Spain Papers Review - Tuesday November 13, 2018
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Nov 13, 2018 - 8:30 AM

El País
‘PSOE and PP will choose who presides the General Council for Judicial Power before naming their spokesmen’ - Judges associations criticise the pact, which will substitute the conservative Marchena to make the judiciary more progressive.
‘The accounts tribunal has condemned Artur Mas to repay 4.9 million € for the illegal referendum’ – the sentence argues that the Catalan Government spent the money despite prohibiting the vote.

Spain On This Day - November 13
Posted in: History
Nov 13, 2018 - 8:04 AM

0609 - The reign of Sisebuto starts, the Second Council of Seville, presided over by St. Isidore of Seville.
1484 - The Spaniards defeated the Guanches and recover Tenerife.
1922 - The Government dissolves the Military Defense Boards and prohibits associating with the military.
1923 - Start of the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera.
1976 - The rock group La Banda Trapera del Río performs its first recital in a tribute to Lina Odena in the Spanish Village; This date has always been considered as that of her foundation.
1992 - in Alcàsser,the events of the brutal Crime of Alcàsser take place: three girls of 14 and 15 years old who were hitchhiking are raped and killed.
2002 - The Prestige oil tanker suffers hull damage off Galicia’s Coast of Death. The ship broke in two on the 19th, shedding an estimated 63,000 tons of fuel. It was the start of Spain’s worst environmental disaster to date and one of the worst to have taken place in the northeast Atlantic.

Spain On This Day - November 12
Posted in: History
Nov 12, 2018 - 7:36 AM

1912 - 1n the Puerta del Sol (Madrid) the president of the Council of Ministers, José Canalejas, is assassinated.
1985 - Spanish film personalities meet in the O'Pazo, a Madrid restaurant, to discuss the state of the Spanish cinema. The germ that would allow the birth, a year later, the AACCE (Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences).
1985 - The UN Decolonisation Commission approves, by consensus, a resolution urging the governments of Spain and the United Kingdom to continue negotiations for a final settlement of the Gibraltar dispute.
2005 - The Royal Spanish Academy and the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language make the official presentation of the Panhispánico dictionary of doubts.

Spain On This Day - November 11
Posted in: History
Nov 11, 2018 - 6:45 AM

1500 - The Treaty of Granada was signed between the Catholic King, Ferdinand II, and Louis XII of France to partition the Kingdom of Naples.

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Spain On This Day - November 10
Posted in: History
Nov 10, 2018 - 1:06 AM

1810 - A decree of the Cortes of Cadiz by which is granted by the first freedom of the press.
1821 - the city of Los Santos is the first city in Panama to proclaim independence from Spain.

Spain On This Day - November 9
Posted in: History
Nov 9, 2018 - 1:46 AM

694 – At the Seventeenth Council of Toledo, Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery.
1441 - The town of Antequera is declared a city by a royal cedula.

Spain On This Day - November 8
Posted in: History
Nov 8, 2018 - 1:26 AM

1519 - the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II receives the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés at the city entrance to Tenochtitlán, in Mexico.

Spain On This Day - November 7
Posted in: History
Nov 7, 2018 - 1:12 AM

1007 - In Zamora, Bellido Dolfos murdered King Sancho the Strong alongside the walls of the city.
1519 - In Toledo villagers chiefs present the First Manifesto to the Spaniards against the policy of Carlos I.
1659 - the Treaty of the Pyrenees put an end to the Franco-Spanish conflict which began in the Thirty Years War and defines the new border between the two countries.





Spain On This Day - November 6
Posted in: History
Nov 6, 2018 - 2:27 AM

1528 - the Spanish explorer, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, is cast ashore on an island he named the Isle of Misfortune off the Gulf coast of Texas, which many historians believe was Galveston Island. He became the first European to explore America’s Gulf Coast states, and told the tale of his journeys in his account, ‘La Relación.’

