Thursday, December 20, 2007


THURSDAY 12.13.07- After our Admin Law Forced Xmas Party and a not-so-successful-forced xmas party-yet-unexpected one person recit in Transpo Class, Teta, Nil, Mike Mari and I went to Tagaytay. It was funny when, the three of us Nil, Mike and I, decided to think of our female names, and our names were: Nadia Bongga for me; Pining Gercia for Mike and Tina Moran for Nil! Haha!

Our first stop was in Mushroom Burger, since it is about to close in minutes we went to Starbucks but we were kicked out because we weren’t allowed to eat our foods there. Good thing there’s a grassy area near our parking slot so we just settled for it. Another good thing is that, the grassy area proved to be one cool spot for our photo-ops! Haha!

After our photo-ops, we side-tripped at Paseo, then went to Mari’s crib and had our “Girly Talk” haha! Well the talk revolved with one question in which we were allowed to ask follow-up questions. The question was: “Kamusta na Ang Puso Mo?” haha!

It was really a good feeling when you get to share what you feel and advise some things to my friends, which I think I did based on my experience and, oh yeah age, since I am a little older than them. A lot of revelations, a lot of emotions, that’s to sum up the talk we had.

FRIDAY- 12.14.07. The next morning, I woke up last and after breakfast, I slept again while they dance their way to dance revo. There wasn’t an announcement that we don’t have a class in Business Organization but still we were so lazy enough not to go to school. Mike and I went home a little early in the afternoon, we had our late lunch at shakey’s with my brothers, drove Mike to his apartment and then I went home to prepare for our pool party at my house.
It was a one cool pool party we had. I even smoke cigar again, and Nil haha! Anyway it was one fun night!

MONDAY- 12.17.07. Since we heard the news that there will be no class in our Insurance Law, I decided to stay home, but Nil and Mari went to Mike’s apartment and invited me to come over, but since I need to shop for groceries, they just followed me at Festival Mall. The funny thing was I was not prepared when they invited me to come over at Mari’s crib, because Mike’s going to fix Mari and Nil’s computers. After dinner, a long casual talk which ended up in Mari gushing into tears happened. I was really surprised about Mari’s emotional status right now, I hope she could get over Nil and move on without having to put everything she has gained into trash.

TUESDAY 12.18.07- As planned, Mike and I did not attend the San Beda Law Party. We however pushed through with our plan of having a last gimik with Cas before Mike leaves for Palawan. We decided to go to Sitcom Comedy Bar, we were lucky enough that there was an event, wherein Jose and Wally and Sugar and Ate Gay will be performing. It was really a fun night for the three of us. It was one hell of a stress reliever! And what I am glad about is that the three of us, who happens to share everything we feel from our deepest sorrows and joys, got the chance to be together! :)

WEDNESDAY 12.19.07- After our gimik the other night, and after sleeping for quite long at Mike’s apartment, we went to ATC to have a late lunch, then to Metropolis to find some computer parts. We went back to Alabang Town Center and then waited for Yves at Mcdo, then went back to Mike’s apartment without knowing that we will be caught by the MMDA traffic enforcers after counter-flowing. Hehe! Anyway, we went back to Festival Mall to buy some gifts, and then headed home. It was so tiring, not only because of countless walking we did, but the traffic was so heavy that night, just hope Mike was able to pack his clothes well. haha!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Just a quote

"Sometimes you just have to try not to care, no matter how much you do. Because sometimes, you can mean nothing to someone who means everything to you. It's not pride, it's called self-respect."

I seem to agree with this quote, sent to me via text by a friend.. :(

Monday, December 10, 2007

A friendly advice..

Learn to detach..
Put some insensitivity in your dealings with the people around you..

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Random Thoughts and Current Updates 01

11.12.07 Sometimes you’ll be surprised that the things you never expected to happen would hit you on your face without even a warning. And all the while you just didn’t see it coming. But it’s quite a relief in a way that the things you always wish you could share to others came in handy in the most unexpected times..

> What would you feel when you are left empty-handed? What would you feel when you don’t have any idea what’s going on around you? What would you feel if the people whom you expect to be honest enough for you just turn back on you? What would you feel when you are left out? Confucius was really brilliant! Yan Kasi! Karma ka!

> Yan ang nagagawa ng umuupo sa kasumpa-sumpang first row aisle, natatanong ka ng professor mo during a no-recitation class.. Tapos ang itatanong pa sayo yung mga na-take up nyo last semester na ibang subject na kinukuha mo sa kanya ngayon. Ang saya diba? Pa-uso tuloy ang mga sagot ko! Haha!

11.13.07 It feels good when you get to share your thoughts, ideas and even your problems and your life with others.. It feels good when you know that you can trust someone..

> Iba din pala yung pride pag regular law student ka pa din and wala ka pang binabagsak.. I’m not saying that I am a brilliant student, hindi naman ako consistent na diligent student, but somehow I managed to get a slice of everything that a Law Student should have to pass..

> Swerte ba talaga ako pag nag-shuffle na ng class cards ang professor? Kasi kanina ang saya napunta sa pinakadulo ang class card ko di tuloy ako natawag sa recit! Haha! Saya!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Moving Out.. Moving On..

Being out of the house for more than 24 hours was somewhat ok naman pala! Lalo na if kakatapos lang ng sem and I really need to relax!

Thanks to Mike's place and accommodation.. Pero todo ang haba ng sleep ko, kahit after namin mag-Brunch and while wathing "Transformers'(at last di nako loser!),e i still manage to have a nap! Kasi ba naman an lamig ng panahon so kakaantok talaga! Anyway, buti na lang the rain finally give us a chance to go out! So ayus! Nakapag-town center kami and thank God nakahanap na din si Mike ng clinic to have his sinus checked-up. Anyway after dinner, we headed home! And whoala! diba problema na naman! Naman kasi eh.. But yet I think that problem paved the way na talaga for me to move out of the house.. Ang hirap na din kasi na di ako makapag-concentrate sa studies ko, e for the future na itong kinakareer ko! :) Kaya eto sana matuloy, and maka-pag move out na ko and I'll try to experience na living independently.. Sana lang talaga mag-work out! Para hawak ko na oras ko!

Just a thought..

"Move on dude!, You entered that life you have right now because you want it.. Stick with it if you want to survive! Sometimes you have to realize that things dont go the way you want it, sometimes its hard to accept that things dont go the way you want it, sometimes its hard to accept that things aren't supposed to be the way you want it to be.. Another thing you'll realize that there are people with whom you have shared a lot yet turn out to leave you or who will not compensate what you have done to them.. It really is hard to accept that but you have to live with it if you want to survive and go on with what you are working on for your future.. It's easy to trust people but its difficult to nurture and maintain that trust.."

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sembreak Na!

Hay! Officially sembreak na! Haha! I really need a vacation, hopefully matuloy sa baguio! Sana wala ako pa din ako ibagsak this sem and my friends as well.. Have to maximize my time this sembreak! kailangan makapag-online game ako!, visit relatives and todo gimik if ever! haha!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Feeling bad about Midterms

I felt bad, and still is, when I've found out that a considerable number of students from the other class in our Sales passed the exams and even their midterm grade, when there's none in our class who passed the exams, though there's someone who got 75 in his midterm grade. I just felt bad for the class. Parang lumalabas tuloy 'boplaks' kami, as one of my blockmate has put it. I even opened the issue that the block is always being given professors who are far more terrorizing than with other sections, but though it's an advantage, as the training is far better..

I am somehow motivated to study HARDER, lalo na ngayon that professors seem to have agreed to terrorize and give us a hard time! Enough of too much sleep, of too much procrastination, of too much laziness.. Aral to the max na talaga, and study smart and memorize, memorize a lot and analyze harder!

Well I just hope the class would do good in the finals! God Bless to us!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Update. Update..

Well this is just an update of me after one week.

Well Monday, September 3 it was a free day for us blockmates since Atty. Delson was lazy to hold class and Judge Palamos even did not go to class, so we decided to have a few drinks at Molokai. It was a stress reliever for me somehow..

