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Spain On This Day - October 19
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Oct 19, 2020 - 1:05 AM

1469 – Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.
1868 - the peseta becomes the only official legal tender in Spain. It was to last for well over one hundred years, until it was replaced by the euro in 2002.
1906 - 1 May is declared a national holiday.

Spain On This Day - October 18
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Oct 18, 2020 - 2:49 AM

1005 - The Kingdom of Aragon is established.
1511 - Juana la Loca signed a Letter of Privileges.
1519 - The conquistador, Hernán Cortés, leads the ‘Matanza de Cholula,’ in Mexico, where thousands lost their lives.
1805 - Battle of Tamames (Salamanca), belonging to the Spanish War of Independence.

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Spain On This Day - October 17
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Oct 17, 2020 - 3:21 AM

1469 - Fernando II of Aragon married Isabel of Castile. The link to the Catholic Monarchs represents the beginning of the process of unification of the Kingdom of Aragon and the Kingdom of Castile under one crown with Carlos I of Spain.
1919 - King Alfonso XIII inaugurates the first line of the Madrid metro, with eight stations along the 3.48 kms between Puerta del Sol and Cuatro Caminos.

Spain On This Day - October 16
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Oct 16, 2020 - 1:16 AM

0646 - The Fourth Council of Toledo was held
0912 - In Córdoba ), Abderramán III is proclaimed emir.
1472 - Paz de Pedralbes. The Crown of Aragon recovered the Roussillon and Sardinia.
1989 - SICYD opens, one of the first multiuser BBS of Spain and Internet pioneer in the country.
1995 - Held for the first time in Spain a trial by jury with experimental character in Palma de Mallorca
1998 – Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

Spain On This Day - October 15
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Oct 15, 2020 - 12:59 AM

1385 - Battle of Valverde with the triumph of Nuno Alvares Pereira over the Castilians in Valverde de Merida, in the Portuguese aggression in Castilian territory, following its success in Aljubarrota, do not conclude until the signing of the Treaty of Ayllón (Segovia) in 1411.
1522 - Carlos I of Spain (Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire) confers on Hernán Cortés the title of Governor and Captain General of New Spain.





Spain On This Day - October 14
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Oct 14, 2020 - 1:51 AM

1486 - Boabdil returns to Granada and the Albaicin, is crowned king for the second time.
1651 - 1,500 people died in the Murcia Region when the Segura River burst its banks in the floods of San Calixto.
1707 - In the War of Spanish Succession Bourbon troops raid Lleida and give a warning to the population.







Spain On This Day - October 13
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Oct 13, 2020 - 1:51 AM

409 – Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
824 - In Brañosera, Count Nunio Nunez understands the need to organize restocking, protected by the presura, is unstable and ineffective to ensure progress. So he called freemen his subjects, giving them rights through the Charter populates.
1292 - Christian hosts of Sancho IV snatch Tarifa (Cádiz) from the Sultan of Morocco.
1397 - Zaragoza (Aragon), King Martin of Aragon Human (Martí the Humane) swears the privileges established by his father Pedro IV, and April 13, 1399 is crowned in that city.

Spain On This Day - October 12
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Oct 12, 2020 - 4:40 AM

1492 - the explorer, Christopher Colombus, discovers the New World when he lands on the island of Guanahani in the Bahamas. He named the island San Salvador.
The date is now celebrated as Spain’s National Day, the Día de la Hispanidad.

Spain On This Day - October 11
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Oct 11, 2020 - 2:01 AM

1469 - Interview Duenas (Palencia) of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, who ruled the marriage of both, future Catholic Monarchs.

Spain On This Day - October 10
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Oct 10, 2020 - 7:00 AM

732 - The Emir of Córdoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, was killed in the Battle of Tours, near Poitiers, France, in a devastating defeat for the Muslim advance into Western Europe from conquered Spain.

Spain On This Day - October 9
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Oct 9, 2020 - 1:04 AM

1238 - The most important day in the history of the Valencia Region, when Jaime I of Aragón, ‘El Conquistador’ entered the gates of Valencia City after more than five centuries of Moorish rule.

Spain On This Day - October 8
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Oct 8, 2020 - 1:49 AM

1573 - Spanish troops withdrew from the siege of Alkmaar, in the north of Holland, after the town had held out for more than a month. It marked a turning point for rebel forces in the 80 Years War, or the Dutch War of Independence, against Catholic Spain.


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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.