Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.

4 September

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Jose Gardoqui Jaraveita arrives in Manila and assumes the governorship of the Philippines.  Several political uprisings occur, causing the government a great deal of trouble and worry.


Birth of Rosalio Silos, musician composer, patriot and martyr.  Died on December 29, 1896.


The first of a series of executions at the Luneta is ordered by the Spanish government.  Sancho Valenzuela, Eugenio Silvestre, Modesto Sarmiento, and Ramon Peralta are killed for complicity in the battle of San Juan del Monte.


Emilio Aguinaldo issues an executive proclamation summoning the people to send delegates to the Congress to be held in Malolos, Bulacan, on 15 September.


The first Filipino ever to be raised to an Episcopal seat, Bishop Jorge Barlin Imperial, of the See of Nueva Caceres, dies in Rome.


In the thick of World War II, the Preparatory Committee on Philippine Independence headed by Dr. Jose P. Laurel adopts a Constitution for the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines.

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