Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.

8 October

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Simon de Anda y Salazar makes Bacolor, Pampanga, the temporary capital of the Philippines in view of the British invasion of Manila.


Suppression of the Manila-Acapulco trade carried on by galleons for over two centuries and popularly known as the Galleon Trade.


Emilio Jacinto, the Brains of the Katipunan, writes his masterpiece, A La Patria  (To My Fatherland), which was probably inspired by Rizal' Ultimo Adios.


Upon orders of General Elwell S. Otis, Colonel Elliot and 300 marines attack the Filipinos outside Noveleta, Cavite, and carry the outposts and the town, while General Schwann takes Old Cavite and the approaches of Noveleta.  The s.s. Patrol shells the countryside, but the marines are subjected to hot fire from the Filipinos.


The Bureau of Education is established under the executive control of the Department of Public Instruction and the provinces organized into school districts with division superintendents taking charge.


The Wood-Forbes Mission submits a report to President Harding on the lack of educated public opinion in the Philippines and the fact that the Filipino people are not prepared, either from an economic, or a military viewpoint, to assume the responsibilities of an independent nation.

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