Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13

  
April issues of different magazines

April 13
Time (Special Environment Issue) Vol. 173, No. 14, April 13, 2009
On the cover: The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
 
GLIMPSE OF THE PAST
Print ad for the “Fire & Ice in Manila” reunion tour
of tennis legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe at
the Rizal Memorial Complex on April 13, 1989.
 
Events that happened on April 13:
1521 – Rajah Humabon, Rajah Kolambu and 400 natives were baptized by Spanish friar Pedro Valderama, making them the first Roman Catholic converts in the Philippines.


Personalities and celebrities born on April 13:
1857 –Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera, scholar, writer, doctor and politician (d. March 26, 1925).
1872 – Ramon Avanceña, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (from April 1, 1925 to December 24, 1941) – in Molo, Iloilo City (d. June 12, 1957).
1904 – Fernando Lopez, three-term vice-president (1949-1953, 1965-1969 and 1969-1972) – in Jaro, Iloilo (d. May 27, 1993).
 
1968 – Lani Mercado (real name Jesusa Victoria Hernandez), actress and politician – in Quezon City.
Lani Mercado on the cover of Celebrity World May 12, 1994 issue
 
 

A pilot whale dives with a flick of its massive tail.
Photo by Jose Ma. Lorenzo P. Tan, on the cover
of People & Nature April-June 1995 issue.
Larawang Tribiya
          Ang pangalang “pilot whale” ay ibinigay sa balyenang ito sa paniniwalang bawat libumbon (pod sa English) o grupo nila ay mayroong isang “piloto” o pinunong gumigiya sa kanilang palalakbay sa karagatan. Tinatawag din silang pothead whale at blackfish.
          May dalawang uri ng pilot whale sa kasalukuyan: ang Long-finned pilot whale (na may pangalang-agham na Globicephala melas) at ang Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus). Ang genus name ay mula sa kumbinasyon ng dalawang salitang Latin: Globus (“bilog” o “globo”) at cephalo (“ulo”). Ang specie name naman na melas ay mula sa salitang Griyego na ang ibig sabihin ay “itim,” at ang macrorhynchus ay mula sa mga salitang Griyego na macro (“malaki”) at rhynchus (“nguso” o “tuka”).
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