In 1944, Iceland declared full independence from the Danish crown. Icelanders selected June 17 to be the official holiday because it was the birthday of Jon Sigurdsson who is regarded as Iceland's champion to the nationalist cause.
The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in Cavite II el Viejo (now Kawit), Cavite, Philippines.
On May 28, 1898, the national flag was first unfurled in an uprising led by General Emilio Aguinaldo in Imus, Cavite. The uprising culminated on June 12 when the Philippine flag was waved in full view of the world following the formal proclamation of independence in Kawit, Cavite.