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Spain
Spain - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusApr 17, 1492

Ferdinand MagellanSep 8, 1522

Hernando de SotoJun 3, 1539

Louis XIVJan 19, 1668

Horatio NelsonJul 25, 1797

NapoleonMar 23, 1808

José de San MartínApr 5, 1818

Francisco FrancoFeb 25, 1926

Jimmy ConnorsJun 7, 1975

Pablo PicassoOct 24, 1981

John Paul IIOct 31, 1982

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Spain - Historical Events
Date Event
711-07-09

Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain

756-05-15

Abd-al-Rahman I becomes emir of Cordova, Spain

939-08-06

Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors

1212-07-16

Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain

1229-12-31

James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian conquest of the island of Majorca.

1250-04-15

Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova Spain to build a synagogue

1340-11-28

Battle of Salado, Spain: last Moorish invasion driven back

1355-05-07

1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara

1367-04-13

Battle at Nájera Spain: Castile & England beat Aragon & France

1391-03-15

Jew-hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews

1391-06-04

Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery

1391-06-06

Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacres 5,000 Jews

1429-01-10

Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain

1455-05-03

Jews flee Spain

1461-08-10

Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain

1483-10-17

Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain

1491-11-25

The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.

1492-04-17

Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

1492-04-30

Spain announces it will expels all Jews

1492-08-03

Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with 3 ships Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"

1492-10-28

Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain

1492-11-15

In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder

1493-01-16

Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip

1493-01-19

France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona

1493-03-15

Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his 1st New World voyage

1493-05-04

Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain & Portugal

1494-06-07

Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain & Portugal divide America

1501-11-04

Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain

1502-05-09

Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

1503-01-20

Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs

1503-10-30

Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians

1504-03-31

France & Spain sign ceasefire

1504-10-12

Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament

1511-11-17

England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster

1513-04-02

Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon

1513-04-08

Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain

1516-08-13

The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.

1521-04-22

French King Francois I declares war on Spain

1522-05-25

Emperor Karel I returns to Spain

1522-09-06

Ferdinand Magellen's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnaigate the earth

1522-09-08

Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

1526-03-17

French King Francois I freed from Spain

1527-05-17

Pánfilo de Narváez departs to Spain explore Florida with 600 men - by 1536 only 4 survive

1529-04-22

Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere

1539-01-14

Spain annexes Cuba.

1539-06-03

Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain

1542-06-27

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain

1542-08-24

Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain

1542-11-22

Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America

1555-10-21

English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king

1556-01-16

Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain

1556-03-28

Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain

1556-09-13

Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain

1556-09-15

Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain

1556-10-17

Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain

1559-04-03

Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis

1561-09-23

King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida

1568-05-23

The Netherlands declare independence from Spain.

1571-05-20

Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League

1573-09-18

Spain attacks Alkmaar

1580-06-15

Phillip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.

1580-08-25

Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal

1582-10-04

Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states

1585-01-02

Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

1585-05-19

Spain confisquates English ships

1587-01-29

Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain

1587-04-19

Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet

1595-01-17

French King Henri IV declares war on Spain

1596-05-26

England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

1596-09-20

Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.

1598-05-02

France & Spain sign Peace of Vervins

1601-01-17

France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain

1602-12-11

A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend.

1607-01-13

The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.

1609-04-09

Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact

1609-09-11

Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos.

1617-10-09

Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye)

1621-04-09

Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends

1624-03-10

England declares war on Spain

1627-03-20

France & Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism

1629-05-03

French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain

1630-11-05

Spain & England sign peace treaty

1634-08-26

Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants

1634-09-05

-6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants

1635-05-19

France declares war on Spain

1646-05-30

Spain & Netherlands sign temporary cease fire

1648-01-30

Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending the Thirty Years War

1648-05-15

Treaty of Munster ratified by Spain & Netherlands

1650-04-30

French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain

1657-03-23

France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk

1659-11-17

Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.

