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Spain On This Day - July 14
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Jul 14, 2020 - 2:07 AM

1769 – An expedition led by Catalan Gaspar de Portolà establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).

Spain On This Day - July 13
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Jul 13, 2020 - 4:23 AM

1558 – Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.

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Spain On This Day - July 12
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Jul 12, 2020 - 2:21 AM

1801 – British ships inflict heavy damage on Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras.
1873 - Cartagena, a federalist uprising establishes the Canton of Cartagena, which will withstand six months a government siege.
1985 - The city of Santiago de Compostela receives the Europe award granted by the Council of Europe in recognition of its Europeanism.

Spain On This Day - July 11
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Jul 11, 2020 - 2:05 AM

1978 - los alfaques camping disaster in the municipality of Alcanar province of Tarragona.
2002 - Isla Perejil, Parsley island, Spanish territory, was invaded by a group of Moroccan soldiers, bringing a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
2010 - The Spanish national football champion World Cup is proclaimed in South Africa.

Spain On This Day - July 10
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Jul 10, 2020 - 12:00 AM

1488 - The Marqués of Cádiz achieved the surrender of Vera in Almería to the Christian troops.

Spain On This Day - July 9
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Jul 9, 2020 - 9:07 AM

1701 – War of the Spanish Succession: Austrians defeat France in the Battle of Carpi.
1816 – Argentina declares independence from Spain.

Spain On This Day - July 8
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Jul 8, 2020 - 12:00 AM

1325 - Muhammad Ismail orders his cousin, King Ismail I be killed in the Alhambra, so that his son Muhammad IV can take the throne of Granada

Spain On This Day - July 7
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Jul 7, 2020 - 3:03 AM

San Fermines fiestas in Pamplona, in honour of their local saint San Fermín de Amiens.

Spain On This Day - July 6
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Jul 6, 2020 - 1:06 AM

985 - Almanzor enters Barcelona after an eight day siege

Spain On This Day - July 5
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Jul 5, 2020 - 2:37 AM

1601 - begins the siege of Ostend by thirds of the Spanish Empire.
1811 – Venezuela declares independence from Spain with the participation of 42 deputies, including Juan Germán Roscio and Francisco de Miranda.
1968 - Javier Cortes Alvarez de Miranda discovers in Pedrosa de la Vega (Palencia) Roman Villa La Olmeda, considered one of the most important archaeological sites of the Hispanic Roman world.
2011 - Santiago de Compostela is stolen the Codex Calixtinus.

Spain On This Day - July 4
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Jul 4, 2020 - 2:00 AM

1811 - Spain founds the Supremo Consejo de Grado 33 and ends the Scottish antitique and accepted Rite.
1961 - Langreo, Popular Union of Langreo born after merging the club Racing de Sama with CP La Felguera.
1994: Spain suffers a heatwave – Murcia reaches 47.2 the highest of the provincial capitals, Alicante also makes the record 41.4 ºC

Spain On This Day - July 3
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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:45 AM

1642 - The end of the Battle of Barcelona, episode of the War of the Reapers. Battle between the French and Spanish fleets. The Spanish group would retire to Majorca to make repairs.

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Spain Business Brief - Tuesday December 5, 2017
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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.