1900 - Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy orders guerilla officers to set aside the days between September 15 and 24 for a general offensive against the invading United States forces, one year and five (5) months into the bloody Philippine-American War (1899-1914); two days short of a year earlier, Aguinaldo, who had wrested Filipino revolutionary leadership by ordering the dead-or-alive abduction and subsequently the assassination-cum-execution of Katipunan Supreme President Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, stupidly directed his soldiers "not to interfere"
with the Bald Eagle forces entering the Southeast Asian archipelago
after officers of the emerging imperialist nation led by then-Admiral
George Dewey forged an alliance with him against colonial Spain during the concurrent (second phase of the) Philippine Revolution and intersecting Spanish-American War, deceptively promising him that the Bald Eagle nation would honor Filipino independence; the decision to allow the free entry of
the US soldier into the archipelago would prove to be a most stupid
military decision, enabling the vile Americans to position themselves to
steal Philippine independence--staging the infamous Mock Battle of Manila
that falsely showed to the world that the Americans instead of the
Filipinos defeated the Spaniards in the Philippines as supposed basis
for the ridiculous December 1898 Treaty of Paris that 'ceded' the
former Spanish colony to the US.