On this day, December 21

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On this day, December 21, in 1898, President William McKinley issued a proclamation about the “benevolent assimilation” of the Philippines.

The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, [2014].

On this day in 2012, South Korean singer PSY reached one billion views on YouTube for his music video Gangnam Style. He was the first in history to do so.

On this day in 2015, Space X launched a rocket that also managed to land again. The rocket is planned to be “reusable.” It cost $60M to build, and only $200,000 to reuse.

December is The Month of Overseas Filipinos (Proclamation No. 276, s. 1988).

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