1665-06-06

Battle at Monte Carlo: English & Portuguese army beat Spain

1665-06-17

Battle at Viciosa: English & Portuguese army beat Spain

1668-01-19

King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain

1668-02-13

Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal

1673-08-30

Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant

1674-07-01

Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance

1676-04-22

Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded

1676-11-06

King Carlos II of Spain comes of age (at 15)

1678-09-17

France & Spain sign Treaties of Nijmegen

1684-08-15

Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France

1686-07-09

Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg

1689-04-15

French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain

1699-06-11

England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain

1702-05-14

England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain

1713-03-27

Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht

1714-06-26

Spain & Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement

1718-01-09

France declares war on Spain

1718-12-17

France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.

1721-03-27

France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid

1725-04-30

Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna

1725-05-01

Spain & Austria sign trade treaty

1725-11-05

Spain & Austria sign secret treaty

1727-06-13

Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris

1728-03-06

Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo

1729-11-09

Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville

1731-04-09

British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain

1731-07-22

Spain signs Treaty of Vienna

1733-09-26

France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant

1733-11-07

France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)

1738-03-28

Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)

1739-01-14

England and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo

1739-04-21

Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord

1739-07-10

King George II authorised the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)

1739-10-19

England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]

1739-10-23

War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.

1739-10-30

Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19]

1741-05-28

Spain & Bavaria sign treaty

1744-09-30

France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.

1753-01-11

Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord

1754-03-08

Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain

1755-11-25

King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.

1759-08-10

Carlos III becomes king of Spain

1762-01-04

England declares war on Spain & Naples

1762-11-03

Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris

1762-11-03

Spain acquires Louisiana

1771-01-22

Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain

1776-05-02

France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels

1776-09-17

The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.

1779-06-16

Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins.

1783-02-03

Spain recognizes US independence

1795-07-27

Spain & France sign peace treaty

1795-10-26

Pinckney's Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi

1796-08-19

Spain & France sign anti-British alliance

1796-10-05

Spain declares war on England

1797-07-25

Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).

1798-09-10

British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George

1800-10-01

Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty

1801-06-06

Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal

1802-03-25

France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens

1803-11-30

Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France

1808-03-23

Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain

1808-03-26

Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.

1808-06-15

Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.

1808-08-17

Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain

1808-10-31

Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain

1809-02-13

French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege

1809-03-28

Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.

1809-08-10

Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)

1810-02-01

Seville, Spain surrenders to French

1810-04-20

The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain.

1810-07-20

Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), declare independence from Spain.

1810-09-18

Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)

1810-10-27

US annexes West Florida from Spain

1811-05-14

Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)

1811-07-05

Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain

1811-11-05

El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence

1811-11-11

Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain

1812-07-22

Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain

1812-10-22

Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos, Spain

1813-11-06

Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

1814-05-04

King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.

1816-07-09

Argentina declares independence from Spain

1818-02-12

Chile gains independence from Spain

1818-04-05

In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

1819-02-22

Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)

1819-12-17

Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain

1820-10-20

Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million

1821-02-22

Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million

1821-02-24

Mexico gains independence from Spain

1821-07-17

Spain cedes Florida to US

1821-07-28

Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)

1821-11-28

Panama declares independence from Spain

1821-12-01

Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain

1822-05-24

Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain

1824-12-09

Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain

1836-05-07

The settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.

1836-12-28

Spain recognizes independence of Mexico

1837-06-18

Spain gets new Constitution

1844-11-06

Spain grants Dominican Rep independence

1848-10-28

The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and Mataró - is opened.

1859-10-29

Spain declares war on Morocco.

1861-05-14

The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.

1865-12-05

Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.

1866-01-20

Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends

1868-09-23

Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)

1868-09-28

Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France

1868-09-30

Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France

1868-10-10

Cuba revolts for independence against Spain

1871-01-02

King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25

1877-07-10

The then villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.

1881-08-04

122°F (50°C), Seville, Spain (European record)

1886-10-07

Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba

1888-05-04

Italy & Spain sign military covenant

1895-03-26

King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day

1896-10-06

Jose Rizal was arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and was imprisoned in Barcelona

1897-11-25

Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy

1898-04-21

Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.

