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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.

17 August 1945: The End of the Second Philippine Republic

On this day 72 years ago, President José P. Laurel issued an Executive Proclamation putting an end to the Second Philippine Republic, thus ending his term as President of the Philippines. The Second Philippine Republic, also known as the Puppet State of the Empire of Japan, was succeeded by the Commonwealth of the Philippines.