1762 - Colonial British authorities proclaim the granting to Filipino residents of Manila of the rights enjoyed by their other subjects, a month after the Spanish colonial authorities surrendered Manila to the British invaders; the rights granted on the condition that Filipinos renounce allegiance to Spanish colonial Simon de Anda y Salazar include the free exercise of Catholic Christianity and exemption from tribute and forced labor; two days earlier, Dawsone Drake became the British governor of the colony Philippines nearly a month after the British forces successfully attacked and invaded the Manila harbor areas of Tondo (Manila) and Cavite as a development in the Seven Years War between Spain and Britain.
1841 - Filipino religious leader and martyr Apolinario de la Cruz, also known as Hermano Pule, is executed by colonial Spanish authorities; de la Cruz , whose dream of being a priest was frustrated by the discriminatory colonial policies of the Spanish friars, co-founded the brotherhood Cofradia de San Jose that was initially a Catholic religious brotherhood that swelled in membership; de la Cruz's execution came following a failed rebellion as the religious group's reaction to friar attempts to suppress the Cofradia.
1901 - One year and none months into the bloody and protracted Philippine-American War (1899-1914), the Bald Eagle invaders pass Sedition Law, Act No. 292 through the imperialist body Philippine Commission; the law, passed about half a year before imperialist United States President Theodore Roosevelt will falsely announce the official end of the "insurrection," despite ongoing guerrilla resistance warfare against the enemy American invasion, was made in the bid to suppress agitations for independence in the still limited areas of American control in the Southeast Asian archipelago.
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