Jan. 18, 1792
The municipality of Santa Rosa in Laguna province was established after it was separated from the town of Bian. In 2004, Santa Rosa became a city. For the city's 225th founding anniversary last year, the Philippine Postal Corp. released a stamp featuring the city's landmarks. Santa Rosa, dubbed as the "Lion City of South Luzon," was named after St. Rose of Lima.
Jan. 20, 1872
About 200 Filipino soldiers and arsenal workers in Cavite province staged a revolt after they discovered that labor measures in favor of the workers were abolished by then Governor General Rafael de Izquierdo. Several Spanish soldiers were killed and...
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