Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1719 Governor-General Fernando de Bustamante is murdered in his palace by a mob led by friars. 1896 Governor-General Ramon Blanco issues a circular to all provincial governor outlining a "policy of attraction." He urges the provincial governors not to arrest persons unless there is serious evidence of guilt in order to impress the people with Spain's leniency and to restore tranquility and normal conditions. 1898 The Manila Times, the first American daily, founded by Thomas Gowan, starts publication. 1899 The transport Columbia arrives at Manila. The Americans capture San Isidro, Nueva Ecija. President Aguinaldo transfers the capital of the Republic to Tarlac and, shortly thereafter, to Bayambang, the last capital of our independent government. 1900 In Manila a meeting is held between General Mariano Trias and the Japanese Consul who advises that Trias visit Japan. Many Filipinos believe that concessions which they might be forced to make to Washington would be more agreeable if made to Japan, as "a nation of kindred blood would not be likely to assert superiority". The Consul says Japan desires a coaling station and freedom to trade and build railways. 1944 U.S. Carrier Task Force attacks Aparri, Luzon.