Spain On This Day - April 21
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Apr 21, 2019 - 12:29 AM

1211 - the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is consecrated by Archbishop Pedro Muñiz.

Spain On This Day - April 20
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Apr 20, 2019 - 12:13 AM

1194 - a 10 year peace treaty, the Treaty of Tordehumos, is signed by the King of León, Alfonso IX, and of Castilla, Alfonso VIII.
1482 - in Granada, a Muslim army under Muley Hacén attacks Alhama de Granada, which is vigorously defended by Christians.
1657 – Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
1763 - Seville bullring Real Maestranza, which will be called the Cathedral of Bullfighting is inaugurated.
1783 - in the theater of Santa Cruz (Barcelona) the first season of opera in that city begins.

Spain On This Day - April 19
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Apr 19, 2019 - 12:32 AM

1013 - Cordoba, Cordoba Caliphate, Berbers commanded Sulayman ibn al-Hakam troops enter and loot the city for several days.
1528 - in the courts of Madrid, Prince Felipe II is sworn heir to the kingdoms of Spain.
1587 - the British naval commander, Sir Francis Drake, sails his fleet into port in Cádiz, destroying more than 100 Spanish Armada ships assembling there for an attack on Britain. Drake described the day afterwads as 'Singeing the King of Spain's beard'.

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Spain On This Day - April 18
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Apr 18, 2019 - 12:22 AM

1188 - begin the Parliament of the Kingdom of León, the first in history to give a voice to the three estates of the moment: clergy, nobility and commoners.
1491 - Ferdinand, King of Castile, embarks from Cordoba march to the conquest of Granada, in the hands of Muslims.
1649 - Consecration of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla.
1738 – Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") is founded in Madrid.

Spain On This Day - April 17
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Apr 17, 2019 - 12:49 AM

796 - Al-Andalus, Al-Hakam I comes to power as an independent emir.
1492 - a document known as the Capitulaciones de Santa Fe is signed by the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella, setting out the terms of the agreement reached with the explorer, Christopher Columbus, for his first voyage of discovery.

Spain On This Day - April 16
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Apr 16, 2019 - 8:41 AM

1519 - Barcelona Carlos I of Spain Rey is sworn to the Catalan Parliament.
1540 - on the town of Choquesaca (capital of the nation of the ponds), the Spanish Peranzúrez founded the Villa de la Plata New Toledo (present Sucre, Bolivia's administrative capital).
1568 - in Granada Moriscos take up arms, very unhappy with the measures taken by Pedro Deza, president of the Chancellery.
1582 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
1610 - Lope de Vega signed and dated his play The good saves.
1931 - Doña Victoria Eugenia and her children, Don Alfonso the Prince of Asturias, the Infantes Don Jaime and Don Gonzalo, and the Infantas Doña Beatriz and Doña María Cristina, are the first of the Spanish Royal Family to arrive in Paris for exile in France.

Spain On This Day - April 15
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Apr 15, 2019 - 8:10 AM

1354 - In Cuellar, Pedro I of Castile and Juana de Castro marry.
1408 - Yusuf III, King of Granada, signed a truce with the Christians.
1493 - Seville, Christopher Columbus arrrives after the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean; It is received triumphantly.
1717 - The Royal Academy Midshipmen Knights, predecessor of the Spanish Naval Academy is created
1814 - Cortes of Cadiz approved the provisional rules of procedure of the National Militia.
1815 - in the Puerta del Sol, a fire destroys a block of houses (16 houses).
1848 - in Spain and its colonies, Bertran de Lis I -member Narvaez ministry establishes the decimal monetary system.
1920 - Opens the Spanish Communist Party, which next year will join the Spanish Communist Workers' Party to found the Communist Party of Spain.

Spain On This Day - April 14
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Apr 14, 2019 - 12:47 AM

1182 - Sevilla mosque opens, whose works had begun ten years before.
1573 - Captain Juan de Garay from Asuncion (Paraguay current) to the south with a composed of 9 Spanish and 75 "young men born to this land 'expedition. The following year founded Santa Fe and Buenos Aires six years later.
1748 - in the north of the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Spanish Rafael de Aguiar founded San Nicolás de los Arroyos.
1931 - Spain proclaimed the Second Republic after the elections held after the voluntary resignation of dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera, in which, despite the monarchist victory, Republicans triumphed in 41 of the 50 provincial capitals. Given the strong Republican momentum in cities, and taking into account the prevailing chieftaincy in rural areas, King Alfonso XIII decided to leave the country. Eibar is the first locality in which the republican flag be flown.

Spain On This Day - April 13
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Apr 13, 2019 - 12:49 AM

1534 - Sir Thomas More is called to Lambeth Palace to swear allegiance to the parliamentary Act of Succession which declared Ann Boleyn the legitimate Queen of England and invalidated Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine of Aragón – Catalina, daughter of the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella. More refused due to a preface to the Act which denied the authority of the Pope, and was later executed for high treason.

Spain On This Day - April 12
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Apr 12, 2019 - 2:00 AM

1285 - The emir of Morocco and his son Abu Yusuf landed in Tarifa (Cádiz), ushering in what is called the battle of the Strait.
1752 - Royal Decree of Felipe V by the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando is created, opened the next day.
1779 - the Treaty of Aranjuez is signed by Spain and France, under whose terms Spain later joined the American War of Independence against Britain.
1814 - presented the Manifesto of the Persians to King Ferdinand VII of Spain.
1870 - A court martial is performed to judge the Duke of Montpensier, who was killed in a duel his cousin Prince Henry of Bourbon.
1904 - Barcelona, Antonio Maura (President of the Council of Ministers) undergoes an attack with a knife.
1923 - in Tablada (Sevilla) king Alfonso XIII opens el aeródromo.

Spain On This Day - April 11
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Apr 11, 2019 - 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, 2019 - 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, 2019 - 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 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