1913 - Filipino revolutionary, patriot, and jurist Ramon Quiosay Avancena
becomes Associate Justice of the colonial Supreme Court during the
period of the imperialist Bald Eagle rule at the close of the unsuccessful
but valiant fight for freedom of Filipinos during the bloody and protracted
Philippine-American War (1899-1914); Avancena was part of the
provisional revolutionary government established in Iloilo during the
Philippine Revolution against Spain and would also play a part during
the Japanese Occupation as vice-chairman of the Preparatory Commission
for Philippine Independence; in his service as jurist, Avencena would
be known for being gentle in manner but firm and independent in his
decisions; in his honor, a public high school located in Quiapo, Manila
would be named after him.
Concepcion Andal Aguila
1958 - Outstanding Filipina educator and achiever Concepcion Andal Aguila dies of cancer at age 52; a gifted scholar and lawyer, she became the dean of the graduate school of the Centro Escolar University during the American colonial period and was later appointed first as National Council of Education member and then as member of the National Commission on Educational, Scientific and Cultural Matters before assuming important positions in the United Nations, including as conference chairman of the UN Regional Conference for Non- Governmental Organizations on UN Information in the early 1950s; in her honor, Tuberias Street near Malacanang Palace would be renamed 'Concepcion A. Aguila Street.'