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April 29

Saints Days – Catalina de Siena, Pedro de Verona and Agapito.

1011 - first documented mention of the town of Viladecans.
1483 - Gran Canaria, is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, which was an important step in the further expansion of Spain.
1587 - English naval officer Francis Drake sails into Cádiz and sinks the Spanish fleet, thereby 'Singeing the King of Spain's beard', and delaying the Spanish invasion by a year
1729 - The Mozos de Veciana, better known as the Mossos de Esquadra are given official character as the regional police force in Cataluña by Felipe V.

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1814 - the Spanish War of Independence: the French withdraw from Barcelona.
1833 - in Asturias, the infant Carlos Maria Isidro refuses to recognize his niece Elizabeth as a princess.
1900 - Extremadura in Spain the first Spanish warship is thrown away after the destruction of the fleet in Cuba in 1898.
1922 - Santiago Ramón y Cajal retired from his academic functions and is named honorary rector of the University of Madrid
1923 - The last election of Deputies to the Courts of the Spanish Monarchy were held before the Civil War.
1924 - The central governing body of the Patriotic Union established its headquarters in the Ministry of the Interior.
1927 - The Madrid – Lisbon – Sevilla airline was opened.
1931 - in Spain, the provisional government of the Second Republic dissolves the military orders.
1931 - The Council of Ministers agreed the authorization of use of Catalan in primary schools of Catalonia.
1935 - The first Tour of Spain cycle race begins.
1937 - Franco named Pilar Primo de Rivera national delegate of the Women's Section.
1948 - Madrid City Council populations Carabanchel Bajo Alto and annexes.
1951 - The player Ladislao Kubala (new team player F.C. Barcelona), was officially presented in a Cup match against Sevilla, which ended 2-1.
1962 - Barcelona College of Architects of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, built by Xavier Busquets in 1961 and decorated the outside with three friezes designed by Pablo Picasso opens.
1969 - in the municipal archives of Alba de Tormes important historical documents, including the text of the oath of King Alfonso VI is located in Santa Gadea are located.
1971 - Arturo Estevez in Varelaen his hometown showed to the public for the first time his engine water project which was paralyzed the government, offering him a million dollar figure, after the man refuse such an offer, he was mysteriously murdered afterwards.
1977 - Prince Theatre in Madrid, the northern San Telmo premiere comedians An orchestra of young ladies, of Jean Anouilh.
1984 - Jordi Pujol from Convergencia I Unió won an overall majority in the Catalan regional elections.
1992 - A judge charged 11 people for the radioactive accident at the Clinical Hospital of Zaragoza, the life of 19 patients claimed.
1994 - Luis Roldán (former director general of the Civil Guard) flees.
1994 - Resigning MPs and former ministers Carlos Solchaga and Jose Luis Corcuera.
1999 - Mario Vargas Llosa, Miguel Frau, Enric Marti, Xavier Vidal-Folch and Walter Oppenheimer receive annual awards Ortega y Gasset Journalism.
2004 - Aragon became the third region of Spain, after Navarra and the Basque Country to recognise the right of homosexual couples to adopt children .
2005 - Esther Yáñez González-Irun became the first woman to command a Spanish navy war boat – the Laya d. patrol vessel.
2005 - A report by the National Institute of Meteorology recognizes that the lack of rain has caused the worst drought in 60 years in the Iberian Peninsula.

1663 - Carlos de Borja y Centellas,  was a Spanish cardinal. He served as Patriarch of the West Indies and as the first Vicariate-General of the Spanish armies. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1720, after receiving the recommendation of King Philip V. He was installed as cardinal-priest of Santa Pudenziana in 1721. He had a brother, Francisco, who was also a cardinal. (d. 1733)
1824 - Francisco Pi y Margall, President, politician and writer. He was briefly president of the short-lived First Spanish Republic in 1873. (d. 1901)
1872 - Manuel Martinez Hugué, better known simply as Manolo, was a Catalan Spanish sculptor in the noucentisme movement. Although a friend of Pablo Picasso, his style was much closer to that of Aristide Maillol. (d. 1945)
1900 - Concha de Albornoz, feminist and intellectual (d. 1972)
1918 - José Orlandis, historian and jurist (d. 2010).
1930 - Miguel Ángel Riera, writer.
1936 - Adolfo Nicolás, priest, 13th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 2020)
1937 - Lluís Martínez i Sistach, Metropolitan archbishop and Catalan cardenal.
1940 - José Antonio García Blánequez, writer and translator 
1951 - María Kosti, actress.
1963 - Manu García, guitarist (Ángeles del infierno).
1965 - Felipe Miñambres, football player and trainer.
1977 - Rocío Carrasco, television host
2007 - Sofia de Borbón – Infanta

1738 - Fray Francisco de Berganza and Arce, religious Benedictine and historian (b 1663)
1935 - Facundo Perezagua, politician and unionist (b. 1860).
1940 - Rafael Berenguer Coloma, painter.
1952 - José Gálvez Ginachero, gynecologists' (b. 1866).
1959 - Gymnast Joaquín Blume.
1964 - Francisco Barbado Viejo, bishop (b. 1890).
1964 - Wenceslao Fernández Flórez, writer and journalist.
1994 - Ignacio F. Iquino, filmmaker (b. 1910).
2000 - Antonio Buero Vallejo, dramatist (b. 1916).
2006 - Antonio Beltrán Martínez, historian (b. 1916).