Spain Papers Review - Tuesday March 20, 2018
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Mar 20, 2018 - 7:58 AM

El País
‘Pact to delay Brexit under the EU’s conditions’ – London has to comply the European norms during the transition period and will be dumb over the meanwhile decisions from the 27.

Spain On This Day - March 20
Posted in: History
Mar 20, 2018 - 1:13 AM

1179 - Alfonso VIII and Alfonso II, king of Castile and Aragon, respectively, have signed the treaty of Cazola, by which both kingdoms areas of conquest in al-Andalus spread: Valencia, Denia and Játiva for Aragon and other territories Castilla Muslims.
1254 - The villages of Calatayud succeeded in Community configured for privilege of James I, King of Aragon.
1565 - Philip II, king of Spain, instructs Pedro Menendez de Aviles conquest and conversion to the Catholic faith of the natives of the provinces of Florida.
1801 - a new decree is issued expelling Jesuits from Spain, just three years after a previous decree had allowed those expelled by Carlos III in 1767 to return home.

British Ambassador visits Malaga towns to discuss Brexit and how it affects UK citizens in Spain
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Mr Manley and Ms Arbouin will be talking to residents at both events about any concerns they have around Brexit and to provide an update on the progress of Brexit negotiations and respond to any questions and concerns they may have.

Spain On This Day - March 19
Posted in: History
Mar 19, 2018 - 1:33 AM

1808 - A riot occurs in the Madrid town of Aranjuez, which will cause the fall of Manuel Godoy and later of King Charles IV.
1812 - With Spain in the midst of war in the Spanish War of Independence, the country’s first Constitution, the historic Constitución Española of 1812, is published by the Cortes in Cádiz popularly called "Pepa" (origin of the phrase "! Viva la Pepa").

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Spain On This Day - March 18
Posted in: History
Mar 18, 2018 - 4:10 AM

1526 - Francis I of France, returns to Paris after Madrid suffered in captivity after the battle of Pavia.
1861 - Spain invaded the Dominican Republic again.
1885 - in Valencia the last platform rises to publicly execute a death row inmate.
1891 - at the entrance of the port of Gibraltar, over 500 people die in the sinking of the British steamer Utopia.
1919 - Valencia Football Club was founded.
1932 - the football club Real Zaragoza is founded with the fusion of Iberia SC and Zaragoza CF.

Spain On This Day - March 17
Posted in: History
Mar 17, 2018 - 2:10 AM

1452 – The Battle of Los Alporchones is fought in the context of the Spanish Reconquista between the Emirate of Granada and the combined forces of the Kingdom of Castile and Murcia resulting in a Christian victory.
1734 - In New Spain, Juan Antonio Vizarrón and Eguiarreta holds the position of viceroy, replacing Juan de Acuña.
1808 - An uprising takes place in Aranjuez and the residence of Manuel de Godoy, First Minister to King Carlos IV, is stormed by a mob. Two days later, Godoy is removed from power and the King abdicates in favour of his son, Fernando.
1891 – SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.

Spain On This Day - March 16
Posted in: History
Mar 16, 2018 - 12:56 AM

1521 - the famous Portuguese navigator, Fernao Magalhaes, known to the world as Magellan, reaches the Philippines on his voyage to discover a westerly route to the Spice Islands. He was killed by natives the following month, but one of his captains, Juan Sebastián Elcano, went on to complete the first circumnavigation of the world.

Spain On This Day - March 15
Posted in: History
Mar 15, 2018 - 12:16 AM

1493 - Christopher Columbus wth the Pinzón brothers and his men anchors in Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, on his return from his first voyage of discovery to the Americas.

Spain On This Day - March 14
Posted in: History
Mar 14, 2018 - 2:44 AM

1492 - Queen Isabella ordered the conversion of Spanish Jews to Christianity or otherwise will be expelled.
1516 - Carlos, Duke of Burgundy and grandson of the recently deceased Catholic King, Fernando II of Aragón, proclaims himself
King of Castilla and Aragón. He became Carlos I of Spain, and Carlos V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Spain On This Day - March 13
Posted in: History
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:43 AM

857 - The Christian martyr Rodrigo is decapitated by the Moorish rulers of Córdoba for publicly proclaiming his faith and his body is thrown into the Guadalquivir.
1328 - In Navarra, Juana II and Felipe III of Evreux are enthroned as kings.
1604 - A fire destroys part of the Royal Palace of El Pardo (Madrid), losing substantial works of art.
1697 – Nojpetén, capital of the last independent Maya kingdom, fell to Spanish conquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
1861 - The railway between Sevilla and Cádiz was opened.

