Spain On This Day - March 7
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Mar 7, 2021 - 1:30 AM

1938 - Spanish Civil War, sinking of the cruiser Baleares.
1939 - Spanish Civil War, the collapse occurs by the coastal defenses of Cartagena, the merchant ship, used as a troop transport Olite Castle, becoming the sinking of one ship with more fatalities the history of Spain; 1476 deceased.
1966 - The minister Manuel Fraga bathing on the beach of Palomares, where a US H-bomb fell, to show that there is no danger of radioactivity.

Spain On This Day - March 6
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Mar 6, 2021 - 1:15 AM

1479 - The Treaty of Alcáçovas, Portugal delivery in Castile, the Canary Islands in exchange for possessions in West Africa is signed.
1521 - Magellan discovers Guam, the island’s first known contact with the western world.
1714 - the peace treaty ending the struggles between France and Austria in the War of Spanish Succession is signed.
1728 - Madrid Convention of El Pardo, which means the failure of the Spanish alliance with Austria and acceptance, again, the Treaty of Utrecht is signed.

Spain On This Day - March 5
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Mar 5, 2021 - 12:19 AM

1329 - in the Kingdom of Navarre, Juana II and her husband Philip of Evreux are crowned kings.
1644 - in Valencia, the king of Spain founded the First Galera (women's prison).
1766 – Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1811 – Peninsular War: A French force under the command of Marshal Victor is routed while trying to prevent an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese army from lifting the Siege of Cádiz in the Battle of Barrosa.
1838 - Carlist forces are defeated when they attack Zaragoza in the First Carlist War.

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Spain On This Day - March 4
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Mar 4, 2021 - 1:14 AM

1606 - The Spanish Court returns to Madrid, after spending some time in Valladolid.
1810 - Malaga arrives King Joseph Bonaparte, after taking the city.
1812 - the first lottery draw takes place in Cádiz in the fore-runner to today’s National Lottery.

Spain On This Day - March 3
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Mar 3, 2021 - 1:35 AM

1478 - the Catholic Monarchs posted a pragmatic to boost the shipbuilding industry in their kingdoms.
1522 - the royal troops enter Valencia, where the head of the revolt of the Germanies, Vicente Peris, is executed.
1547 - Zaragoza works of the temple La Seo begin.
1904 - a law establishing Sunday as an official day of rest is passed in Spain.

Spain On This Day - March 2
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Mar 2, 2021 - 1:48 AM

1332 - Álava is incorporated into Castile.
1561 – Mendoza, Argentina is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro del Castillo.
1821 - Alicante, more than a thousand workers in unemployment armed attack Alcoy textile factories and destroy their machines.
1891 - Spain held the first elections for male suffrage (only in 1931 will have universal suffrage).

Spain On This Day - March 1
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Mar 1, 2021 - 1:29 AM

1476 – Forces of the Catholic Monarchs engage the combined Portuguese-Castilian armies of Afonso V and Prince John at the Battle of Toro.
1493 - the caravel ‘La Pinta,’ one of the three ships which set sail on Christopher Columbus’s first voyage across the Atlantic, reaches port in Baiona, Pontevedra, with the first news of the discovery of the New World.

Spain On This Day - February 28
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Feb 28, 2021 - 2:51 AM

380 - In Zaragoza, a council condemnation for the first time priscilianismo.
1246 – The Siege of Jaén ends in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in the Castilian takeover of the city from the Taifa of Jaen.
1525 - Cuauhtémoc, Mexico’s last Aztec Emperor, is hanged by order of Hernán Cortés.
1571 - In Spain, Felipe II decreed the organization of the Spanish army.

Spain On This Day - February 27
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Feb 27, 2021 - 1:33 AM

1767 - Pragmatic Sanction of Carlos III of Spain so it is expelled the Jesuits from all domains of the Spanish monarchy.
1782 - during the British siege of Gibraltar, a greande reaches writer Jose Scaffold and causes death.
1801 - Spain declares to Portugal War of the Oranges.

Spain On This Day - February 26
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Feb 26, 2021 - 12:00 AM

1498 - Alcala de Henares (Spain) Cardinal Gonzalo Jimenez de Cisneros placed the first stone of the Complutense University.
1901 - The Marcelo Azcarraga government resigns, following bloody clashes between armed forces and the people of Madrid to mark the funeral of the poet Ramón de Campoamor.
1902 - Seville rains continue and the waters of the Guadalquivir reach five meters above its usual level.

Spain On This Day - February 25
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Feb 25, 2021 - 1:24 AM

1018 - Berenguer Ramón I is named Count of Barcelona after the death of his father Ramón Borrell.
1119 - Alfonso I the Batallador conquers Tudela.
1281 - Alfonso X the Wise publishes the first Maritime Ordinances of Castile.
1516 - On the death of Ferdinand, his daughter Juana de Castilla inherited the Crown of Aragon.
1869 - Francisco Serrano y Domínguez is appointed president of executive power of the revolutionary government which forced Isabel II off the throne.

Spain On This Day - February 24
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Feb 24, 2021 - 12:00 AM

1503 - Christopher Columbus founds the first Spanish settlement in continental America, Santa María de Belén, in Panama.

Spain On This Day - February 23
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Feb 23, 2021 - 1:30 AM

1475 - Valencia Comprehensorium book appears, the first work published in Spain following techniques Gutenberg.
1863 - is celebrated in the church of San Lucas de Jerez de la Frontera marriage between Don Alvaro Davila and Perez de Grandallana, Marquess of Villamarta-Davila, Mirabal and Conde de Villafuente Bermeja Dona Francisca Caracciolo of Agreda y Balleras, of Señor Divisero Solar de Tejada.

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Spain Business Brief - Tuesday December 5, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Dec 5, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Dark clouds on the horizon in the Spanish pensions system which is failing to cope with the changing demographics.

The Sephardi and the keys to Spain
Posted in: Features
Dec 4, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The first Jews arrived after the conquest of Normandy in 1066, William of Normandy invited Jewish financiers from Rouen in northern France to come to England.

Spain Business Brief - Thursday November 30, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Nov 30, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Galician construction group Copasa has linked with the British Fund InfraRed Capital Partners Limited, to bid for 5 billion € for the Plan for Roads Infrastructure (PIC in Spanish) announced by Mariano Rajoy in July, which corresponds to 2,000 kilometres of roads until 2021.