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Category: Philippine History

September 14, 1815, the Galleon Trade Between the Philippines and Mexico Ended

Today in Philippine History. On September 14, 1815, Manila galleon ((“Nao de China” or “Nao de Acapulco”), Spanish sailing vessel that made an annual round trip (one vessel per year) across the Pacific between Manila, in the Philippines, and Acapulco, in present Mexico, ended a few years before Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821.

September 10, 1763, Gabriela Silang Fought Valiantly Against the Spaniards

Today in Philippine History. Gabriela Silang, the country’s Joan of Arc, led the Filipino rebels and marched with her followers to take Vigan on September 10, 1763, but the Spanish stronghold there was expecting them and her army was ambushed. She was captured and on that same day, was put to death publicly by hanging.