|Execution of Jose Rizal y Mercado|
1896 - Josephine MacBride Bracken reunites with her lover, Filipino patriot and polymath Jose Rizal just before the latter's execution by the Spanish colonial authorities; Bracken would hand over to Andres Bonifacio, the Supremo of the Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan, a copy of Rizal's "Mi Ultimo Adios" poem when she enters the rebels' territory in Cavite accompanied by Rizal's siblings, Paciano and Trinidad; earlier, Bracken and Rizal could not get married because Rizal was a mason but two hours before Rizal's execution, the couple is married under Catholic rites by Fr. Victor Balaguer.
|President Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay|
1953 - Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay, the seventh officially recognized President of the Philippines, takes his oath of office in the grandstand by Manila Bay; the former Defense Secretary of his predecessor, President Elpidio Quirino, Magsaysay's candidacy would later be revealed to have been backed up by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the imperialist United States of America, with CIA operative David Sternberg fronting as foreign correspondent but assisting another operative, Gabriel Kaplan, in managing Magsaysay's presidential campaign; Magsaysay would be endeared to the Filipino masses mainly through his approachability, including policy of opening the doors of Malacanang to the people, and his simplicity.