Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1574 Rajah Lakandula, King of Tondo, and uncle of Soliman, leads an uprising protesting the Spaniards' ill-treatment of his countrymen. 1870 A decree is promulgated on the recommendation of the Minister of the Colonies, Segismundo Moret, creating the Philippine Institute, a school of secondary instruction and dissolving existing colleges, like San Juan de Letran, San Jose, Ateneo Municipal, Nautical Academy, and Academy of Design, Painting and Accounting and Languages which are to be merged with the new institute. The Normal School is to remain separate. 1898 In the house of Jose Luzuriaga in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, a group of Spaniards and Filipinos are gathered to write finis to Spanish rule in the province. They sign in capitulation papers of Bacolod, turning over the city to the Revolution. 1899 The Republic of Negros, which was formed on July 22, 1899, is inaugurated. General Wheaton sets sail from Manila to Lingayen Gulf, with 2,500 men of the 13th Regular and 33rd Volunteer Infantry and lands the next day at San Fabian. 1902 The Court of Land Registration is established for the adjudication, registration and guaranteeing of land titles in the Philippines and new notarial system is instituted. Pedro A. Paterno founds the Liberal Party. 1906 The majority of the seats in the provincial boards are made elective. 1934 Delegate Filemon Sotto reports the first drafts of the Constitution to the convention for its consideration.