Spanish History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 778

  • 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 Spain's youngest general at 33

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
  • 1931-03-18 Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain
  • 1931-04-12 Spanish voters reject the monarchy
  • 1931-04-14 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
  • 1931-08-02 Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
  • 1931-10-01 Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
  • 1931-10-14 Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State
  • 1931-12-09 Spain becomes a republic

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1931-12-10 Manuel Azaña becomes Prime Minister of Spain with Niceto Zamora as President

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1932-09-09 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
  • 1933-01-12 Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
  • 1933-05-09 Spanish anarchists call for general strike
  • 1933-06-03 Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"
  • 1933-06-09 Spanish president Zamora takes power
  • 1933-07-28 Spain recognizes the USSR
  • 1933-09-08 Second Spanish government of Manuel Azaña forms
  • 1933-09-12 Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government
  • 1933-10-08 Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government
  • 1933-11-05 Spanish Basques vote for autonomy
  • 1933-11-19 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
  • 1933-12-17 Spain's 2nd government of Lerroux forms
  • 1934-04-28 Spanish government of Samper forms
  • 1936-01-16 Spanish socialists, communists and anarchists form Unidad Popular
  • 1936-02-16 Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
  • 1936-02-19 Manuel Azaña becomes Prime Minister of Spain for the second time
  • 1936-05-10 Manuel Azaña elected the second President of the Spanish Republic
  • 1936-05-13 Quiroga government takes office in Spain
  • 1936-07-17 Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War
  • 1936-07-18 Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco
  • 1936-07-19 Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
  • 1936-07-24 Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government
  • 1936-07-26 The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1936-09-04 Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain
  • 1936-09-04 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
  • 1936-09-21 Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander
  • 1936-10-01 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

  • 1936-10-20 Spanish government moves to Barcelona
  • 1936-11-18 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco
  • 1937-01-15 Spanish Civil War: Second Battle of the Corunna Road ends after both forces withdraw
  • 1937-02-21 The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1937-03-20 Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain
  • 1937-04-26 German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
  • 1937-05-17 Juan Negrin succeeds Largo Caballero as Spain's premier
  • 1937-05-31 German warships bombard Almeria, Spain
  • 1937-07-01 Spanish bishops support Franco & fascists
  • 1937-07-05 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
  • 1937-07-19 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1937-07-26 End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1937-08-24 Republican offensive near Belchite, Spain
  • 1937-08-24 In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1937-09-01 Battle of Gijon in Spain begins
  • 1937-09-05 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.
  • 1937-09-06 Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1937-09-22 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1937-10-31 Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona
  • 1938-02-27 Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain
  • 1938-05-03 Vatican recognizes Franco-Spain
  • 1938-05-25 Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
  • 1938-07-25 Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
  • 1938-12-06 117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands
  • 1939-01-24 Spanish government moves to Figueras
  • 1939-02-06 Spanish government flees to France
  • 1939-02-22 Netherlands recognizes Franco regime in Spain
  • 1939-02-27 France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain
  • 1939-02-28 Great Britain recognizes Franco regime in Spain
  • 1939-03-28 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
  • 1939-04-01 US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain
  • 1944-11-07 Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die
  • 1946-12-03 US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
  • 1946-12-11 Spain suspended from UN
  • 1947-07-09 Spain votes for Franco monarchy
  • 1947-08-18 Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
  • 1948-02-11 Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
  • 1949-07-07 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • 1949-09-10 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances
  • 1952-11-19 Spain joins UNESCO
  • 1953-09-26 US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)
  • 1955-12-14 16 countries join the United Nations, including Austria, Finland, Italy, and Spain
  • 1956-04-07 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • 1956-11-06 Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary
  • 1958-01-13 Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • 1958-02-05 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
  • 1958-04-10 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
  • 1958-04-20 Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops
  • 1959-01-09 Dam across Tera River in Northwestern Spain collapses after heavy winter rains, killing 135

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 732

  • 1968-05-26 Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director
  • 1968-08-07 Tomas Carbonell, tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1968-10-13 Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)
  • 1968-10-24 Francisco Claver, Spanish 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, 1500m (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 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, Mexican singer-songwriter (Que Hago Aqui?), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • 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, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1971-01-16 Sergei Bruguera, Spanish 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)
  • 1971-09-03 Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1971-10-06 Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress
  • 1971-11-02 Pete Vordenberg, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Rota, Spain
  • 1971-11-08 Carlos Atanes, Spanish film director
  • 1971-12-31 Ricardo López Felipe, Spanish footballer
  • 1972-02-14 Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress
  • 1972-03-31 Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
  • 1972-04-16 Conchita Martinez, Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells)
  • 1972-04-25 Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina
  • 1972-04-26 Kiko Narváez, Spanish footballer
  • 1972-08-09 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1972-09-15 Princess Letizia of Spain
  • 1972-12-07 Jordi Buritlo, Spanish tennis star
  • 1973-02-25 Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer
  • 1973-04-05 Estefania Knuth, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1973-06-09 Laura Ponte, Spanish model and royal
  • 1973-06-28 Alberto Berastegui, Spanish tennis player, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1973-07-14 Candela Peña, Spanish actress
  • 1973-07-31 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rican singer (Abriendo Puertas), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • 1973-08-01 Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
  • 1973-08-12 Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • 1973-09-21 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1973-10-22 Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer
  • 1973-11-21 Inés Sastre, Spanish model and actress
  • 1974-02-01 Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist, born in Béjar, Spain
  • 1974-02-01 David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
  • 1974-02-21 Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
  • 1974-03-27 Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
  • 1974-03-29 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1974-04-11 Alex Corretja, tennis star (1990 Orange Bowl boys 16), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1974-04-15 Douglas Spain, American actor

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1974-04-28 Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno), born in Madrid, Spain

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1975-05-08 Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter and King of Latin Pop (Bailamos, Hero), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias
  • 1975-05-20 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)
  • 1975-05-22 Salvador Ballesta, Spanish Footballer.
  • 1975-06-25 Alberto Costa, professional tennis player, Lerida Spain
  • 1975-06-25 Chenoa, Spanish singer
  • 1975-07-11 Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
  • 1975-07-17 Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
  • 1975-07-28 Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1975-08-02 Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress (Infidels), born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • 1975-09-29 Albert Celades, Spanish football player
  • 1975-10-22 Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1975-11-08 José Pinto, Spanish footballer
  • 1976-01-02 Paz Vega, Spanish actress
  • 1976-01-05 Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer
  • 1976-02-15 Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
  • 1976-03-29 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
  • 1976-04-05 Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
  • 1976-07-18 Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
  • 1976-08-02 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
  • 1976-08-26 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • 1976-08-27 Cartos Moya, Spanish tennis star
  • 1976-09-29 Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
  • 1976-09-30 Adita Linares, spanish actress (Clueless, Cookie), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1976-10-07 Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1976-10-08 Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player
  • 1976-10-31 Guti [José María Gutiérrez Hernández], Spanish footballer, born in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
  • 1976-12-07 Vanessa Lorenzo, Spanish fashion model
  • 1976-12-14 Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer
  • 1977-03-01 Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel
  • 1977-04-01 Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist

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