-10-19

Bomb explosion rocks Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, the Philippines killing 11, injuring more than 100 people.

2007-11-13

An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.

2007-11-29

The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

2007-12-31

Bocaue Fire. Seven people injured when a fire razed several fireworks stores in the Municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.

2008-11-13

Equity research by Deutsche Bank states that Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines should not experience a recession, despite potential harm to economic growth from falling commodity prices and possible weaker exports

2009-09-26

Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

2009-11-23

The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines

2010-09-09

A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983

2012-08-01

Typhoon Saola kills elven people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines

2012-08-08

16 people are killed from flooding from heavy rain in Manilla, Philippines

2012-08-09

The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70

2012-09-01

Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines

2012-10-02

10 people are killed after a minibus and truck collide in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

2012-12-04

Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people

2012-12-25

8 people are killed and thousands left homeless after two fires strike Manila, Philippines

2013-01-04

8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines

2013-03-27

12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize

2013-05-07

4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines

2013-07-21

12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines

2013-08-16

61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines

2013-09-21

6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines

2013-11-08

At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded at landfall, makes landfall in the Philippines

2013-12-16

21 people are killed and 20 are injured after a bus falls from an elevated highway in Manila, Philippines

2014-09-13

At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast

2015-12-01

US Marine found guilty of killing transgender woman in Philippines

2015-12-14

More than 700000 evacuated as Typhoon Melor batters Philippines

2016-04-26

John Ridsdel: Hostage from Canada killed in Philippines

2016-05-09

Trump-like mayor favoured as Philippines votes for new president

2016-05-18

Obama speaks to Philippines' president-elect, stresses human rights

2016-09-06

Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult

2016-10-20

Super Typhoon Haima: Philippines evacuates thousands in storm's path

2016-12-27

Philippines Searches for 18 Crewmen of Ship Sunk by Typhoon

2017-02-11

Quake in southern Philippines kills at least 4 people

2017-08-18

At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

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Philippines - Notable Birthdays

Emilio AguinaldoMar 22, 1869

QuezonAug 19, 1878

Elpidio QuirinoNov 16, 1890

Manuel RoxasJan 1, 1892

Ramon MagsaysayAug 31, 1907

Ferdinand MarcosSep 11, 1917

Imelda MarcosJul 2, 1929

Corazon AquinoJan 25, 1933

Gloria Macapagal-ArroyoApr 5, 1947

Philippines - Birthdays
Date Event
1837-02-10

Harrison G. Otis, Gen. Otis with His Troops in the Philippines

1869-03-22

Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901) (d. 1964)

1878-08-19

Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42)

1878-09-09

Sergio Osmeña, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)

1888-02-19

Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)

1890-11-16

Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53) Vigan Ilocos Sur (d.1956)

1892-01-01

Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines

1896-11-04

Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (d. 1971)

1905-07-13

Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)

1907-08-31

Ramon Magsaysay, politician and 7th President of the Philippines (US Legion of Merit-1952) at Iba Philippines (d. 1957)

1910-09-28

Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)

1915-09-29

Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark)

1916-07-19

James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)

1917-09-11

Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines President (1965-86)

1924-12-25

Henry Sy Sr. Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King' in Amoy China

1928-08-31

Jaime Sin, Coup D'etat: The Philippines Revolt

1929-07-02

Imelda Marcos, politician/shoe collector/former 1st lady of Philippines, congresswoman

1933-01-25

Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92)

1937-04-19

Joseph Estrada, actor and 13th President of the Philippines

1940-04-03

Lino Brocka, San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar)

1942-07-21

Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter

1947-04-05

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010) in San Juan Philippines

1949-07-03

Susan Penhaligon, Manilla Philippines, actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits)

1951-02-18

Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite

1961-05-11

Cecile Licad, Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981)

1962-02-17

Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)

1964-12-31

Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Philippines, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)

1967-06-22

Al Carlay, Manila Philippines, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)

1971-02-22

Lea Salonga, Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Siagon)

1976-05-02

Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)

Philippines - Notable Weddings

Ramon MagsaysayNov 16, 1933

Corazon AquinoOct 11, 1954

Gloria Macapagal-ArroyoAug 2, 1968

Philippines - Weddings
Date Event
1933-11-16

Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

1954-10-11

Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

1968-08-02

Later President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)

2006-09-18

Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines

Philippines - Notable Deaths

QuezonAug 1, 1944

Elpidio QuirinoFeb 29, 1956

Ramon MagsaysayMar 17, 1957

Ferdinand MarcosSep 28, 1989

Corazon AquinoAug 1, 2009

Philippines - Deaths
Date Event
1661-01-17

Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed

1917-07-30

Harrison G. Otis, Gen. Otis with His Troops in the Philippines

1944-08-01

Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

1949-04-28

Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)

1956-02-29

Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65

1957-03-17

Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

1983-08-21

Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50

1986-11-13

Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered

1989-09-28

Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72

1990-02-07

Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)

1993-02-17

Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed

1997-04-21

Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65), dies aged 86

2003-12-14

Blas Ople, foreign minister of the Philippines (b. 1927)

2004-01-27

Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)

2005-06-21

Jaime Sin, Coup D'etat: The Philippines Revolt

2009-08-01

Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines (1986-1992) (b. 1933)


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