Spain On This Day - November 25
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Nov 25, 2020 - 6:00 AM

1491 - The terms for the final capitulation of Granada were signed between the Catholic Kings and the Moorish King of Granada, Boabdil, relinquishing sovereignty of the Kingdom of Granada to Ferdinand and Isabella. He surrendered the keys of the city on 2nd January 1492, in the culmination of the Reconquista and a day which ended centuries of Moorish rule in Spain

Spain On This Day - November 24
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Nov 24, 2020 - 12:22 AM

700 - in present day Spain, the Visigothic king Égica orders the royal anointing of his son Witiza, who did not assume all the royal functions until the death of his father in December of 702.
1505 - Concordia de Salamanca: Ferdinand becomes the ruler of Castile and Felipe I the Handsome and his wife Juana are appointed kings.
1518 - Leaving Bornos (Cádiz) the Spanish military Fadrique Enriquez de Ribera pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
1700 - Establishment of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain with the proclamation of Philip of Anjou in Versailles as king of Spain with the name of Felipe V.

Spain On This Day - November 23
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Nov 23, 2020 - 7:46 AM

1097 - Alfonso VI confirms a letter of donation of land for his son, Henry of Burgundy, Count of Portugal.
1248 - Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
1554 - Royal Order authorizing the port of Malaga to exercise trade loading and unloading Barbary Muslims.
1808 - Spanish troops are defeated by French forces in the Battle of Tudela in the War of Spanish Independence.

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Spain On This Day - November 22
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Nov 22, 2020 - 12:20 AM

1462 - Is commemorated as the day the Romani people first arrived in Andalucía.
1504 - Fernando the Catholic grants the condition of town to Colmenar Viejo.
1559 - Ruling by Felipe II of Spain by which the Spanish were prohibited from studying abroad
1574 - The navigator Juan Fernandez, during a tour of the Pebble to Valparaiso, discovers the archipelago that bears his name, due to the deviation that produced a storm.
1822 - The Congress of Verona (Italy) decides the shipment to Spain of the Hundred Thousand Sons of Saint Louis.

Spain On This Day - November 21
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Nov 21, 2020 - 1:08 AM

1564 - The Basque conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi, sets sail from Mexico for the Philippines. He became the first Spanish governor general of the Philippines and founded Manila.

Spain On This Day - November 20
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Nov 20, 2020 - 2:09 AM

1500 - They arrived chained to Cadiz, Christopher Columbus and his brothers who had been arrested by the Governor of the Indies Francisco de Bobadilla.
1542 - Promulgation of the New Laws, inspired by Fray Bartolome de las Casas.
1739 - Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

Spain On This Day - November 19
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Nov 19, 2020 - 1:28 AM

936 - Construction begins on the Medina Azahara, the Moorish palace city on the outskirts of present-day Córdoba, on the first day of Muharram in the Islamic year of 325.
1423 - Alfonso V of Aragon returns to Catalonia after the revolt of Naples, sacking Marseilles in the return trip.

Spain On This Day - November 18
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Nov 18, 2020 - 7:00 AM

0656 - The Seventh Council of Toledo begins.
1096 - Pedro I, King of Navarre and Aragon, conquers Huesca.
1282 - Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.

Spain - On This Day - November 17
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Nov 17, 2020 - 2:00 AM

1499 - Vicente Yanez Pinzon leaves the port of Palos de la Frontera, with four ships, with which they arrived in Brazil.
1511 - Spain and England are allies against France.
1557 - The Spanish navigator, Juan Ladrillero, set sail from Valdivia, Chile to explore the Strait of Magellan and the Patagonian Canals.

Spain On This Day - November 16
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Nov 16, 2020 - 5:40 AM

1491 - Two Jews and six Jewish converts were burnt at the stake after an inquisitorial court found them guilty of the ritual murder of the Holy Child of La Guardia, a child who was allegedly kidnapped and killed by the group.

Spain On This Day - November 15
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Nov 15, 2020 - 1:40 AM

1532 - Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.
1533 - The Spanish Empire conquered Cusco.
1537 - Granada is inaugurated in the Literary University, founded by Charles V.

Spain On This Day - November 14
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Nov 14, 2020 - 1:22 AM

0684 - The Fourth Council of Toledo starts.
1879 - Spain established by Royal Decree the Metric System compulsory from July 1880.
1921 - the Communist Party of Spain, ‘El Partido Comunista de España’ was officially constituted.
1924 - In Barcelona, the radio announcer María Sabater performs the first broadcast of Radio Barcelona, dean of Spanish radio.

Spain On This Day - November 13
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Nov 13, 2020 - 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.

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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.