Antonio Tan

–1999
Manila, Philippines

The Life of Antonio

Antonio Tan died in 1999, in Manila, Philippines.

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World Events (3)

1898

The U.S. navy destroys the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. Spain cedes the Philippines to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris in December, Philippines rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines independent on June 12, which will be recognized in the future as the Philippines' Independence Day.
1902

"Insurrection ends. Taft improves economic conditions, settles disputes over church ownership of land, establishes ""Pensionado""program, allowing Filipinos to study in U.S. , which helped modernize and westernize the country."
1935

Filipino people approve constitution creating the Philippine Commonwealth with Manuel Quezon y Molina as the first president. The Philippines is promised full independence within 10 years.

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 谭: from the name of the state of Tan during the Zhou dynasty. After Wu Wang established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc , he enfeoffed the state of Tan to a descendant of the model emperor Yu ( 2205–2198 bc ), with the status of Viscount. Descendants adopted the name of the state Tan as their surname.2 Chinese 谈: said to be from the name of a certain King Tan of the state of Song, a 36th-generation descendant of its founder ( see Song ).3 Chinese 陈: variant of Chen .

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Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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