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May 11

Saints Days: Francisco de Jerónimo, Mamerto, Florencio and Poncio, Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados, Nuestra Señora del Rocío, Pascua de Pentecostés.

San Anastasio – Fiesta en Lleida.

1502 - Cristopher Columbus set out on his fourth and final journey to America from Sanlúcar de Barrameda
1931 - In the Second Spanish Republic, the burning of churches and convents got underway, especially in Madrid and Barcelona
1983 - Aberdeen  of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg
2008 - PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Sergio García claims the biggest win of his career to date in a sudden-death playoff over American Paul Goydos
2011 - Murcia an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude moment magnitude; the most affected city is Lorca. Much of the southern Iberian Peninsula – in particular the Murcia Region – is located on a tectonic zone of common seismic activity, where a plate boundary separating the Eurasia and African Plates is formed

Salvador Dali - Archive photo

1879 - Eloy Bullón Fernández, philosopher (d. 1957).
1881 - Al Cabrera, Spanish-Cuban baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
1886 - José García-Siñeriz, politician (d. 1974).
1899 - Paulino Masip, author and playwright (d. 1963)
1904 - Salvador Dalí surrealist artist (Crucifixion) born in Figueres (d. 1989)
1907 - Bernardo Estornés Lasa, writer and promoter of Basque culture (d. 1999)
1916 - Camilo José Cela, writer, Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature in 1987, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989 and Cervantes Prize in 1995.
1935 - Francisco Umbral, journalist and author (d. 2007)
1971 - Alberto Rodríguez, film producer.
1977 - Gonzalo Colsa, footballer
1984 -  Andrés Iniesta Luján, football player (Barcelona, Spanish naitonal team) born in Fuentealbilla
1992 - Pablo Sarabia, footballer

1570 - Alonso de Covarrubias, architect (b.1488)
1706 - Juan de Ovando y Godoy, author (b. 1515)
1780 - Nicolás Fernández de Moratín, was the father of one of the most important Spanish writers and dramatists of the neoclassical era, Leandro Fernández de Moratín. He himself was involved in the Spanish literary movement of the day and heavily influenced by his son (b.1737)
1801 - Pepe-Hillo (José Delgado Guerra), bullfighter (b. 1754).
1899 - Ricardo Macías Picavea, writer and thinker (b. 1847).
1905 - Manuel Reina Montilla, writer and politician (b. 1856).
1927 - Juan Gris,(Victoriano González) painter and sculptor (b. 1887)
1973 - Juan Eduardo Cirlot, poet and art critic (b. 1916)
2001 - Jesus Aguirre, aristocrat, theologian and academic (b. 1955)
2003 - José Manuel Lara, editor (b. 1914).