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August 2

Saints Days: Eusebio de Vercelli and Evodio. Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles.

49 BC - Caesar who marched to Spain earlier in the year leaving Marcus Antonius in charge of Italy, defeats Pompey's general Afranius and Petreius in llerda (Lerida) north of the Ebro river
932 -  After a two-year siege the city of Toledo surrenders to the forces of the Caliph of Córdoba Abd al-Rahman III, assuming an important victory in his campaign to subjugate the Central March
1385 - First bullfight held in Pamplona – A Christian and a Moor from Zaragoza kill two bulls in the presence of King Carlos II of Navarra.

Massiel in Eurovision 1968 - YouTube

1483 - King Sixto IV orders that Tomás de Torquemada is named head of the Inquisition in Castilla y León, extended in October that year to also cover Aragón, Cataluña and Valencia.
1597 - First theatre opened in Barcelona, called the ‘Casa de las Comedias’.
1704 - In the Spanish war of Succession, the Anglo-Dutch army, led by Admiral Rooke, starts its attack on Gibraltar.
1931 - Cataluña approves the regional statute.
1968 - First killing by ETA, Melitón Manzanas, Head of Social Investigation in the police station in San Sebastian.
1975 - The terrorist group GRAPO perpetuate his first official murder Casimiro Sanchez Garcia, a member of the Civil Guard.
1983 - Train crash inside a tunnel at Vega de Anzo, 12 killed

1602 - Gaspar Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, duke.
1798 - Luis Fernández de Córdoba, soldier, politician and diplomat.
1802 - Nicolas Wiseman ist archbishop of Westminster (1860-65) born in Sevilla (d. 1865)
1821 - Mariano Castillo y Ocsiero astronomer and author of the Calendario Zaragozano.
Manuel Pavía y Rodriguez de Alburquerque - https://www.revistamadridhistorico.es/
1828 - Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, was a general born in Cádiz, who was an important part of Spanish political life during the second half of the 19th century, he participated in the Revolution of 1868, which removed Isabella II from power, and led the coup d'état which brought down the First Spanish Republic, giving way to the Restoration and the rule of Isabella's son Alfonso XII (d, 1895)
1880 - Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, writer (d. 1806)
1882 - Juan Cabré, archeologist (d. 1947)
1886 - José Ortiz Echagüe, engineer, pilot and photographer (d. 1980)
1913 - Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez Cortés, professor, politician and lawyer (d. 2009)
1917 - Juan Iglesias Santos, jurist.
1922 - Jordi Sabater Pi, scientist (d. 2009)
1924 - Ángel Luis Bienvenida, bullfighter
1926 - Ángel Muñiz Alique, sculptor.
1947 - Massiel, (María Santamaria) Spanish singer and actress born in Madrid
1953 - Manuel Manquiña, actor.
1954 - Enrique Saura, footballer.
1956 - Ángel Arroyo, cyclist.
1956 - Isabel Pantoja, Flamenco singer and actress (Genio y Figura) born in Sevilla
1960 - José Atarés Martínez, politician.
1961 - Pete de Freitas, drummer and producer (Echo & the Bunnymen) (d. 1989)
1974 - Jaume Comas, basketball player.
1975 - Ingrid Rubio, actress (Infidels) born in Barcelona
1976 - Reyes Estévez, athlete, born Cornellà de Llobregat

1205 - Juana de Aza, blessed.
1869 - Juan Antonio Viedma Cano, journalist and poet.
1880 - Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, writer, playwright, poet, philologist and critic.
1935 - Tirso Rodrigáñez y Sagasta, politician (b. 1853)
1947 - Juan Cabré, archeologist (b. 1882)
1976 - Cecilia, singer.
1997 - Ricardo Muñoz Suay, film director (b. 1917)
2007 - Carmen Cerdeira, politician (b. 1958)
2010 - Xosé Luís de Dios, painter (b. 1943)

2011 - José Sanchis Grau, author, cartoonist and illustrator comic book writer. He also worked for Editorial Bruguera and Spanish children comics in general. He was the creator of strips like Pumpy (1954) and Robin Robot (1972) born  in Valencia, he started drawing for money when he was 16 years old in soldadito Pepe. Despite being accidentally wounded by gunfire in 1950, he continued to give life to series of minor significance, such as El Machote and Gaspar (b. 1932)