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April 27

Saint’s Day for Zita, Teodoro and Juan.

711 - Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsular (Al-Andalus)
1522 – Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
1565 - founding of Cebu, the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
1706 - Franco-Spanish troops of Felipe V raise the siege of Barcelona during the War of Succession.
1864 - in Toro (Spain), the priest Jerónimo Usera founded the Congregation of Sisters of the Love of God.
1928 - the National Tourist Board is founded.
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1984: the first ever Seat Ibiza leaves the plant in Barcelona.
2018 - Mass protests across Spain after 5 men convicted of sexual abuse but not rape of teenage girl during Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona

Births
1806 - María Cristina de Borbón, fourth wife of Fernando VII, mother of Isabel II, and Regent of Spain (1828-33). She was born in Palmermo, Italy. (d. 1878)
1887 - Toribio Echeverría, writer, politician and humanist (d. 1968).
1893 - José Belbiure Serrano, sculptor (d. 1951).
1923 - Carlos Edmundo de Ory, poet(d. 2010).
1923 - Eduardo García de Enterría, judge.
1928 - Julio Rodríguez Villanueva, scientist.
1929 - The legendary radio and TV presenter, Joaquin Prat, was born on this day in Valencia
1932 - Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún, politician and lawyer.
1933 - Rafael Guillén, poet.
1947 - Maria del Mar Bonet, singer.
1947 - Palomo Linares, bullfighter.
1949 - Pedro Torres Cruces, cyclist.
1952 - Rosa Díez, the only deputy to be elected for the new UPyD party in the 2008 general election, was born in Sodupe, Vizcaya.
1960 - Martín Berasategui, chef.
1961 - Nacho García Vega, musician (Nacha Pop).
1982 - Jordi Codina, fotballer.
1984 - Primer Dan, rapper and MC.
1991 - Isaac Cuenca, footballer.


Deaths
1810 - Francisco Cabarrús, financier (b. 1752).
1827 - Joaquín Blake y Joyes, soldier.
1870 - José Benjumeda y Gens, doctor (b. 1787).
1940 - Joaquim Mir Catalan painter
1976 - Jesús Pabón, historian and politician (b. 1902).
2010 - Ismael González Núñez, athlete (n. 1984).
2013 - Antonio Díaz Jurado, footballer (b. 1969)