19 September


Birth of Joaquin Pardo de Tavera, lawyer, doctor of Jurisprudence, professor and councilor of Administration of the Ayutamiento of Manila. Died on March 19, 1884.


The Royal Commissary is created to undertake an extensive survey of conditions in the Philippines, particularly the problems besetting local civil administration.


The Philippine Commission adopts a civil service system which makes appointments to government service dependent on the results of competitive tests.