Friday was a surprise for me! After a meeting with the LSG of San Beda Law, Francis told me that I need to go to the office, and right there, me and shemyl took an oath as the San Beda law Alabang representatives. It was a surprise for me, and a little bit embarrassed during the "ceremony" as it was being documented through pictures and video. Haha! I was an instant member of the LSG without however being voted for by the law students and without actually knowing what are my responsibilities, which I presume is merely to be informed of the LSG's activities and plans and relay it to Alabang Law students. As I have said in my previous post/s before it is really hard for me to accept the fact that I always act as a leader that's why I am a little bit passive. I guess I have to try now to accept that fact and be more active and do justice with the position and the responsibilities it entails.

Saturday, 9.08.07 was a great experience. Teta, Nil, Mari and me, (hay Mike and Ivan didn't go with us! haha! it's their lost anyway! but it's ok with me, they have their preoccupations, most especially Mike which I understand more, since he is living alone in his apartment, since his family's away from him.. His time is very much precious for him just to sacrifice.. but still it was still fun if they had the chance to come with us..) Anyway, I was lucky enough to experience what the members or volunteers of the barops committee do to support and assist the barristers. I even deliver food to a barrister in his room.. After the service to the barristers, and eat our dinner, we had dessert and went to Mall of Asia to meet Hazel. We headed to Pier One after. When we went back to Diamond Hotel, Mari was not feeling well already so we decided to go home..

Well I hope when we will be the ones who will be doing the barops upon separation of Alabang with Mendiola then it would be an advantage that we experienced how the activities are being done..

That's for now!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Maybe my Last Post... for now.. until this Semester Ends!

Well. This probably is the last time I'm going to write a blog for the time being.. Back to review for the midterms! And I wanna do good badly! It's not that I want to impress people, it's just that I want to challenge myself. I want to prove myself that I can do better than the past semesters! I am just praying that everyone most especially my friends would do good as well in the exams..

I kinda feel irritated when you get to mingle with a person who appears to care for him/herself alone.. Kumbaga, sarili nya lang iniintindi nya and ginagawa nya ang mga bagay-bagay just to satisfy him/herself. Minsan siguro we just have to think for others sake as well din, hindi lang yung sarili natin right?! Give and take kumbaga, as much as possible you try to help others kung kaya naman, wag yung sariling kapakanan lang ang iniinitindi.. No man is an islang, and karma do exists!

Naisip ko lang? Tama ba ang pananaw na ito: "Hindi ako makikimingle with others that much, coz at some point these people would leave me.. Ayoko sa kanilang maging close, I don't want to invest emotions and friendships, coz I don't want to be left behind. I hate the feeling of losing someone.."

Hay, sa totoo lang I felt that way before, and it seems like the idea haunts me again.. Please help me Lord! I want to live in peace!!! ^_^

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Goodbye Old Home

This is my last night here at our hold home.. Yun lang.. I can't explain how I feel.. Wala lang.. Time to move on.. hihi! =]

Sunday, July 22, 2007

My 100th Post

This is my 100th post. Well, cheers to that! haha! Blogging really helped me a lot in expressing my thoughts, most specially when there's no one to talk to. Writing your thoughts "on-line" through blogging somehow relieves me in a way. It's like I have someone talking with and sharing my thoughts.. Thanks to blogger!

I'm happy with my friends in Law School. I love the bond we have. Thanks to Mike,Nil and Mari and others that I have the confidence to go on with Law School. I'm happy that I have found a support group. Studying was never fun since the bond we have created.

Last Saturday, we went to Mari's Caz' place in Batangas and sang our hearts in the videoke! It was a long road trip yet it was fun. Most specially when we head home. Nil was racing with someone driving a toyota corolla. It was fun when Dos decided to help Nil in beating the driver of the toyota corolla, and we did! haha!

Law School: I was called in LTD, the last one! haha! It was like a guessing game for me.. Kamusta naman kasi ang pinagtatanong ni Judge Serrano, pang Civil Procedure na.. Anyway, it's ok, since I just slept in the library instead of studying and at least I don't have to worry next meeting.. =]

It was somehow a relaxed-week in law school.. We didn't have class in property, only a quiz.. We didn't have Sales and Banking! haha! The funny thing is during our negotiable instruments, I was somewhat scolded by Atty. Cabaneiro for wearing a t-shirt! haha! So, come thursday, Mike and I had a shopping spree! yihee! I bought five polo shirts and a new pair of shoes! The budget of P4,000 seems not enough! haha!

Hay, the house in Hillsborough is almost finished.. We're moving out soon.. I have mixed feelings, somehow, I have precious memories here in our house in Gruenville.

Well this is it for now.. =]

Sunday, July 15, 2007

A Week-long Update

I really hate my subject property. It’s like I cannot comprehend that much the provisions of the Civil Code regarding that. And my professor, I think is just playing on us. I mean from the way he throws questions at us, which actually I never thought would be asked by a professor like him, who happens to be a bar topnotcher. So I really have to make it double or triple time in studying.

With regard to my Sales class, it seems that my professor is not that hard on me when he calls me for recitation. I don’t know if I’m just lucky or he intentionally make it easy for me. Is it because I am the beadle of the class? I hate to think this way, but the thing is I’m happy that I don’t lose the momentum so far in studying. I like the way my professor in Sales ask questions which actually don’t have any correct answers. I like his objective of making us analyze and argue. Aside from the fact that I find him lenient when it comes to recitations. But I’m not satisfied with my last recitation with him, “so sabog” hehe!, I should really be ready for anything. I was ready for an argument on the three conflicting cases regarding Article 1479 of the Civil Code, however I was asked instead of another case, how could I forget that Serra vs. CA case!, I was an idiot! I was the one who digest it, and all of a sudden when I was called to recite it I rattled! Anyway, I was also surprised to recite Article 1480 of the Civil Code! That was really unexpected, good thing I managed to recite the provisions. I just got confused when he asked me what’s the general rule and exception with regard to the risk of loss at the time of perfection of the contract but before delivery of the thing. Well, I was dumbfounded for a few seconds, and actually inventing a new doctrine! Haha! Good thing, there really is no general rule and exception, since the provisions covering those were really irreconcilable, citing that the Civil Code was based on numerous foreign Codes.

Hay, Election Law! I was somehow prepared for the recitation last Tuesday but a quiz was instead given by my professor, ‘cause he’s rushing to get the COMELEC resolution for his client Koko Pimentel. Anyway, I’ll fail that quiz! I don’t know all the seven commissioners of the COMELEC! Whoah! Unexpected again!

Criminal Procedure last Monday made me dizzy! With all due respect to those who recited, I’ve learned that it’s still good to know enough, rather than to know a lot. I’ve learned that humility is a value that every law student should learn or I think everyone for that matter. Being humble that you don’t know everything in a subject matter would lead to enlightenment at the end of the day. I’ve learned that settling with the basics is safer than going for more.

I like Atty. Cabaneiro! Aside from giving us a time off to relax a bit, with his absence, I’m quite surprised that he asked me only a few questions when he called me for recitation last meeting in Banking, compared to others who were given a lot of questions to answer. I just found myself saying “yes” to him, while he discussed the whole part which I think I supposed to recite! Haha!

Well, I’m a little bit bugged by my conscience when I didn’t attend Ambassador Tolentino’s class! It was unfortunate for me that I stumbled upon him in the Cafeteria and the Law library. Haha! So kapal muks that I could still greet him when we crossed ways. Haha!

What a way to end the week with Judge Serrano! Haha! I don’t know what makes me so sleepy, this week, that I go to school as early as 7.30am and then spend most of my time sleeping! Haha! I even slept in the chapel this afternoon and opted not to study in LTD! Hay! Judge Serrano was really hilarious! His “angry tone” when he asked questions during the recitation was hilarious!

On the lighter side:

I was glad that Nil, Mike and I have successfully found a tailor shop to embroider the jacket we bought. Now the spirit of Law School is now with us when we wear it! Haha!

