Spanish History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 851 of 851

US Men's Tennis Open

2010-09-13 US Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins his first US crown; beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; first Spanish man to win US title since Manuel Orantes 1975

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2011-07-03 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 for his first Wimbledon title

  • 2011-12-04 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)
  • 2012-03-27 On This Day launches a sister site in Spanish, Hoy en la Historia
  • 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, Olympic Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine: Spain crush Italy, 4-0 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
  • 2013-11-10 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20

Sports History

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

Historic Event

2014-06-18 King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates the Spanish throne to make way for his son Felipe VI

Historic Event

2014-06-19 Felipe VI ascends to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos

  • 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 Rivera Ordóñez Jr. is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca
  • 2016-08-20 4 women's high jump competitors tie at clearing winning height 1.97m at the Rio Olympics; all then fail at 2.00m; Ruth Beitia of Spain wins the gold based on having no misses prior to bar being raised to 2.00m

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

2017-07-15 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title

  • 2017-08-17 Terror attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain as van rams into crowds killing 16, injuring 120

Important Vote

2017-09-06 Catalonia's parliament passes law to allow referendum on independence from Spain

  • 2017-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Spain's Rafael Nadal wins his 3rd US title; beats Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
  • 2017-09-17 Wanda Metropolitano stadium, new home of football team Atlético Madrid hosts its 1st match (against Malaga) in Madrid, Spain
  • 2017-10-01 Amid a deepening constitutional crisis, Catalonia holds an independence referendum on seceding from Spain
  • 2017-10-03 King Felipe of Spain speaks out against the Catalan referendum saying organizers have "broken the rule of law"
  • 2017-10-05 Spanish constitutional court suspends Catalan parliament to prevent declaration of independence
  • 2017-10-14 Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum
  • 2017-10-15 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35
  • 2017-10-21 Spanish government suspends Catalonia's autonomy in the face of a deepening political crisis over the region's push for independence
  • 2017-10-27 Catalan parliament meets and unilaterally declares independence from Spain
  • 2017-10-28 Spain's central government imposes direct rule on Catalonia, dismisses its government and calls for new elections in December
  • 2018-02-23 Study suggests earliest European Palaeolithic artwork in Spain made by Neanderthals not humans in "Science Journal"
  • 2018-03-08 5 million Spanish women mark International Women's Day by striking over gender inequality and sexual discrimination
  • 2018-04-27 Mass protests across Spain after 5 men convicted of sexual abuse but not rape of teenage girl during Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona
  • 2018-04-29 Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal equals his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11 Monte Carlo) with his 11th Barcelona ATP title
  • 2018-05-02 Spanish Basque separatist group Eta announces it will be formally disbanding after 50 years
  • 2018-05-20 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G &CC: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 3 from American trio Joe Durant, Steve Stricker & Gene Sauers

Historic Event

2018-06-01 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament, filed by Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez

  • 2018-06-02 Socialist Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spanish Prime Minister
  • 2018-06-11 Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez accepts migrant rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people on board after Italy refuses it
  • 2018-06-13 The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid
  • 2018-06-15 World Cup: Portugal 3. Spain 3 - Cristiano Renaldo scores hat-trick - 4th player to score in 4 different WC's - 1st to score in 8 consecutive major tournaments

Golf Tournament

2018-07-29 British Senior Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 1 shot from defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany

  • 2018-08-08 EPL club Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain's Athletic Bilbao for £72 million; world-record fee for a goalkeeper
  • 2018-08-15 Bar-hopping for pintxos (Basque tapas) in San Sebastián, Spain, named world's best food experience in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist

Historic Event

2018-09-13 Spanish parliament votes to exhume former dictator Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen


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