1898-04-24

Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

1898-04-25

Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.

1898-06-12

Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control

1898-06-12

Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

1898-07-21

Spain cedes Guam to USA

1899-01-01

Cuba liberated from Spain by US (Natl Day) (US occupies till 1902)

1899-02-10

US-Spain peace treaty signed by Pres McKinley. US gets PR & Guam

1899-04-11

Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US

1902-05-20

Cuba gains independence from Spain

1902-05-30

Spanish King Alfonso XII, who was elected as a constitutional monarch, suspends the Cortes, Spain's parliament

1904-10-03

France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence

1907-05-16

In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa

1912-03-05

Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die

1921-11-14

The Communist Party of Spain is founded.

1923-01-09

Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain

1923-01-29

1st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)

1923-09-13

With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera

1923-09-14

Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain

1925-06-22

Spain & France fight Morocco

1926-02-25

Francisco Franco becomes the youngest General in Spain

1926-03-17

Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations

1926-09-11

Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining

1927-04-25

Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)

1931-03-18

Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain

1931-04-14

Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII

1931-12-09

Spain becomes a republic

1931-12-10

Manuel Azaña becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain

1933-01-12

Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies

1933-06-03

Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"

1933-07-28

Spain recognizes the USSR

1933-09-08

Spain's 2nd government of Azaña forms

1933-11-19

Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)

1933-12-17

Spain's 2nd government of Lerroux forms

1936-05-10

Manuel Azaña elected president of Spain

1936-05-13

Quiroga government takes office in Spain

1936-09-04

Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain

1936-10-01

Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1937-03-20

Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain

1937-04-26

German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain

1937-05-17

Juan Negrin succeeds Largo Caballero as Spain's premier

1937-05-31

German battleships bombard Almeria, Spain

1937-07-05

Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain

1937-08-24

Republican offensive near Belchite, Spain

1937-09-01

Battle of Gijon in Spain begins

1938-02-27

Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

1938-05-03

Vatican recognizes Franco-Spain

1938-07-25

Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)

1939-02-22

Netherlands recognizes Franco regime in Spain

1939-02-27

France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain

1939-02-28

Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain

1939-04-01

US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain

1944-11-07

Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die

1946-12-03

US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain

1946-12-11

Spain suspended from UN

1947-07-09

Spain votes for Franco monarchy

1947-08-18

Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300

1948-02-11

Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain

1949-07-07

"Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 perfs

1949-09-10

"Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 perfs

1952-11-19

Spain joins UNESCO

1953-09-26

US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)

1956-04-07

Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco

1956-11-06

Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary

1958-02-05

Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain

1960-01-30

Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England

1960-11-13

Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)

1961-07-15

Spain accepts equal rights for men & women

1962-04-07

Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes

1965-01-20

Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

1965-12-29

54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)

1966-01-02

1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion

1966-05-27

6 French fighters crash above Spain

1967-12-28

56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)

1968-03-03

Greece, Portugal & Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague

1968-05-06

Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards

1968-10-12

Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain

1968-10-25

Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)

1969-06-04

22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft

1969-06-08

General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

1969-06-30

Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco

1970-07-04

Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons

1971-03-06

Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain

1971-03-09

J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain

1971-07-16

Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

1972-07-21

2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)

1973-06-08

Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain

1974-01-03

Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain

1974-04-02

Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)

1975-06-07

Spain's Manuel Orantes wins US Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets

1975-09-27

Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain

1975-10-30

King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain

1975-11-14

Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara

1975-11-22

Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain

1976-02-28

Spain withdraws from Western Sahara

1976-03-03

5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

1976-07-03

Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain

1976-11-18

Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship

1977-03-04

Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain

1977-04-09

Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years

1977-06-15

Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)

1977-10-06

In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.

1978-07-11

Auto with liquid gas crashes & explodes in Spain, 160 killed

1978-12-06

Spain adopts constitution

1978-12-27

King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution

1978-12-27

Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.

