Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9

Savvy Vol. 3 No. 26, March 9, 1998
On the Cover: Angel Aquino and sister Cielo
Events that happened on March 9
1565 – The Spanish expedition led by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi arrived at Limasawa Island.
1837 – The Spanish authorities created the Inspeccion General de Minas to develop still unexploited mineral resources in the Philippines.
1917 – Abra was declared a province by virtue of Act No. 2683.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 9:
1851 – Paciano Rizal (full name Paciano Alonso Realonda Rizal Mercado), revolutionary general, and older brother of Jose Rizal – in Calamba, Laguna (d. April 13, 1930).
1891 – Jose Paciano Laurel, president of the Philippine Republic during the Japanese-sponsored administration – in Tanauan, Batangas. (d. November 6, 1959).
1943 – Rosemarie Gil (full name Rosa Maria Gil), actress – in Manila.
1988 – Alodia Gosiengfiao (full name Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao), artist, model and cosplayer – in Quezon City.
Alodia Gosiengfiao
on the cover of FHM Philippines (July 2013)

Lew Alcindor before changing his name to
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, on the cover of
Sports Illustrated (March 9, 1970).
Picture Trivia
The birth name of NBA basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. He played for the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), and, on record, as of this writing (March 2012), he is NBA’s “All-Time Leading Scorer” (38,387 points). He was the “Rookie of the Year” on his first season with the NBA. In his professional career, he has garnered six regular season MVP and two finals MVP awards. Jabbar is known for his trademark “skyhook” shot.
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