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San Juan
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San Juan - Historical Events
Date Event
783-11-26

Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.

1625-09-24

Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico

1776-11-01

Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California

1797-04-17

Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America.

1854-07-13

US forces shell & burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua

1898-07-01

Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill

1954-03-28

WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting

1954-05-01

WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting

1958-01-06

WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting

1960-05-23

WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, PR 1st broadcast

1964-10-01

WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting

1978-03-22

Karl Wallenda of the The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1984-03-07

The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.

1986-12-31

Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97

1989-07-29

Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan

1996-11-21

A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

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San Juan - Notable Birthdays

Gloria Macapagal-ArroyoApr 5, 1947

Ricky MartinDec 24, 1971

San Juan - Birthdays
Date Event
1886-07-17

Eddie James, The Little Organ Player of San Juan

1912-01-08

José Ferrer, San Juan Puerto Rico, actor/director (Blood Tide, Dune)

1927-03-16

Olga San Juan, NYC, actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus)

1927-03-16

Olga San Juan, Blue Skies

1927-07-06

Nilo Soruco, The Night of San Juan

1937-05-07

Domitila de Chungara, The Night of San Juan

1942-08-04

Luis Daniel Rivera, La noche de San Juan: Santo en Oro negro

1947-04-05

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010) in San Juan Philippines

1958-08-11

Cordelia Gonzalez, San Juan PR, actor (La Gran Fiesta)

1961-03-22

Antonia San Juan, All About My Mother

1964-02-22

Gigi Fernandez, [Beatriz], San Juan PR, US tennis star (Olymp-gold-96)

1967-10-04

Alicia San Juan, Hábitos

1968-09-13

Bernie Williams, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)

1968-11-01

Alberto San Juan, Sleep Tight

1969-04-06

Ari Meyers, San Juan PR, actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie)

1969-10-13

Robert Vanzant, Auditions: NYC/San Juan

1970-07-12

Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler

1971-12-24

Ricky Martin, San Juan, Puerto Rico, singer (Menudo)/actor (General Hospital)

1971-12-28

Melvin Nieves, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1974-03-03

Luis Ponce, Noche de San Juan

1976-07-21

Pablo Paz, El baile de San Juan

1979-9-02

Luis San Juan Pallares, Frozen

1981-11-09

Galaxy San Juan, The Guest

1984-08-01

Valery Ortiz, San Juan, Puerto Rican actress

San Juan - Notable Weddings

Francisco FrancoOct 16, 1923

San Juan - Weddings
Date Event
1923-10-16

General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo

2001-10-05

"The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

2006-10-14

Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008-11-29

"Without a Trace" star Roselyn Sanchez (35) weds actor Eric Winter (32) at Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan - Deaths
Date Event
1944-12-22

Eddie James, The Little Organ Player of San Juan

2004-04-01

Nilo Soruco, The Night of San Juan

2009-01-03

Olga San Juan, Blue Skies

2012-03-13

Domitila de Chungara, The Night of San Juan


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