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March 17

Saint’s Day for Patricio, Joseph of Arimathea, Teodoro and Pablo.

1452 - The Battle of Los Alporchones is fought in the context of the Spanish Reconquista between the Emirate of Granada and the combined forces of the Kingdom of Castile and Murcia resulting in a Christian victory.
1526 - French King Francis I freed from Spain
1734 - In New Spain, Juan Antonio Vizarrón and Eguiarreta holds the position of viceroy, replacing Juan de Acuña.
1808 -  French troops were continuing to cross into the country over the Pyrenees, and it was becoming ever more evident that this ‘friendly occupation’ was much more than it had at first seemed. Numbers were said to be up to 100,000 by now, and Napoleon put his brother-in-law, General Joachim Murat, in command. Many cities in the North were now occupied, and Murat was advancing towards Madrid.
1808 - An uprising takes place in Aranjuez and the residence of Manuel de Godoy, First Minister to King Carlos IV, is stormed by a mob. Two days later, Godoy is removed from power and the King abdicates in favour of his son, Fernando.
1891 - SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.

The first Goya - wikipedia

1926 - Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
1932 - The PCE celebrates the Fourth Congress, first since leaving clandestinity to which he was subjected during the dictatorships.
1966 - Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
1987 - the first Goya Awards are awarded by the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid.
2006 - in different parts of Spain macro-botellones the competition is performed; young people organize bottles to overcome the first macrobotellón registered on February 16 in Seville, where about 5,000 people gathered.
2015 - The Supreme Court ordered three years in prison for crimes against the State, the eight participants in the attempted coup and assault on parliament in 2011

1768 - Isidoro Máiquez actor (d. 1820).
1805 - Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García,  singer, music educator, and vocal pedagogue. (d. 1906)
1867 - Patrice  Contamine de Latour poet (d, 1926)
1895 - Patricio Arabolaza, footballer (d. 1935).
1927 - Francisco González Ledesma, comic writer, novelist, lawyer, and journalist.
He was a prize-winning crime novelist under his real name, and as Enrique Moriel.
He wrote more than 1000 novels under the popular pen name Silver Kane, most of them Western novels.
He also used the pseudonyms of Taylor Nummy, Silvia Valdemar, and for romance novels Rosa Alcázar and Fernando Robles (d. 2015)
1939 - Alejandro Lozano, artist (d. 2003).
1955 - Josep Maria Margall, basketball player.
1958 - José Manuel Abascal, athlete
1960 - Francisco Acuyo, poet and writer.
1978 - Pilar Rubio, actress, model and reporter. In 2012, she started a relationship with footballer Sergio Ramos, with whom she has three children
1991 - Antonio Luna Rodríguez, footballer.

1815 - Mateo Pumacahua, Peruvian military, beheaded by the Spanish (b. 1740).
1953 - Conrado del Campo, composer (b. 1878).
1960 - Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor, painter (b. 1875).
1969 - Daniel Vázquez Díaz, painter (b. 1882).
1970 - Jesús Álvarez, journalist, one of the first faces ever seen on Spanish television back in the 1950s (b. 1926).
1971 - Agustín Pedro Pons, doctor (b. 1898).
1991 - Pilar Primo de Rivera, fascist, director of the Women's Section of the Spanish Falange (b 1907.).
1995 - José María Forqué, film director (b. 1923).
2006 - Adolfo Rincón de Arellano Garcia, cardiologist and politician (b. 1910).
2012 - Antonio Pérez Crespo, politician (b. 1929).
2012 - Paco Valladares, theatre actor (b. 1935).