On this date in…
1521: Ferdinand Magellan is killed in a fight with natives on Mactan Island. At least that part of history was clear. The one question many Filipinos have been asking for 489 years now is: Sino ang pumatay kay Lapu-Lapu?
1744: Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius dies… due to extreme temperature.
1785: Ornithologist John James Audubon is born. To the surprise of his mom and the attending physicians, Baby John James didn’t cry at birth. He chirped.
1886: Specializing in neurology, Sigmund Fraud, er Freud opens his own medical practice
1921: Weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on radio. But nobody believed the forecast read on air by Nathaniel “Mang Tanny” Cruz.
1995: Answer: Seventy-four-year-old Jeopardy host who died of pancreatic cancer. Who is Art Fleming?
Ten years ago, Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed the nation’s first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions. In the succeeding elections, Dean got the endorsement of “Ang Ladlad.”
Ten years ago, Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed the nation’s first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines condemned the governor and vowed to campaign against him in the next elections.
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