Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1566 The vessel San Geronimo arrives at Cebu from New Spain. Sent to aid Legaspi, it saw hardship, mutinies, deaths, and other calamities and arrives in such a poor condition that no smaller vessel could be made from it. A number of its men die from eating too much cinnamon. 1866 Birth of Manuel Artigas y Cuerva, scholar, biographer, journalist, historian and bibliographer, in Tacloban, Leyte. Died on April 2, 1925. 1900 The sum of P1,000,000 is appropriated for the improvement of the Port of Manila, the Canal, and the Pasig River. 1901 The Taft Commission reports that "the insurrection" still continues in Batangas, Samar, Cebu and some parts of Laguna and Tayabas provinces. 1902 The Constabulary Band is organized by Captain Walker Loving.