Spain Papers Review - Monday December 10, 2018
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Dec 10, 2018 - 8:33 AM

El País
‘Torra has faced indignation for those praising the use of violence in the Slovenian succession’ – Colau and Ábalos called him irresponsible for using the armed conflict.
‘The first world migratory pact has opened by opposing nationalism’ – around 180 countries will from today adopt an accord to control the mafia people trafficking
The IMF has called on Spain to monitor house prices – warning of the signs of overheating, but not yet a possible bubble.

Spain On This Day - December 10
Posted in: History
Dec 10, 2018 - 12:54 AM

1343 - King of Aragon, Pedro IV overcomes by weapons the "Union of Valencia".
1508 - the League of Cambrai was formed between the Papacy, France, the Holy Roman Empire and Ferdinand II of Aragón – the Catholic King – as an alliance against the Republic of Venice in the Italian Wars.
1606 - After 203 years, the construction of the Cathedral of Seville (Spain) is completed.
1710 - In the War of Spanish Succession the troops of Philip V defeated the allies at the Battles of Brihuega and Villaviciosa.

Spain On This Day - December 9
Posted in: History
Dec 9, 2018 - 2:09 AM

1759 - Charles III arrives in Madrid, from Naples, to take over the throne of Spain.
1774 - Muley Mohamed Ben Abdallah, Sultan of Morocco, lay siege to the Spanish city of Melilla, which he fails to conquer.
1824 - The Battle of Ayacucho, the last decisive battle in the Peruvian war of independence, ensured freedom from Spain and independence for the rest of South America.
1852 - By Real Order, the equivalence of weights and traditional measures with the Metric Decimal System is published in Spain.
1879 - Antonio Cánovas del Castillo is named president of the Government.
1931 - The Second Spanish Republic is officially constituted, with the Constitución de la República Española.
1982 - The Gibraltar border was opened.

Spain On This Day - December 8
Posted in: History
Dec 8, 2018 - 12:38 AM

A public holiday in Spain for the holy day which celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, ‘La Inmaculada Concepción,’ the patron virgin of Spain.

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Spain On This Day - December 7
Posted in: History
Dec 7, 2018 - 5:32 AM

1492 - the Catholic King, Fernando II of Aragón, is injured when an attempt is made on his life in Barcelona.

Spain On This Day - December 6
Posted in: History
Dec 6, 2018 - 6:45 AM

1534 – The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1797 - The Spanish military Joaquín del Pino Sánchez was appointed governor of Chile.
1978 - a landmark day in Spain, when 88% of the Spanish people ratified the new Spanish Constitution which was approved by parliament on 31st October 1978. It’s now celebrated as a public holiday, the Día de la Constitución Española.

Spain On This Day - December 5
Posted in: History
Dec 5, 2018 - 12:00 AM

633 - the IV Council of Toledo begins, in the presence of the king Sisenando, under the direction of San Isidoro.
1008 - Assassinated Ramón Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona.
1492 - Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

Spain On This Day - December 4
Posted in: History
Dec 4, 2018 - 7:00 AM

1248 - the Infante Alfonso of Castilla, who later became Alfonso X the Wise, takes Alicante from the Moors and names the city’s castle after the saint who is honoured on that date, Santa Bárbara.

Spain On This Day - December 3
Posted in: History
Dec 3, 2018 - 12:50 AM

1798 - Spain: begins to inoculate smallpox vaccine.
1812 - French troops occupy Madrid for the second time as part of the War of Independence.
1842 - Baldomero Espartero ordered the bombing of civil population in Barcelona to end the uprising against his rule.
1906 - Segismundo Moret's government resigns. The Spanish liberalism is in crisis.
1997 - Meetings for the creation of the Andalusian preautonomic start in Seville.
1992 - the petrol tanker, the Mar Egeo, runs aground just outside port in La Coruña, shedding 70,000 tons of crude oil.

Spain On This Day - December 2
Posted in: History
Dec 2, 2018 - 6:58 AM

1023 - In the mosque of Cordoba is elected as the new caliph Abd ar-Rahman V (brother of the late Muhammad II al-Mahdi), who takes the title of al-Mustazhir bi-llah (the imploring the aid of Allah).
1617 - Construction started of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid.
1873 - War of Cuba. The Spanish troops are defeated in Palo Seco by the natives, led by Maximo Gomez.

Spain On This Day December 1
Posted in: History
Dec 1, 2018 - 4:18 AM

1266 - the Christian troops conquered the Muslim city of Baeza (Jaen).
1640 - The restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain, after 60 years of Spanish rule.
1764 - Carlos III inuagurated the Royal Palace in Madrid.
1813 - Cataluña rejoined Spain.
1843 - Luis Gonzalez Bravo is named president of the Spanish government.

Spain On This Day - November 30
Posted in: History
Nov 30, 2018 - 5:46 AM

1031 - Hisham II is assassinated in Cordoba by the people in rebellion, ending definitively the Umayyad caliphate.
1227 - Fernando III "the Saint" conquers Baeza from the Muslims.
1803 - Spain officially transfers power over its Louisiana territory in the United States to France. France sold the territory to the United States 20 days later.
2007 - Final approval in Parliament to reform the Statute of Autonomy of Castile and Leon.

Spain On This Day - November 29
Posted in: History
Nov 29, 2018 - 5:48 AM

1835 - General Espoz and Mina declares a state of siege in Barcelona.
1878 - The Constitutive Act of the Army approved.
1879 - Alfonso XII marries his second wife, Maria Christina, Archduchess of Austria and Princess Imperial of Hungary and Bohemia. She was Queen Regent of Spain between 1886 and 1902 until her son, Alfonso XIII, reached majority.

Spain On This Day - November 28
Posted in: History
Nov 28, 2018 - 1:10 AM

1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Jamaica and Puerto Rico, as well as circumnavigate much of Cuba.
1779 - The Spanish colonel Matias Gálvez and Gallardo attacked the British territory of Nicaraguan Mosquitia.
1814 - Fernando VII of Spain creates the Military Order of San Hermenegildo.

Spain On This Day - November 27
Posted in: History
Nov 27, 2018 - 2:25 AM

1520 - Fernando Magellan, the navigator enters the Pacific Ocean after successfully navigating the Strait which bears his name.

Spain On This Day - November 26
Posted in: History
Nov 26, 2018 - 12:32 AM

783 – The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
1820 - In the city of Trujillo (Venezuela), the Government of the Republic of Gran Colombia and the Kingdom of Spain sign the Treaty of Regularization of War, which ends the "War to the Death" between patriots and royalists.

Spain On This Day - November 25
Posted in: History
Nov 25, 2018 - 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

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Spain On This Day - November 24
Posted in: History
Nov 24, 2018 - 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.

Regine Velasquez & Sarah Geronimo’s powerful duet on ASAP goes viral
Posted in: Culture
Nov 23, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Viewers of the ABS-CBN variety program “ASAP” got a pleasant treat in its recent episode. We learned that Sarah Geronimo and new Kapamilya artist Regine Velasquez had their duet on the show. The duo sang their own versions of "Isa Pang Araw" and "Hugot." Sarah was visibly emotional as she was able to perform with a legend in the music industry.

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