Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1779 Fray Miguel Garcia, Bishop of Nueva Segovia, dies at Vigan. 1849 Governor Narciso Claveria decrees a change of Filipino surnames to Spanish surnames 1858 Birth of General Martin Teofilo Delgado, revolutionary leader in Visayas and Mindanao, in Santa Barbara, Iloilo. Died on November 12, 1918. 1896 General Aguinaldo repulses the Spanish forces in the Battle of Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite. It was one of the greatest victories won by the Filipinos during the Revolution. 1902 A commission is created to secure, organize and conduct an exhibit of Philippine products, manufactures, art, ethnology and education at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, in 1904. 1909 Inauguration of Governor-General William Cameron Forbes. 1941 Manuel L. Quezon and Sergio Osmeña are re-elected President and Vice-President of the Philippines, respectively, in the Second Commonwealth election. 1944 The U.S. Carrier Task Force attacks Ormoc Bay, Leyte.