Spain On This Day - May 17
Posted in: History
May 17, 2022 - 1:38 AM

822 - After the death of Al Hakam I, began his reign in Cordoba Abderramán II, during which the Cordovan adopted the fashion of Baghdad, introduced by the Iraqi-born musician Ziryab.
1410 - Martin of Aragon revokes the appointment as General Lieutenant Governor General of Aragon and the Crown had granted his nephew Jaime II of Urgel.

Spain On This Day - May 15
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May 15, 2022 - 12:25 AM

San Isidro – Fiesta in Madrid and Nerja

Spain On This Day - May 13
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May 13, 2022 - 1:25 AM

San Pedro Regalado, Fiesta en Valladolid.
1275 - The troops of the Moroccan Sultan Aby Yusuf Yaqub II disembark in Tarifa, staring the so-called ‘War of the Strait’ against King Alfonso X.

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Spain On This Day - May 12
Posted in: History
May 12, 2022 - 1:45 AM

1280 - Alfonso X, in coalition with the Sultan Abu Yusuf, attacks Granada

Spain On This Day - May 11
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May 11, 2022 - 12:13 AM

San Anastasio – Fiesta en Lleida.

Spain On This Day - May 10
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May 10, 2022 - 12:15 AM

1026 - The Generals Muyahid and Jayran entered Córdoba
1503 – Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.

Spain On This Day - May 9
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May 9, 2022 - 12:58 AM

1013 - The Berbers, aided by Sancho Garcia, Count of Castile, seize the Córdoba palatine city of Medina Azahara, residence of the caliphs, plundering it, destroying it and appointing Caliph Sulaiman al-Mustain.

Spain On This Day - May 8
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May 8, 2022 - 12:54 AM

589 – Reccared I summons the Third Council of Toledo.
1254 - King Alfonso X the Wise gives the foundational rules of the University of Salamanca
1366 - Pedro IV of Aragón gave a castle and the village of Ayerbe to Don Pedro Jordán de Urriés.

Spain On This Day - May 7
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May 7, 2022 - 12:13 AM

1298 - The first stone of the cathedral of Barcelona is placed.
1487 – The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.

Spain On This Day - May 6
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May 6, 2022 - 2:04 AM

589 - Vizigoth King Recaredo converted to Catholicism
822 - Omayian Emir, Al-Hakam 1, swore fidelity to his sons, Abd al-Rahman and Al-Mugira, designating them heirs to the throne in that order.
1497 - A Royal order declared trade with the new world free of tax
1527 – Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.

Spain On This Day - May 5
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May 5, 2022 - 2:05 AM

1442 - John II of Aragon makes a pact with the nobility in the framework of the Parliament.
1437 - Abú Adb Allah Muhammad, known as Boabdil, was taken in triumph to the Alhambra palace in Granada to retake the throne of Granada while El Zagal retired to Almuñecar.
1494 - Crsitóbal Colón discovered Jamaica.

Spain On This Day - May 4
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May 4, 2022 - 12:28 AM

Mothers day.
1455 - The Christian forces of Enrique VI of Castilla entered into the villages of Alora, Coín and Cártama in Málaga, pulling up cereal crops and vines.
1502 - Cristóbal Colón started his fourth trip to America.
1589 - Francis Drake started his plans to attack La Coruña.
1814 - Fernando VII declared the 1812 Constitution null and all the decisions of the Cádiz courts.

Spain On This Day - May 3
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May 3, 2022 - 2:30 AM

World press freedom day.
Dia de la Cruz – in many villages of Murcia and Andalucía.
1240 - Christian troops conquered the Muslims in Écija, Sevilla.
1487 - Vélez-Málaga fell to King Fernando the Catholic on 27 April 1487, and handed itself over today that year.
1493 - on the island of San Miguel de La Palma (Canary Islands) founded its capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma.
1493 - In Rome, Pope Alexander VI issues a papal bull defining the area of discovery of Spain and Portugal.

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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.