Today in History : March 31st

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1884: Birth of Teodoro M. Kalaw. Teodoro was one of the most outstanding trilingual writers and historians of the Philippines. He was born on March 31, 1884 in the town of Lipa, Batangas. He was first and foremost a bibliophile and he specialized in the collection of original documents, which became the basis for much of his historical research. He was a true Renaissance man, at various times he was a journalist, publisher, government bureacrat and elected public official. Died on December 4, 1940.

1899: As Malolos is occupied by American troops under General Arthur MacArthur, Aguinaldo’s government is transferred to Tarlac. --En route from San Fernando, Pampanga, to Calumpit, General Antonio Luna writes his will: 1st –I leave whatever I own to my mother. 2nd –Should I be liked, enshroud me in a Filipino flag with the same clothes in which I died and bury me in the ground. 3rd –I confess that I would die gladly for my country and for our independence, without however seeking death."

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