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12:43

LifeStyle

18 September 53: The birth of Rome's 'Spanish' emperor

Alekk M. Saanders

...was founded as a Roman military colony of Italic settlers in 206 BC. According to another version, however, Trajan was from Pedraza in today's Extremadura. In any case he was the first Roman emperor born outside Italy. Trajan's father, who was also

15:58

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11 September 1714: Catalonia's National Day, with a chequered past

Debbie Bartlett

It is known as La Diada, the National Day of Catalonia, and nowadays it is a day-long festival which is celebrated enthusiastically on 11 September every year, but it has had a very chequered history. It originated as a commemoration of the defeat

16:07

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4 September 1936: Leader of workers' union (UGT) designated PM

Tony Bryant

On 4 September 1936, Spanish politician and trade unionist Francisco Largo Caballero was designated the 134th Prime Minister of Spain. He also became Minister of War, and just a few months into the Spanish Civil War, he spearheaded a campaign to main

14:25

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28 August 1565: Spanish conquerors sight land off America

Jennie Rhodes

On 28 August 1565 the Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, on board the San Pelayo, first spotted land on the southeast coast of America; the area that today is northeast Florida. Menéndez de Avilés went on to name the settlement Saint

13:14

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21 August 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre

alekk m. saanders

On August 21 1911, the Mona Lisa vanished under mysterious circumstances from the Louvre in Paris. Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian artist who had been working at the gallery, went in at around 7am. He took the painting from the Salon Carré where it hun

17:21

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14 August 1598: Seville's Casa de la Lonja opens for business

Debbie Bartlett

...used to store all the documentation about the administration of the Spanish colonies which, until then, had been held in Simancas, Cadiz, and elsewhere in Seville, and so it became the General Archive of the Indies. Today it still contains 43,000

12:44

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7 August 1996: Flash flood kills 87 at Las Nieves campsite

Tony Bryant

On Wednesday 7 August 1996, 87 holidaymakers were killed and nearly 200 injured when a torrent of mud and rock engulfed a crowded family campsite near the town of Biescas in northern Spain. Remnants of the Las Nieves campsite were strewn for miles as

14:46

What to do

Torremolinos makes use of fairground to host live music

Tony Bryant

...the banner of Tenemos Talento will now be held in the Caseta de Asociaciones, situated on the town's fairground. The concerts, which are free, will be held over two weekends, with two performances each night. The festivities start today (Friday),

17:45

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31 July 1588: The Spanish Armada reaches English shores

Jennie Rhodes

On 31 July 1588 what became known as the Spanish 'Invincible Armada' encountered the English Navy off the coast of Plymouth. In May that year, during the undeclared Anglo-Spanish war (1585-1604), as Spain's King Felipe II wanted to remove the Prot

12:38

Opinion

48 years ago

ANDREW J. LINN

Mare, 12km east, was satisfactory. Pohren was very human and liked to shake hands and embrace people. If he visited Malaga today, with its teeming bars and restaurants, but with everyone socially distanced, he might wonder whether he had mistakenly

12:32

What to do

Spanish food meets Spanish film

CRISTINA PINTO

...the chance to sample the best products and wines from across the province from today, Friday, until Sunday 30 August. in context Malaga film festival aims to prove that cinemas are "safe" This gastronomy route was launched on Tuesday morning

12:08

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24 July 2013: 79 killed in Spain's worst train crash in 40 years

Debbie Bartlett

Wednesday 24 July 2013 had been a perfectly normal day until 8.41pm, when a passenger train from Madrid Chamartín to Ferrol, in Galicia, derailed a few kilometres outside Santiago de Compostela. The entire train, consisting of eight carriages, one

14:57

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10 July 1936: The launch of the Andalusian anthem

Tony Bryant

Andalusians, stand up and demand land and freedom for a free Andalucía, Spain and mankind, claims the song Bandera Blanca y Verde. The Green and White Flag, which is the official anthem of Andalucía, was performed for the first time during a concert