I was fond of teasing and making kulitan with Mike this past week! Haha! Anyway at least we forget the toxic readings when we do that haha! “Pampaalis antok at windang haha!”

Last Tuesday since we were dismissed early in Election Law and we don’t have classes the following day we went to Gerry’s Grill to unwind, and I was glad that I had a taste of beer again! Haha!

The following day I had fun when we distributed food to street children, “Lex Libris for a cause” as we dubbed it! Haha! The funny thing is the Lex Libris that we sold is not yet working haha!

Mike and I planned to watch transformers that same day but it’s not anymore showing in ATC Cinemas, we met Dos unexpectedly and we watched Die Hard 4 instead! The movie was good! We just rescheduled watching transformers, which actually is supposed to be today. But unfortunately, the screening time of the cinemas did not match our schedule. Mike and I just had a snack at Jollibee in Alabang. But it was still relaxing though, as we had the time to talk and share a lot of stories.

Hay! What a way to end the week! After arriving at home, I’ve made a skin theme for my phone, find cases, check emails and then sleep. It was just strange that I woke up at around 11pm at the same time receiving a text quote from a girl I courted for so long which did not materialize into a relationship! Wee!! It was strange!, receiving a text and the text quote itself from her.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Today is Independence Day. A day which is supposed to be a holiday for the Filipinos but for economic purposes it was declared a regular office day. A regular scheme followed by the GMA Administration mainly not to disturb the economic activities in the country. Usually when the holiday falls on a day in the middle of a week then the MalacaƱang adjusts the celebration of the holiday and announces a long weekend.

I actually went to Mendiola, along with Ivan today to get the check for the funds which will be used in the freshmen orientation, since I am the finance committee head the check was named after me. I encashed it and then proceeded to Mari's house to hand it over to her for them to pay the downpayment for the food. Good thing we had a free lunch!

Anyway, talking bout independence, I have watched last Sunday in Y-Speak a segment about 'independent living'. This segment was really a slap on my face since like after college I thought of living independently from my family. But until now I am still living with them. But it's quite difficult to jump into a decision to be independent and I don't think I could cope with it right now since I am pursuing my dream of becoming a lawyer. I think I need my family,not just for the financial support they are giving me but the moral support as well. And besides I still want to support them also in their endeavors and help out in our business.

Today is the 109th Independence Day Celebration, and of course a lot of talk shits would be heard from our DEARLY BELOVED PRESIDENT, and I don't want to talk about it much less care to listen to her speech.

I think Filipinos though freed from colonialization are still slaves in our country. We are slaves of the promises of the politicians. Promises of a progressive country and a better life. We are slaves of corruption in the government, a very swift and surreptitious conqueror of every cent which we laboured for.

I hate the way our system of government works. I hate the freedom that the government officials has which they use to steal money from us. I hate the freedom that the government officials has to use power in order to curtail the justice system. I hate the freedom of those in power to steal the freedom of the Filipinos to voice out their grievances.

In my own little way, when I became a lawyer, I hope the freedom that was being abused by those in power could well be transformed into an upright freedom to give
to the people the freedom they truly deserve. The freedom to live a decent life.

Despite all of what I've said I am still proud to be a Filipino. I know we could stand up one day and be proud of country. I am positive about this, I know we could effect change!

Happy Independence Day!



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Monday, June 11, 2007

Quotes from a Thesis on Life..

Two days to go and its back to law books and cases, all-nighters, humiliating recitations arggh! And so before this happens I try to finish some of the books (not law books!) I am reading during this summer break. And I'd like to share some of the insights from "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom.

"Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted." - THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES.

"The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it."

"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."

"Sometimes you cannot believe what you see,you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too--even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling."

"Learn to detach. Don't cling to things because everything is impermanent. But detachment doesn't mean you don't let the experience penetrate you. You let it penetrate you fully. That's how you are able to leave it."

"If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails."

"But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them full and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then you can say, 'All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.'"

"If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down at you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone." -REALLY LIKE THIS ONE!

"How we think, what we value, those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone or any society detrmine those for you."

Tuesdays with Morrie E-book

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Expect the Unexpected

I never thought that Donna’ s birthday would be such a great day for me. Things do happen when you least expect it.

It was wonderful that my Kanlungan friends and I got to bond again together and share laughs. Melvin was there, which was quite a surprise for me. Happee who explicitly said that she is now almost always present in Kanlungan events just after her breakup, is really an announcement that seems to give a smile on my face.

Just after singing our chosen songs in the videoke and taking pictures which is not to be missed, and the planning for our Galera getaway on the 16th, I actually initiated a birthday wish/message to Donna which other Kanlungan people did also. I even thought of capturing their messages on video.

After everyone has given their messages and wishes to Donna, it’s Donna’s turn to give her “thank you speech” which turned out into an unexpected revelation. So I turned off the video ‘cause it was really something personal for her. Everyone of us, except Happee I think, who knows the story, was in awe when we heard it. Everyone thought that Donna’s relationship is doing good. But as I’ve said expect the unexpected, I just hope she could get over her problem.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


How powerful can someone in power be? Why is it that people always try to be close with people who are at the helm of power?

Being associated or connected with people in power indirectly benefits anyone who gains such connection. Our family supported a certain political figure last elections who won. There comes a time when my parents utter some words which implies that the political figure’s success in the elections is also their success.

Initially, I actually wanted to support this political figure but then, when I have searched his performance during his term and his background I changed my mind. That’s why when I hear my relatives talking about this political figure I am dismayed because I don’t think this political figure will do a good job.

Going back to “connections”. A lot of people who support politicians who run for whatever elective position of course want a return on whatever support they have given to the politician. This also could not be set aside by the politicians as it could well be described as “utang na loob”. The system works as if there is a give-and-take relationship between the givers of support and the takers. And when the politician wins, it’s payback time. A switch of characters happens, the system of give-and-take, gives us a picture where the politician becomes a giver of benefits and the supporter becomes the taker. A clear description of bribery.

Although indirectly I may be benefited by the winning of this politician I am talking about with the business transactions that my parents or relatives which would need some backing-up from powerful people in the government, I am completely disgusted by the way politics is being used to gain the power to really manipulate the law and the appropriate system of the government.

It’s actually hard for me to keep my silence on this with my family although in my actions I could well give them a picture of my disgust with their way of thinking. But in due time I know I could let people be reminded that we should be the ones that should clean up the system that we created, the system which created the corrupt officials in the government. The corruption will only continue if we tolerate ourselves to associate with them for the purpose of gaining connections that would indirectly give us also power.


I just enrolled myself last Monday. It’s good to see again my close friends in Law School and it’s good to hear their stories.

I also shared a little bit of what has been going on in my mind the past few weeks. The last few weeks were as confusing as always when the thought of continuing with Law School pops in my head.

I actually wanted to transfer to another school. There’s this thought that the Beda-environment is not conducive for me. I am quite bored as well with the monotonous studying. Maybe because I got used to a lot of activities during college. I actually also would like somehow to escape responsibility, because I find it hard to lead people. Maybe because it’s just hard to accept the fact that ‘leadership’ haunts me, whenever I go. Before entering Law School I set my mind that I would not accept any position as a leader of whatever group or organization. But leadership really haunts me, so I decided to succumb to it. But now, I’m glad that my buddies are helping me out. And I think it’s below the list of my reasons why I want to transfer.

As I have said with my buddies “the bond that I have created with you served as a major factor that’s why I’ve decided to continue in Beda”. And it was. I think it would be hard for me to find new friends again like these buddies I have now. It is with these friends of mine that I can be who I am.

Another thing, transferring to another school requires quite a lot of adjustments and I think it takes a lot of time to do that. Though it would depend on the school you are transferring.

Beda is not beda alone without the prestige attached to its name. Though a lot of people would say that it is still upon yourself whether you’d be successful or not, but of ten people how many of them would end up as a hotshot lawyer on his own. I would say I am giving up the opportunities that Beda caters me if I will be transferring from another school. I would waste the time and effort I exerted studying just to attain the QPI (Quality Point Index), which I could say without bragging, is far from the minimum.