1978-12-29

Spain constitution goes into effect

1981-02-25

L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain

1981-05-24

Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain

1981-09-10

"Guernica" by Pablo Picasso returns to Spain

1981-10-24

Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth

1981-12-07

Spain becomes a member of the NATO

1982-05-30

Spain becomes 16th member of NATO

1982-09-13

50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain

1982-10-28

Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections

1982-10-31

Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain

1982-12-15

Spain reopens border with Gibraltar

1983-08-26

Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.

1985-02-19

150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain

1986-01-01

Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community

1986-01-19

Spain recognizes Israel

1986-05-16

The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.

1986-06-22

Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections

1988-10-23

Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid

1989-10-09

27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)

1991-07-28

29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)

1991-07-28

Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race

1991-10-30

Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain

1991-11-04

Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

1991-12-21

95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)

1992-04-20

Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain

1992-07-19

30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)

1992-07-25

25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain

1992-08-09

25th Olympic Summer games closes in Barcelona, Spain

1992-10-12

Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain

1992-12-03

The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.

1993-07-25

31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

1993-08-02

Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed

1994-01-18

The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.

1994-03-30

England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain

1994-06-12

-17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

1994-07-24

32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

1994-08-20

109.8°F (43.2°C) in Cordoba Spain

1995-03-12

Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain

1995-11-26

33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)

1996-03-30

Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain

1996-07-20

In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35

1996-09-29

34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)

1996-09-29

US wins Federation Cup over Spain

1997-07-10

Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.

1997-09-28

32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain

1998-10-16

Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

2000-12-10

89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)

2002-03-01

The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).

2003-11-30

92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)

2004-12-05

93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)

2005-02-20

Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.

2005-06-30

Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.

2005-07-03

The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.

2007-11-10

¿Por qué no te callas? incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

2008-11-23

97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)

2009-12-06

98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)

2010-07-11

Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 for soccer's 19th World Cup in South Africa (1st title)

2011-12-04

100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)

2012-04-30

Spain's economy double dips after a 0.3% contraction and 25% unemployment rate

2012-06-07

Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation

2012-06-09

It is announced that up to $125 million dollars in loans will be given to aid Spain's struggling banks

2012-07-01

Spain's football team crushes Italy 4-0 to win the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup

2012-11-14

A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece

2012-11-18

101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)

2013-01-27

Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship

2013-07-24

80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2014-09-23

Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain

2014-10-16

New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council

2014-11-11

The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence

2016-08-21

Olympics-Basketball-US rolls past Spain to sixth straight gold

2017-10-11

Catalan leader signs document declaring independence from Spain

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Spain - Notable Birthdays

Christopher ColumbusOct 30, 1451

Maria Theresa of SpainSep 10, 1638

Pablo PicassoOct 25, 1881

Salvador DaliMay 11, 1904

Severiano BallesterosApr 9, 1957

Nicki MinajDec 8, 1982

Spain - Birthdays
Date Event
39-11-03

Lucan, Cordova Spain, Latin poet (Bellum Civile)

994-11-07

Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain

1451-04-22

Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Columbus

1451-10-30

Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)

1460-04-08

Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida

1478-07-22

Philip I, (the Handsome), 1st Habsburg King of Spain (1504-06)

1500-02-24

Carlos V, King of Spain (1516-56)/Holy Roman Emperor

1503-10-23

Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)

1507-01-14

Catherine of Habsburg, Infanta of Spain and queen of Portugal (d. 1578)

1511-09-29

Michael Servetus, Spain, physician (Christianism Rostituta)

1527-05-21

Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) & Portugal (1580-98)

1528-06-21

Maria of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress (1603)

1535-06-24

Joan of Spain, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)

1543-10-23

Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist

1547-04-13

Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)

1549-11-01

Anna of Austria, fourth wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1580)

1562-11-25

Lope Felix de Vega, Madrid Spain, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia)

1566-08-12

Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands

1567-10-10

Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)

