Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1891 Jose Rizal boards the steamer Melbourne in Marseilles bound for Hongkong. 1906 Timber and other forest products for use in the construction and equipment of certain railway lines in the Islands are exempted from internal revenue taxes. 1944 U.S. Carrier Task Forces launch a two-day attack on Northern and Central Philippines. 1950 The Philippine Politburo is smashed with the arrest of 23 top-ranking Filipino communists in Manila.