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June 3

Saints Days: Paula, Olivia, Clotilde, Claudio and Carlos

1353 - Pablo of Castile (Pablo the Cruel) (18) marries Blanch of Bourbon (14) in Valldolid, Pedro abandons her 2 days later for his secret wife María de Padilla
1539 - Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain
1602 - An English naval force defeats s fleet of Spanish galleys, and captures a large Portuguese carrack at the Battle of Sesimbra Bay
1642 - Ended the Battle of Barcelona, episode of the War of the Reapers. Battle between the French and Spanish fleets. The Spanish group would retire to Majorca to make repairs.
1702 - within the framework of the War of Spanish Succession, Austria -partidaria of Charles VI, declares war on France and Spain -partidarias of Felipe V.

Javier Solana - Archive photo

1767 - Seaman Robert Pitcairn, which belonged to the expedition led by Philip Carteret- rediscovers the Pitcairn Islands (which had been sighted by the Spanish Pedro Fernandez de Quiros and his crew, January 26, 1606).
1769 - Spanish astronomer, Vicente Tofiño, recorded Venus passing in front of the sun
1931 - The Marques of Ayerbe Palace was declared an Historical Monument
1976 - After the end of the dictatorship of Franco, Adolfo Suarez is named president.
1993  - Pope Pius XI encyclical 'On oppression of the Church in Spain'
1999 - Javier Solana, the then Secretary General of NATO, is named the first EU representative for Foreign Policy and Common Security
1999 - Mallorca , the Son Moix stadium is opened.
2003 - A train crash in Chincilla, Albacete, results in the death of 19 people
2004 - in Spain: the general secretary of the PSOE, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is reelected with 95% of the delegates in the federal congress of his party.
2005 - Spain enters into force legislation allowing same-sex marriage.
2006 - Valencia 43 people die in an accident on the subway and 150 passengers are evacuated.
2007 - The Swiss team Alinghi wins the 32nd edition of the America's Cup held in Valencia in the seventh race.
2017 - 18,345,575 the number of people currently working in Spain, up in April by 223,192 - the quickest growth in employment for ten years - all the sectors and all the regions gained an average of 7,200 a day.

Births
1657 - Manuel de Egues, composer, born in San Martín del Rio (d. 1729)
1658 - Juan de Gaona y Abad, diplomat and noble (d. 1721).
1762 - Pedro Fermín de Vargas, naturalist and ecomonist (d. 1813).
1828 - José Inzenga y Castellanos, composer, born in Madrid (d. 1891)
1845 - Apolinar Brull Ayerra, composer (d. 1905).
1865 - Carmelo Echegaray, writer and historian (d. 1925).
1871 - Francesc Ferriol i Carreras, architect (d. 1946).
1884 - José Piqueras, politican(d. 1939).
1888 - Ramón Gómez de la Serna, writer (d. 1963).
1889 - Trifón Gómez, politican and unionist (d. 1955).
1898 - Rosa Chacel, novelist, born in Valladolid (d. 1994)
1914 - Antonio Colino López, engineer and academic (d. 2008).
1914 - Ignacio Ponseti, Spanish physician and orthopedist (d. 2009)
1920 - Gaby, Clown (d. 1995).
1925 - José Vento Ruiz, painter (d. 2005).
1930 - Eloy Ybáñez Bueno, diplomat.
1936 - Jerónimo Saavedra, politican.
1945 - Miguel Cestau, pelota player.
1945 - Gualberto García, musician.
1958 - Ángel Acebes, polician.
1958 - Agustín Cuesta, basketball player.
1958 - Juan Antonio Larrañaga, footballer.
1959 - José Baselga, doctor.
1960 - Josu Erkoreka, Basque politican.
1961 - José Antonio Sobrino, physcist.
1966 - Pablo Domínguez Prieto, priest theologian (d. 2009).
1966 - Daniel Plaza, athlete.
1967 – Christopher Walker, Gibraltarian triathlete and cyclist
1968 - José Manuel Villegas, politican.
1970 - David Plaza, cyclist.
1978 - Pablo Galdo, pianist.
1979 - Berta Collado, presenter and reporter.
1980 - Jorge Suquet, actor.
1984 - Fernando Vega, footballer.
1986 - Rafael Nadal. tennis player (Record 22 Grand Slam singles titles - 14 x French Open) born in Manacor
1986 – Adrián Vallés, race car driver


Deaths
1548 – Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish-Mexican bishop (b. 1468)
1782 - Esteban Terreros, theologist (b. 1707).
1795 - Antonio de Ulloa, military, explorer and astronomer (b 1716.).
1799 - Pedro Garcia de la Huerta, priest and historian of art (b 1748.).
1879 - Ángel Bañuelos y Serrano, doctor and poet (b. 1815).
1898 - Francisco de Cárdenas Espejo, politican (b. 1817).
1898 - Juan Bautista Lazaga Garay, navy and army soldier (b. 1845).
1898 - Fernando Villaamil, salior (b. 1845).
1911 - Salvador Calderón y Arana, geologist, botanist and zoologist(b. 1851).
1939 - Juan José Gárate, painter (b. 1870).
1941 - Guillermo Ascanio, solider (b. 1907).
1946 - Francesc Ferriol i Carreras, archiect (b. 1871).
1963 - Francisco Moreno Zuleta, politican(b. 1880).
1969 - Joaquín Planells Riera, politican and military man (b. 1891).
1995 - Spanish TV presenter and journalist, Joaquín Prat
1997 - Eduardo Blanco Fernández, politican (b. 1897).
2000 - Enric Miralles, archiect (b. 1955).
2009 - Maria Asuncion Català Poch, Catalan astronomer (b 1925.).
2016 - Spanish Moto 2 motorbike rider Luis Salom died in a training accident on the Montmeló circuit for the Cataluña Trophy. Aged 24 he was born on Mallorca.