1578-04-14

Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)

1587-01-06

Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)

1587-12-25

Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)

1602-11-22

Elisabeth of Bourbon, Queen of Philip IV of Spain (d. 1644)

1605-04-08

Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)

1606-08-18

Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)

1609-05-16

Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands

1618-01-01

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spain, Baroque artist [baptized]

1635-12-24

Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)

1638-09-10

Maria Theresa of Spain, El Escorial, Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)

1661-11-06

Charles II, last Habsburg king of Spain (reigns 1665-1700)

1662-04-26

Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)

1667-10-28

Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)

1683-02-19

Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)

1683-12-19

Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)

1688-09-17

Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)

1692-10-25

Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain

1709-12-11

Louise Elisabeth of Orléans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)

1711-12-04

Barbara of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1758)

1712-09-23

Ferdinand VI, the wise, King of Spain (1746-59)

1716-01-20

Carlos III, king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits

1716-01-20

King Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)

1724-11-24

Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)

1729-11-17

Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)

1729-12-03

Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)

1745-11-24

Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1792)

1746-03-30

Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)

1748-11-11

King Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819) Reigned 1788-1808

1748-11-12

Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808)

1751-12-09

Maria Luisa of Parma, queen of Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819)

1782-07-06

Maria Louisa of Spain, queen of Etruria (d. 1824)

1784-10-14

Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain

1789-07-06

Maria Isabella of Spain, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1846)

1796-12-19

Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright

1797-05-19

Maria Isabel of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1818)

1803-12-07

Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (d. 1829)

1806-04-27

Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, queen of Spain (d. 1878)

1817-02-21

Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)

1822-05-13

Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (d. 1902)

1830-10-10

Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68)

1843-02-19

Adelina Patti, Madrid Spain, opera soprano (Lucio)

1845-05-30

Amadeus/Amadeo I, duke of Aosta and King of Spain (1870-73)

1847-08-09

Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna, queen consort of Spain (d. 1876)

1854-07-31

Jose Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12)

1857-10-29

Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)

1857-11-28

Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85)

1858-07-21

Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain (d. 1929)

1860-06-24

Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (d. 1878)

1863-11-30

Andres Bonifacio, leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain

1863-12-16

George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)

1864-09-29

Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Bilbao Spain, philosopher (Ensayos, Teatro)

1867-01-29

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spain, writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)

1867-07-27

Enrique Granados, Spain, composer

1870-01-08

Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)

1874-02-28

Soledad Jiminez, Santander Spain, actor (Phantom ofthe Range)

1876-12-29

Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, cellist/conductor/composer

1877-07-06

Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier/president of Spain (1931-36)

1881-10-25

Pablo Picasso, Malaga Spain, artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), (d. 1973)

1881-12-24

Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spain, poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956)

1882-09-28

Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Barcelona Spain, essayist/philosopher

1882-12-09

Joaquín Turina, Seville Spain, composer (Rima)

1886-05-17

Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)

1886-10-04

Luis Alberni, Spain, actor (Topaze)

1887-03-23

Juan Gris, Spain, cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)

1887-09-26

Antonio Moreno, Madrid Spain, actor/director (It, Careers)

1887-10-24

Queen Victoria Eugenia, The Marriage of Princess Ena and Alphonse XIII, King of Spain

1888-06-18

Margarita Xirgu, Barcelona Spain, actress (Bloody Wedding)

1890-03-03

Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China

1893-02-21

Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist, (d. 1987)

1895-01-13

Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer

1898-04-26

Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)

1898-06-05

Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain, poet/dramatist (Blood Wedding)

1900-01-01

Xavier Cugat, Barcelona Spain, bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)

1900-02-22

Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)

1901-11-22

Joaquin Rodrigo, Sagunto Spain, composer

1903-12-13

Carlos Montoya, Madrid Spain, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966)

1904-04-23

Duncan Renaldo, Spain, actor (Cisco Kid)

1904-05-11

Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)

