Tuesday, May 25, 2010

25 MAY

1898 - During the Philippine Revolution against Spain, in the  Battle of San Miguel in Bulacan, a band of revolutionaries under Pablo Tecson attacks the troops of Spanish commander Telesforo Carrasco on the day of the baptism of the son of Carrasco, who will eventually surrender to the Filipinos in seven days; Tecson's band has been reinforced by Filipino members of Carrasco's detachment who had earlier defected to the revolutionaries' side following the return of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo from exile in Hong Kong as part of the so-called Biak-na-Bato truce with the Spanish colonial government.

No comments: