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July 14

Saints Days: Camilo de Lelis, Francisco Solano and Humberto

1596 - Anglo-Spanish War, English and Dutch troops sack the Spanish city of Cádiz before leaving the next day
1769 – An expedition led by Catalan Gaspar de Portolà establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).

Buenaventura Durruti - photo www.mundohistoria.com.ar

1771 - Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Spanish Franciscan friar Junípero Serra.
1808 - in Medina de Rioseco, in the framework of the War of Independence Hispaniola, the French army defeats the Spanish at the Battle of Moclín, or Medina de Rioseco.
1894 - in the Basque Country the Basque flag is hoisted in the first batzoki (headquarters) of EAJ / PNV.
2022 - Parliament backs law to entrench memory of Franco's victims, the bill was backed by 173 deputy votes, while 159 voted against and 14 abstained. It's the latest move by Pedro Sánchez to heal divisions and recognise Spain's history during the 1930s civil war and Franco's dictatorship until his death in 1975
2023 - The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine announced it will receive a mobile hospital and vehicles for the evacuation of the wounded as part of an aid package from Spain. Medical personnel of the State Border Guard Service is currently being trained at an air base near Zaragoza, Spain to deploy and operate the mobile hospital, the press statement said.

1717 - Ventura Rodríguez, architect (d. 1785)
1733 - Joaquín Fernando Garay, biologist (d. 1810)
1747 - Juan Escoiquiz, writer, teacher and canon (d. 1820)
1748 - Pedro Garcia de la Huerta, priest and historian of art (d. 1799)
1807 - Ventura de la Vega, writer (d. 1865)
1891 - Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón, art historian (d. 1971)
1896 - José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange
was a Spanish insurrectionary, anarcho-syndicalist militant involved with the CNT and FAI in the periods before and during the Spanish Civil War. Durruti played an influential role during the Spanish Revolution and is remembered as a hero in the anarchist movement.born in Léon (d. 1936)
1932 - Helga Liné, German actress based in Spain.
1942 - Javier Solana, physicist and politician, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs
1958 - Miguel Ángel Cortés, politician.
1971 - Antonio Carlos Ortega, handball player.
1973 - Candela Peña, actress. (Take My Eyes) born in Gavà
1974 - Alberto Hevia, rally driver.

1610 - Francisco Solano, saint.
1824 - Agustín de Betancourt, engineer (b. 1758)
1954 - Jacinto Benavente, author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
1970 - Luis Mariano, tenor (b. 1914)
1984 - Josep Coll, Catalan cartoonist (b. 1923)
2010 - Eduardo Sánchez Junco, journalist (b. 1943)