Spain On This Day - March 12
Posted in: History
Mar 12, 2018 - 1:05 AM

1354 - Pedro IV of Aragón founds the University of Huesca.
1550 – Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.

Spain On This Day - March 11
Posted in: History
Mar 11, 2018 - 1:22 AM

1431 - Pedro Garcia de Herrera, marshal of Castile, conquered the town of Jimena de la Frontera, until then under Moorish rule (although during the fifteenth century changed hands several times between Muslims and Christians).
1526 - in a room of the Alcazar of Seville Carlos I and Isabel of Portugal marry in a ceremony officiated by Cardinal Salviati, a legacy of Pope Clement VII.

Spain On This Day - March 10
Posted in: History
Mar 10, 2018 - 1:32 AM

988 - the Count of Barcelona Borrell does not renew the pact of allegiance with the new Frankish king, Hugh Capet, and establishes the independence of fact territories under their power. The veracity of this event has been criticized, because in those days the king was fighting a revolt in northern France.
1126 - Alfonso VII of Leon enters King of Leon and Castile and Leon proclaims.
1126 - Alfonso I of Aragon defeat in Lucena or Puente Genil (Córdoba) almorávide Seville army led by Abu Bakr, son of the emir Yusuf ibn Ali in the Battle of Arnisol.

Spain On This Day - March 9
Posted in: History
Mar 9, 2018 - 1:52 AM

1809 - Juan Clarós is about to release Barcelona Napoleonic troops, but a storm prevents it.
1902 - Real Madrid, known then as the Sociedad Madrid Foot-Ball Club, plays its first official match.

Spain On This Day - March 8
Posted in: History
Mar 8, 2018 - 1:47 AM

1126 - Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and Leon, after the death of his mother Urraca.
1545 - slavers in Paraguay encomenderos prisoner sent Spain to the conqueror Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca.
1576 - Diego Garcia de Palacio was the first to give notice of Copan, at least in writing to His Majesty King Philip II of Spain, in his Tales of Copan.

Spain On This Day - March 7
Posted in: History
Mar 7, 2018 - 1:30 AM

1938 - Spanish Civil War, sinking of the cruiser Baleares.
1939 - Spanish Civil War, the collapse occurs by the coastal defenses of Cartagena, the merchant ship, used as a troop transport Olite Castle, becoming the sinking of one ship with more fatalities the history of Spain; 1476 deceased.
1966 - The minister Manuel Fraga bathing on the beach of Palomares, where a US H-bomb fell, to show that there is no danger of radioactivity.

Spain On This Day - March 6
Posted in: History
Mar 6, 2018 - 1:15 AM

1479 - The Treaty of Alcáçovas, Portugal delivery in Castile, the Canary Islands in exchange for possessions in West Africa is signed.
1521 - Magellan discovers Guam, the island’s first known contact with the western world.
1714 - the peace treaty ending the struggles between France and Austria in the War of Spanish Succession is signed.
1728 - Madrid Convention of El Pardo, which means the failure of the Spanish alliance with Austria and acceptance, again, the Treaty of Utrecht is signed.

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Bremain in Spain comments on May's Road to Brexit: a Road to Nowhere
Posted in: National
Mar 5, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Bremain in Spain (, a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain and the EU, points out that public reactions to Theresa May's speech on Friday have been as mixed as the PM's own messages. While some have praised May for adding clarity and detail to her Brexit 'plan', others criticised her obvious continuation of delusional thinking and unrealistic expectations.

Spain On This Day - March 5
Posted in: History
Mar 5, 2018 - 12:19 AM

1329 - in the Kingdom of Navarre, Juana II and her husband Philip of Evreux are crowned kings.
1644 - in Valencia, the king of Spain founded the First Galera (women's prison).
1766 – Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1811 – Peninsular War: A French force under the command of Marshal Victor is routed while trying to prevent an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese army from lifting the Siege of Cádiz in the Battle of Barrosa.
1838 - Carlist forces are defeated when they attack Zaragoza in the First Carlist War.

Spain On This Day - March 4
Posted in: History
Mar 4, 2018 - 1:14 AM

1606 - The Spanish Court returns to Madrid, after spending some time in Valladolid.
1810 - Malaga arrives King Joseph Bonaparte, after taking the city.
1812 - the first lottery draw takes place in Cádiz in the fore-runner to today’s National Lottery.

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