Friday, March 26, 2010


1920 - During the American colonial period, the Philippine Legislature passes Act No. 2928 adopting the Philippine flag as the official flag of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be flown next to the American flag; earlier, Act No. 1696 or the Flag Law  of 1907 adopted by the imperialist government had outlawed the display of the Philippine flag midway into the  protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914).

1885 - The North-West Rebellion staged by the Metis people of the District of Saskatchewan breaks out against the Dominion of Canada over the issue of the government's failure to address the survival of the indigenous First People; also known as the North West Resistance Saskatchewan Rebellion, it would be a brief six-week rebellion that would end in the execution-by-hanging of its leader, elected Member of Parliament for Provencher Louis David Riel.

1973 - Women are allowed on to the trading floor of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) for the first time in the institution's 200 year history; the historic development came following years of women's campaign in the financial sector, with the media describing the LSE as the "'last bastion of misogyny."

1979 - Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat sign the Camp David peace treaty brokered by United States President Jimmy Carter; the formal agreement signed by all parties in Arabic, English, and Hebrew versions ends more than 30 years of hostilities between the two neighboring Middle East countries.

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