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March 25

Saint’s Day for Dimas, Quirino and Irineo.

818 - Cordoba, residents of the suburb of Saqunda revolt against the emir al-Hakam.
1519 - Hernando Cortes, entering province of Tabasco, defeats Tabascan Indians
1523 - in Granada the foundation stone of the cathedral is placed
1584 - Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa founds the settlement of Ciudad del Rey Felipe, in present-day Chile, the first Spanish attempt to colonise the shores of the Strait of Magellan. All the colonists died of starvation, and it later became known as Puerto del Hambre, the name which is still in use today.
1789 - King Charles IV Appoints Francisco de Goya painter.
1793 - The King of Spain declares war to the French Republic.

Rocio Ducal - YouTube

1839 - Madrid completes the placement of memorial obelisk to honour the Dos de Mayo Uprising.
1967 - the terrorist group ETA celebrates the second part of its Fifth Assembly. a split between the ethnologists (which leave the organization) and supporters of the Revolutionary War occurs. In this assembly the principle of spiral terrorist action is accepted.
1977 - in post-Franco Spain, Juan Luis Cebrian, director of the newspaper El Pais (Madrid), is prosecuted for the crime of making propaganda for contraception.
1981 - Zaragoza, police released the football player Quini (Enrique Castro), who had been kidnapped by common criminals.
1983 - the terrorist group ETA kidnaps Diego Prado, president of Discount Bank.
2020 - Spain's death toll from Covid-19 overtakes China's at 3,434 to become then second worldwide behind Italy with 7,503 deaths with a global total of 20,836

Alfonso II King of Aragón - part of book cover - Liber feudorum maior (siglo XIII).

1157 - Alfonso II, called the Chaste or the Troubadour, was the King of Aragon and, as Alfons I, the Count of Barcelona from 1164 until his death.The eldest son of Count Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona and Queen Petronilla of Aragon, he was the first King of Aragon who was also Count of Barcelona. He was also Count of Provence, which he secured from Douce II and her would-be father-in-law Raymond V, Count of Toulouse, from 1166 until 1173, when he ceded it to his brother, Ramon Berenguer III. His reign has been characterised by nationalistic and nostalgic Catalan historians as l'engrandiment occitànic or "the Pyrenean unity": a great scheme to unite various lands on both sides of the Pyrenees under the rule of the House of Barcelona. (d. 1196)
1453 - Pedro Fernandez de Villegas, priest
1500 - Anton Martin, Spanish religious, successor of St. John of God
1807 - Lorenzo Lucena Pedrosa,writer and theologian (d. 1881)
1808 - José Ignacio Javier Oriol Encarnación de Espronceda y Delgado  was a Romantic poet, one of the most representative authors of the 19th century. He was influenced by Eugenio de Ochoa, Federico Madrazo, Alfred Tennyson, Richard Chenevix Trench and Diego de Alvear.(d. 1842)
1884 - Ignacio Barraquer, ophthalmologist (d. 1965)
1893 - Pedro Muguruza, architect (d. 1952).
1919 - Joan Ainaud de Lasarte, historian (d. 1995).
1926 - Fernando Morán, politician
1929 - Manuel Riu Riu, historian and archaeologist (d. 2011).
1931 - Encarna Paso, actress.
1935 - Josep Soler i Sardà, composer.
1947 - Luis Landero, writer.
1954 - Alfredo J. Ramos Campos, poet, journalist and editor.
1958 - María Jesús San Segundo, politician (d. 2010).
1959 - Juan Luis Iborra, filmmaker
1962 - The basketball player, Fernando Martín Espina, the first Spaniard to play in the NBA, was born in Madrid. He died in a traffic accident in 1989 at the age of 27.
1967 - Vicente Amigo Girol is a  flamenco composer and guitarist, born in Guadalcanal near Sevilla.
He has played as an accompanying guitarist on recordings by flamenco singers Camarón de la Isla, and Luis de Córdoba, and he has acted as a producer for Remedios Amaya and José Mercé
His album Ciudad de las Ideas won the 2001 Latin Grammy for the Best Flamenco Album and the 2002 Ondas award for the best Flamenco work.
Amigo was raised in Córdoba, where he took guitar lessons and later improved his playing with Manolo Sanlúcar, with whom he worked for ten years. After a period of accompaniment which began with El Pele, he devoted himself almost exclusively to playing concerts in 1988. De Mi Corazón al Aire (From Out of My Heart, 1991) was his first solo record.
An admirer of Paco de Lucía since childhood, Amigo took part with him in the show Leyendas de la guitarra (Legends of the Guitar) in Sevilla.
1982 - David Bustamante, the singer who first reached fame in the Spanish TV show Operación Triunfo, was born in San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria.
1983 - Javier Gomez Noya, Spanish triathlete from Switzerland.

1458 - Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, poet and politician (b. 1398).
1583 - Juan de Garay, conquistador (b. 1528).
1837 - Joaquín Lorenzo Villanueva, writer (b. 1757).
1909 - Ruperto Chapí, composer (b. 1851).
1965 - Ladislao Vajda, Hungarian film director nationalized Spanish (b. 1906).
1972 - Javier Goerlich Lleó, architect (b. 1886).
1994 - Angelines Fernández nationalized Mexican Spanish actress (b. 1922).
2003 - Fernando Garrido Falla, judge (b. 1921).
2006 - The singer and actress, María de los Ángeles de las Heras Ortiz, known to the world as Rocío Durcal, and also in Spain as La Señora de la Canción, and La Española más Mexicana, died at her home in Madrid at the age of 61, after fighting a long battle with cancer, she picked her surname using a pin on a map and found Durcal (Granada Province).
2008 - Pilar Lopez Júlvez, dancer and choreographer (b. 1912).
2015 - Pedro Reyes, comedian and actor (b. 1961)
2016 - Johan Cruyff died at 68 after fighting cancer. Football has lost its grand revolutionary. He was one of the best players in history and trainer who took Barça to the summit of the world and established their inspired style of play.