March 16, 1521 – Magellan discovered the Philippines

Almanac - March 16, 1521 – Magellan discovered the Philippines

➢ March 16, 1521 – After one and half years of naval voyage, Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan sighted the lofty mountains of Zamal (later known as Samar Islands) in the Philippines. Magellan’s European expedition was granted in the service of the King of Spain.
March 16, 1521 – Magellan discovered the Philippines
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March 17, 1521 – Magellan landed in Homonhon

Almanac: March 17, 1521 – Magellan landed in Homonhon

➢ March 17, 1521 – Magellan landed in Homonhon. A day after sighting the mountains of Zamal, Ferdinand Magellan anchored into the small uninhabited island of Humunu (according to Pigafetta) now known as Homonhon, located at the entrance of the Leyte Gulf. This was the first time that Magellan’s expedition reached a land in the Philippines.
March 17, 1521 – Magellan landed in Homonhon
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August 21, 1983 – Assassination of Ninoy Aquino

Almanac: August 21, 1983 – Assassination of Ninoy Aquino

August 21, 1983Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. was assassinated on the Tarmac of MIA (Manila International Airport) just as he returned to the Philippines after a three year self-imposed exile. The treacherous murder of Ninoy was indirectly attributed to then sitting President Marcos and his military regime.
August 21, 1983 – Assassination of Ninoy Aquino
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September 21, 1972 – Marcos declares Martial Law

Almanac: September 21, 1972 – Marcos declares Martial Law

September 21, 1972 – President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos issued Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire Philippines under Martial Law. The proclamation itself was dated 17th of September, but it was signed later on the 21st. Marcos used lawlessness, chaos, the 15 separate incidences of bombings, and the fabricated assassination of Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile (6 hours earlier before the proclamation) as reasons for the suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
September 21, 1972 – Marcos declares Martial Law
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December 30, 1896 – execution of Jose Rizal

Almanac: December 30, 1896 – execution of Jose Rizal

December 30, 1896Jose Rizal was executed by firing squad (Filipino infantry of the Spanish Army) in Bagumbayan after a farce trial by the Spanish authorities. His last words were “It is finished”, same as Christ did. He was buried secretly in an unmarked grave in Paco cemetery later, but his sister Narcisa coerced the sepulcher caretaker to mark the grave RPJ.
December 30, 1896 – execution of Jose Rizal
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