Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1852 Birth of Pedro Serrano Laktaw, teacher, lexicographer, in Cupang, Bulacan, Bulacan. 1857 Birth of Juan Luna, great Filipino painter and patriot. Died on December 7, 1899, in Hongkong. 1874 Birth of Rafael Palma, statesman, educator, scholar, newspaperman, historian and founder of La Independencia, the official newspaper of the Revolution. Died on May 24, 1939. 1898 The Burgos Institute, a school for boys in Malolos, Bulacan founded by Enrique Mendiola, is given official recognition as a secondary college by the government. 1902 Authority is conferred upon the Municipal Board of Manila to grant a franchise for the construction and operation of an electric light, heat and power plant.