On this day, December 19, in 1896, Gov. Hen Camilo Polavieja ordered Dr. Jose Rizal to be court-martialed for sedition.
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On this day in 1997, the movie Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premiered. It is one of the most successful films in history.
On this day in 1958, the first radio broadcast from outer space took place when a pre-recorded Christmas message by President Dwight Eisenhower was played from a space satellite. Language of the president, “This is the President of the United States speaking. Through the marvels of scientific advance, my voice is coming to you from a satellite circling in outer space. My message is a simple one. Through this unique means, I convey to you and all mankind America’s wish for peace on earth and goodwill to men everywhere.”
December is National Volunteers Month (Proclamation No. 55, s. 1998).
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