Today in History : January 11th

On this date in...

1897: Thirteen Filipino revolutionaries and masons known as "Bagumbayan Martyrs" are executed by Spanish colonial authorities during what historian T.M. Kalaw described as a "period of terror" in Spain's bid to contain the revolutionary momentum sweeping the Philippines.

1936: Philippine Army was officially reactivated by virtue of Executive Order No. 11 issued by President Manuel L. Quezon.

1971: The writ of habeas corpus was restored after an explosion during the proclamation rally of the senatorial slate of the Liberal Party on August 21, 1971, witch prompted Marcos to suspend the writ of habeas corpus.

1992: After more than four decades, the Philippine Normal College was elevated into a university by President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. Philippine Normal University (or PNU) is the National Center for Teacher Education of the Philippines by virtue of Republic Act 9647. PNU was the first institution of higher learning established by the Americans in the Philippines in 1901.

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