Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18


Mr. & Ms. Vol. 26 No. 43, February 18, 2003
On the Cover: Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock a.k.a. the Marvel superhero Daredevil
Events that happened on February 18
1565 – Miguel Lopez de Legaspi took possession of Samar in the name of the Spanish crown.
1904 – The American invading forces offered a 2,500-peso reward for the capture of Filipino general Artemio Ricarte.
1936 – Pres. Manuel L. Quezon created the National Council of Education headed by Rafael Palma through Executive Order No. 19.
1981 – Lorenzo Ruiz was beatified by Pope John Paul II.
2011 – Hubert Webb, son of former senator Freddie Webb together with his co-accused in the Vizconde Massacre case were acquitted by the Supreme Court.

Personalities and celebrities born on February 18:
1940 – Perla Bautista, award-winning actress, in Cavite.
1951 – Isabel Preysler (full name Maria Isabel Arrastia Preysler), journalist, socialite and television host – in Manila.
1974 – Rachel Jingco Alejandro, singer and actress – in Manila.
Rachel Alejandro
on the cover of Savvy (April 6, 1998)
1976 – Bernadette Sembrano (full name Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Domiguez Sembrano), reporter, news caster and TV host.
Bernadette Sembrano
on the cover of MOD (March 18, 2005).
1981 – Assunta de Rossi (real name Maria Assunta Tiotangco Schiavone), Filipino-Italian actress and model – in Lecce, Italy.
Assunta de Rossi
on the covers of FHM Philippines (August 2000), MOD (January 12, 2001),
and People Asia (April 2002).
Princess Then Queen
From 16-year-old Princess Elizabeth, on the cover of Life (February 15, 1943)
to Queen Elizabeth II, on the cover of Life (February 18, 1953).
          Elizabeth Alexandra became a princess on December 11, 1936 at the age of 10 when her father George VI (1895-1952) became king of the United Kingdom, after her uncle Edward VIII (1894-1972) abdicated the crown so that she could marry two-time American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson (1896-1986), which was a commoner. Elizabeth became queen on February 6, 1952 after her father died. She was formally crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, the first royal coronation to be broadcast on television.
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Actress Jennifer Jones on the cover of
Look (February 18, 1947).
Picture Trivia
          Hollywood actress Jennifer Jones (real name Phylis Lee Isley, 1919-2009) was nominated for the Academy Award Best Actress five times, but it was it her portrayal of Bernadette Soubirous in the film Song of Bernadette (1943) that she won the award. The last film she appeared on was Towering Inferno (1974), where she was seen dancing with Fred Astaire (1899-1987) before the fire broke out in the newly-constructed “tallest” building in San Francisco.
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