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July 6

Saints Days: Isaías, Dominica, Lucía, Rómulo, Dión and Antonino

985 - Almanzor enters Barcelona after an eight day siege

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1339 - King Alfonso IV of Aragon granted the barony of Ayerbe his wife Leonor and this she bequeaths to his son, Fernando.
1557 - King Philip II of Spain, consort of Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually resulted in the loss of the City of Calais, the last English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.
1801 - First Battle of Algeciras: Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras.
1864 - Spanish Red Cross is founded
1937 - Spanish Civil War: Battle of Brunete: The battle begins with Spanish Republican troops going on the offensive against the Nationalists to relieve pressure on Madrid.
1945 - Navarra the penal prison San Cristóbal closes.
2000 - In Soria, 28 teenagers die as a result of the crash between a cattle truck and a bus.
2008 - Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal ends Roger Federer's 5 year reign at Wimbledon 6-4, 6-4, 6-7,6-7, 9-7
2022 - Spain's labour market buoyed by sharp fall in temporary contracts, at the end of June the number of jobseekers was 2.88 million down from 2.92 million in May, the sixth monthly consecutive fall
2023 - Spain's conservative People's Party (PP) is neck and neck with the ruling Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) ahead of a July 23 election, but a left-wing coalition would be more likely to secure a majority, an opinion poll showed yesterday.

1385 - Blanche I of Navarre, Navarre Queen (d. 1441)
1671 - Nicholas Carmine Caracciolo, Spanish aristocrat and viceroy of Peru.
1782 - Maria Luisa of Spain (d. 1824)
1789 - María Isabella of Spain Queen of the Two Sicilies (1825-30) born in Royal Palace of Madrid (d. 1846)
1854 - Manuel Iradier, explorer (d. 1911)
1877 - Niceto Alcalá Zamora, first president of the Second Spanish Republic and President of Spain (1931-36), born in Priego de Córdoba (d. 1949).
1885 - Juan Gavala y Laborde, engineer (d. 1977).
1891 - Luis de Vargas y Soto, dramatist (d. 1949).
1914 - José García Nieto writer
1917 - Heribert Barrera, Catalan politician (d. 2011).
1920 - César Rodríguez Álvarez footballer striker (12 caps Barcelona) and manager (Zaragoza, Barcelona) born in León (d.1995)
1922 - Miguel Ángel García Guinea, archeologist.
1924 - Joan Bernet Toledano, cartoonist (d. 2009).
1958 - Arnaldo Otegi, Basque extremist politician.
1964 - Bernardo Bonezzi, composer (d. 2012).
1964 - Javier Velasco Yeregui, priest and theologian (d. 2009).
1974 - Estíbaliz Espinosa, writer.
1980 - Pau Gasol, basketball player
1980 - Leandro Rivera, actor

1792 - Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (b. 1746)
1964 - Rafael Cansinos Assens, writer (b. 1882).
1999 - Joaquín Rodrigo vidre, virtuoso pianist and composer, 1st Marquess of the Gardens of Aranjuez, best known for composing the Concierto de Aranjuez, a cornerstone of the classical guitar repertoire, ( b. 1901)
2004 - Miguel Angel Benitez Gomez, singer of the band The Delinqüentes.
2004 - Angel Fernandez Santos, critic and writer (b. 1934).
2006 - Juan de Ávalos, sculptor (b. 1911).
2009 - Alfons Figueras, cartoonist (b. 1922).
2010 - José Rico Pérez, businessman and football manager (b. 1918).
2011 - Miquel Pairolí, writer and journalist (b. 1955).