On this Day, December 26

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On this Day, December 26 | @paradanhs

On this day, December 26, in 1941 Hen. Douglas MacArthur that Manila is an “Open City” so that the Japanese can enter without causing any harm.

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 2004, an earthquake under the Indian Ocean created a tsunami that hit beaches from Thailand to Africa and killed 200,000 people.

On this day in 1898, Marie Sklodowska Curie discovered the radioactive element radium from pitchblende, a uranium ore.

December is Energy Consciousness Month (Proclamation No. 1427, s. 2007).

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