Sunday, November 27, 2011


1623 - Spanish King Charles V confirms the permission  granted the Dominican friars by the governor and  archbishop of the colony, the Philippines, as to the  establishment of a college in Manila (what would be the University of Santo Tomas), several decades after colonial settlements were first built in  the Southeast Asian archipelago; the college originally organized as the Colegio de Nuestra Senora del Santisimo Rosario in 1611 would become the University of Santo Tomas following the issuance of a Papal bull by Pose Innocent X; the college would be the only Royal and Pontifical University in Asia, as well as the oldest outside in Asia and even older than the Harvard University in North America. 

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