Spain On This Day – September 19


1580 – The author of Don Quijote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, was freed from captivity and enslavement in Algeria on 19th September 1580 following his capture while returning to Spain in 1575.

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1771 – Order of Carlos III, the highest Spanish civilian honor is created.
1868 – Naval uprising in Cádiz during the reign of Isabel II of Spain saw the start of the revolution which would become known as ‘La Gloriosa’ – ‘The Glorious Revolution, which led to the monarchy being briefly ousted in Spain and the establishment of the short-lived First Republic.
1880 – In Logroño the Teatro Bretón de los Herreros is opened.
1923 – A Royal Decree forbids separatism in Spain.
1935 – The scandal of the black market produced a government crisis in Spain.
1998 – Julio Anguita is dismissed as general secretary of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE).

Births:
1772 – Vicente López, painter (d. 1850)
1918 – Elvira Quintillá, actress.
1918 – Vicente Pozuelo Escudero, Franco’s personal physician during his last years of life.
1919 – Juan Barjola, painter.
1921 – Ángel Liberal Lucini, admiral.
1928 – Elvira Quintillá, actress.
1935 – Encarnacion Jimenez Sanchez, journalist, radio host and TV presenter Spanish winner three Prizes Ondas.
1951 – Carlos Carnicero, journalist.
1956 – Helios Gómez, painter, poster designer and poet.
1956 – Jose Ramon Alexanco, footballer.
1956 – José Luis Doreste, sailor.
1959 – Karmelo C. Iribarren, poet.
1968 – Jordi Núñez, basketball player.
1971 – Alfonso Reyes Cabanas, basketball player.
1978 – Jorge López Montaña, footballer.
1980 – Carlos Gurpegi Nausia, footballer.

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Deaths:
1309 – Alonso Perez de Guzman, military and noble.
1591 – Alonso de Orozco, religious man and writer (b. 1500)
1961 – Juan Cristóbal González Quesada, sculptor.
1980 – Ventura Gassol, poet and politician.
1994 – Alberto Closas, actor.
1998 – Mariano Martin, footballer. (b. 1919)
2010 – Jose Antonio Labordeta, singer, songwriter, professor writer and politician.
2012 – Víctor Cabedo, cyclist (b. 1989)



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