Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1720 The cornerstone of the church of Santa Ana, Manila, is laid by Francisco de la Cuesta, Archbishop of Manila. 1875 Birth of Mariano Riego de Dios, revolutionary leader, in Maragondon, Cavite. Died on February 7, 1935. 1891 Dr. Jose Rizal writes the poem En el Bello Oriente. 1896 Thirteen Filipinos are executed by the Spanish authorities at Plaza de Armas, near Fort of San Felipe, Cavite City. They are Maximo Inocencio, Luis Arguado, Victoriano Luciano, Hugo Perez, Jose Lallana, Antonio San Agustin, Agapito Conchu, Feliciano Cabuco, Maximo Gregorio, Eugenio Cabezas, Severino Lapidario, Alfonso de Ocampo, and Francisco Osorio. They are now know as the Thirteen Martyrs of Cavite. 1898 End of Spanish rule in Camarines Norte. American officials inform their government that it is no longer possible for Spain, under any circumstance, to regain possession of the Philippines, a point that is essential in determining whether a new, independent nation should be recognized. 1900 The Philippine Commission appropriates P2 million for the construction and repair of roads and bridges in the Philippines. 1907 An Act is passed providing for the segregation of lepers.