Spain Papers Review - Wednesday October 18, 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Oct 18, 2017 - 8:19 AM

El País – ‘Constitutional sentence against the referendum law’ ‘what affects only one must be decided by everyone’ – ‘the Catalan Parliament left the citizens at the mercy of limitless power’

Spain On This Day - October 19
Posted in: History
Oct 19, 2017 - 1:05 AM

1469 – Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.
1868 - the peseta becomes the only official legal tender in Spain. It was to last for well over one hundred years, until it was replaced by the euro in 2002.
1906 - 1 May is declared a national holiday.

Spain On This Day - October 18
Posted in: History
Oct 18, 2017 - 2:49 AM

1005 - The Kingdom of Aragon is established.
1511 - Juana la Loca signed a Letter of Privileges.
1519 - The conquistador, Hernán Cortés, leads the ‘Matanza de Cholula,’ in Mexico, where thousands lost their lives.
1805 - Battle of Tamames (Salamanca), belonging to the Spanish War of Independence.

Spain On This Day - October 17
Posted in: History
Oct 17, 2017 - 3:21 AM

1469 - Fernando II of Aragon married Isabel of Castile. The link to the Catholic Monarchs represents the beginning of the process of unification of the Kingdom of Aragon and the Kingdom of Castile under one crown with Carlos I of Spain.
1919 - King Alfonso XIII inaugurates the first line of the Madrid metro, with eight stations along the 3.48 kms between Puerta del Sol and Cuatro Caminos.

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Five detained for defrauding sales of luxury homes in Marbella
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Oct 16, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The National Police has demolished a fraudulent operation of selling luxury homes on the Golden Mile in Marbella, valued at four million € in an investigation which remains open.

Spain On This Day - October 16
Posted in: History
Oct 16, 2017 - 1:16 AM

0646 - The Fourth Council of Toledo was held
0912 - In Córdoba ), Abderramán III is proclaimed emir.
1472 - Paz de Pedralbes. The Crown of Aragon recovered the Roussillon and Sardinia.
1989 - SICYD opens, one of the first multiuser BBS of Spain and Internet pioneer in the country.
1995 - Held for the first time in Spain a trial by jury with experimental character in Palma de Mallorca
1998 – Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

Spain On This Day - October 15
Posted in: History
Oct 15, 2017 - 12:59 AM

1385 - Battle of Valverde with the triumph of Nuno Alvares Pereira over the Castilians in Valverde de Merida, in the Portuguese aggression in Castilian territory, following its success in Aljubarrota, do not conclude until the signing of the Treaty of Ayllón (Segovia) in 1411.
1522 - Carlos I of Spain (Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire) confers on Hernán Cortés the title of Governor and Captain General of New Spain.

Spain On This Day - October 14
Posted in: History
Oct 14, 2017 - 1:51 AM

1486 - Boabdil returns to Granada and the Albaicin, is crowned king for the second time.
1651 - 1,500 people died in the Murcia Region when the Segura River burst its banks in the floods of San Calixto.
1707 - In the War of Spanish Succession Bourbon troops raid Lleida and give a warning to the population.

Spain On This Day - October 13
Posted in: History
Oct 13, 2017 - 1:51 AM

409 – Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
824 - In Brañosera, Count Nunio Nunez understands the need to organize restocking, protected by the presura, is unstable and ineffective to ensure progress. So he called freemen his subjects, giving them rights through the Charter populates.
1292 - Christian hosts of Sancho IV snatch Tarifa (Cádiz) from the Sultan of Morocco.
1397 - Zaragoza (Aragon), King Martin of Aragon Human (Martí the Humane) swears the privileges established by his father Pedro IV, and April 13, 1399 is crowned in that city.

Spain On This Day - October 12
Posted in: History
Oct 12, 2017 - 4:40 AM

1492 - the explorer, Christopher Colombus, discovers the New World when he lands on the island of Guanahani in the Bahamas. He named the island San Salvador.
The date is now celebrated as Spain’s National Day, the Día de la Hispanidad.

Spain On This Day - October 11
Posted in: History
Oct 11, 2017 - 2:01 AM

1469 - Interview Duenas (Palencia) of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, who ruled the marriage of both, future Catholic Monarchs.

Five dead in a tragic collision between two lorries and 11 cars on the A-7
Posted in: Costa Cálida
Oct 10, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The A-7 motorway, at the location of the Murcia hamlet of Sangonera la Seca, converted yesterday into the epicentre of pain and chaos. A lorry caused a brutal accident which left five dead, three women and two men, and a dozen injured.

Spain On This Day - October 10
Posted in: History
Oct 10, 2017 - 7:00 AM

732 - The Emir of Córdoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, was killed in the Battle of Tours, near Poitiers, France, in a devastating defeat for the Muslim advance into Western Europe from conquered Spain.

A Dutch man died when his light aircraft crashed near Puig de Massanella
Posted in: Mallorca
Oct 9, 2017 - 1:36 PM

48-year-old Richard Walder D.N. died yesterday around 9.30am in Coll des Prat, next to Puig de Massanella in the municipality of Escorca in the middle of the Sierra de Tramuntana, shortly after taking off from Binissalem airdrome.

Spain On This Day - October 9
Posted in: History
Oct 9, 2017 - 1:04 AM

1238 - The most important day in the history of the Valencia Region, when Jaime I of Aragón, ‘El Conquistador’ entered the gates of Valencia City after more than five centuries of Moorish rule.

Spain On This Day - October 8
Posted in: History
Oct 8, 2017 - 1:49 AM

1573 - Spanish troops withdrew from the siege of Alkmaar, in the north of Holland, after the town had held out for more than a month. It marked a turning point for rebel forces in the 80 Years War, or the Dutch War of Independence, against Catholic Spain.

Spain On This Day - October 7
Posted in: History
Oct 7, 2017 - 2:24 AM

788 - The second independent emir of Al-Andalus, Hisham I, comes to power as the successor to Abderraman I.
1072 - In Zamora, Bellido Dolfos aassassinates King Sancho «el Fuerte» next to the city walls.

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Spain On This Day - October 6
Posted in: History
Oct 6, 2017 - 3:54 AM

1539 – Hernando de Soto, conquistador and his army enter the Apalachee capital of Anhaica (present-day Tallahassee, Florida) by force.
1833 - The infant Carlos Maria Isidro de Bourbon is crowned Carlos V of Spain, the date is considered the beginning of the First Carlist War.
1852 - The Royal Order Telegraph Corps was created.

Spain On This Day - October 5
Posted in: History
Oct 5, 2017 - 1:10 AM

1143 – King Alfonso VII of León and Castile recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.

Spain On This Day - October 4
Posted in: History
Oct 4, 2017 - 1:40 AM

1511 – Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
1597 – The first Guale uprising begins against the Spanish missions in Georgia.
1979 - The Spanish government ratified the Convention on Human Rights.
1991 - The Madrid Protocol, a protocol to the Antarctic Treaty which was signed in Madrid on 4th October, declares the Antarctic a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science.

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