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Category: Philippines

September 28, 1989, President Marcos Died in Honolulu, Hawaii

On September 28, 1989, President Ferdinand Marcos, 10th president of the Philippines and the longest president to stay in office, died at the age of 72 of kidney, heart and lung ailments in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was interred in a private mausoleum at Byodo-In Temple on the island of Oahu, visited daily by the Marcos family, political allies and friends.

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.