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April 26

Saint’s Day for Basilio, Pedro and Cleto.

1238 - There is a revolt against Abd Allah Zannun after which Malaga passes to Nazari sovereignty.
1829 - Ferdinand VII approves a decree to proceed to the drafting of a new Penal Code.
1860 - the African War between Spain and Morocco ends with a peace treaty signed at Tetuan.

Picasso's painting of Guernica - www.museoreinasofia.es

1903 - the football club Atlético de Madrid is founded as Athletic Club de Madrid.
1904 - Benito Pérez Galdós becomes republican deputy.
1922 - 28 people die in a fire at the Customs building in Málaga.
1928 - Ramón Pérez de Ayala is elected academic of the language.
1937 - German Luftwaffe attack Guernica in the Basque Country, destroying the town and killing more than 1,000 people.
2017 - Corruption has placed the Rajoy Government into difficulty’ – the case uncovered with the detention of Ignacio González has complicated the political agenda for the Cabinet and has added uncertainty in the development of the legislature. Analysis – ‘the PP on the tightrope’ ‘the judge has ordered prison without bail for Jordi Pujol Ferrusola – the firstborn of the clan sent funds abroad when his family was under investigation.

Births
757 - Hisham 1 of Córdoba (d. 796)
1662 - Marie Louise D'Orleans, Queen consort of Spain as the first wife of King Carlos II, born in Paris, Kingdom of France (d. 1689)
1847 - Cleto Zavala, composer.
1884 - Marcelino Domingo, writer and politician.
1889 - Vicente Aleixandre, winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize for Literature, (Ambito, Bird of Paper) born in Sevilla (d. 1984)
1899 - Juana Mordó, art merchant.
1906 - Jose Maria de Llanos Pastor, a Jesuit priest and communist militant.
1931 - Marujita Díaz, actress and singer.
1934 - Manuel Zarzo, actor.
1936 - Llorenç Vidal Vidal, poet.
1951 - Tito Valverde, actor.
1956 - Imanol Arias, actor who was born as Manuel María Arias Domínguez, in Riaño, León.
1959 - Leonardo Dantés, singer, showman, composer and actor.
1966 - Javier Cano, writer from Murcia.
1967 - Kane, (Glenn Jacobs) Spanish-American wrestler and actor, born in Torrejón de Ardoz
1972 - Kiko Narváez, footballer. (Atlético Madrid), born in Jerez de la Frontera
1973 - Óscar García Junyent, footballer and coach
1987 - Jorge Andújar Moreno, footballer
1988 - Hazel Ann Mendoza, Spanish-Filipino actress


Deaths
1196 - Alfonso II el Casto, King of Aragón between 1162 and 1196.
1941 - Eduardo Toda, diplomat, archaeologist, Egyptologist and sinologist.
1974 - María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara, actress
1995 - Luis Miravitlles, research scientist.
2004 - Francisca Méndez Garrido, «la Paquera de Jérez», flamenco singer
2010 - Alberto Vitoria, futballer (b. 1956).
2014 - Antonio Pica, Spanish actor (b. 1933)