Spanish History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 760

  • 1821-11-28 Panama declares independence from Spain
  • 1821-12-01 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
  • 1822-05-24 Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1824-08-06 Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1824-12-09 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • 1836-05-07 The settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.
  • 1836-12-28 Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
  • 1837-06-18 Spain gets new Constitution
  • 1839-07-02 Slaves aboard a Spanish schooner La Amistad revolt to secure their freedom while being transported from one Cuban port to another
  • 1841-03-09 US Supreme Court rules the kidnapped slaves from the Spanish schooner the Amistad are free
  • 1844-11-06 Spain grants Dominican Republic independence
  • 1848-10-28 The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and Mataró - is opened.
  • 1858-04-15 Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • 1859-10-29 Spain declares war on Morocco
  • 1861-05-14 The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1865-03-25 Battle of Mobile, AL (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
  • 1865-03-27 Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
  • 1865-08-16 Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.
  • 1865-11-26 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 1865-12-05 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1866-01-20 Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends
  • 1866-03-31 The Spanish navy bombards the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.
  • 1866-05-02 Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
  • 1868-09-23 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
  • 1868-09-28 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • 1868-09-30 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
  • 1868-10-10 Cuba revolts for independence against Spain
  • 1870-11-16 Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
  • 1871-01-02 King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25
  • 1873-02-11 Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I
  • 1875-09-29 US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion
  • 1877-07-10 The then villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
  • 1878-02-10 Pact of Zanjón signed between Cubans rebels and the Spanish bringing the 10 Years War to an end
  • 1881-08-04 122°F (50°C), Seville, Spain (European record)
  • 1886-10-07 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • 1888-05-04 Italy & Spain sign military covenant
  • 1892-07-07 Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
  • 1895-01-31 Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba
  • 1895-03-11 Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
  • 1895-03-26 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
  • 1896-08-30 Eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. Including provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite and Nueva Ecija

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1896-10-06 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1896-12-30 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish.

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1897-02-17 Emilio Aguinaldo and a group of katipuneros defeat Spanish forces led by General Camilo de Polavieja at the Battle of Zapote Bridge in Cavite

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1897-11-25 Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
  • 1898-04-11 President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
  • 1898-04-21 Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.
  • 1898-04-22 1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship
  • 1898-04-24 Spanish-American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
  • 1898-04-25 Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1898-05-01 US Admiral George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey
  • 1898-06-10 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • 1898-06-11 1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • 1898-06-12 Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control
  • 1898-06-12 Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain
  • 1898-06-15 US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba
  • 1898-06-24 American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba
  • 1898-07-03 US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
  • 1898-07-04 US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)
  • 1898-07-17 Spanish American War: Spaniards surrender to US forces at Santiago de Cuba
  • 1898-07-21 Spain cedes Guam to USA
  • 1898-07-28 Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
  • 1898-08-12 Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed
  • 1898-08-13 US forces under Admiral George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-American War
  • 1898-12-10 Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1899-01-01 Cuba liberated from Spanish rule by the US, American occupation continues till 1902
  • 1899-02-06 Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
  • 1899-02-10 Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War is signed by President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1899-04-11 Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
  • 1900-11-05 Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention
  • 1902-05-30 Spanish King Alfonso XII, who was elected as a constitutional monarch, suspends the Cortes, Spain's parliament
  • 1902-05-31 Labor trouble and riots lead Spanish King Alfonso XII to impose martial law
  • 1904-09-29 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
  • 1904-10-03 France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
  • 1907-05-16 In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa
  • 1912-03-05 Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die
  • 1912-11-27 Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms
  • 1917-08-13 A revolt in Catalonia, the province in northeast Spain that has long seen itself as independent.
  • 1918-03-04 First recorded case of Spanish flu at Funston Army Camp, Kanas; start of worldwide pandemic killing 50-100 million
  • 1918-03-11 First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu in the US are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • 1918-10-31 Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
  • 1920-05-16 Spanish bullfighter Joselito is fatally gored fighting his last bull
  • 1920-09-20 Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
  • 1921-03-08 Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
  • 1921-04-13 Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers' Party.
  • 1921-11-14 The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • 1923-01-09 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro flight, Spain
  • 1923-01-29 1st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)
  • 1923-09-13 With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera
  • 1923-09-14 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
  • 1924-12-12 Spanish troops leave Morocco
  • 1925-04-23 Having badly defeated Spain and driven her out of Spanish Morocco, the native Riffi, led by Abd-el-Krim, turn on the French in French Morocco
  • 1925-06-22 Spain & France fight Morocco

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1926-02-25 Francisco Franco becomes the youngest general in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1926-03-17 Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
  • 1926-08-10 Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed
  • 1926-09-11 Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
  • 1927-04-25 Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
  • 1929-03-17 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
  • 1931-02-14 Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 704

  • 1957-04-09 Ednita Nazario, Ponce PR, spanish singer

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1957-04-09 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88), born in Pedrena, Spain (d. 2011)

