Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20

February 20
Mr. & Ms. Vol. 24 No. 41, February 20, 2001
On the Cover: Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista

Pebrero 20 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Ika-20 ng Pebrero 1946, Si Pangulong Manuel L. Quezon, kasama ang kaniyang mag-anak at ang kaniyang lupong-tagapayong pandigma (war cabinet) ay lumisan sa isla ng Corregidor sa pamamagitan ng submarino patungong Australia.
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          Nakuha ni Donito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire ang titulo sa WBC/WBO Bantamweight Boxing ng matagumpay na pabagsakin niya ang kaniyang kalabang si Fernando Montiel sa iklawang round ng kanilang laban na ginanap sa Mandalay Bay Resort sa Las Vegas, Nevada noong Pebrero 20, 2011.
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Personalities and celebrities born on February 20:
1920 – Eleuterio Adevoso, guerilla leader (with nom de querre “Terry Magtanggol”), politician and one of the founders of the Progressive Party of the Philippines – in San Juan, Metro Manila. (d. March 22, 1975).
1932 – Adrian E. Cristobal, journalist, essayist, historical writer, newspaper columnist, and award-winning playwright. (d. December 22, 2007). 
1942 – Babalu (real name Pablito Sarmiento Jr), actor-comedian (d. August 27, 1998).

Steve Jobs on the cover of Wired
(February 1996).
Picture Trivia
           Do you know that Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers, was a dyslexic? Steve Jobs (1955-2011) had problems reading, writing and spelling words. These, however, didn’t hinder his genius from coming out. It is a fact that many of the known geniuses in history had a chapter of dyslexia in their early life, among them Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Isaac Newton and Leonardo da Vinci.
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Quote of the Day
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005.

“Of Apples and Geniuses” (Concept and digital artwork  by Ernee Lawagan, October 9, 2011)

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