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by wkipilipinas
on 20/12/16
#TodayInHistory: December 20, 1896 – The Supreme Government of Peru appointed Filipino composer Jose Libornio y Sabas as "Director General de las Bandas de Musicos del Ejercito". Disguising himself as a native of Cartagena, Spain, Libornio was considered a hero in Peru after producing many different musical compositions that included the South American country's National Army March and a march dedicated to the Peruvian general.