I have decided to stay. And I will for as long as I could, for as long as I am happy. And for as long as I can be who I am.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


It such a great feeling when you had a chance to go back to your hometown. A place which was a witness to your childhood and immaturity. I just did last Saturday.

I grew up in the birthplace of our “National Hero” Dr. Jose RIzal, Calamba City. A few kilometres drive from Manila and since I am living in Muntinlupa City right now I actually had to travel less than an hour to get there.

The promulgation of an Act making Calamba a city gives rise to a lot of changes in the town, it was a lot more urbanized than before. There were many establishments present right now, but somehow, I still could feel the breeze of the old Calamba.

First stop. I went to the famous Rizal Shrine. The actual birthplace of Rizal, where I actually was assigned during college to be a tour guide. I went inside the shrine and look into the different parts of the house, Rizal’s bedroom, her sisters’ bedrooms, master bedrooms, the kitchen and others. There were no changes at all from the last time I saw it. Too bad, there was some renovation going on in a museum located near the house, so my companion and I headed to the garden.

The wide garden of the Rizal Family was very much relaxing, there were lot of trees and plants in there. Just sitting on the benches and breathe fresh air truly made me feel good. In the garden as well you could see the statue of a young Rizal and a dog which purpose was to inspire the kids who tour the place. The “bahay-kubo” where the Rizal siblings played during their times was still there.

Second Stop. After my visit at the Rizal Shrine I got the chance to eat again Lomi, “Calamba Style”, luckily there was still a stall there selling it. The Lomi we ordered was actually good for three persons but we almost consumed the whole bowl of Lomi! It was good!

Third Stop. After eating Lomi, we went to the famous “BANGA”. It was a structure located in the plaza of Calamba, which was actually a “Kalan” and “Banga” (these were early forms of cooking utensils during the Spanish era). According to History, these “Kalan” and “Banga” were the origin of the name “Calamba”. A woman, carrying a “Kalan” and “Banga” during the Spanish era, come across a Spanish military man, and asked of the name of the town. Because the woman, didn’t understand Spanish, she thought that he was asking what she is carrying. She answered back, “Kalan”-“Banga”.
And from then on the town was called Calamba.

Last stop. Calamba Parish Church. I got the chance to kneel and pray in Calamba’s parish church again. I remembered my childhood days where in I was involved in participating in religious activities for kids, the days where I’ve been assigned to read the first or second readings for a particular mass, as well as in the collection of contributions from people.

It was really a nostalgic feeling when I went back to Calamba, and it’s like I want to go back for more, since there were still a few more spots and nice sceneries in the town. But I don’t have the luxury of time to visit them all. Well I just hope I would have the time again to visit my hometown and relive the moments which somehow became a part of who I am right now. I’m proud to be a CalambeƱo! and a Kababayan of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

By the way, Happy 146th Birthday Rizal on the 19th of June! =]

Friday, May 25, 2007


Picture this.

You are a lawyer. A good trial lawyer. A defense lawyer in a top Law firm. Fifteen Years back you are an inexperienced district attorney who prosecuted and convicted a murderer. Fifteen Years later, the man you have convicted fifteen years back has been paroled and now asking for your help for an alleged murder of his landlord. Bringing back some issues on his conviction to which you are involved. Will you answer for his defense?

This is a scenario depicted in one of the episodes of Justice, a series by Bruckheimer which I am hooked into right now.

Is trying to defend a person you have prosecuted and convicted years back is like pissing on your own work? Is this admitting a fault which tantamount to your incompetence as a lawyer?

Luther, the defense lawyer who has been in the situation I am talking about may just did the right thing. By reviewing the facts of the previous case and delving into a deeper analysis of some relevant facts he admittedly missed during the trial, he concluded in the end that he had convicted an innocent man.

During the trial of the recent case, I just observed how brilliant the defense lawyers were of the Firm. From the meticulous inspection of the scene of the crime, they have made an excellent theory that the eye-witness to the crime charged to their client is not telling the truth. For the simple reason that a man could not clearly see through the window of the room where the victim was killed because of radiant sunrays beaming through the window on the specific time of the day the victim was killed. It’s just abhorrent how the real culprit thought that he could escape from the scales of justice by attributing a crime to another person who has been known to be a convict. Good thing justice prevailed.

I like Luther end his closing argument, saying: “Convicting an innocent man is the worst thing that a district attorney could do”. Truly the end of justice is not served if an innocent person is put behind bars and suffers for a wrong he never committed. I just do hope lawyers will abide by their oath and do everything they can to uphold the integrity of their profession and the rule of law.

Justice actually has been out of Fox TV after its first season, I'm wondering why. A crack team of defense attorneys, including a media manipulation expert played by Victor Garber, the requisite young hot-shot attorney played by Kerr Smith and the model-esquire female attorney trying to restrain the guys played by Rebecca Mader, defend the rich, famous, and scandalous in LA. After the trial concludes we will see a flashback that shows if they really are innocent or got away with murder.

The cast includes:

Victor Garber ... Ron Trott

Kerr Smith ... Tom Nicholson

Rebecca Mader ... Alden Tuller

Eamonn Walker ... Luther Graves

Some words..

Recent quotes I like..

“Beggars cannot be choosers!”

“It’s good to be vocal with your feelings but there’s always the perfect timing.”

“Emotions shouldn’t eat you.”

“Don’t let someone let you feel uncomfortable.”

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Protest Votes?

From Left: Francis Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano, Koko Pimentel, and Antonio Trillanes

Absolutely. I believe the results of the elections, although not yet final, show how the voters voiced out their disgust with the GMA Government. The way the Genuine Opposition continues to dominate the COMELEC tally could attest to this. At least eight of GO candidates managed to stay in the top 12. Surprisingly, Trillanes, who never got the chance to campaign outside as he was still behind bars in Fort Bonifacio, is actually consistent in top 12.

As one political analyst said: “Sawa na ang mga botante”.. Very true. I think the voters want change and they actually want it now. And they voted for politicians who they think could effect the change they want. A lot of first-timers in the Senate bid ran during the last elections. There’s Alan Peter Cayetano, Francis Escudero, Koko Pimentel and others. All of them promising to fight for corruption and continuing their advocacies towards change in the government. Well, let’s just hope they do.

Another political analyst said: “Politicians should be concerned that this country is a mess”. Very true again. And I hope the newly-elected officials could clean up the mess that the government never dared to throw away, as they were busy creating a few more mess.

Thanks Kid!

I’m quite surprised by a young boy who said to me this: “Pag laki ko magkikita tayo!” I am touched by the way he said it to me which seems he really values the bond we had even if it is only “virtual”.. =]

Kerwin is his name, he is an online buddy of mine in an online game I got hooked into a year ago. The first time I got the chance to have a chat with him, I thought that he is already a teenager, but I was shocked when he called me over the phone, he really is just 10 years old. Why did I think he is already a teenager? Well aside from his excellent skills in playing the game, I noticed that the words he uses when we chat are not different from teeners. He really got me!

I miss his immaturity and tantrums. I remember the times that I intentionally tease him because I know he will surely be annoyed! Well, sorry for that! =]

Kerwin’s a good son. He obeys his parents. He knows when to stop playing the game, and do his homeworks. A religious one also as he gives time to go to their church. I salute the parents of Kerwin for the way they nurtured the good values in him.

I hope he continues to be an obedient son as he grows old. Well I hope I really could meet him someday.

Monday, May 21, 2007

I Shall Return!

I'm glad that the effort I exerted in finding the first limited copies of Bob Ong's new book, Macarthur was somehow paid off. Since the first time I got to read Bob Ong's Abnkkbsnplko I was enticed by the way he writes. Basically because I can relate to his works, as it dwells on the common people, including me!

I like the way Bob Ong crafted his first attempt at fiction. The words used may be "pang-kanto", with a lot of "PIs" and others but it would not be as truthful as it was presented if not for those.