16:12

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3 July 2005: Same-sex marriage law comes into effect in Spain

Jennie Rhodes

A law allowing people of the same sex to marry and adopt children came into force on 3 July 2005, making Spain only the third country in the world where gay marriage was legal at the time. The law was passed on 30 June by the socialist PSOE govern

18:13

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26 June 1987: Jesús Gil y Gil takes over at Atlético Madrid

Debbie Bartlett

On 26 June 1987, Jesús Gil y Gil was elected president of Atlético de Madrid football club. In those days his name was not as famous - or notorious, would be a more accurate description - as when he was mayor of Marbella, but his was a character whic

19:34

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19 June 1980: The death of the girl 'born out of science'

Daryl Finch

The morning after 15 July 1898, news of María del Carmen Enriqueta filled the newspapers; when she died on this day in 1980, it was barely mentioned. She has almost been erased from the collective memory now, but 'La Niña de la Ciencia' (the science

17:35

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12 May 1960: Nerja's 'natural cathedral' opens to the public

Alekk M. Saanders

On 12 June 1960, the Nerja Caves were opened to the public. This came exactly 18 months after the discovery of this natural treasure by five local boys from the nearby village of Maro. Just after the discovery, experts started researching the entire

16:45

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5 June 1599: Birth of influential artist Diego Velázquez

Tony Bryant

Baroque artist Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is considered the most influential figure in the history of Spanish portraiture. Although some confusion surrounds the date of his birth, it is of common belief that he was born in Seville on 5 June

11:21

Education

The best secondary stories

Novaschool Sunland International 2050 The year is 2050, I’m Sam and I have a son called Sean. I was born in 2010. My son was born in 2035. Today we put our breathing masks on and go out to the park. The park is right by the sea. It used to be beautiful

17:05

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29 May 1953: Mount Everest conquered for the first time

Jennie Rhodes

At 11.30am on 29 May 1953 New Zealand mountaineer and explorer Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986) reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the first confirmed mountaineers to successfully climb to the top. Hil

17:10

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22 May 1940: Gibraltar is evacuated in the Second World War

Debbie Bartlett

It is a largely unknown fact that during WW2 the British government decided to turn Gibraltar into a fortress to stop Hitler and Franco seizing it, and ordered all women, children, the elderly and infirm to be evacuated to make room for the troops.

18:40

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15 May 1793: Farm labourer makes Spanish aviation history

Tony Bryant

today, he is recognised in Spain as the 'Father of Aviation'. Diego Marín Aguilera was born in Coruña del Conde (near Burgos) in 1757. His father died when he was a child and the youngster was forced to take control of his seven siblings, working as an

18:44

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8 May 2000: King Juan Carlos I joins protests against ETA

Jennie Rhodes

Then King Juan Carlos I and his wife Queen Sofía joined tens of thousands of Spaniards on 8 May 2000 in a silent protest in defiance of recent murders carried out by Basque separatist group ETA. "The murder of the word" is how they described the r

15:07

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1 May 1890: International voices unite for workers' rights

Rachel Haynes

On 1 May 1890, workers took to the streets in Spain to mark the first International Workers Day. The previous July, in Paris, the congress of the Second International, an organisation of Socialist and Labour parties, declared 1 May as an internatio

19:08

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24 April 1972: First Spanish game show to be exported hits the screens

Daryl Finch

What went on to become the most famous game shows in the history of Spanish television aired for the first time on this day in 1972. Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez, created by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, was broadcast on La 1 of Televisión Español

15:32

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17 April 1492: Christopher Columbus obtains funding for his first voyage

Debbie Bartlett

On 17 April 1492, Christopher Columbus achieved the first step towards his dream of setting off westwards to find a quicker route to the Maluku Islands, a trading centre for spices, when the voyage for which the Portuguese king had refused funding wa

15:08

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10 April 1908: Birth of Malaga singer Miguel de Molina

