Thursday, February 25, 2010


1893 - Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Philippine revolutionary movement KKK, enjoins all the district heads of the secret revolutionary society Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK) to collect the required fees from all the members as soon as possible, the money then to be sent to the treasurer of the Association; Bonifacio was then the fiscal and comptroller of the KKK.

1815 - Abdicated French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from the island of Elba; the development will bring panic in Europe, culminating in the Battle of Waterloo which Napoleon will lose but will be won by the alliance of British, Dutch, and Belgian forces.

1987 - The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women priests to be ordained; by 1998, there will be over 1,700 female priests in the Britain's officially established Church, although a survey will reveal that a significant number will experience bullying and even sexual harassment from male colleagues.

1993 - The World Trade Center in New York City is bombed, killing six people and injuring over a thousand others; Extremist Muslims Mohammed Salameh, Ahmad Ajaj, Nidal Ayyad, and Mahmoud Abouhalima will later be convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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