The story dealt with four friends, Jim, Cyrus, Voltron and Noel. The way of life of the friends was the main issue of the story. The way they struggled to survive the miseries of life, from being poor because of lack of money to support their needs as well as the struggle for identity and well-being.

The plot of the story was simple. The usual scenario of juvenile delinquency as portrayed by Noel, through his addiction. And a second chance to life as he comes back to his family.

The story was not new, yet it enlightens us, it's another objective response of Bob Ong to his responsibility towards the society which is to awaken every Filipino of how poverty weakens not only our faith to the government but to ourselves as well to the point that we lose our respect for our own identity.

Here's a certain part in the book that I liked: "Pero sa pagkakataong 'yon habang naglalakad sya sa kalsada, nakilala nya ang totoong Noel na inilibing ng lipunan sa ilalim ng imaheng ibinibintang nito sa kanya.."

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Along Came Spidey!

I'm okay now.. Better than yesterday.. Apart from the relief I got from blurting out every emotion I am keeping during the wee hours awhile ago, I'd like to thank Spidey 3 for the entertainment! Somehow the film moved me in a way, though I didn't like it generally. It was good but not spectacular.

The storyline really is predictable. The only scene I like about was when Peter Parker became aggressive because of that organism that got into him.. Aside from that I like the quote he said at the end of the movie:

"Whatever comes our way, whatever battle raging inside us we always have a choice.."

"It's the choices that make us who we are and we could always choose to do what is right.."

Monday, May 14, 2007

I stood up and Made a Difference

Voting has just ended and I’m glad I have casted my vote in favor of candidates who I know would do well in the senate based on their track record.

I signed up to be a volunteer to perform administrative duties in election activities in Cavite. But I don’t know why our school prefect did not contact me anymore regarding that. Sayang.. As much as I want to help in the elections I just thought it was late for me to volunteer for another group since all along I’ve hoped that the Cavite proposal would prosper.

Now dwelling on my Voting Experience 2007, I would say that I had a great time. Guess what, I went aroung almost all over the elementary school since I was a little lazy to verify my precinct number in the local COMELEC office days before the election. I just had with me then a vivid memory of the specific location of my precinct during the last 2004 Presidential Election, which was on the second floor of a building in the said school. Well luckily I have found my precinct after going over the some lists of the voters in precincts 30-40 (I actually have a vivid memory as well of my precinct number which instinctively I know between the ranges mentioned). Well my precinct number was 29-A and it was in the same area as precinct-30. Regarding its location, it was changed from being on the left side during the 2004 Elections to the right side of the building. There I also saw Ninoy for the second time, a fellow Bedan Law student who’s in his third year.

Now after a few minutes of falling in line, I discovered that I was in the wrong line. I placed myself in the line of those registered under precinct-30! Waah! Luckily, there were only two people waiting in line in precinct-29A so at last I could vote now.

I had my list with me, my fountain pen and proceeded to write down my bets. While finishing off my vote, I stayed for awhile and think whether to add another candidate, which I did.(swerte niya nakapagdecide ako! Hehe!)

Hint on who I've voted for:

* 9 senators (4 Team Unity. 4 Genuine Opposition. 1 Independent)
* Local Candidates.- I voted for members of only one slate (but 6 councilors only)

Well that’s about it! It was an overwhelming feeling that I’ve made a difference and stood up for my right! Godbless the Philippines!


Six hours to go and registered voters are now off to cast their votes! But are the voters are really ready to cast their votes? Have they decided carefully who they are voting for? Well I hope they do have they vote wisely and conscientiously..

In line with deciding who you gonna vote for this coming elections, I have just finished my evaluation of the candidates particularly with their performance if they have been an elected official or the viability of their plan of actions if they have not been a political figure. Well I'm happy that the power of the internet helped me have access to a lot of information on the candidates. I've looked into the programs, the laws and ordinances that the candidates have promulgated or sponsored.

And I'm proud to say that I'm ready to vote later!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Results of Your Type A Personality Test

Your score = 70

What does your score mean?

You seem to be in the middle between the Type A and Type B personality. In this case, the middle ground is good. Your attitude to life is more of the "smell the roses" kind and you know how and when to relax. Nonetheless, you realize that picking up a challenge and competing a little bit for your place in the sun can add some spice to your life. The equilibrium is important, so don't let your hostile, aggressive, and competitive alter ego take over too often. Generally, you are easy to be around, and people tend to feel relaxed and comfortable in your presence. Yours is a very healthy attitude towards life.


Just Love the movie Trainspotting. Well it is a 1996 movie, and well I am not that into type of movies like Trainspotting, so I missed it..It's been a couple of years now since I stumbled upon the poster of the movie, and I promise myself to have a copy. And guess what I don't have a copy up to now. But thanks to the power of the internet and my very useful Limewire downloader I already have a DVDripped of the movie. But I think it's still best that I have an original DVD/VCD copy of it, so I better add it on my wishlist! hehe!

Anyway, here's a synopsis of the movie:

Smart, funny, sickly and sometimes just plain unconscious, Mark Renton is a hero of our times. Set in an underbelly of Edinburgh the city fathers never dreamed of, this is the story of Mark and his so-called friends--a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. This tragi-comedy charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed, seemingly inevitably, towards self-destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate--but does he really want to "choose life"? On and off heroin, he continually weighs the pros and cons of straight living: "car, career, family, fucking big television, washing machines, compact disc players, electrical tin openers, good health, low cholesterol, dental insurance, starter home, leisurewear, and a choice of sweaters..." When he breaks it all down, choosing life doesn't seem all that promising and he's off to the next scheme and score.

The Cast

Ewan McGregor as Mark Renton
Ewen Bremner as Spud
Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy
Kevin McKidd as Tommy
Robert Carlyle as Begbie

My Fave Scene: The one where Mark is having hallucinations during his rehabilitation. It was eerie. The death of the baby of Sick Boy is haunting him.

Well for the Soundtrack:
I like the music on the final scene, which is Born Slippy by Underworld!

Truly a very wonderful movie. A movie which depicts that everybody deserves second chances. And it really is a choice to live life and your future!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Last Song Syndrome

"Somewhere Only We Know"-By Keane

I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete

Oh simple thing where have you gone
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me?
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing where have you gone
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go

Somewhere only we know?

Oh simple thing where have you gone
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we goSo why don't we go

This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?



2005 Attacks on tourists in the Egyptian capital Cairo leave three militants dead and at least ten people injured.
April 30, 1997 "London Assurance," opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 72 performances
April 30, 1997 42 million watch "Ellen" admit she is gay
April 30, 1997 Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
April 30, 1997 Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes
April 30, 1997 President Clinton's daughter Chelsea chooses to attend Stanford College
April 30, 1997 Tajik Prest Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt
April 30, 1997 Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April05270801
April 30, 1996 "Buried Child," opens at Atkinson Theater New York City for 77 performances April 30, 1996 Dutch/Itallian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral
April 30, 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids MI on WKLQ 94.5 FM April 30, 1995 "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 839 performances
April 30, 1995 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 24 performances
April 30, 1995 "Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater New York City for 80 performances
April 30, 1995 After 120 years the last 15 A and S department stores close
April 30, 1995 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
April 30, 1994 Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36)
April 30, 1992 208th and final episode of Cosby Show on NBC-TV
April 30, 1991 In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 and left 9 million homeless
April 30, 1990 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
April 30, 1990 Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th
April 30, 1990 U.S. 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) returns from space
April 30, 1990 U.S. hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians
April 30, 1989 Critics Siskel and Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
April 30, 1989 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
April 30, 1989 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
April 30, 1989 U.S. beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
April 30, 1988 Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season
April 30, 1988 New Jersey Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
April 30, 1988 New York Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in Los Angeles)
April 30, 1988 New York Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April - Sets AL and ties ML Record
April 30, 1988 World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane, Australia
April 30, 1987 Lou Lamoriello is named New Jersey Devils President
April 30, 1987 New York Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game
April 30, 1986 Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
April 30, 1986 Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
April 30, 1985 Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th and 29th runs of April
April 30, 1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
April 30, 1985 Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa
April 30, 1984 1700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are Sweden
April 30, 1984 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game

