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April 28

Saints Days – Pedro Chanel, Teodora, Valeria, Marcos, Eusebio and Prudencio

Fiesta in the city of Vitoria today for San Prudenci


796 - After the death of Hisham 1, his son, Al-Hakam 1 was proclaimed emir of Córdoba.
1484 - Pedro de Vera conquered the island of Gran Canaria
1625 - A combined Spanish and Portuguese fleet of 52 ships commences the recapture of Bahia from the Dutch during the Dutch-Portuguese War
1832 -The hangman’s noose was replaced by the garrotte for executions in Spain
1934 - Ricardo Samper is elected president of government of the Second Spanish Republic.
1977 - Unions UGT, USO and CCOO were made legal
1981- Definitive approval of the statute for the region of Galicia.

Penelope Cruz - Archive photo

1994 - Poet Carlos Bousoño was presented with the Prince of Asturias prize for literature.
1996 - Spanish architect Rafael Moneo won the Pritzker Prize for architecture, the first Spaniard to do so.

Births
1589 - Margarita de Saboya, aristocrat
1770 - Rita Luna, Actress
1777 - Jose Primo de Rivera and Ortiz de Pinedo, Soldier
1818 - Jose Maria Montoto Lopez-Vigil, writer and jurist (d. 1886).
1821 - Melchor Garcia Sampedro,bishop (d. 1858).
1851 - Vital Aza, Comic dramatist (d. 1912)
1917 - Valentin García Yebra, writer and academic (d. 2010)
1928 - Alberto Blancafort, Conductor and composer,
1934 - Javier Pradera, writer and political analyst (d. 2011).
1941 - Ivà, draftsman (d. 1993).
1942 - Francisco Rico Manrique,philologist.
1957 - Poli Rincón, footballer
1974 - Penelope Cruz, actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno) born in Madrid
1985 - Nausicaa Bonnín, actress.
1988 - Juan Manuel Mata, footballer. (Manchester United) born in Burgos


Deaths
1810 - Francisco Cabarrús, Spanish financier and politician of French origin.
1866 - José María López y Rastrollo, politician.
1920 - Augusto Miranda y Godoy, soldier and politician (b. 1855).
1976 - Jesús Pabón y Suárez de Urbina, Writer and historian
1995 - Santiago Lagunas, painter and architect.
2000 - Dramatist and academic, Antonio Buero Vallejo
2002 - Diosdado Simón, researcher, biologist, botanist, arborist and environmental educator.
2005 - Raimon Galí writer and historian
2009 - Javier Ortiz, journalist (b. 1948).
2012 - Matilde Camus, writer and poet (b. 1919).
2021 - El Risitas, comedian (b. 1956)