On this day, April 17, in 1898 Gen. Francisco Makabulos‘s established the Republic of Makabulos in Pampanga as a reaction to the existence of the Biak-na-Bato Agreement. He also dissolved the Republic of Makabulos when the Republic of Malolos was established.
On this day in 1961 Fidel Castro’s Cuban forces ousted the forces involved in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, a US-funded invasion of Cuba.
On this day in 1967 NASA launched Surveyor 3 from Cape Kennedy, Florida. It was the second of seven unmanned spacecraft to land on the moon before Apollo 11.
This month of April is the Month of Planet Earth (Proclamation No. 1482, s. 2008)
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