April 30, 1983 Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conf Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead

April 30, 1982 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
April 30, 1982 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
April 30, 1982 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
April 30, 1981 "Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 5 performances
April 30, 1981 16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell and George Jones April 30, 1980 "Barnum" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 854 performances
April 30, 1980 Ronald Harwood's "Dresser," premieres in London
April 30, 1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
April 30, 1980 Beatrix, Wilhelmina Armgard, crowned queen of Netherlands
April 30, 1980 Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates
April 30, 1979 Mary Therese Friel, New York, crowned 28th Miss USA
April 30, 1978 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace New York City after 101 performances
April 30, 1978 Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic
April 30, 1977 "Party with Comden and Green" closes at Morosco New York City after 92 performances
April 30, 1977 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ April 30, 1977 Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April
April 30, 1976 Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
April 30, 1976 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg Manitoba
April 30, 1976 Wings release "Silly Love Songs"
April 30, 1975 Last U.S. helicopter leaves U.S. embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders
April 30, 1974 President Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings
April 30, 1973 Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
April 30, 1973 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
April 30, 1973 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments
April 30, 1972 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
April 30, 1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open
April 30, 1971 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Balt Bullets in 4 games
April 30, 1970 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games
April 30, 1969 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
April 30, 1969 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 30, 1968 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 New York Yankees in a 9 inning game
April 30, 1967 Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (U.S.S.R.)
April 30, 1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
April 30, 1967 New York Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
April 30, 1967 Orioles' Stu Miller and Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
April 30, 1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m
April 30, 1962 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs
April 30, 1961 1st shuttle flights between Washington D.C., Boston and New York City begin (Eastern)
April 30, 1961 Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk U.S.S.R.
April 30, 1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
April 30, 1961 Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize
April 30, 1961 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays hits 4 home runs in a game
April 30, 1958 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits April 30, 1955 Element 101, Mendelevium, announced
April 30, 1955 Imperial Bank of India nationalized
April 30, 1955 Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks
April 30, 1955 West German unions protest for 40-hour work week and more wages
April 30, 1954 Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano/orch premieres in Haifa
April 30, 1953 Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League
April 30, 1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open
April 30, 1952 Mr. Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
April 30, 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane
April 30, 1948 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater New York City for 339 performances April 30, 1948 Org of American States charter signed at Bogota, Colombia
April 30, 1948 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
April 30, 1947 Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover
April 30, 1946 Cleveland Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats New York Yankees, 1-0

April 30, 1946.. The Tydings Rehabilitation Act was signed, giving the Americans equal freedom and previlige to use the natural resources of the Philippines.

April 30, 1945 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
April 30, 1945 Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed
April 30, 1945 Lord Haw-Haw calls for crusade against the bolsheviks
April 30, 1945 Red Army occupies Demmin
April 30, 1945 Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin
April 30, 1945 Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
April 30, 1945 U.S. troops attack the Elbe
April 30, 1944 New York Giant Phil Weintraub gets 11 RBIs
April 30, 1944 New York Giant, Mel Ott scores 6 runs in 1 game drawing 5 walks for 4th time April 30, 1943 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
April 30, 1943 Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
April 30, 1943 Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed," premieres in London
April 30, 1942 1st submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi
April 30, 1941 Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia
April 30, 1940 Brooklyn Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0
April 30, 1939 NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with Franklin D. Roosevelt at opening of New York World's Fair
April 30, 1939 Tropicana ballet of Havana Cuba, forms
April 30, 1938 Bradman scores 258 Aust vs. Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five
April 30, 1937 General Douglas MacArthur marries Jean Faircloth
April 30, 1935 World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul
April 30, 1934 Austrian gets "Austrian facist" constitution
April 30, 1929 Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
April 30, 1928 Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957)
April 30, 1927 Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State
April 30, 1922 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
April 30, 1921 American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron
April 30, 1921 Pope Benedict XV encyclical "On Dante"
April 30, 1919 Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
April 30, 1918 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen
April 30, 1916 Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds
April 30, 1911 Portugal approves woman suffrage
April 30, 1910 Cleveland Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
April 30, 1905 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
April 30, 1904 Ice cream cone makes its debut
April 30, 1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St. and Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Washington Senators, 6-2
April 30, 1902 Debussy's opera "Pelleas et Melissande," premieres in Paris
April 30, 1900 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
April 30, 1900 U.S. annexes Hawaii
April 30, 1898 Championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl
April 30, 1889 1st U.S. national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration
April 30, 1889 George Washington Bridge linking New York City and New Jersey opens
April 30, 1888 Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi
April 30, 1887 1st game played at Broad and Huntingdon St. Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10
April 30, 1885 Boston Pops Orchestra forms
April 30, 1871 Apaches in Arizona surrender to white and Mexican adventurers; 144 die
April 30, 1869 Hawaiian YMCA organized
April 30, 1865 Gen Shermans "Haines's Bluff" at Snyder's Mill, Virginia
April 30, 1864 Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W R Scurry is killed
April 30, 1864 New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
April 30, 1862 Swift Run Gap, West Virginia skirmishes
April 30, 1861 President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory
April 30, 1860 Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby)
April 30, 1859 Paul Morphy returns from 10-month chess tour of Europe, retires
April 30, 1857 San Jose State University forms
April 30, 1852 Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi," premieres in St. Petersburg
April 30, 1838 Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation
April 30, 1812 Eastern Louisiana admitted as 18th U.S. state
April 30, 1808 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
April 30, 1804 Hague's Theater opens
April 30, 1803 U.S. doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase
April 30, 1798 Department of Navy forms
April 30, 1790 Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village
April 30, 1789 George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of US
April 30, 1774 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
April 30, 1772 John Clais patents 1st scale
April 30, 1763 London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower
April 30, 1748 Ceasefire at Aken ends
April 30, 1748 French troops occupy Maastricht
April 30, 1725 Emperor Charles VI and King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
April 30, 1722 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
April 30, 1695 William Congreve's "Love for Love," premieres in London
April 30, 1661 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa
April 30, 1650 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
April 30, 1616 English King Jacob I leaves Brielle/Vlissingen
April 30, 1598 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
April 30, 1563 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
April 30, 1562 1st French colonists in US: Jean Ribaut and Hugenots at Parris Is NC
April 30, 1527 England and France sign treaty of Westminster
April 30, 1506 Philip of Bourgondy and England sign trade agreement
April 30, 1492 Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet
April 30, 1492 Spain announces it will expels all Jews
April 30, 1396 Crusaders and earl of Nevers depart from Dijon
April 30, 1349 Jewish community at Radolszell Germany, exterminated
April 30, 1064 German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland
April 30, 311 Emperor Galerius legal recognizes Christians in the Roman Empire


