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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Spanish-American War: Battle of Manila Bay (Cavite)

01 May 1898. Seven days after the US declared war on Spain, Commodore George Dewey's squadron easily destroys Admiral Patricio Montojo's fleet after a seven-hour battle in Manila Bay. 63 days later, the infamous (Mock) Battle of Manila would transfer Spanish control over Manila to the US. For detailed online accounts on this event, go to Home of Heroes and Spanish-American War Centennial.

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