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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Melchora Aquino

Already 84-years-old at the beginning of the revolution in the Phillipines in 1896, Melchora Aquino turned her store into a refuge for wounded revolutionaries and a secret meeting place where they planned their strategies to overthrow the government. When the authorities found out, of course, they arrested and deported her, but she just waited until the fighting was over, returned to her beloved country, and lived another twenty years just to spite them.

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