April 30, 1982 Kirsten Dunst, actress, Interview with the Vampire, SPIDERMAN
April 30, 1975 Johnny Galecki, born in Bree, Belgium, actor, American Dreamer, David-Roseanne
April 30, 1974 Cedric Jones, defensive end for the New York Giants
April 30, 1974 Chris Darkins, NFL running back, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31
April 30, 1972 Kendricke Bullard, NFL wide receiver for the New England Patriots
April 30, 1972 Mario Schaden, hockey forward, Team Austria 1998
April 30, 1971 B J Tyler, NBA guard for the Toronto Raptors
April 30, 1971 Matt Martin, Hamden, NHL defenseman, Toronto Maple Leafs, Oly-US-94
April 30, 1971 Randy Bierman, WLAF tackle for the Scottish Claymores
April 30, 1971 Ryan Hawblitzel, born in West Palm Beach, Florida, pitcher for the Colorado Rockies
April 30, 1971 Ty Hallock, fullback for the Jacksonville Jaguars
April 30, 1970 Brad Layton, born in Seymour, Indiana, rower 1996 Olympics
April 30, 1969 Dexter Rogers, St. Petersburg, Florida, volleyball opposite hitter 1996 Olympics April 30, 1969 Joey Restivo, born in Brooklyn, rocker, Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies
April 30, 1968 Babette Van Veen, Neth, actress, Linda-GTST, Blueberry Hill
April 30, 1968 Paulo, Jr., Brazilian pop bassist, Sepultura, Morbid Visions
April 30, 1968 Richard Pilon, born in Saskatoon, NHL defenseman for the New York Islanders April 30, 1968 Roger Mar, born in Seattle, Washington rapid fire pistol 1996 Olympics
April 30, 1968 Sandra Beikoff, Mackay QLD, golfer, 1990 Sunshine Coast Open
April 30, 1966 Aundray Bruce, defensive end for the Oakland Raiders
April 30, 1966 David Meggett, NFL running back, New York Giants, New England Patriots
April 30, 1966 Jeff Brown, Ottawa, NHL defenseman, Hartford Whalers
April 30, 1965 Adrian Pasdar, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, actor, C Oliver Resor-Feds, Top Gun
April 30, 1965 Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter 1996 Olympics
April 30, 1964 Ian Healy, cricket wicket-keeper, Australian since 1988
April 30, 1964 Jeff Reboulet, born in Dayton, Ohio, infielder for the Minnesota Twins
April 30, 1963 Steve Smith, born in Glasgow, Scotland, NHL defenseman, Chicago Blackhawks April 30, 1961 Isiah Thomas, NBA forward, Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP
April 30, 1959 Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor, Goede Tijden Selechte Tijden
April 30, 1959 Lauren Howe, LPGA golfer
April 30, 1959 Stephen Harper, Canadian Politician
April 30, 1957 Duane G. Carey, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, major USAF/astronaut
April 30, 1956 Richard Farina, folk singer, Reflections in a Crystal Wind
April 30, 1956 Lars von Trier, Danish Director
April 30, 1955 Dimitra Papandreau, born in Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau April 30, 1954 Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox, 1968 Olympics gold
April 30, 1954 Jane Campion, New Zealander Director
April 30, 1953 Merrill Osmond, born in Ogden, Utah, singer, Osmond Brothers, Donnie and Marie
April 30, 1951 Panuta Rosani, born in Poland, discus, Olympic 1976, drug disqualified
April 30, 1948 Perry King, Alliance, Ohio, actor, Andy Warhol's "Bad"
April 30, 1948 Wayne Kramer, jazz artist, Dangerous Madness
April 30, 1947 Robert Scott, Rep-D-Virginia
April 30, 1946 Donald Schollander, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, swimmer, Olympic-4 gold-64
April 30, 1946 Karl XVI Gustav F H, King of Sweden, 1973-
April 30, 1945 Annie Dillard, American writer, An American Childhood
April 30, 1945 Claude van de Berge, [Rony MF Pauwels], Flemish writer, Graph Theory
April 30, 1945 Michael J. Smith, born in Beaufort, North Carolina, Cmdr USN, astr, 51L-Challenger disaster
April 30, 1945 Mike Beacon, rocker, Ox
April 30, 1945 Mimi Farina, rocker, Reflections in a Crystal Wind
April 30, 1944 Jill Clayburgh, born in New York City, actress, Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough April 30, 1944 Richard Shoff, rocker, Sandpipers
April 30, 1943 Bobby Vee, born in Fargo, North Dakota, Devil or Angel, Night has a Thousand Eyes
April 30, 1943 Robert L Livingston, Rep-R-Louisiana, 1977-
April 30, 1943 Bob Livingston, American Politician
April 30, 1941 Johnny Farina, rocker, Santo and Johnny
April 30, 1941 Wilfried Jentzsh, composer
April 30, 1940 Burt Young, New York City, actor, Convoy, Rocky
April 30, 1939 Ellen Taafe Zwilich, born in Miami, Florida, 1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982 April 30, 1939 Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Dutch Princess Margriet
April 30, 1938 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Queen of Netherlands, 1980-
April 30, 1938 Gary Collins, born in Venice, California, actor, 6th Sense, Home Show
April 30, 1938 Larry Niven, U.S., sci-fi author, 5 Hugo, Neutron Star
April 30, 1936 Zohra Lampert, actress, Doctors' Hospital, Girl With Something Extra
April 30, 1933 Willie Nelson, born in Abbott, Texas, country singer, On the Road Again
April 30, 1932 Anton Larrauri, composer
April 30, 1931 William L [Bill] Clay, Rep-D-MO, 1969-
April 30, 1930 Raoul de Keyser, [Dekeyser], Flemish painter
April 30, 1929 Peter Carsten, Weissenberg Bavaria, actor, Mr Super Invisible
April 30, 1927 Johnny Horton, born in Los Angeles, California, rocker
April 30, 1927 Lars Hall, Sweden, Pentathelete 1952 Olympics gold
April 30, 1926 Cloris Leachman, born in Des Moines, Iowa, actress, Last Picture Show, Phyllis April 30, 1926 Corinne Calvet, France, actress, Apache Uprising
April 30, 1926 Edmund Cooper, UK, sci-fi author, Seed of Light, All Fool's Day
April 30, 1925 Corinne Calvet, born in Paris, France, actress, Phantom of Hollywood
April 30, 1924 Sheldon Harnick, born in Chicago, lyricist, Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof
April 30, 1923 Alan Wharton, cricketer, England batsman once vs. NZ 1949, scored 7 and 13 April 30, 1923 George Byatt, playwright
April 30, 1923 Percy Heath, American Musician
April 30, 1922 Anton Murray, cricketer, South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55
April 30, 1920 Duncan Hamilton, driver
April 30, 1920 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist/composer
April 30, 1919 Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer
April 30, 1918 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1940
April 30, 1917 Bea Wain, U.S. singer/radio host, Lucky Strike Hit Parade
April 30, 1916 Claude Shannon, information theorist
April 30, 1916 Dugo D Schenker, Suriname/Antillian producer
April 30, 1916 Robert Shaw, born in Red Bluff, California, chorale conductor, Robert Shaw Chorale
April 30, 1914 Sid Weiss, bassist
April 30, 1913 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general, ITA
April 30, 1913 Edith Fowke, folklorist
April 30, 1912 Eve Arden, born in Mill Valley, California, actress, Connie-Our Miss Brooks
April 30, 1912 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, soldier/politician
April 30, 1911 Hans Studer, composer
April 30, 1911 John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
April 30, 1911 Luise Rinser, writer
April 30, 1910 Al Lewis, actor, Leo-Car 54, Grandpa-Munsters
April 30, 1909 Juliana, Queen of Netherlands, 1948-80
April 30, 1909 Richard Grasso, American Businessman
April 30, 1909 Mack McLarty, American Politician
April 30, 1905 Henrich Schlappi, born in Switzerland, 4 man bobsled 1924 Olympics gold
April 30, 1903 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer, Symphony Breve
April 30, 1902 Andre-Franeois Marescotti, composer
April 30, 1902 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer
April 30, 1902 Theodore William Schultz, American Economist
April 30, 1899 Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author, regional novels
April 30, 1899 Lucie Mannheim, born in Berlin, actress, East Meets West, 39 Steps
April 30, 1896 Gary Davis, born in Laurens, South Carolina, blues/folk guitarist, A Little More Faith
April 30, 1893 Joachim von Ribbentrop, German SS fuhrer/foreign minister
April 30, 1891 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author, Swart mar leaflik
April 30, 1889 Acario Cotapos, composer
April 30, 1889 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer
April 30, 1888 John Crowe Ransom, U.S. poet and critic, God Without Thunder
April 30, 1886 Frank Merrik, composer
April 30, 1885 Luigi Russolo, composer
April 30, 1884 Albert Israel Elkus, composer
April 30, 1883 David John de Lloyd, composer
April 30, 1882 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author, To the Invisible
April 30, 1877 Alice B. Toklas, American
April 30, 1874 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer
April 30, 1870 Franz Lehar, operetta composer, Naughty Marietta
April 30, 1864 Frans Netscher, Dutch writer/journalist, Studies of nude model
April 30, 1858 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady, 1889-1893
April 30, 1853 Alfred vs. Berger, writer
April 30, 1851 Indrid Einarsson, Iceland playwright, Nyjarsnottin
April 30, 1846 Rosalie Amstein, writer
April 30, 1837 Alfred Gaul, composer
April 30, 1834 John Lubbock, British Statesman
April 30, 1830 Davis Tillson, Bvt Major General Union volunteers, died in 1895
April 30, 1823 George JD Campbell, Scottish/Brit Minister to Indies, 1868-74/80-85
April 30, 1812 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe
April 30, 1805 William Kerley Strong, Brig General Union volunteers, died in 1867
April 30, 1797 Andreas V Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra
April 30, 1796 Isaac M "Isaac A" Cremieux, French lawyer/minister of Justice
April 30, 1792 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer
April 30, 1790 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrialist
April 30, 1777 Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician
April 30, 1771 Hosea Ballou, American Clergyman
April 30, 1770 David Thompson, English/Canadian explorer, Columbia River
April 30, 1767 Jean Henri Appelius, lawyer/minister of Finance
April 30, 1743 Robert Jasper van de Capellen, master of Marsch/politician
April 30, 1717 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer
April 30, 1651 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theorist/saint
April 30, 1602 William Lilly, England, astrologer/author/almanac compiler
April 30, 1309 Kazimierz III de Great, King of Poland, 1333-70


