Saturday, June 25, 2005

Instant Coffee

In 1938, Nestle launches Nescafe - the first instant coffee.

When did the King James Version of the Bible entered Philippines?

The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible was distributed for the first time in the Philippines by Protestant missionaries on September 5, 1898.


The modern bikini was invented by engineer Louis Reard in Paris in 1946 (introduced on July 5), and named after Bikini Atoll, the site of nuclear weapon tests in the Marshall Islands, on the reasoning that the burst of excitement it would cause would be like the atomic bomb.

Reard's suit was a refinement of the work of Jacques Heim who, two months earlier, had introduced the "Atome" (named for its size) and advertised it as the world's "smallest bathing suit". Reard split the "atome" even smaller, but could not find a model who would dare to wear his design.

Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris, was the first woman to wear the bikini in public, as a catwalk model for Reard's swimware collection.

It took fifteen years for the bikini to be accepted in the United States.
In 1951 bikinis were banned from the Miss World Contest. In 1957, however, Brigitte Bardot's bikini in the movie, "And God Created Woman" created a market for the swimwear in the US, and in 1960, Brian Hyland's pop song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" inspired a bikini-buying spree.

Finally the bikini caught on, and by 1963, the movie Beach Party, starring Annette Funicello (emphatically not in a bikini) and Frankie Avalon, led a wave of films that made the bikini a pop-culture symbol.

CPP was founded.

The Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Crisanto Evangelista on November 7, 1930.

Ice Cream again!!!!

Clarke's, the first ice cream parlor in the Philippines, was established by Metcalf Clarke on August 13, 1898 at Quiapo, Manila. It transfered to Escolta six months later.

The Philippine National Anthem

The Philippine National Anthem (Lupang Hinirang) began as an instrumental marched composed by Julian Felipe called Marcha National Filipina on June 5, 1898.

Jose Palma wrote the lyrics. On September 3, 1899 La Independencia published the score. The english translation was written by Camilo Osias. Osias's version was officially adopted on September 22, 1943 by virtue of Executive Order No. 211 as ordered by Jorge Vargas, chairman of the Philippine Evecutive Committee during the Japanese occupation.

The Filipino translation was written by Ildefonso Santos , Francisco Caballo and Julian Cruz Balmaceda. "O Sintang Lupa" was approved as the national anthem in and was proclaimed official on May 26, 1956 and was changed to "Lupang Hinirang".

Bayang magiliw
Perlas ng Silanganan,
Alab ng puso,
Sa dibdib mo'y buhay.

Lupang Hinirang,
Duyan ka ng magiting,
Sa manlulupig,
Di ka pasisiil.

Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw,
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.

Ang kislap ng watawat
mo'yTagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya
Kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim.

Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta,
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo;
Aming ligaya, na pag may mang-aapi
Ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo.

The Philippine National Red Cross

The Philippine National Red Cross was established on April 15, 1947 by virtue of Republic Act No. 95. Mrs. Aurora A. Quezon, President Quezon's wife, was the first president of PNRC.