The First Shot That Launched the Philippine-American War
Photo: Courtesy of curatormuseo
On Feb 4, 1899, at around 9:00 o’clock in the evening, Private William Grayson fired the first shot that launched the Philippine American war. The National Historical Institute placed two markers (in English and in Filipino) in Sociego Steet located at the outskirts of Santa Mesa, Sampaloc, Manila (prior to this “correction,” the historical marker was placed at San Juan bridge.
Google Satellite image showing relative distance between San Juan bridge and Sociego Street in Santa Mesa, Sampaloc, Manila.