April 30, 1996 David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
April 30, 1996 David Opatoshu, actor (Torn Curtian, Raid on Entebbe), dies at 78
April 30, 1996 Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive, dies at 71
April 30, 1996 Helene Cordet, entertainer/nightclub owner, dies at 78
April 30, 1996 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, President of Guatemala (1966-70), dies
April 30, 1995 Donald Edwin White, ad copywriter/opera administrator, dies at 59
April 30, 1995 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival king, dies at 34
April 30, 1994 David Langton, dies of a heart at 81
April 30, 1994 Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53
April 30, 1994 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner, dies at 46
April 30, 1994 Richard McClure Scarry, U.S. kid book illustrator/writer, dies at 74
April 30, 1994 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31
April 30, 1993 David Waymer, NFLer (Saints, 49'ers, Raiders), dies at 34
April 30, 1992 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies
April 30, 1991 George Sperti Sperti, inventor (Preparation H), dies at 91
April 30, 1991 Michael G Hagerty, actor (Overboard), dies at 39
April 30, 1989 Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad and Ugly), dies at 60
April 30, 1988 James McCracken, U.S. tenor, dies at 61
April 30, 1987 Hugh Dempster, actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies
April 30, 1985 George Pravada, actor (Felscher-Holocaust), dies at 66
April 30, 1984 Arthur T "Bomber" Harris, bombed nazi-Germany, dies
April 30, 1984 Muddy Waters, blues singer/guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), dies at 68
April 30, 1983 George Balanchine, Russian/US composer, dies at 79
April 30, 1983 Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa, actor (Uncle Matsu-Mr T and Tina), dies at 71
April 30, 1983 Muddy Waters, U.S. blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 68
April 30, 1982 Albert TLCA Bird, lecture artist, dies
April 30, 1982 Herman Tholen, Dutch cabaret performer (Juveniles), dies
April 30, 1982 Taisen Deshimaru, founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67
April 30, 1980 Mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies
April 30, 1977 Clive Martin Douglas, composer, dies at 73
April 30, 1976 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer, dies at 51
April 30, 1974 Agnes Moorehead, actress (Endorra-Bewitched), dies at 67
April 30, 1973 Josie Sedgwick, actress (White Moth), dies of stroke at 75
April 30, 1972 Gia Scala, actress (Garment Jungle, I Aim at the Stars), dies at 38
April 30, 1972 Ntare V, king of Burundi, murdered
April 30, 1971 Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll), dies at 70
April 30, 1970 Hall Johnson, composer, dies at 82
April 30, 1970 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35
April 30, 1970 Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71
April 30, 1968 Frankie Lymon, rocker, dies of a heroin overdose
April 30, 1966 Richard Farina, rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
April 30, 1965 Helen Chandler, actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 56
April 30, 1963 Bryant Washburn, actor (Nabonga, Millionaire Kid), dies at 74
April 30, 1959 Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer, dies at 81
April 30, 1957 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80
April 30, 1956 Alben W. Barkley, (VP-D-1949-53), dies at 78
April 30, 1956 Alben W. Barkley, American Vice President
April 30, 1952 Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer, dies
April 30, 1945 Adolph Hitler, German dictator (1936-45), commits suicide at 56
April 30, 1945 Eva Braun, mistress/wife of Hitler, commits suicide at 33
April 30, 1945 Adolf Hitler, Criminal
April 30, 1943 Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
April 30, 1943 Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
April 30, 1943 Beatrice Webb, British Sociologist
April 30, 1942 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer, dies at 51
April 30, 1942 J van Hoddis, writer, dies at 54
April 30, 1936 A. E. Housman, English Poet
April 30, 1934 William Henry Welch, dies at 75
April 30, 1933 Luis Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza April 30, 1933 Anna de Noailles, Romanian Writer
April 30, 1929 Friedrich Lienhard, German publisher (Turmer), dies at 63
April 30, 1926 Bessie Coleman, American Aviator
April 30, 1922 David M Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet, dies
April 30, 1919 Henry Wood, England cricket wicket keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies
April 30, 1912 Frantisek Kmoch, composer, dies
April 30, 1903 Francois Crepin, Belgian botany, dies at 72
April 30, 1900 John Luther (Casey) Jones, dies in Cannonball Express train wreck
April 30, 1896 Antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68
April 30, 1895 Gustav Freytag, writer, dies at 78
April 30, 1893 Edouard Manet, French painter (Olympia), dies at 61
April 30, 1893 Gyula Beliczay, composer, dies at 57
April 30, 1887 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer, dies at 71
April 30, 1879 Sarah Josepha Hale, American Writer
April 30, 1859 Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Bagrova-vnuka), dies at 67
April 30, 1855 Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer and conductor, dies at 68
April 30, 1848 Friedrich Freiherr Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant, dies at 53
April 30, 1847 Charles L J, archduke of Austria/gov-gen (Austria-Netherland), dies
April 30, 1829 George Washington Adams, son of John Q Adams, dies on City Is New York City April 30, 1828 Shaka, the great Zulu King, killed
April 30, 1800 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, dies at 46
April 30, 1795 Jean-Jacques Barthelemy, French historian (Ancient Greece), dies
April 30, 1793 Lorenzo Fago, composer, dies at 88
April 30, 1792 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer, dies at 36
April 30, 1792 John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich, English Naval minister, dies at 73
April 30, 1785 Frederick Philipse 3, land owner (Bronx, Westch and Putnam), dies at 65
April 30, 1784 Franz K earl von Velbruck, German free mason, dies
April 30, 1743 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian playwright and poet, dies
April 30, 1712 Philippus van Limborch, remonstrants theologist/vicar, dies at 78
April 30, 1708 Simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies
April 30, 1671 Peter Zrinyi, Hungarian banished to Croatia, beheaded at 49
April 30, 1660 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 84
April 30, 1632 Jean de Tilly, fieldmarshal, dies
April 30, 1632 Sigismund III, King of Poland/Sweden, dies at 65
April 30, 1630 Ercole Porta, composer, dies at 44
April 30, 1328 ... Eckhard, German theologist/mystic, dies
April 30, 1214 Huguccio/Hugo van Pisa, Italian bishop, dies
April 30, 1196 Boudouin II, bishop of Utrecht (1178-96), dies
April 30, 1030 Mohammud van Ghazna, Turkish mayor (G'widen)/Islamic ruler, dies
April 30, 535 Amalaswintha, queen of Ostrogoten, murdered
April 30, 313 Gaius G V Maximus, [Daia], Emperor of Rome, dies

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