Philippine Historical Events in October

Philippine Historical Events in October

Day Year Event
1 1902 Isabelo de los Reyes and Gregorio Aglipay founded the Iglesia Filipina Independente also known as Aglipayan Church.
2 1863 Birth of Gen. Rafael Crame in Malabon City, first Filipino director of the Philippine Constabulary
3 1646 Spanish fleet repulsed the Dutch invaders in Manila Bay. The day is celebrated as the La Naval de Manila.
4 1947 Creation of the Department of Commerce and Industry through EO 94 signed by President Manuel Roxas
5 1762 Manila was surrendered to the British invaders.
6 1912 Inauguration of Manila Hotel – the oldest five-star hotel in the country.
7 1897 Establishment of the First Philippine Republic at Biak-na-Bato, Bulacan
8 2000 Creation of the cities of Digos in Davao del Sur and Koronadal in South Cotabato
9 1820 Some French and other foreigners were killed by Filipinos in Manila and Cavite on suspicion that these foreigners poisoned the water sources which caused the cholera epidemic. This event came to be known as Cholera Massacre.
10 1880 First recorded ascent to Mount Apo by a team led by Don Joaquin Rajal.
10 1991 R.A. 7160 or the Local Government Code was signed into law by Pres. Corazon C. Aquino.
11 1898 First issue of the Manila Times – first Philippine daily newspaper in English
12 1939 Creation of Quezon City
13 1867 Birth of Aurelio Tolentino in Guagua, Pampanga – playwright and patriot
14 1943 Dr. Jose P. Laurel was appointed as president by the Japanese occupational forces.
15 2009 Creation of Dasmarinas City
15 2013 Bohol was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, destroying centuries-old churches and killing 222 people.
16 1947 Turtle Island in the Sulu Sea became part of the Philippines by virtue of the Treaty of Paris.
17 1933 The Philippine Legislature rejected the Hare-Hawes-Cutting Act which was supposed to govern the granting of Philippine independence by the United States.
18 1950 23 top ranking HUK Politburo members were arrested in Manila.
18 1987 Canonization of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint.
19 1961 Death of former President Sergio Osmena, Sr.
20 1944 Some 174,000 American troops led by General Douglas MacArthur landed in Leyte province.
21 1964 Anthony Villanueva won the silver medal in boxing, bantamweight division, during the Tokyo Olympics.
22 1820 Spanish Cortes passed a bill granting press freedom in the country.
23 1857 Birth of world famous painter Juan Luna in Badoc, Ilocos Norte.
24 1966 Formal opening of the Manila Summit attended by seven countries to discuss the Vietnam War.
24 1927 Birth of Marcelo Briones Fernan in Cebu City. He was the 18th Chief Justiuce of the Supreme Courth from July 01, 1988 to December 06, 1991
1934 Birth of Edgardo J. Angara in Baler, Quezon (now Aurora). He was Senate President from January 18, 1993 to August 29, 1995.
25 1903 Establishment of John Hay Air Station in Baguio City
26 2007 President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo grants presidential pardon to former President Joseph Estrada who was convicted of plunder.
27 1893 Birth of Chief Justice and first ambassador to the Vatican Manuel V. Moran in Binalonan, Pangasinan
27 1911 Dr. Fe Del Mundo was born in Manila. She was conferred National Scientist Award in 1980 – first woman to receive the distinguished award.
28 2014 Creation of Davao Occidental province
29 1866 General Antonio Luna was born in Binondo, Manila.
30 1908 Publication of the Aves de Rapina as editorial of the El Renacimiento. Felt being alluded to as one of the “Birds of Prey”, Dean Worcester filed a libel suit which he won and caused the newspaper to close down.
1947 Birth of Prospero Nograles in Davao City – lawyer, Congressman, House Speaker

RELATED: Philippine Historical Events in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December

See also:
List of Philippine Provinces with a link to their profile and history

Philippine Historical Events in October
Philippine Historical Events in October include the birth of Jose P. Laurel, the 3rd President of the Philippines

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