Spanish History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 777 of 777

  • 1992-07-19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • 1992-07-25 25th Olympic Games opens in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1992-07-26 79th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1992-08-09 25th Olympic Games closes in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1992-10-12 Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
  • 1992-12-03 The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo
  • 1993-07-25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1993-07-25 80th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1993-08-02 Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
  • 1994-01-18 The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
  • 1994-03-30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain

BeatificationPapal Visit

1994-06-12 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1994-07-16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
  • 1994-07-24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1994-07-24 81st Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1994-08-20 109.8°F (43.2°C) in Cordoba Spain
  • 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 begin 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

MurderMurder of Interest

1998-10-16 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish warrant requesting his extradition on murder charges

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-07-31 Fidel Castro temporarily hands over power 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: Swiss defender Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 1 second to take the series 5-2 off Valencia, Spain

  • 2007-07-29 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Final: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats 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 Final: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev to retain their title
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-01-29 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 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 - 729 of 729

  • 1985-11-21 Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
  • 1986-01-08 David Silva, Spanish footballer
  • 1986-01-12 Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer
  • 1986-02-14 Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
  • 1986-02-18 Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer
  • 1986-03-30 Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer
  • 1986-04-03 Sergio Sánchez Ortega, Spanish footballer (Espanyol), born in Mataró, Spain

Person of interestRafael Nadal

1986-06-03 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player (17 Grand Slam singles titles - 11 French Opens), born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 1986-06-03 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • 1987-01-24 Luis Suárez, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Uruguay national team), born in Salto, Uruguay
  • 1987-02-02 Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player
  • 1987-05-04 Francesc Fàbregas Soler, Spanish footballer (Chelsea, Spanish national team), born in Arenys de Mar, Spain
  • 1987-05-04 Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in Palma, Majorca, Spain
  • 1987-10-05 Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver
  • 1988-04-21 Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
  • 1989-08-15 Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1990-08-28 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer
  • 1990-10-21 Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
  • 1993-10-08 Garbiñe Muguruza, Venezuelan-born Spanish professional tennis player (2016 French Open, 2017 Wimbledon), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1994-06-11 Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress
  • 1995-01-04 María Isabel, Spanish singer
  • 1998-07-17 Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal
  • 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
  • 2004-02-19 Millie Bobby Brown, English American actress (Stranger Things), born in Marbella, Spain
  • 2005-06-05 Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • 2005-10-31 Infanta Leonor of Spain, daughter of Felipe, King of Asturias and Letizia, Queen of Asturias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 2007-04-29 Infanta Sofía of Spain, Princess of Spain

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