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April 6

Saint’s Day for Celestino, Guillermo, Diógenes and Timoteo.

1510 - Málaga mozárabe unnamed discloses the invention of intaglio.
1606 - The court of Philip III of Spain moved from Valladolid to Madrid
1766 - the Mutiny of Zaragoza takes place, one of a series of uprisings in Spain against the policies of Carlos III’s Secretary for Taxes, the Marqués of Esquilache.
1931 - Granada Football Club was founded
1968 - 13th Eurovision Song Contest: Massiel for Spain wins singing 'La, la, la' in London

Arturo de Ascanio - youTube

Painting of Saint Francis Xavier, held in the Kobe City Museum, Japan
1506 - Francisco Xavier; was a Navarrese Catholic missionary who was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus. Born in Javier (Xavier in Navarro-Aragonese or Xabier in Basque), Kingdom of Navarre (in present-day Spain), he was a companion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris, in 1534.
Born in the town of Xavier, Spain, he was a companion of Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris in 1534 He led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly the Portuguese Empire in the East, and was influential in evangelization work, most notably in early modern India. He was extensively involved in the missionary activity in Portuguese India. In 1546, Francis Xavier proposed the establishment of the Goan Inquisition in a letter addressed to the Portuguese King, John III. While some sources claim that he actually asked for a special minister whose sole office would be to further Christianity in Goa,others disagree with this assertion.As a representative of the king of Portugal, he was also the first major Christian missionary to venture into Borneo, the Maluku Islands, Japan, and other areas. In those areas, struggling to learn the local languages and in the face of opposition, he had less success than he had enjoyed in India. Xavier was about to extend his mission to Ming China, when he died on Shangchuan Island.
He was beatified by Pope Paul V on 25 October 1619 and  canonized by Pope Gregory XV on 12 March 1622. In 1624, he was made co-patron of Navarre. Known as the "Apostle of the Indies", "Apostle of the Far East", "Apostle of China" and "Apostle of Japan", he is considered to be one of the greatest missionaries since Paul the Apostle. In 1927, Pope Pius XI published the decree "Apostolicorum in Missionibus" naming Francis Xavier, along with Thérèse of Lisieux, co-patron of all foreign missions. He is now co-patron saint of Navarre, with Fermin. The Day of Navarre in Navarre, Spain, marks the anniversary of Francis Xavier's death, on 3 December.(d. 1552)
1732 - José Celestino Mutis, mathematician and botanist.
He was a significant figure in the Spanish American Enlightenment, whom Alexander von Humboldt met with on his expedition to Spanish America. (d. 1808)
1835 - José Marraco y Ferrer, Catalan church musician and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1913)
1918 - Amando de Ossorio, film producer.
1928 - José Osuna, theatre director (d. 1994).
1935 - Luis del Sol, footballer midfielder (16 caps; Betis, Real Madrid, Juventus, Roma) and manager (Betis) born in Arcos de Jalón. (d. 2021)
1940 - Andrés Pajares, actor .
1940 - Chicho Sánchez Ferlosio, singer songwriter (d. 2003).
1950 - Jorge Fernández Díaz, politician.
1956 - The TV presenter and actor, Andoni Ferreño, was born in Ermua, Vizcaya.
1959 - Emma Vilarasau, actress.
1965 - Andoni Ferreño, Television presenter.
1967 - Xabier Aldanondo, cyclist.
1977 - Nacho Vigalondo, film director.
1982 - Miguel Ángel Silvestre, actor.
1982 - Adam Raga, trial driver.
2002 - Leyre Romero Garmaz, tennis player

1968 - Julio César Benítez, footballer (b. 1940).
1993 - Miguel Ángel Gómez Campuzano, athlete (b. 1968).
1997 - Arturo de Ascanio, seen as the father of Spanish card magic and the author of a number of books on the subject, died in Madrid.
2004 - The film director and screenwriter, José Antonio de la Loma, died in Barcelona.
2009 - Mari Trini, singer (b. 1947).
2013 - Bigas Luna, screenwriter and film producer (b. 1946).
2013 - Miguel Poblet, cyclist (b. 1928).