Spain On This Day - November 5
Posted in: History
Nov 5, 2018 - 1:23 AM

1529 - In Valladolid a board meets to decide the creation of the administrative demarcation of New Spain.
1553 - Don Luis de Velasco, Viceroy of the New Spain, inaugurates the courses of the School of Law, founded on this date and under the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
1712 - Felipe V of Spain signed a memorandum of resignation to the crown of France for him and his descendants.







Spain On This Day - November 4
Posted in: History
Nov 4, 2018 - 2:06 AM

0683 - The Eighth Council of Toledo begins.
1359 - Muhammad V of Granada leaves from Guadix into exile in North Africa, having been deposed by his brother Ismail.
1501 - Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother – they would later marry.
1519 - The movement of the Germanies starts in Valencia.
1549 - Pragmatic sanction of Carlos V. promulgating
1576 - Spanish forces capture Antwerp in the Eighty Years War, or the Dutch War of Independence.

Spain On This Day - November 3
Posted in: History
Nov 3, 2018 - 1:50 AM

1481 - In the Kingdom of Navarra, Francisco de Foix is crowned King.
1493 - Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
1624 - In the Viceroyalty of New Spain, Rodrigo Pacheco and Osorio, Cerralvo takes office as the 15th Viceroy.
1762 - Treaty of Paris between Spain and France, by which Louisiana passed into Spanish power.

Spain On This Day - November 2
Posted in: History
Nov 2, 2018 - 1:44 AM

0655 - Toledo celebrated the Fourth Council of Toledo.
1327 - Alfonso IV the Benign, is proclaimed king of Aragon after the death of his father James II.

Spain On This Day - November 1
Posted in: History
Nov 1, 2018 - 1:32 AM

1348 - The Union of Valencia (antirealist) attacked the Jews of Murviedro because they were subjects of the king of Valencia, and therefore realists.
1466 - In the church of San Nicolás del pueblo de Villalpando (Zamora) they voted for the immaculate conception for the first time.
1520 - the navigator Fernando de Magallanes (Magellan) leads his ships into the sea channel he discovered between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, at the mainland tip of South America. It would later be named the Magellan Strait.

Spain On This Day - October 31
Posted in: History
Oct 31, 2018 - 1:04 AM

1615 - Miguel de Cervantes dedicated to Count de Lemos the second part of Don Quixote.
1850 - the building on La Carrera de San Jerónimo in Madrid which still houses Congress was officially inaugurated.

Spain On This Day - October 30
Posted in: History
Oct 30, 2018 - 1:31 AM

1340 - Battle of Salado, in which the combined forces of Castile and Portugal decisively defeated benimerines, last North African nation would try to invade the Iberian Peninsula.

Spain On This Day - October 29
Posted in: History
Oct 29, 2018 - 2:02 AM

1507 - Ferdinand appointed Admiral Diego Colón governor of the Indies, based in Santo Domingo.
1762 - Pedro Cevallos, governor of Buenos Aires, reconquest Colonia de Sacramento for Spain.
1859 - Spain declares war on Morocco for destroying fortifications in Ceuta.
1876 - The Free Institution of Education is established.


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Spain On This Day - October 28
Posted in: History
Oct 28, 2018 - 12:45 AM

1092 - Al-Qadir of Valencia is assasinated by a revolt led by the Qadi Ibn Yahhaf.
1492 – Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba on his first voyage to the New World.
1492 - The Spanard Rodrigo de Jerez is the first Westerner to see the Indians smoking snuff and the first to imitate them.
1848 - the first railway line in Spain, Barcelona-Mataró, is officially inaugurated.

Spain On This Day - October 27
Posted in: History
Oct 27, 2018 - 1:54 AM

1535 - Spanish King Carlos V granted to Cholula the title of city.
1795 - Pinckney’s Treaty (also known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo) was signed between Spain and the USA at San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

Spain On This Day - October 26
Posted in: History
Oct 26, 2018 - 12:37 AM

1520 - Carlos I of Spain was elected Holy Roman Emperor.
1939: The International Brigades leave Spain.
1971 - La Palma (Canary Islands), Starts erupting volcano Teneguía.


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