- Native Muslims attack the Spanish garrison with help from a Dutch
squadron that arrives at Jolo from Batavia (North Jakarta) during the
Spanish colonial rule of the Philippines; the Filipino-Spanish troops
under Commander Esteban Ugalde will resist and finally force the withdrawal of the squadron after three days of combat
in what would be just one of the few unsuccessful attempts of the
Dutch to expel the Spaniards from the Philippines; the contexts are
Spain's tenous hold on Mindanao and the so-called 80 Years War of Netherlands' revolt and, subsequently, assertion of its independence.