Monday, May 31, 2010

31 MAY

1898 - Twelve noon of this date is calendared  as the day for a general uprising (against Spanish colonial forces) by Filipino revolutionary leader Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo who stupidly believes American Commodore George Dewey's assurances that United States is an ally against Spain;  upon Dewey's advice, Aguinaldo will later allow US  troops to enter Philippine territory and before long, the Americans will reveal their sinister imperialistic design and invade the Philippines, with the Philippine-American War erupting on February 4, 1899.

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