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Under the Americans
When the Americans occupied Mindoro in 1900, they set up a military government in the island until the inauguration of a civil government on July 4, 1901.
The province likewise played a historic part during the Second World War.
Its history bristles with the gallantry of local heroes who fought the Japanese invaders along with American soldiers. From Leyte, Douglas McArthur's forces staged its "Second Landing" in the southern part of Mindoro on December 15, 1945 on their way to the full liberation of the country from Japanese invasion.
On February 20, 1921, Mindoro became a regular province through Act No. 2964.