1906-10-30

Consuelo Baker, The Kid from Spain

1907-01-07

Nicanor Zabaleta, San Sebastian, Spain, harpist

1908-12-16

Remedios Varo, Anglès Spain, Spain-Mexican Surrealist artist

1910-10-30

Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spain, poet (Viento del Pueblo)

1913-02-12

Sally West, The Kid from Spain

1915-03-04

Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS]

1915-03-14

Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS]

1915-08-30

Delbert Spain, The Unnamable

1915-11-30

Angier Biddle Duke, NYC, US Ambassador (Spain)

1916-05-11

Camilo Jose Cela, Spain, author (La Colmena-1951)

1917-09-20

Fernando Rey, [Arambillet], La Coruna Spain, actor (Matter of Time)

1919-01-21

Jinx Falkenburg, Barcelona Spain, actress (Masquerade Party)

1920-06-11

Roberto Iglesias, Lost in Spain: Part 1

1922-11-21

Maria Casares, La Coruna Spain, French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice)

1923-12-13

Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain, painter, sculptor, and theorist (Dau al Set), (d. 2012)

1924-12-20

Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)

1925-01-21

Lola Flores, Cadiz Spain, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona)

1925-03-08

Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)

1925-06-04

Antonio Puchades, Sueca, Spain, footballer (23 caps), (d. 2013)

1926-11-18

Estanislao Basora, Catalonia, Spain, footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), (d. 2012)

1927-11-14

Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)

1928-08-10

Eddie Fisher, Phila Pa, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain)

1931-01-02

Juan León, Spain Again

1933-09-25

Adolfo Suarez, premier of Spain (1976-81), (d. 2014)

1933-10-06

Fay Spain, The Godfather: Part II

1934-01-27

Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )

1936-07-30

Infanta Pilar of Spain

1938-01-05

Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )

1938-11-02

Queen Sofia of Spain

1939-03-06

Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria

1940-03-02

Spain Rodriguez, Crumb

1941-01-21

Placido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly)

1942-03-05

Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain

1942-03-26

Suzanne Ried, Suppose I Said I Was the Queen of Spain

1942-08-31

Eugenio Trias, Barcelona, Spain, philosopher, (d. 2013)

1942-11-28

Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer

1943-04-23

Carmen von Thyssen, Barcelona Spain, Baroness

1943-09-23

Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)

1945-05-05

Raphael, Spain, spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)

1945-06-19

Ernesto Barrutia, Road Spain

1946-12-05

Jose Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)

1947-07-15

Spain Logue, JFK

1948-11-17

Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified

1948-11-23

Pekka Saaristo, Going to Spain

1951-07-22

Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)

1951-09-25

Pedro Almodovar, Spain, director/screenwriter (Kika, Matador)

1953-02-25

José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain

1954-06-22

Amparo Munoz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)

1954-06-25

Lina Romay, Barcelona Spain, actress (Conan the Barbarian)

1955-10-03

Angela Molina, Madrid Spain, actress (Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven)

1956-08-02

Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)

1957-02-15

Bienvenida Buck, Velencia Spain, lover of Brit Peter Harding

1957-04-09

Severiano Ballesteros, Pedrena Spain, golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88)

1957-11-12

Marta Figueras-Dotti, Madrid Spain, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Open)

1958-04-24

Fernando Luna, Spain, tennis star

1958-05-30

Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Madrid Spain, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92)

1959-07-04

Victoria Abril, [Victoria Rojas], Madrid Spain, actress (Libertarias)

1960-06-06

Lola Forner, Alicante SW Spain, Miss Spain (1979)

1960-08-10

Antonio Banderas, Malaga Spain, actor (Phila, Evita, Mambo Kings)

1961-01-16

Rosanna Melandez, Private Film 6: Lady in Spain

1962-02-09

Diego Perez, Spain, tennis star

1962-03-22

Juan Aguilera, Spain, tennis star

1962-08-03

Alberto Tous, Spain, tennis star

1963-03-14

Pedro Duque, Madrid Spain, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95)

1963-09-14

Antonia Real, Spain, 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976)

