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June 4

Saints Days: Nicanor, Alejandro, Saturnina, Quirino, Optado and Rútilo

1391 - Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surrounds and sets fire to the Jewish quarter of Sevilla, the surviving Jews are sold into slavery
1741 - The word ‘Manzanilla’ referring to wines from Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Cádiz appeared for the first time
1811 - Spain founds the Supreme Council, 33 and last of the Scottish Rite.
1969 - 22-year-old male sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
1994 - Spain suffers a heatwave. Murcia recorded 47.2 ° C maximum temperature, the highest recorded in the Spanish province capitals. Alicante also record with 41.4 ° C.
1994 - French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain beats Mary Pierce 6-4, 6-4 for her 2nd career Grand Slam title and her 2nd French singles crown
1997 - the council of Bimenes (Spain) is the first to declare the officers of the Asturian language within its territory, causing a chain reaction among various Asturian municipalities.
2007 - Wikipedia in Spanish reaches its article number 250000.
2016 - French Open Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Serena Williams 
7-5, 6-4 to claim her first Grand Slam title

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1578 - Pedro de Espinosa, poet
1816 - Laureano Figuerola, politician and economist (d. 1903).
1911 - José Meliá, businessman and hotelier
1917 - Manolete, bullfighter (d. 1947).
1925 - Antonio Puchades, footballer midfielder (23 caps, Valencia 256 games) born in Sueca (d. 2013)
1934 - Carmen Santonja, singer and composer and member of the duo, Vainica Doble (d. 2000).
1935 - Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, theatre director.
1939 - Manuel Summers, filmmaker(d. 1993).
1942 - José María Iñigo, journalist.
1949 - Pedro Antonio Martín Marín, businessman and politician.
1959 - Victoria Abril, actress.
1968 - Niurka Montalvo, Cuban-Spanish long-jumper
1970 - Alberto Ardines, drummer with Avalanche and Sauze.
1983 - Miguel Ángel Muñoz, actor.
1986 - Oona Chaplin, Spanish-English actress and dancer

1541 - Pedro de Alvarado, conqueror of the Aztec empire (b 1485).
1577 - Rodrigo de la Hague, sculptor
1580 - Saints Aliseda, composer
1866 - Casiano del Prado, geologist and engineer (b. 1797).
1946 - Juan Rejano, poet (b 1903).
1966 - Félix Fernández, actor (b. 1897).
1980 - Pedro Vallana, footballer (b. 1897).
1994 - Juan Gil-Albert, writer (b. 1904).
1995 - Irene Gutiérrez Caba, actress (b. 1930).
2011 - Emili Gisbert, journalist (b. 1954).
2017 - Juan Goytisolo Gay  - He died aged 86, two years after being recognised as one the Spanish grand narrators of his time with the Cervantes Prize, after all a life swimming and narrating against the current.
‘Rara avis’ (Rare bird) is of his work ‘aberrant as in all his creations’, according to his own explanation, this grand and extraordinary unorthodox in Spanish literature and adopted the ideas of Cervantes - the creator of Don Quijote who, according him ‘was the birthplace of all European novelists’
Juan Goytisolo

Goytisolo died of natural causes in his home in the Marrakesh Medina accompanied by ‘my tribe’ - his friends. After a broken hip, his health started to deteriorate over recent months and he was using a wheelchair to get about. Not wanting a Catholic burial, his remains will stay in Morocco. He will be blessed over the next few days in the civil cemetery in Larache, according to his family and their delight as he joins his avid admirer Jean Genet in the same cemetery.