Spain On This Day - January 20
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Jan 20, 2022 - 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, 2022 - 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, 2022 - 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.

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Spain On This Day - January 17
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Jan 17, 2022 - 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, 2022 - 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, 2022 - 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, 2022 - 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, 2022 - 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, 2022 - 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.

Spain On This Day - January 11
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Jan 11, 2022 - 12:50 AM

1284 - In a compilation entitled Recognoverunt Proceres, Pedro III gives Barcelona civil and economic privileges.
1565 - The Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi takes possession of the Eastern Carolinas, today Marshall Islands.
1866 - 220 people drown in the Bay of Biscay to sink the English ship passengers London.
1875 - Alfonso XII disembarks in Valencia, from Barcelona, and goes to Madrid to occupy the throne of Spain.

Spain On This Day - January 10
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Jan 10, 2022 - 4:43 AM

1514 - The Complutense Bible is published, the first multilingual edition.
1544 - Viceroy Blasco Núñez de Vela, sent by Carlos I, arrives in Panama to cut off the abuses committed by some conquerors.
1601 - The Court of Felipe III moved from Madrid to Valladolid, according to an official order from the previous day.
1877 - Conscription (four years of active duty and four in the reserve) is established in Spain.
1973 - The Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel, Hollywood awarded the Oscar for best foreign film for "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie".

Spain On This Day - January 9
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Jan 9, 2022 - 12:34 AM

638 - Sixth Council of Toledo.
681 - Twelfth Council of Toledo: King Erwig of the Visigoths initiates a council in which he implements diverse measures against the Jews in Spain.
1316 - Felipe V becomes King of France and Navarre after the death of his nephew Juan I.
1809 - Arthur Wellesley arranges with Spain a treaty of friendship and military aid.
1812 - Valencia capitulates to French forces of Suchet, after four days of bombardment.

Spain On This Day - January 8
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Jan 8, 2022 - 5:35 AM

1870 - In Malaga, the first issue of the satirical newspaper "Brooms", led by Republican Teobaldo Nieva.
1885 - Treaty of peace and friendship between Spain and the Republic of Ecuador.
1924 - A royal decree suspended in Spain's parliamentary immunity.

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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.

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