Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1820 The bill on the freedom of the press, which provides for the establishment of a board to protect the press in Manila, is passed by the Spanish Cortes. 1897 The Central Revolutionary Committee is created in Hongkong. 1899 Felipe Calderon is asked by General Lawton to help in organizing San Isidro and other towns in the province of Nueva Ecija. Apolinario Mabini, while vacationing in Rosales, Pangasinan, addresses a manifesto to the Filipino clergy urging them to organize a Filipino National Church. 1949 The cornerstone of the Capitol Building at Constitution Hill, Quezon City, is laid.