1963-09-30

Cristina Marsillach, Madrid Spain, actress (Barocco)

1963-12-20

Infanta Elena of Spain

1964-08-29

Jordi Arrese, Spain, tennis star

1965-01-21

Tania Abitbol, Madrid Spain, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)

1965-05-29

Emilio Sanchez, Madrid Spain, Tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze)

1968-02-01

Javier Sanchez, Spain, tennis star

1968-04-22

Carlos Costa, Spain, tennis star

1968-08-07

Tomas Carbonell, Barcelona Spain, tennis star

1968-10-24

Francisco Claver, Spain, tennis star

1969-02-16

Fermin Cacho, Barcelona Spain, 1500m (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)

1970-03-30

Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)

1971-01-16

Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star

1971-07-26

Neus Avila, Lerida Spain, tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995)

1971-09-03

Chabeli Iglesias, Madrid Spain, daughter of Julio Iglesias

1971-11-02

Pete Vordenberg, Rota Spain, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1972-04-16

Conchita Martinez, Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells)

1972-08-09

Silvia Ramon-Cortes, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo)

1972-09-15

Princess Letizia of Spain

1972-11-04

Matthew Spain, G.B.F.

1972-12-07

Jordi Buritlo, Spain, tennis star

1972-9-15

Queen Letizia of Spain, Episode dated 2 September 2000

1973-04-05

Estefania Knuth, Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl)

1973-06-28

Alberto Berastegui, Spain, tennis star

1973-09-21

Virginia Ruano-Pascual, Madrid Spain, tennis star

1974-04-11

Alex Corretja, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1990 Orange Bowl boys 16)

1974-04-15

Douglas Spain, American actor

1974-04-15

Douglas Spain, Star Maps

1974-07-12

Stelios Giannakopoulos, Group D: Greece vs. Spain

1974-10-06

Bibiana Schönhöfer, Welcome to Spain

1975-03-01

Maria Jose Suarez, Miss Universe-Spain (1996)

1975-06-25

Alberto Costa, professional tennis player, Lerida Spain

1975-10-06

Ines Sainz, Miss Spain Universe (1997)

1976-08-27

Cartos Moya, Spain, tennis star

1977-04-22

Mark Van Bommel, Final: Netherlands vs Spain

1980-04-05

Joris Mathijsen, Final: Netherlands vs Spain

1980-07-02

Jenny Spain, Deadgirl

1981-05-02

Tiago, Round of 16: Spain vs Portugal

1981-05-12

Lorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress, Miss Spain 1999

1982-05-19

Frank Lionetti, Raven-Symoné: Raven's Postcards from Spain

1982-12-08

Nicki Minaj, Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidadian-born American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships)

1982-9-22

Maarten Stekelenburg, Final: Netherlands vs Spain

1983-05-10

Natalia Zabala, Miss Spain 2007

1984-07-26

Ashley Vargo, Playing in Paradise 'Spain'

1984-07-30

Arthur Valentin Grósz, Love in Spain

1984-11-30

Nigel de Jong, Group B: Spain vs Netherlands

1986-11-06

Diana Dean, Spain in the Ass

1988-07-16

Sergio Busquets, Group B: Spain vs Netherlands

1988-08-02

Javi Martínez, Group B: Spain vs Chile

1989-03-21

Jordi Alba, Group B: Spain vs Netherlands

1989-08-15

Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Madrid, Spain, Mexican singer, songwriter and actress

1989-08-28

César Azpilicueta, Group B: Spain vs Netherlands

1992-01-08

Jorge Resurrección, Group B: Spain vs Chile

2000-09-09

Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain

2005-06-05

Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain

2005-10-31

Infanta Leonor of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias and Letizia, Princess of Asturias

2007-04-29

Infanta Sofía of Spain, Princess of Spain

Spain - Notable Weddings

Louis XIVJun 9, 1660

Leopold IIAug 5, 1764

Spain - Weddings
Date Event
1599-04-18

Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain

1660-06-09

French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz

1764-08-05

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (17) weds queen Maria Luisa of Spain (18) in Innsbruck, Austria

