Following is a collage of important dates and historical events about the City.
Luis Quezon -
Born August 19, 1878
August 23,1896 - Bonifacio and his men tear their cedulas at Pugad Lawin and ignites the Filipino Revolution against
October 10, 1938 - The People's Homesite Corp. purchases 1,529 hectares from the vast Diliman Estate of the Tuason Family as site of the future capital city.
September 28, 1939 - The National Assembly approves Bill No. 1206 proposing the creation of Quezon City.
October 12, 1939 - Pres. Quezon signs into law Commonwealth Act No. 502, officially establishing Quezon City, and assumes the position of Mayor in a concurrent capacity.
November 10,1939 - Tomas Morato is sworn into Office as Mayor of Quezon City.
March 11, 2003 - Assemblyman Guillermo Villanueva of Negros Oriental files a bill seeking to make Quezon City the seat of government of the Philippines.
December 17, 1945 - Pres. Osmena issues Proclamation No.32 launching the nationwide campaign to raise funds for the erection of a national monument in honor of Pres.
January 1, 1946 - Ponciano Bernardo is appointed by Pres. Osmena as Mayor of Quezon City
July 17, 1948 - Republic Act No. 333 slices Baesa, Talipapa, San Bartolome, Pasong Tamo, Novaliches, Banlat, Kabuyao, Pugad Lawin, Bagbag, Pasong Putik and other areas for Caloocan and cedes them to Quezon City.
February 4, 1954 - Pres. Magsaysay formally appoints Norberto S. Amoranto as acting Mayor of Quezon City.
June 16, 1956 - Republic Act 1575 is passed in the third session of the third Congress of the Philippines, amending and repealing certain sections of Quezon City. This law radically changes the geographic composition of the City.
November 30,1972 - The 1971 Constitution Convention is signed in Quezon City.
March 31, 1976 - Adelina Rodriguez succeeds Norberto S. Amoranto as Mayor of Quezon City.
March 31, 1978 - Pres. Marcos declares 1978 as Manuel L. Quezon Centennial Year.
January 1980 - In the first local elections after martial law, Adelina Rodriguez and Stephen Santo are elected mayor and vice mayor, respectively.
February 22-25,1986 - Quezon City is a site of the EDSA "People Power Revolution."
February 2, 1988 - Brigido Simon Jr., and Vicente Sotto are sworn into office as duly elected mayor and vice mayor, respectively.
October 12, 1989 - Quezon City celebrates its Golden Jubilee.
July 1, 1992 - Ishmael A. Mathay Jr., is elected mayor with Charito Planas as vice mayor.
May 8, 1995 - The people of Quezon City gives Mathay another mandate . Herbert Bautista is elected vice mayor.
May 11, 1998 - Mayor Mathay is again re-elected for his third and final term. His running mate Connie Angeles is elected vice mayor.
July 1, 2001 - Feliciano Belmonte Jr., assumes office as elected mayor with Herbert Bautista as vice mayor.