On this date in…
1888: Valerio Weyler assumes office as governor-general. He issues a decree prohibiting the use of any language or dialect, other than Spanish, in all education institutions in the country. Nonetheless, clever Filipinos managed to secretly plot against the Spaniards… by communicating in Jejenese. AnG TÄliN0H TaLâGA NG pInOy~ LOlz!
1898: Emilio Aguinaldo is visited by a promising and talented pianist and composer Julian Felipe, who is asked to play on the piano the ‘Himno de Balintawak,’ a musical composition that Aguinaldo has brought from Hong Kong. One of Aguinaldo’s men uploaded on YouTube the video of the youthful Felipe playing the piano. Two weeks later, he received an invitation to guest on Oprah.
1899: Bodyguards of General Emilio Aguinaldo assassinate General Antonio Luna in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija. A special investigating body would later absolve Aguinaldo and his men of the crime, and blame the assassination on a communist hit man.
1977: The first personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale in the United States. Two days later, China markets a similar product for half its original price.
1982: Filipino actor Baron Geisler is born. Seconds after his birth, his mother slapped him twice… because he tried to grab the midwife’s boobs.
1990: South African troops tried to plunder Nelson Mandela’s dwelling… but found it empty. Scribbled on the wall were these words: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was here first. Mga ulol!
Thanks to the National Historical Institute, Any Day in History, and Brainy History.
Candidate Venezuela Albania was surprised when fellow candidate Armenia Morocco visited. They were not partymates but Armenia Morocco offered to help Venezuela Albania in the campaign. The reason: Armenia Morocco wanted Venezuela Albania and partymates to muster votes enough to prevent another candidate, Maldives Algeria from entering the winning circle. Kaya naman pala. Armenia Morocco still feels bitter towards Maldives Algeria. If you would recall, Maldives Algeria was blamed for causing the split between Armenia Morocco and Yemen Jordan.
Ang ending: both Maldives Algeria and Armenia Morocco lost.
Enjoy your weekend!
Game 2. Monday. 8AM.