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1957-11-12 Marta Figueras-Dotti, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Open), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1958-02-07 Manuel Mijares, Mexico, spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)
  • 1958-04-24 Fernando Luna, Spain, tennis star
  • 1958-05-06 Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1958-05-30 Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1958-11-11 Luz Casal, Spanish singer
  • 1959-02-21 José María Cano, Spanish musician
  • 1959-07-04 Victoria Abril, [Victoria Rojas], actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1959-11-09 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer
  • 1959-11-16 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)
  • 1959-12-14 Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
  • 1959-12-28 Ana Torroja, Spanish singer (Mecano)
  • 1960-04-15 Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
  • 1960-04-16 Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager
  • 1960-05-07 Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist
  • 1960-06-06 Lola Forner, Alicante SW Spain, Miss Spain (1979)
  • 1960-08-04 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician

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1960-08-10 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Mambo Kings), born in Malaga Spain

  • 1960-10-08 Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
  • 1961-06-11 María Barranco, Spanish actress
  • 1961-06-21 Manu Chao, Spanish musician
  • 1961-10-23 Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
  • 1961-11-24 Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
  • 1962-01-23 Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
  • 1962-02-09 Diego Perez, Spain, tennis star
  • 1962-03-22 Juan Aguilera, Spain, tennis star
  • 1962-08-03 Alberto Tous, Spain, tennis star
  • 1962-09-08 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player
  • 1962-09-11 Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer
  • 1962-09-28 Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
  • 1963-02-11 José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer
  • 1963-03-14 Pedro Duque, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1963-03-26 Amparo Larrañaga, Spanish actress
  • 1963-04-07 Jaime de Marichalar, duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty
  • 1963-06-15 Blanca Portillo, Spanish actress
  • 1963-07-22 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • 1963-09-14 Antonia Real, Spain, 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976)
  • 1963-09-30 Cristina Marsillach, actress (Barocco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1963-11-04 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1963-12-20 Infanta Elena of Spain
  • 1964-04-23 Martin Lopez-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m)
  • 1964-06-25 Emma Suárez, Spanish actress
  • 1964-07-16 Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
  • 1964-08-29 Jordi Arrese, Spain, tennis star
  • 1964-09-16 Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
  • 1964-11-11 Anabel Alonso, Spanish actress
  • 1964-12-28 Maite Zúñiga, Spanish athlete
  • 1965-01-21 Tania Abitbol, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1965-03-16 Belén Rueda, Spanish actress
  • 1965-05-29 Emilio Sanchez, Tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1965-07-17 Santiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor
  • 1965-10-21 Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer
  • 1965-12-04 Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish film director
  • 1966-05-08 Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer
  • 1966-06-02 Pedro Guerra, Spanish songwriter and singer
  • 1966-09-05 Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director
  • 1966-10-01 Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer
  • 1966-11-05 Nayim, Spanish footballer
  • 1966-11-18 Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet
  • 1967-01-01 Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish film director
  • 1967-01-19 Javier Cámara, Spanish actor
  • 1967-04-12 Mellow Man Ace, Cuba, spanish rapper/actor (Only the Strong)
  • 1967-06-12 Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
  • 1967-08-11 Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
  • 1968-01-15 Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty
  • 1968-01-30 Felipe de Borbon, Prince of Asturias, heir to Spanish throne
  • 1968-02-01 Javier Sanchez, Spain, tennis star
  • 1968-03-23 Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • 1968-04-19 Pascal Kleiman, Spanish DJ, producer, musician
  • 1968-04-22 Carlos Costa, Spain, tennis star
  • 1968-05-13 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (d. 1997)
  • 1968-05-26 Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director
  • 1968-08-07 Tomas Carbonell, Barcelona Spain, tennis star
  • 1968-10-13 Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)
  • 1968-10-24 Francisco Claver, Spain, tennis star
  • 1968-11-05 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress
  • 1968-12-12 Tatianna, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-12-18 Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
  • 1969-01-23 Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress
  • 1969-02-16 Fermin Cacho, Barcelona Spain, 1500m (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1969-02-22 Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer
  • 1969-03-01 Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • 1969-04-23 Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer
  • 1969-09-24 Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model
  • 1969-10-07 Javier Álvarez, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1969-10-19 DJ Sammy [Samuel Bouriah], Spanish DJ, born in Mallorca
  • 1969-12-18 Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
  • 1970-01-22 Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist
  • 1970-02-15 Gloria Trevi, Mexico, sexy spanish vocalist (A Gatas)
  • 1970-03-30 Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)
  • 1970-04-19 Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz Mexico, spanish singer
  • 1970-06-06 Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer
  • 1970-10-02 Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress
  • 1970-11-28 Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player
  • 1971-01-16 Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
  • 1971-01-18 Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
  • 1971-02-24 Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
  • 1971-07-26 Neus Avila, Lerida Spain, tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995)

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Famous Deaths