Spain On This Day - December 5
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Dec 5, 2021 - 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
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Dec 4, 2021 - 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
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Dec 3, 2021 - 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.

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Spain On This Day - December 2
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Dec 2, 2021 - 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
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Dec 1, 2021 - 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, 2021 - 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
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Nov 29, 2021 - 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
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Nov 28, 2021 - 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
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Nov 27, 2021 - 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
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Nov 26, 2021 - 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
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Nov 25, 2021 - 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

Spain On This Day - November 24
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Nov 24, 2021 - 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.

Spain On This Day - November 23
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Nov 23, 2021 - 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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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.

ACB: alquiler coches baratos in Spain