Wednesday, June 16, 2010


1898 - During the Philippine Revolution against Spain, American Consul Oscar F. William sends a dispatch to Secretary Wm. R. Day reporting that the Filipino Revolutionists have defeated the colonial forces at practically all encounters and have taken control of the northern provinces and the entire bay coast, save for the city of Manila; the success of the Filipinos, however, will later be stolen by the Americans who will stage the mock Battle of Manila to make it appear that it is they who defeated the Spaniards after duping Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo into allowing the forces of the emerging imperialist United States to enter the Philippine archipelago supposedly as friendly troops.

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