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June 12

Saints Day: León II, Cirino, Onofre, Nazario Antonina and Basílides

San Juan de Sahagún, Fiestas in Salamanca, named after the religious Spaniard who died on this day 1479.

Luis García Berlanga - Photo bilbaomemata.com
1295 - King Jaime II of Aragón was named King of Sardinia and Corsica by Pope Bonifacio VIII
1474 - Because the residents of La Nava in Huelva refused to fight in the war against Portugal, Isabel I sent Pedro de Trujillo with armed men to capture the rebel residents
1898 - Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain
1985 - Spain signed the treaty to join the European Economic Community, now the European Union
1994 - 264th Pope John Paul II visits Spain
2018 - The ship Aquarius carrying 629 migrants that were rescued near Libya was denied entry to the Sicilian port by Italy's new interior minister Matteo Salvini and Malta The Spanish government offered the Aquarius the chance to dock in the secure port of Valencia, Spain and the Italian navy offered full assistance and a marine escort for the trip

1468 - Juan del Encina, author and composer, born in Encinas (d. 1529)
1776 - José Manuel de Goyeneche, soldier, diplomat and politician.
1869 - Antonio Royo Villanova, journalist (d. 1958).
1905 - Amelia de la Torre, actress (d. 1987).
1918 - Florentino Pérez Embid, historian (d. 1974).
1921 - Luis García Berlanga, director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1947 - Juan Madrid, writer.
1952 - Benito Floro, football trainer.
1959 - Epi, basketball player.
1967 - Icíar Bollaín, actress, director, and screenwriter
1979 - Álex Mumbrú, basketball player.
1984 - Bruno Soriano Llido, footballer.
1986 - Mario Casas, actor
1986 - Sergio Rodríguez, basketball player
1987 - Antonio Barragán, footballer
1990 - Kevin López, runner

1479 - San Juan de Sahagún, priest.
1524 - Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, conquistador (b. 1465)
1550 - Cristóbal de Castillejo, poet.
1847 - Francisco Javier González Cienfuegos y Jovellanos,archbishop (b 1766).
1878 - Isabel de Palencia, writer, dramatist and actress
1975 - Fernando Herrero Tejedor, jurist and politician.
1977 - Epi, footballer (b. 1919).
1993 - Jesús Fueyo Álvarez, writer and essayist (b. 1922).
1993 - Manuel Summers, draftsman, comic and filmmaker.
2002 - José Luis Dibildos, film producer.
2012 - Pahiño, footballer (b. 1923)
2013 - Teresita Barajuen, nun (b. 1908)