Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1879 Birth of Lope K. Santos, foremost Tagalog grammarian, writer, labor leader and politician, founder of Taliban ng Inang Wika and Kapatirang Alagad ni Bonifactio, Inc., in Pasig, Rizal. Died on May 1, 1963. 1898 The Filipino Congress assembles in the church at Barasoain to perfect the organization of the Filipino government. 1902 President Roosevelt orders the formulation of the Philippine Census Office. 1903 Simeon Arboleda Ola, revolutionary leader of Guinobatan, Albay, surrenders to Colonel Harry H. Banholtz. 1943 The National Assembly of the Japanese occupation government holds a general session to elect its Speaker and the President of the Republic. Benigno A. Aquino, is chosen Speaker and Jose P. Laurel, President.