Wednesday, May 19, 2010

19 MAY

1898 - Some 10 months before American imperialist forces invaded the Philippines, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, leader of the Philippine revolutionary forces fighting to overthrow Spanish colonial rule, arrives at Cavite province aboard the revenue cutter McCulloch; Aguinaldo will soon confer with Admiral George Dewey to forge an alliance against Spain, and later saying that the American admiral  has categorically stated that the United States will recognize Philippine Independence as it has no need for colonies.

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