August 1, 1896
Rizal left Dapitan en route to Spain as a volunteer surgeon for the Cuban yellow fever hospitals. Carried letters of recommendation from Governor-General Blanco.
August 6, 1896
Rizal returns to Manila.
August 19, 1896
Spanish authorities discover the Katipunan when one of its members, Teodoro Paterno, betrays the organization to an Agustinian priest, Fr. Mariano Gil. All those implicated are ordered arrested but many Katipuneros evade arrest and flee to the hills of Balintawak.
August 23, 1896
A revolution is proclaimed by Bonifacio. The event is marked in history as the Cry of Balintawak. In this instance, Filipinos tear up their cedulas (I.D. cards) issued by the Spanish government and thereby mark the beginning of the uprising against the Spaniards.
August 26, 1896
Rizal goes to Cavite where he boards a ship for Barcelona. In the following night, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto and other Katipuneros are able to surreptitiously board Rizal's ship.
They offer to rescue him from the Spaniards, but Rizal refuses.
August 30, 1896
After the spread of the Katipunan revolt throughout The Country the first real battle for Philippine independence takes place at San Juan del Monte. The Spanish Governor Ramon Blanco proclaims a state of war in the 8 provinces that took up arms. The provinces are Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija.
September 2, 1896
Aboard the ship Isla de Panay, Rizal leaves Cavite for Barcelona.
October 3, 1896
Rizal arrives in Barcelona.
October 4, 1896
By order of Capt. Gen. Despujol, Rizal is incarcerated in Montjuich.
October 6, 1896
Orders from Madrid, Rizal is sent back to Manila as a prisoner.
October 31, 1896
A new group of the Katipunan is formed in Cavite; it discards the leadership of Andres Bonifacio and is headed by Emilio Aguinaldo (Mar 22, 1869 - Feb 6, 1964).
November 13, 1896
Rizal arrives in Manila and is immediately...
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