Tony Bryant

Born in Malaga on 10 April 1908, Miguel Frías de Molina, artistically known as Miguel de Molina, was a Spanish 'copla' singer and actor who made his name in the 'tablaos' (flamenco clubs) and theatres of Madrid during the early 1930s. His big break c

16:34

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3 April 1998: First stone laid to build Martín Carpena arena

Jennie Rhodes

On 3 April 1998 the first stone was laid for what would become Malaga's Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena, or the Martín Carpena arena as it is known in English. After several months of controversy and political differences, the four pu

17:14

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27 March 1977: Spain's worst aviation accident kills 583

laura lewis

In the early evening of 27 March 1977, two Boeing 747s collided on the runway of Los Rodeos airport (now known as Tenerife Norte), kiling 583. There were 61 survivors. A Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) plane had started to take off without authorisation,

16:52

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20 March 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono wed on the Rock

Daryl Finch

Fifty-one years ago today, John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married in Gibraltar: it was 20 March 1969. After a ten-minute ceremony performed by registrar Cecil Wheeler at the British Consulate Office, the newlyweds headed to the airport where the now

12:32

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13 March 1861: First railway opens between Seville and Cadiz

Debbie Bartlett

Travel and the transportation of goods in south-west Spain became much easier after 13 March 1861, when the railway line between Seville and Cadiz was inaugurated. The project had been planned some years earlier but it turned out to be problematic as

16:15

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6 March 1988: SAS intercept Gibraltar car bomb atrocity

Tony Bryant

ABritish military operation targeted at preventing a planned car bomb attack in Gibraltar was intercepted by undercover members of the Special Airforce Services (SAS) on Sunday 6 March 1988. Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Sean Sava

15:09

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28 February 1980: Andalusians vote for autonomy

Jennie Rhodes

...of the mythical Greek hero Heracles between two columns; the Pillars of Heracles. The pillars are also said to represent the rocks on either side of the Strait of Gibraltar. Today is a regional holiday and official events will be taking place across

13:09

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21 February 1980: 100 British couples become Costa celebrities

WILLIAM HOLMES

...to congratulate these couples, who married in 1940, when their country was at war. It not only looks like they proved Saga Holidays’ point, but they also set an example for others to follow. The Costa del Sol is today at record-breaking levels of

15:44

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14 February 1779: Hundreds drown in El Puerto bridge tragedy

Rachel Haynes

On 14 February 1779, the Cadiz town of Puerto de Santa María was the scene of a devastating accident in which hundreds lost their lives. It was carnival Sunday but that year the celebrations had an even more exciting element - the opening of the ne

16:22

Gibraltar

Gibraltar continues to ease the lockdown restrictions

Debbie Bartlett

Monday and from today, Friday 22 May, people are still advised to stay at home but are no longer obliged to do so other than for certain essential purposes. All being well, Phase 3 is due to begin on 1 June, when Gibraltar will formally stand down from

15:36

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7 February 1992: Maastricht Treaty signed by EC members

Debbie Bartlett

On 7 February 1992, Spain and Britain were among the 12 members of the European Community to sign the Treaty on European Union, informally known as the Maastricht Treaty after the Dutch city in which this took place. The other EC members at the time

18:04

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31 January 1922: Inaugural flight of the gyrocopter

Tony Bryant

Pioneering civil engineer and pilot Juan de la Cierva y Codorniu made aeronautical history on 31 January 1922 when he made the first flight in an autogiro. The event took place at the Getafe Air Base (Madrid), one of Spain's oldest military airbases.

17:51

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24 January 1976: USA and Spain sign friendship treaty

Jennie Rhodes

...of Spain," said Areilza. He went on to say, "This treaty represents the firm will of Spain to no longer live in international isolation, but to live in the interconnected world of today, an interdependent world which obliges us to maintain ... international relationships with the rest of the world." Kissinger echoed Areilza words, saying, "Today's events have happened at a time in which Spain is experiencing the emotion, inspiration and challenge of a new era." He ended his speech by saying that