Luzon in History

Philippines: Cebu - Manila

Historical Events

  • 1814-02-01 Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
  • 1941-12-09 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • 1941-12-10 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • 1941-12-22 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
  • 1965-09-28 Taal Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines killing around 100
  • 1995-01-02 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • 2018-05-02 Date for first humans or hominins in the Philippines pushed back ten-fold after report of site on Luzon with butchered rhinoceros 709,000 years ago
  • 2019-04-10 New species of human announced named Homo luzonensis, 3ft tall, remains dated 50-60,000 years old found in cave on island of Luzon, Philippines
  • 2019-04-23 Second of two major earthquakes strikes island of Samar, Philipines, magnitude 6.3, a day after magnitude 6.1 hits Luzon Island killing at least 16 people