Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 26

The New York Times Magazine , February 26, 1967
On the Cover: President Ferdinand E. Marcos and First Lady Imelda R. Marcos

Events that happened on February 26
1861 – The first issue of Gaceta de Manila, the official publication of the Spanish government in the Philippines was published.
1903 – Apolinario Mabini returned from his exile to Guam on board the ship “Thomas.”
1937 – Zamboanga was declared a city by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 39.
1939 – The Philippine Writers League was organized, with Federico Mangahas as president.
1941 – The Philippine Airline (PAL) was founded by a group of businessmen led by Andres Soriano, one of the Philippines’ leading industrialists.
1953 – Historic documents on Jose Rizal were handed over to Pres. Elpidio Quirino by the Spanish Foreign Relation Minister.

Personalities and celebrities born on February 26:
 1922 – Jose “Pepe” Wright Diokno, lawyer, lawmaker and public official – in Quezon City (d. February 27, 1987)
1954 – Chandra Romero, actress – in Cebu City.
1964 – Mark Dacascos (full name Mark Alan Murray Dacascos), Filipino-Irish martial artist, actor and television host – in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mark Dacascos
on the covers of Inside Kung-Fu (with Master Jiang Hao-quan, October 1998, and January 1999)

Ang “La Sombra” ni Francisco V. Coching at Federico C. Javinal
Ang nobelang “La Sombra” nina
Francisco V. Coching at Federico C. Javinal
tampok sa taklob-pahina ng
Hiwaga Komiks (Pebrero 26, 1965).
          Ang “La Sombra” (“Ang Anino”) ay nobelang pang-komiks na likha ni Francisco V. Coching at Federico C. Javinal na na-serialized sa Hiwaga Komiks noong 1965-1966. Bago pa man nagtapos ang nobela sa komiks, isinapelikula na ito ng Chriscat Film Enterprise na pinagbidahan ni Bernard Bonin sa papel na La Sombra sa ilalim ng direksiyon ni Teodorico Santos.

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Whitney Houston on the cover of
TV Guide (February 26-March 4, 1994).
Picture Trivia

          In the history of American music, Whitney Houston (1963-2012) is the only singer that had seven consecutive Number 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. Her best-selling self-titled debut album was hailed by Rolling Stone as the “Best Album” of 1986.
          Houston was the lead actress in her film debut The Bodyguard (1992) opposite Kevin Costner. The original soundtrack of the film won the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year.” The lead single, “I Will Always Love You” was awarded the “Best-Selling Single by a Female Artist” in music history.
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