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The Beginning Of Our New Year’s Resolutions

This new year, as every year, millions of people will have made resolutions promising improvements in their lives. Alcohol will have been forsworn, exercise embraced, hobbies sought. But though it may make sense to respond [...]

Vulcanized Rubber: The Goo That Turned Into Something Good.

Imagine turning your pencil upside down and trying to erase a mistake on a very hot day only to find you’re rubbing your paper with goo! Or, on a very cold day, you find your [...]

This Day In History: August 25

August 25, 1835: The Great Moon Hoax On this day in 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun [...]

This Day In History August 24

August 24, 1896: the Katipuneros took refuge at Tandang Sora’s house On August 24, 1896, the Katipuneros (revolutionaries) arrived at the house of Melchora Aquino in Banlat (now Tandang Sora District, Quezon City), which became [...]

This Day In History August 23: The Cry Of Pugad Lawin

August 23, 1896: Katipuneros led by Andres Bonifacio tore their “cedulas” On August 23, 1896, in a then hilly and forested sitio of Pugad Lawin in Balintawak, now part of Quezon City, the Katipuneros led [...]

This Day In History: August 21

August 21, 1983: Ninoy Aquino was assassinated On August 21, 1983, former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr. was assassinated at the Manila International Airport upon returning home from a three-year self-exile in the United [...]

This Day In History: August 19

August 19, 1878: Manuel Luis Quezon was born in Baler, Aurora On August 19, 1878, Manuel Luis Quezon was born in Baler, in the district of El Principe, Tayabas province (present day Baler, Aurora), to [...]

This Day In History: August 18

August 18, 1227: Genghis Khan dies Genghis Khan, the Mongol leader who forged an empire stretching from the east coast of China west to the Aral Sea, dies in camp during a campaign against the [...]

This Day In History: August 17

August 17, 1898: the remains of Dr. Rizal were exhumed and taken to his house in Binondo On August 17, 1898, the remains of Dr. Jose Rizal were exhumed from the Paco Cemetery and taken [...]

This Day In History: August 16

August 16, 1948: Babe Ruth dies On August 16, 1948, baseball legend George Herman “Babe” Ruth dies from cancer in New York City. For two days following, his body lay in state at the main [...]