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Ateneo de Manila University is founded in the Philippines

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12/10/1859
The Ateneo de Manila University was founded when the city of Manila handed over a municipal school to the Society of Jesus, recently returned to the Philippines after a long absence.  When the United States took control of the islands in 1900, the institution was severed from its government support and became a private Jesuit institution.  It remains as a Catholic university today.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Philippines: Webster's Quotations, Facts, and Phrases (San Diego, CA: Icon International, 2008), 366. 

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