Spanish History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 760 of 760

  • 1995-03-12 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain
  • 1995-05-10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 1995-07-23 82nd Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1995-11-02 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • 1995-11-26 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
  • 1996-01-20 WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
  • 1996-03-30 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
  • 1996-07-20 In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35
  • 1996-09-29 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
  • 1996-09-29 US wins Federation Cup over Spain
  • 1997-01-18 In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
  • 1997-03-17 CNN begins spanish broadcasts
  • 1997-05-14 FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1997-07-10 Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
  • 1997-09-28 32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain
  • 1998-10-16 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish warrant requesting his extradition on murder charges
  • 1999-05-19 Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham
  • 1999-08-20 7th World Championships in Athletics open at Seville, Spain
  • 1999-08-29 7th World Championships in Athletics close at Seville, Spain
  • 1999-12-21 The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.
  • 1999-12-22 The Spanish Civil Guard finds near Calatayud (Zaragoza) another van loaded by ETA with 750 kg of explosives (see related event on December 21, 1999).
  • 2000-12-10 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
  • 2001-01-16 US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
  • 2002-03-01 The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).
  • 2003-11-30 92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)
  • 2003-12-24 Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.
  • 2004-04-02 Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
  • 2004-12-05 93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)
  • 2005-02-20 Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
  • 2005-06-30 Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.
  • 2005-07-03 The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.
  • 2005-12-08 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
  • 2006-07-23 93rd Tour de France won by Oscar Pereiro of Spain

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2006-07-31 Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 2007-07-03 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-2 to win in Spain
  • 2007-07-29 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain

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2007-11-10 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?" )incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez

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2007-12-20 The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • 2008-06-29 UEFA European Championship: Spain defeat Germany 1-0 in Vienna
  • 2008-07-27 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain
  • 2008-11-23 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • 2009-07-26 96th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain
  • 2009-12-06 98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)
  • 2010-02-14 America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain
  • 2010-07-11 FIFA World Cup: Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 for football's 19th World Cup in Johannesburg (Spain's 1st title)
  • 2011-12-04 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)
  • 2012-03-30 Spanish Government cuts 27 billion Euros from its budget in a tough austerity measure
  • 2012-04-03 Spanish unemployment reaches record high, youth unemployment stands at 50%
  • 2012-04-30 Spain's economy double dips after a 0.3% contraction and 25% unemployment rate
  • 2012-06-07 Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation
  • 2012-06-09 It is announced that up to $125 million dollars in loans will be given to aid Spain's struggling banks
  • 2012-07-01 UEFA European Championship: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev
  • 2012-11-14 A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece
  • 2012-11-18 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • 2013-01-27 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • 2013-07-24 80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 2014-10-07 Spanish nurse diagnosed with Ebola, the first case outside west Africa
  • 2014-10-16 New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council
  • 2014-11-11 The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence
  • 2015-08-11 Spain's top matador Francisco “Paquirri” Rivera Ordóñez is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 706 of 706

  • 1999-09-29 Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
  • 2000-09-09 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • 2000-12-06 Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
  • 2005-06-05 Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • 2005-10-31 Infanta Leonor of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias and Letizia, Princess of Asturias
  • 2007-04-29 Infanta Sofía of Spain, Princess of Spain

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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