Spain On This Day - May 9
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May 9, 2021 - 12:58 AM

1013 - The Berbers, aided by Sancho Garcia, Count of Castile, seize the Córdoba palatine city of Medina Azahara, residence of the caliphs, plundering it, destroying it and appointing Caliph Sulaiman al-Mustain.

Spain On This Day - May 8
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May 8, 2021 - 12:54 AM

589 – Reccared I summons the Third Council of Toledo.
1254 - King Alfonso X the Wise gives the foundational rules of the University of Salamanca
1366 - Pedro IV of Aragón gave a castle and the village of Ayerbe to Don Pedro Jordán de Urriés.

Spain On This Day - May 7
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May 7, 2021 - 12:13 AM

1298 - The first stone of the cathedral of Barcelona is placed.
1487 – The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.

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Spain On This Day - May 6
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May 6, 2021 - 2:04 AM

589 - Vizigoth King Recaredo converted to Catholicism
822 - Omayian Emir, Al-Hakam 1, swore fidelity to his sons, Abd al-Rahman and Al-Mugira, designating them heirs to the throne in that order.
1497 - A Royal order declared trade with the new world free of tax
1527 – Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.

Spain On This Day - May 5
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May 5, 2021 - 2:05 AM

1442 - John II of Aragon makes a pact with the nobility in the framework of the Parliament.
1437 - Abú Adb Allah Muhammad, known as Boabdil, was taken in triumph to the Alhambra palace in Granada to retake the throne of Granada while El Zagal retired to Almuñecar.
1494 - Crsitóbal Colón discovered Jamaica.

Spain On This Day - May 4
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May 4, 2021 - 12:28 AM

Mothers day.
1455 - The Christian forces of Enrique VI of Castilla entered into the villages of Alora, Coín and Cártama in Málaga, pulling up cereal crops and vines.
1502 - Cristóbal Colón started his fourth trip to America.
1589 - Francis Drake started his plans to attack La Coruña.
1814 - Fernando VII declared the 1812 Constitution null and all the decisions of the Cádiz courts.

Spain On This Day - May 3
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May 3, 2021 - 2:30 AM

World press freedom day.
Dia de la Cruz – in many villages of Murcia and Andalucía.
1240 - Christian troops conquered the Muslims in Écija, Sevilla.
1487 - Vélez-Málaga fell to King Fernando the Catholic on 27 April 1487, and handed itself over today that year.
1493 - on the island of San Miguel de La Palma (Canary Islands) founded its capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma.
1493 - In Rome, Pope Alexander VI issues a papal bull defining the area of discovery of Spain and Portugal.

Spain On This Day - May 2
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May 2, 2021 - 12:38 AM

693 - Égica orders celebrate the Sixteenth Council of Toledo.
1482 - in Granada,a hint of rebellion carried out by Abencerrajes takes place, which makes the King Abu-l-Hasan Ali-convinced of the complicity of its Aixa wife and son Boabdil-, locking them in the tower Comares.

Spain On This Day - May 1
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May 1, 2021 - 12:45 AM

International workers’ day.
1243 - Alfonso X of Castile, being still an infant, conquered the city of Murcia of the Muslims.
1285 - Muslim troops of Ayyad Al-Asseni attacked the castle at Sanlúcar de Barrameda killing a great number of Christians, but failing to capture the castle.
1794 – War of the Pyrenees: The Battle of Boulou ends, in which French forces defeat the Spanish and regain nearly all the land they lost to Spain in 1793.

Spain On This Day - April 30
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Apr 30, 2021 - 3:37 AM

642 - Chindasvinto was crowned monarch in Visigoth Spain.
984 - Almanzor occupied León and killed the locals.
1224 - Fernando III and Rodrigo Rodriguez de Girón, count of Saldaña and Carrión, signed the Law of Omen (Buenavista de Valdavia).
1492 - The Catholic Kings ordered that the ships in Palos de la Frontera in Huelva be placed at the service of Cristóbal Colón, and they gave Colombus the title of Admiral, Viceroy and Governor of the lands he discovers.

Spain On This Day - April 29
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Apr 29, 2021 - 8:54 AM

1011 - first documented mention of the town of Viladecans.
1483 - Gran Canaria, is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, which was an important step in the further expansion of Spain.
1587 - Francis Drake attacked Cadiz, destroying the Spanish fleet moored in the bay
1729 – The Mozos de Veciana, better known as the Mossos de Esquadra are given official character as the regional police force in Cataluña by Felipe V.

Spain On This Day - April 28
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Apr 28, 2021 - 2:36 AM

Fiesta in the city of Vitoria today for San Prudenci
796 - After the death of Hisham 1, his son, Al-Hakam 1 was proclaimed emir of Córdoba.
1484 - Pedro de Vera conquered the island of Gran Canaria
1832 -The hangman’s noose was replaced by the garrotte for executions in Spain
1934 - Ricardo Samper is elected president of government of the Second Spanish Republic.
1977 - Unions UGT, USO and CCOO were made legal
1981: Definitive approval of the statute for the region of Galicia.

Spain On This Day - April 27
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Apr 27, 2021 - 3:00 AM

711 - in the Iberian Peninsula, while Rodrigo faces vascones, Tariq ibn Ziyad reaches Tarifa (Cádiz) with between 7000 and 12 000 men and defeat the forces of Sancho, nephew of Rodrigo, beginning the Muslim occupation of the territory .
1522 – Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
1565 - founding of Cebu, the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

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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.