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June 2

Saints Days: Amelia, Blandina, Marcelino, Pedro, Erasmo, Eugenio and Alejandro

1010 – The Battle of Aqbat al-Bakr took place in the context of the Fitna of al-Andalus resulting in a defeat for the Caliphate of Córdoba.

Bank of Spain - photo www.cronicasdeunmundofeliz.com

1484 - The town of Qasr Bunayra, now known as Casarabonela in Málaga province fell to the Catholic Kings
1489 - The Muslim city called Motril (Granada) surrendered to the Catholic Kings.
1782 - The Banco de San Carlos was established in Madrid. It would later become the Banco de España
1805 - Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.
1886 - premiere at the Teatro de Madrid Felipe zarzuela by Federico Chueca and Joaquín Valverde, La Gran Vía.
1908 - Women are banned from bullfighting in Spain.
1982 - Madrid, by decree of the French National Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of Spain is created.
2007 - In Yemen, eight Spanish tourists and two Yemenis were killed in a bombing.
2014 - King Juan Carlos announces his intention to abdicate, after nearly 39 years on the throne. His son Felipe, Prince of Asturias, is to succeed him. The announcement of the pending abdication is followed by large anti-monarchy demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona
2015 - National Court judge Eloy Velasco charged in the Púnica case the Madrid councilors, Salvador Victoria and Lucía Figar, who resigned, and from Murcia Juan Carlos Ruiz

Births
1565 - Francisco Ribalta, painter (d. 1628).
1748 - Ignacio de Arteaga e Idiáquez, aristocrat (d. 1817).
1748 - José Lidón, composer (d. 1827).
1767 - Stephen Allen, politican (d. 1852).
1831 - Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, archaeologist (d. 1888).
1833 - Segismundo Moret, politician and orator (d. 1913).
1840 - Servando Arbolí Faraúdo, theologan and writer (d. 1904).
1846 - August Font i Carreras, architect (d. 1924).
1865 - Álvaro López Núñez, journalist (d. 1936).
1875 - José López Pinillos, journalist, playwright and writer (d. 1922).
1884 - Adolfo Meléndez, president of Real Madrid (d. 1968).
1902 - Eugenio Asensio, philologist (d. 1996).
1903 - Max Aub, writer (d. 1972).
1908 - Luis Fernández Martín, Jesuit priest and historian.
1922 - Juan Antonio Bardem, director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1922 - Francisco Piquer Chanza, actor (d. 2009).
1927 - Isidre Flotats, footballer.
1928 - Carlos Barral, writer, editor and politician (d. 1989).
1938 - Carlos Garaikoetxea, politician.
1939 - Antonio Alegre Cremades, painter (d. 2006).
1945 - José Luis Corcuera, politician.
1947 - Rosa Villacastín Journalist
1952 - Miguel Ángel Jenner, actor .
1953 - Francisco García Pérez, professor and writer.
1954 - Jesús Eguiguren, professor.
1958 - Patricia Adriani, actress.
1963 - Pepe Viyuela, actor and comic.
1965 - Julián Hernández musician and writer from the band, Siniestro Total.
1965 - Markel Olano, Basque politician.
1965 - Manel Silvestre, waterpolo player.
1966 - Pedro Guerra, singer-songwriter
1967 - Antonio Calderón Burgos, footballer and trainer.
1968 - Talant Dujshebaev, a nationalized Kyrgyz handball player from Spain.
1971 - Enrique García Rodríguez, filmmaker.
1972 - Mariano Alameda, teacher.
1975 - Mariano Alameda, actor.
1977 - Enrique Fernando Ortiz Moruno, footballer.
1979 - Fernando Fernández, footballer.
1979 - Natalia Rodríguez, runner
1982 - Diego Castro, footballer.
1984 - Erika Villaécija, swimmer.
1987 - Esteban Granero, footballer
1988 - Porta, singer and rapper


Deaths
1418 - Catherine of Lancaster, wife of Henry III of Castile (b. 1373).
1446 - Martín de Vargas, theologian.
1453 - Álvaro de Luna, Castilian aristocrat (b. 1390).
1624 - Alonso Gómez de Encinas, fraile (b. 1575).
1694 - Gaspar Téllez-Girón and Sandoval, aristocrat and military (b. 1625).
1806 - Pablo Pedro Astarloa, Basque philologist (b. 1752).
1828 - Leandro Fernández de Moratín, dramatist (b. 1760).
1882 - Mariano Téllez-Girón y Beaufort Spontin, soldier (b. 1814).
1888 - Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, archeologist (b. 1831).
1939 - Enrique Fernández Arbós, violinist (b. 1863).
1949 - Teodoro Llorente Falcó, journalist and writer (b. 1869).
1961 - Francisco Asorey, sculptor.
1970 - Lucía Sánchez Saornil, poet and activist (b. 1895).
1975 - Gabriel Aresti, writet and poet (b. 1933).
1978 - Santiago Bernabéu, Footballer and President of Real Madrid
1981 - Mercedes Prendes, actress.
1984 - Fernando Zóbel, painter (b. 1924).
1987 - Andrés Segovia, guitarist (b. 1893)
1992 - Camarón de la Isla, flamenco singer and musician.
1996 - Pilar Lorengar, soprano (b. 1926).
1998 - Juan José Nogués, footballer (b. 1908).
2010 - Félix Pons, politican (b. 1942).
2010 - Víctor de la Fuente, historian (b. 1927).
2011 - Vicente Ramos Pérez, historian and academoc (n. 1919).