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July 17

Saints days : Alejo, León IV, Jacinto and Generoso. Nuestra Señora de la Humildad.

1242 or 1243 - Orihuela was re-conquered by the Castellan troops led by Alfonso X, the wise.

Elena Anaya - photo www.wallpapersboom.net

1512 - The Castellan troops, led by the Duke of Alba, started the invasion of the Kingdom of Navarra.
1821 - The Kingdom of Spain cedes the territory of Florida to the United States
1936 - Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.
1942 - The Constitutive Act of the Parliament is promulgated.
2002 - Spanish soldiers retook the island of Perejil off Morocco.
2005 - Eleven firefighters from Cogolludo in Guadalajara province are killed in a tragic fire in Riba de Saelices.

1770 - José Canga Argüelles, politician (d. 1843)
1825 - Álvaro Dávila, aristocrat (d. 1825)
1846 - Casto Plasencia y Maestro, painter (d. 1890)
1873 - Federico Moyúa Salazar, Basque politician (d. 1939)
1878 - José María Plans, Physicist and mathematician  (d. 1934)
1905 - Jacinto Quincoces, footballer (d. 1997)
1920 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, sports administrator (7th President of the International Olympic Committee 1980-2001) born in Barcelona (d. 2010)
1925 - Carlos París, philosophy professor and writer
1927 - Juan Miguel Lope Blanch, philologist (d. 2002)
1932 - Quino, Spanish-Argentinian cartoonist
1952 - Carmen Balagué, actress.
1957 - Julián Infante, guitarist from the band Los Rodríguez (d. 2000)
1962 - Iván, singer
1965 - Santiago Segura, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, born in Carabanchel
1971 - Joan Frank Charansonnet, actor, screenwriter and filmmaker,
1975 - Elena Anaya, actress born in Palencia
1976 - Marcos Senna, Spanish Brazilian footballer.
1980 - Javier Camuñas, footballer born in Parla Madrid
1998 - Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y Borbón, royal aristocrat born in Madrid

1566 - Bartolomé de las Casas, Dominican monk (b. 1484)
1921 - Julio Benítez Benítez, solider (b. 1878)
1976 - Marcos Redondo, opera singer (b 1893)
1986 - Luis de Castresana, writer (b. 1925)
2007 - Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano, judge (b. 1941)
2011 - Juan Arza, football player and trainer (b. 1923)
2011 - Mariano Vega, journalist and writer (b. 1941)
2022 - David Hanna, a Belfast man who died in a 'tragic accident' at the pool of Globales Palmanova Hotel in Majorca, his daughter Rachel said 'My heart is in a million pieces. We couldn't have asked for a better dad and best friend rolled into one. Anyone who knew my dad knows how amazing he truly was and he will be missed by so many. My heart hurts so much and I still can't believe this has happened, it  doesn't feel real'