Spain On This Day - January 24
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Jan 24, 2021 - 1:00 AM

1336 - Pedro IV was proclaimed king of Aragon after the death of his father Alfonso IV.
1643 - Felipe IV dismisses his favorite, Count-Duke of Olivares, sick and sunk by the dismal failure of his policy.
1806 - Madrid, Leandro Fernandez de Moratín premieres his The other girls.
1814 - San Salvador makes a second attempt of trying for independence from Spanish rule.

Spain On This Day - January 23
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Jan 23, 2021 - 12:32 AM

1677 - Charles II of Spain and Queen mother named prime minister Juan José of Austria.
1731 - A new Treaty of Vienna, by Austria, England and Spain join forces to bring you Carlos III of Spain for the succession to the throne of Naples and Sicily is signed.
1810 - The French easily move through Andalusia and seize Jaen and Cordoba.
1822 - The Charities Act was passed.
1855 - Spain's government announced cuts to the severance of relations with the Holy See.
1878 - King Alfonso XII marries his cousin, María de las Mercedes de Orleáns, in Madrid. The young Queen died of typhoid in June that year.

Spain On This Day - January 22
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Jan 22, 2021 - 12:12 AM

1188 - In the Kingdom of Leon, Alfonso IX is proclaimed king after the death of his father Fernando II.
1809 - The Central Board of Seville declares that the Spanish colonies in America "are not properly colonies or factories, like those of other nations, but an essential and independent of the Spanish monarchy."
1810 - Jerónimo Merino whose guerrilla acts on communications between Burgos and Valladolid, surprise a French division near the town of Dueñas, falling into the ambush over 1500 men.
1910 - Begins the return of Spanish troops who fought in the campaign of Morocco.
1921 - In Spain, the government establishes mandatory workers' compensation for all workers.
1926 - The Spanish Air Force hydroplane, ‘Plus Ultra,’ takes off from Palos de la Frontera, Huelva province, landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the 26th of the month, in the first Transatlantic flight between Europe and South America.

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Spain On This Day - January 21
Posted in: History
Jan 21, 2021 - 12:27 AM

1287 - the Castillo de Santa Àgueda, the last Moorish stronghold on the island of Menorca, falls to Christian forces.
1812 - Cortes of Cadiz created the State Council.
1900 - Mercantile Circle in Gijon Leopoldo Alas Clarin gave a lecture entitled "Economic Materialism in Spain".
1917 - The Minister denies that the Spanish Navy Submarine Isaac Peral is in Danish waters.

Spain On This Day - January 20
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Jan 20, 2021 - 2:23 AM

649 – King Chindasuinth, at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom.
1486 - Christopher Colombus is received by the Catholic Kings for the first time.

Spain On This Day - January 19
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Jan 19, 2021 - 12:30 AM

1937 - Radio Nacional de España opens
1982 - Julio Iglesias Puga, father of the singer, Julio Iglesias, is freed by police after three weeks of being held in captivity by ETA terrorists.

Spain On This Day - January 18
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Jan 18, 2021 - 12:43 AM

1174 - Alfonso II of Aragon and Castile Sancha marry
1535 - the Spanish explorer and conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, founds the city of Lima, which he named Ciudad de los Reyes.
1610 - The Moors were expelled from Murcia.
1762 - Carlos III promulgates a pragmatic to set the exequatur regium, which implies total control of the papal documents.
1764 - In Barcelona the Physical-Mathematical Experimental Conference is created, based on the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the city.

Spain On This Day - January 17
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Jan 17, 2021 - 12:54 AM

1287 - Alfonso III of Aragón invades Menorca and frees the island from centuries of Moorish occupation.

Spain On This Day - January 16
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Jan 16, 2021 - 12:00 AM

929 - Abderramán III proclaims himself Caliph of Córdoba.
1492 - The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
1556 - The Holy Roman Emperor, Carlos I of Spain, gives up the crown of Castilla and Aragón in favour of his son, Felipe II.

Spain On This Day - January 15
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Jan 15, 2021 - 1:18 AM

1526 - A maritime expedition led by Diego García de Moguer left from La Coruna, and who is attributed the discovery of the River Plate

Spain On This Day - January 14
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Jan 14, 2021 - 5:29 AM

1503 - Creation of the House of Trade of the Indies in Seville, designed to deposit America imported and exported goods.1539: Spain annexes Cuba.
1514 - Royal decree authorizing the marriage of Spaniards with Indians.
1526 - Treaty of Madrid, between Francis I of France and Carlos I of Spain, after the battle of Pavia.
1539 – Spain annexes Cuba.
1724 - King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.
1739 - El Pardo agreement: Agreement between Spain and England, which establishes the basis of trade in the American colonies.

Spain On This Day - January 13
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Jan 13, 2021 - 1:13 AM

0587 - Recaredo Visigoth king Hispanic, declares its commitment and that of his family to the Catholic faith.
1435 - Sicut Dudum, forbidding the enslavement of the Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV.
1532 - A royal decree signed in Seville prohibits the Indians mark with hot irons.

Spain On This Day - January 12
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Jan 12, 2021 - 7:43 AM

1072 - In Spain, after the battle of Golpejera, Sancho II was crowned King of Leon.
1230 - Jaime I conquers the island of Mallorca.
1610 - The decree for expulsion of the Moors from Andalusia is enacted.

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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.