Spain On This Day - April 11
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Apr 11, 2021 - 8:00 AM

1431 - Granada, a terrible earthquake destroyed the town of Atarfe.
1713 – War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War): Treaty of Utrecht.
1809 – Battle of the Basque Roads Naval battle fought between France and the United Kingdom
1899 - a peace treaty came into force between Spain and the United States, by which Spain ceded the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico to the US.

Spain On This Day - April 10
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Apr 10, 2021 - 2:05 AM

1865 - Police in Madrid unleashes a bloody crackdown on student protests of the Central University of Madrid. (Night of San Daniel).
1899 - the first demonstration is held in Spain of the wireless telegraph, in Seville.

Spain On This Day - April 9
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Apr 9, 2021 - 1:20 AM

1609 - the Twelve Years’ Treaty is concluded at Antwerp between Spain and the United Provinces, a period of ceasefire in the 80 Years War for Dutch independence from Spain.
1767 - Malaga issued a proclamation ordering the immediate expulsion of all Jesuits.

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Spain On This Day - April 8
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Apr 8, 2021 - 2:37 AM

1513 - Florida (current United States), the Spanish Juan Ponce de León took possession on behalf of Spain.
1701 - The Spanish Courts recognised as King Felipe V.
1740 – War of Jenkins' Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa, taken into service as HMS Princess.
1898 - The Atlantic Fleet, under Admiral Pascual Cervera y Topete leaves Cadiz course to Cuba to quell outbreaks of the colony independence.

Spain On This Day - April 7
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Apr 7, 2021 - 2:08 AM

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1234 – Sanco VII el Fuerte, King of Navarra dies
1506 – San Fransico Javier, Spanish saint, born on this day
1798 – The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.
1823 – The 100,000 sons of San Luis, entered Spain and re-established the rule of Fernando VII of Spain. The 100,000 sons of San Luis was the name given to the French army led by the duke of Angulema, son of the future Carlos I.

Spain On This Day - April 6
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Apr 6, 2021 - 12:31 AM

1510 - Malaga mozárabe unnamed discloses the invention of intaglio.
1606 - The court of Philip III of Spain moved from Valladolid to Madrid
1766 - the Mutiny of Zaragoza takes place, one of a series of uprisings in Spain against the policies of Carlos III’s Secretary for Taxes, the Marqués of Esquilache.
1931 - Granada Football Club was founded

Spain On This Day - April 5
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Apr 5, 2021 - 1:32 AM

891 - the Battle of the Castillo de Poley takes place in Aguilar de la Frontera, Córdoba, where the forces of the Sultan of Córdoba put down a rebellion led by Omar Ibn Hafsum.

Spain On This Day - April 4
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Apr 4, 2021 - 12:41 AM

1541 - St. Ignatius of Loyola himself elected first general of the Jesuits.
1566 - King Philip II granted the village of Garciaz the title of "Illustrious Villa".
1581 - Sir Francis Drake completes his ring Earth. It is the first Briton to achieve this, 60 years after Juan Sebastian Elcano.
1609 – Philip III of Spain issues the decree of the "Expulsion of the Moriscos".
1847 - Barcelona’s oldest and most prestigious theatre, the Gran Teatro del Liceo, is inaugurated.

Spain On This Day - April 3
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Apr 3, 2021 - 1:21 AM

1493 - the Catholic Kings receive Christopher Columbus in the Palacio del Tinell in Barcelona upon his return from his first voyage of discovery to the New World.

Spain On This Day - April 2
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Apr 2, 2021 - 1:37 AM

1332 - In Vitoria is was signed for Álava to become part of Castilla
1513_ the conquistador, Juan Ponce de León, becomes the first European to set foot on present-day Florida.

Spain On This Day - April 1
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Apr 1, 2021 - 8:57 AM

1520 - Madrid, commoners occupy the Alcázar de Madrid (See War of the Communities).
1572 – In the Eighty Years' War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
1625 – A combined Spanish and Portuguese fleet of 52 ships commences the recapture of Bahia from the Dutch during the Dutch–Portuguese War.

Spain On This Day - March 31
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Mar 31, 2021 - 2:52 AM

1258 - at the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria de Valladolid, Marriage infant Felipe de Castilla with Princess Cristina of Norway was held.
1492 – Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
1678 - Royal Decree issued by Carlos II of Spain, through which the shield of Medellin is adopted.

Spain On This Day - March 30
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Mar 30, 2021 - 12:33 AM

1493 - the Catholic Monarchs, following the return of Christopher Columbus, prohibit travel to America without license.
1534 - in England, King Henry VIII gives royal assent to the Act of Succession passed by parliament, invalidating his marriage with Katherine of Aragón and declaring his daughter with her, Princess Mary, as illegitimate. The Infanta Catalina de Aragón y Castilla, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic Kings, died at Kimbolton Castle less than two years later.
1544 - Seville, Dominican Father Bartolome de las Casas is consecrated bishop of Chiapas (Mexico).
1615 - Cervantes receives royal authorization for the printing of the second part of Don Quixote.

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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.