Today in History : January 6th

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1812: Melchora Aquino de Ramos, Filipino revolutionary against Spanish colonial forces, is born; she would become known as "Tandang Sora" ("Old Sora"), earning the title of "Mother of Revolution" for her role in extending aid and moral support to injured Katipuneros.

1896: A meeting held in Malabon regarding the promotion of By. Dimahipo, a Katipunan balangay, to the status of a Sanggunian Bayan (Sb.) or Popular Council. It states that Andres Bonifacio and other members of the Kataastaasang Sanggunian of the Katipunan attended the meeting. It also relates that the election of members of the newly established Sb. Dimahipo were conducted and the remaining members not elected were moved to a new balangay, the By. Tangulan. Another balangay was also created, the By. Masikap, which was based in barrio Tambobong.

1940: The son of the first Philippine Ombudsman, Conrado Vasquez Jr., was born in Paco, Manila. He appointed as the new Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals. He took his Associate in Arts at the University of the Philippines. He finished his Bachelor of Laws at the Manuel L. Quezon University in 1963.

1945: The USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) was hit by a kamikaze while supporting the landings at Lingayen Gulf, The Philippines.

1966: Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan was born. She is a popular Filipino singer, actress and TV host dubbed the "Megastar of Philippine Entertainment". She is noted for being one of the few ABS-CBN stars who never defected to another network.

1969: Peter Solis Nery was born. A Filipino poet, fictionist, and author. Writing in Hiligaynon, he is a Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Literary Grant, and the All-Western Visayas Literary Contest (National Commission for Culture and the Arts) awardee. Diversifying into English and Filipino, he has authored 14 books and had written award-winning screenplays. He wrote and edited newspapers in Iloilo City before becoming a nurse in the United States. As an actor, Mr. Nery briefly appears in Tikoy Aguiluz's film on cybersex,, of which he was also the assistant director. Presently, Peter works as an orthopedic nurse in Los Angeles, California, and continues to write in English and Hiligaynon.

1994: President Fidel V. Ramos Monday ordered the military to get the perpetrators of the two bombing incidents in Mindanao saying that he would not allow extremists or terrorists to do what they want "just like that." .

1998: Wearing dark glasses and clutching a bouquet of roses, Imelda Marcos returned home to the Philippines on Monday after treatment for glaucoma in the United States. The widow of ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos thanked the Philippine Supreme Court for overturning a travel ban. Marcos, 68, said she received laser treatment in both eyes and was operated on at a private clinic for a ``clogged optic nerve. It was the first time she was allowed to leave the country since she was convicted of graft in 1993 and sentenced to up to 24 years in prison. Now a congresswoman, she is free on bail pending an appeal.

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