Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.

23 October

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Residents of Taal, Lemery, Calaca, and Bayungyungan rise in arms and try to cross the Pansipit river, by way of San Nicolas where the defending garrison is soon joined by reinforcements from Taal.  The revolutionaries disperse after a brief skirmish.


The Spanish garrison in Baler, Tayabas (now Quezon) capitulates after holding off for sometime an attack launched by about four hundred Filipinos.  The attackers come from Pantabangan, Caranglan, and San Jose de Casiguran and are led by Teodorico Novico.


The Commonwealth Government with President Sergio Osmeña, Sr., as President, is restored at Tacloban, Leyte, by General MacArthur.

Start of the four-day naval battle of Leyte Gulf during which much of Japan's remaining sea power is destroyed.

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