400,000 BC - People belonging to the species Homo Erectus were the first to set foot on the Philippines
300,000 BC - SABONG BEGAN IN THE PHILIPPINES
50,000 BC - The Tabon Man made Stone tools in the Tabon Cave in Palawan
40,000 BC -Negritos started to settle
4500-300 BC -Multiple Austronesian migrations from Taiwan
c.3000 BC - Presumed date of the Angono Petroglyphs
900 AD - People from Southern Annam called Orang Dampuan established trade zones in Sulu
900 AD - Established settlements were already present in and around Manila as seen in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription
1240 AD - Tuan Mash`ika ,a Muslim traveled and introduced Islam to Sulu
1300s AD - Birth of the Baybayin, Hanunoo, Tagbanwa, and Buhid scripts
1380 AD - Karim ul-Makhdum arrived at Sulu and built a Mosque
1433 AD - The legendary Datu Kalantiaw publishes a legal code
 16th century
1521 - Ferdinand Magellan lands in the Philippines, claiming the islands for Spain
1543 - Ruy López de Villalobos names the islands Las Islas Filipinas
1565 - Miguel López de Legazpi establishes the first permanent Spanish settlement in the country
1570 - Manila is conquered and made a Spanish city
1590 - Missionaries from the Society of Jesus establish the Colegio de Manila in Intramuros.
1595 - University of San Carlos founded as Colegio de San Ildefonso
 17th century
c.1600 - Pedro Bucaneg inscribes the oral epic Biag ni Lam-Ang
1611 - University of Santo Tomas established as the Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario (later renamed the Colegio de Santo Tomas).
1621 - The Colegio de Manila is made the Universidad de San Ignacio by Pope Gregory XV.
1623 - The Universidad de San Ignacio is made a royal university by Philip IV of Spain.
1645 - The Colegio de Santo Tomas becomes the University of Santo Tomas after a bull by Pope Innocent X.
1647 - Dutch besieged the Spanish in the Battle of Puerto de Cavite.
 18th century
1762 - British East India Company seizes Manila
1763 - Treaty of Paris returns Manila to Spain
1763 - Deaths of Gabriela Silang, the only Filipina to have led a revolt, and her husband Diego
1768 - Following the Suppression of the Jesuits, the members of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines are expelled. They surrender their properties to Spanish civil authorities.
1788 - Birth of the writer Francisco Balagtas
 19th century
1821 - The Philippines becomes a province of Spain.
1837 - Manila is made an open port.
1838 - Florante at Laura is published.
1859 - The Jesuits return to the Philippines. They are asked to take over the Escuela Municipal in Intramuros, which is now the Ateneo de Manila University.
1872 - 200 Filipino soldiers stage a mutiny in Cavite.
1873 - Priests Mariano Gomez, José Apolonio Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora (together known as Gomburza) are implicated in the Cavite Mutiny and executed.
1887 - Noli Me Tangere published.
1891 - El Filibusterismo published.
1892-Jose Rizal establishes La Liga Filipina;Jose Rizal was exiled in Dapitan.
1892 - Andres Bonifacio establishes the Katipunan.
1896 - José Rizal is executed.
1898 - Emilio Aguinaldo declares independence
1898 - Treaty of Paris transfers control of the Philippines from Spain to the United States ending the existence of the Spanish East Indies.
1898 - Philippine-American War Conflict erupts between Filipino Revolutionists and American Forces.
 20th century
1902 - Americans proclaim the end of the Philippine-American War, however fighting continues.
1904 - University of San Agustin in Iloilo was established.
1907 - The First Philippine Assembly is convened.
1908 - The University of the Philippines was established in Manila.
1911 - De La Salle University-Manila is founded as De La Salle College by the Brothers of Christian Schools.
1913 - Conflict in the country subsides.
1916 - The Jones Law is passed establishing a purely Filipino legislature
1916 - The Philippine Assembly becomes the House of Representatives and a Senate is established
1918 - The Philippines joins the First World War, sending 25,000 Filipino troops (and additional 6,000 in the U.S. Navy) to Europe fighting for the United States
1934 - The Philippine Independence Act is approved
1935 - Commonwealth of the Philippines is established
1935 - Manuel L. Quezon is elected president
1941 - President Quezon re-elected
1941 - Japan invades and occupies the Philippines in World War II
1943 - Jose P. Laurel appointed president by Japanese Imperial Army
1944 - United States retakes the Philippines from Japan
1945 -The Philippines along with 49 Allied countries signed the United Nations charter.
1946 - Manuel Roxas elected president
1946 - United States grants full independence to the Philippines
1948 - President Roxas dies; Elpidio Quirino becomes president
1949 - Elpidio Quirino re-elected as president
1950 - The Philippines joins the Korean War, sending over 7,000 troops under the United Nations command.
1953 - Ramon Magsaysay elected president
1954 - Manila Pact, also known as the South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), forms alliance of Philippines, the United States, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and France.
1957 - Ramon Magsaysay dies in plane crash
1961 - Diosdado Macapagal elected president
1961 - Independence Day is changed to June 12 by Diosdado Macapagal
1965 - Ferdinand E. Marcos elected president
1969 - Ferdinand E. Marcos is re-elected to a second full term, the first to ever do so
1970 - First Quarter Storm began in January
1972 - President Marcos delares martial law
1978 - First formal elections since 1969 for the Interim Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly)
1978 - Ferdinand E. Marcos becomes interim Prime Minister
1981 - Martial law lifted
1981 - Ferdinand E. Marcos is re-elected to a third term
1981 - Finance Minister Cesar Virata is elected Prime Minister by the Batasang Pambansa
1983 - Benigno Aquino, Jr. assassinated
1986 - Ferdinand E. Marcos is re-elected in allegedly fraudulent "snap" election
1986 - EDSA Revolution ousts President Marcos; Corazon Aquino becomes president
1991 - Senate rejects renewal of U.S military bases in the Philippines
1992 - Philippine general election, 1992 (Fidel V. Ramos is elected)
1997 - Asian financial crisis
1998 - Philippine general election, 1998 (Joseph Estrada is elected)
 21st century
2000 - President Estrada impeached by House of Representatives
2001 - EDSA II Revolution ousts Joseph Estrada; Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo becomes president
2003 - 2003 Oakwood mutiny
2004 - Philippine general election, 2004 (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is re-elected)
2005 - Hello Garci scandal (Legitimacy of declared election winners questioned)
2006 - A state of emergency was declared in February in response to coup rumours.
2007-Philippine general election, 2007
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