On this day, August 28, in 1924, the Philippines signed the Universal Postal Convention, becoming a full member of the Universal Postal Union after 15 years. The Universal Postal Union coordinates postal policies among member nations.
On this day, August 28, in 1901, American Presbyterian missionary and educator Dr. David Sutherland Hibbard established the Silliman Institute, now Silliman University, in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental through a $10,000 endowment from American businessman and philanthropist Dr. Horace Silliman.
Hibbard selected the town as the site of the school after initially eyeing Cebu, Iloilo, and Zamboanga. He also served as the institute’s first president.
During the American occupation, the university grew in enrollment, as it became one of the few education institutions outside of Manila to accept women.
In 1938, it was granted university status. Today, the university remains one of the country’s top higher education institutions outside of Metro Manila.(http://everydayhistory.ph/)
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