19 August 1878: Manuel L. Quezon’s birthday

On August 19, 1878, Manuel Luis Quezon was born in Baler, in the district of El Principe, Tayabas province (present day Baler, Aurora), to Spanish parents Lucio Quezon, a soldier in the Spanish army, and Maria Dolores Molina.

Quezon served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944.