Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1829 Birth of Joaquin Pardo de Tavera, lawyer, doctor of Jurisprudence, professor and councilor of Administration of the Ayutamiento of Manila. Died on March 19, 1884. 1862 The Royal Commissary is created to undertake an extensive survey of conditions in the Philippines, particularly the problems besetting local civil administration. 1900 The Philippine Commission adopts a civil service system which makes appointments to government service dependent on the results of competitive tests.