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Gibraltar - Notable Historical Events

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Gibraltar - Historical Events
Date Event
711-04-30

Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).

1607-04-25

Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet

1704-07-24

English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar

1704-08-03

English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar

1704-08-04

War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar

1713-03-27

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

1779-06-16

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

1828-02-18

More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar

1891-03-17

British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574

1895-03-11

Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die

1942-08-11

Lt-gen Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar

1954-02-02

Snow falls on Gibraltar

1967-09-10

Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish

1968-05-06

Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards

1969-05-30

Gibraltar adopts constitution

1969-06-08

General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

1982-12-15

Spain reopens border with Gibraltar

1985-05-26

Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die

1986-06-18

Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy

1988-03-06

3 IRA suspects shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers

2007-08-12

Bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.

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Gibraltar - Birthdays
Date Event
1837-12-26

George Dewey, Admiral Dewey Landing at Gibraltar

1954-10-16

Gérard Preszow, Au-delà de Gibraltar

1958-04-02

Abdelli, Au-delà de Gibraltar

1960-11-28

John Galliano, Gibraltar, British fashion designer

1962-03-06

Alison Nicholas, Gibraltar, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic)

1976-08-29

Ray Gibraltar, Wanted: Border

Gibraltar - Notable Weddings

Sean ConneryDec 6, 1962

John LennonMar 20, 1969

Gibraltar - Weddings
Date Event
1962-12-06

Actor Sean Connery (32) weds actress Diane Cilento on Gibraltar

1969-03-20

Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Deaths
Date Event
1607-04-25

Don Juan Alvarez, Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle

1714-05-15

Roger Elliott, British general and Governor of Gibraltar

1917-01-16

George Dewey, Admiral Dewey Landing at Gibraltar

1997-07-01

Joshua Hassan, head of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), dies


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