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June 8

Saints Days: Guillermo, Maximo, Vitorino and Salustiano

1288 - Alfaro, Sancho IV "Bravo" kills Lope de Haro, Lord of Vizcaya.
1492 - The Catholic Kings published a document which gave permission to Alonso Fernández de Lugo permission to conquer the Canary Island of La Palma

Salustino Sánchez - Salustiano Sanchez Blazquez was a Spanish man who became the world's oldest living man, from the death of 116-year-old Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura on 12 June 2013 until his own death on 13 September 2013.

1663 - Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial ensures Portugal's indepdence from Spain
1969 - General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
1973 - Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
2013 - Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (36) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca

Births
1805 - Salustiano Olózaga, politican.
1861 - Juan Vázquez de Mella, traditionalist politican born in Cangas de Onís.
1873 - Azorín (José Martínez Ruiz), writer (d. 1967).
1895 - Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, footballer and manager (d. 1978)
1901 - Salustiano Sanchez, Spanish-American super-centenarian (d. 2013)
1911 - Antonio Rosón, politican (d. 1986).
1927 - Guillermo Luca de Tena, journalist and newspaper owner (d. 2010).
1944 - María Ostiz, singer.
1948 - Hilario Camacho, musician (d. 2006).
1950 - Pedro Miguel Echenique, physicist.
1951 - Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, politician and diplomat.
1955 - José Antonio Camacho, football player and trainer.
1973 - Emma García, television presenter.
1980 - Sergio Mantecón, footballer.


Deaths
1977 - Francisco Elías Rueda, film producer.
1997 - Luis Bru, physicist and academic (b. 1909).
2007 - José Martín Recuerda, dramatist (b. 1926).