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April 25

Saint’s Day for Marcos, Evodio and Herminio.

693 - The Sixteenth Council of Toledo was created.
1362 - Muhammed VI of Granada, usurper of the throne of Granada, killed by the soldiers of Pedro I ally and friend of the legitimate monarch Muhammed V of Granada.
1532 - Medina del Campo, is granted the title of City to Oaxaca, by royal decree signed by King Carlos I of Spain, denominating from that time, the very noble and loyal city of Antequera.
1607 - the Dutch have a major naval victory in the Eighty Years War when they defeat the Spanish Fleet in the Battle of Gibraltar.

1707 - Bourbon forces defeat the Austrian army in the Battle of Almansa, now in Albacete province, during the War of Spanish Succession.
1898 - Spanish-American War: The United States Congress declares that a state of war between the U.S. and Spain has existed since April 21, when an American naval blockade of the Spanish colony of Cuba began
1927 - Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
1937 - Spanish Civil War. Bombing of Eibar.
1938 - George Orwell’s ‘Homage to Catalonia,’ his personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War, is published for the first time.
1998 - the wall of a dam containing heavy metals waste from a mine in Aznalcóllar is breached, threatening the Doñana natural park in Andalucía. The cleanup operation cost the state 70 million €.
2000-  Aznar took the presidential oath in front of parliament.
2006 - footballer Zinedine Zidane announced his retirement from soccer
2007 - Palma de Mallorca’s metro system is officially inaugurated, the fifth in Spain.
2015 - the film ‘In exchange for nothing’ (A Cambio de nada) won the Gold Biznaga in the Málaga film festival
2017 - ‘the PP wave of corruption has reached Esperanza Aguirre’ – judge Velasco has singled the former minister Zaplana for his links with Ignacio González – among the 60 under investigation are several PP bigwigs and the businessman Villar Mir 

1703 - José Francisco de Isla, writer and priest (d. 1781).
1734 - José Andrés Cornide de Folgueira y Saavedra, historian. (d. 1803)
1775 - Carlota Joaquina of Spain (d. 1830)
1851 - Leopoldo Alas, author, critic, and novelist (La Regenta) born in Zamora (d. 1901)
1926 - Manuel Clavero Arévalo, university rector.
1927 - Corín Tellado, romance novelist, sold the most books in Spanish (400 million) born in El Franco (d. 2009)
1929 - José Ángel Valente, poet (A modo the esperanza). born in Orense (d. 2000)
1930 - Irene Gutiérrez Caba, actress.
1951 - Pablo Lizcano, journalist. (d. 2009)
1961 - Álvaro de Marichalar, navigator, adventurer and businessman.
1966 - Man Arenas, Belgian-Spanish production designer and illustrator
1968 - Ferrán Martínez, basketball player.
1972 - Sara Baras, flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz
1973 - Carlota Castrejana, triple jumper
1974 - Luis Alfonso de Borbón, Spanish noble.
1980 - Alejandro Valverde, road racing cyclist, born in Las Lumbreras

1196 - Alfonso II de Aragón, King of Aragón and count of Barcelona. (b. 1157)
1295 - Sancho IV of León y Castilla, the Brave. (b. 1258)
1531 - Pedro Giron y Velasco, III Count of Ureña and commander in chief of the Communards of Castile. (b. 1477)
1667 - The Canary Islands saint, Pedro de San José Betancur, known as Saint Francis of the Americas, died in Guatemala (b. 1626)
1941 - Antonio de Gregorio Rocasolano, professor (b. 1873).
1955 - Jose Moreno Villa, painter (b 1887).
1969 - Margarita Xirgú, actress (b. 1888).
1993 - Rosita Moreno, Spanish-American actress (b. 1907)
2009 - Antonio Pereira, writer (b. 1923).
2011 - María Isbert, actress (b. 1917).
2014 - Tito Vilanova, footballer and manager (b. 1968)