1962-05-14

Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain

1995-03-18

Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain

2004-05-22

Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain

2006-04-08

Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain

2006-05-19

"Liverpool" goalkeeper Pepe Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Cordoba, Spain

2006-06-10

Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain

2007-04-14

Supermodel Esther Canadas (30) weds MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau (34) in Spain

2010-06-05

"Bond girl" actress Gemma Arterton (24) weds Stefano Catelli (37) at a secret ceremony at the hilltop village of Zuheros in Andalucia, Spain

2010-08-23

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain

2013-06-08

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain

2014-06-14

Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain

Spain - Notable Deaths

Christopher ColumbusMay 20, 1506

Maria Theresa of SpainJul 30, 1683

Spain - Deaths
Date Event
1506-05-20

Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55

1506-09-25

Felipe I, the handsome, King of Castile (Spain) (1504-06), dies

1539-05-01

Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)

1558-09-21

Charles V, King of Spain (Carlos I)/Holy Roman Emperor, dies at 58

1568-07-24

Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)

1568-10-03

Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23

1598-09-13

Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98), dies at 71

1614-04-07

El Greco, Greek-born artist working in Spain (b. 1541)

1621-03-31

Philip III, King of Spain (1598-1621), dies at 42

1633-12-01

Isabella of Austria, infante of Spain/governess in Holland, dies at 67

1641-11-09

Ferdinand, of Austria, cardinal of Spain, dies at 32

1641-11-11

Ferdinand van Austrian, cardinal of Spain, dies

1644-10-06

Elisabeth (In Spanish Isabel) of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)

1645-07-22

Gaspar de Guzman, premier of Spain (1621-43), dies at 58

1665-09-17

Philip IV, King of Spain (1621-55), dies

1679-12-17

Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies

1683-07-30

Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France, dies at 44

1700-11-01

Carlos II, King of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), dies at 39

1714-02-14

Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)

1746-07-09

Philip V, French King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46), dies at 62

1759-08-10

Ferdinand VI, the wise, king of Spain, dies at 46

1766-06-11

Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain, dies at 73

1766-07-11

Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)

1766-07-20

Isabelle Farnese, queen of Spain, dies

1788-12-14

Carlos III, King of Naples/Spain (1759-88), dies at 72

1819-01-20

Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70

1829-05-18

Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)

1830-01-07

Infanta Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Charles IV of Spain and wife of John VI of Portugal, dies at 53

1833-09-29

Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain, dies

1844-07-28

Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)

1878-06-26

Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (b. 1860)

1885-11-24

Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27

1885-11-25

Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27

1890-01-18

Amadeus I FM, king of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44

1902-04-17

Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (b. 1822)

1904-04-09

Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73

1912-11-11

Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered

1912-11-12

Jose Canalejas bon Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12), murdered at 58

1929-02-08

Maria Christina, Queen Regent of Spain (b. 1858)

1938-03-12

Lyda Roberti, The Kid from Spain

1939-11-12

Norman Bethune, Heart of Spain

1941-02-28

King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)

1949-02-18

Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71

1956-03-29

Infante Alfonso of Spain (b. 1941)

1963-03-09

Werner Beumelburg, In Battle Versus the Enemy of the World: German Volunteers in Spain

1973-09-28

Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66

1973-12-20

Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA

1981-05-18

Consuelo Baker, The Kid from Spain

1983-05-08

Fay Spain, The Godfather: Part II

1992-11-13

Lucrecia Perez, Dominicans in Spain (Racist Murder), dies at 33

1995-12-15

Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, PM of Defense of Spain (1977-81), dies at 83

1998-02-07

Roberto Iglesias, Lost in Spain: Part 1

2000-03-04

Delbert Spain, The Unnamable

2007-12-03

Spain Logue, JFK

2008-01-18

Sally West, The Kid from Spain

2012-11-28

Spain Rodriguez, Crumb

2015-11-10

Legendary musician Allen Toussaint dies after performance in Spain


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