Friday, March 19, 2010


1900 - Filipino Gen. Manuel Tinio orders the execution of all local, civil and barrio officials who either assist the enemy Americans  or fail to report to the nearest guerrilla commander the movements and plans of the imperialist troops during the Philippine-American War; Tinio's order is in response to the enemy's use of Philippine Scouts, making traitors out of locals to assist them in subjugating the Southeast Asian archipelago.

1815 - Napoleon enters Paris where he will be able to establish government anew and rebuild the army even amidst the ban issued by the Allies against him; the French ruler has earlier escaped from imprisonment in Elba and the troops sent to oppose him rallied around him instead.

1952 - The United States Senate ratifies the peace treaty with Japan, the target of its two atomic bombing missions during World War II; security agreements contracted with the Pacific countries of Australia, New Zealand, former colony the Philippines, and Japan are also approved.

1956 - Mount Bezymianny, Kamchatka Peninsula in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics USSR, erupts--the largest single volcanic eruption in the twentieth century; the eruption will lastfor one full year and total ashfall would be enough to cover the whole of Paris 49 feet deep but luckily for the country, the volcano is situated some 30 miles away from the nearest settlement.

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