Spanish authorities in Manila are caught unaware by the arrival in Manila Bay of a British fleet jointly commanded by Admiral Samuel Cornish and General William Draper.
By a royal decree the Beaterio de Santa Rosa is founded. Mother Paula de la Santisima Trinidad, a native of Cataluña, who arrived in 1750, dedicates herself to the education of girls and starts this foundation. The girls are taught reading and sewing.
The Filipinos capture Albay, then march to Legazpi, forcing the Spaniards to flee.
Some 1,500 Tagalogs land in Antique, bringing with them heavy artillery.