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May 16

Saints Day: Juan Nepomuceno, Victoriano, Peregrin, Aguilino and Ubaldo

1321 - Jaime II of Aragón and Ismail II of Granada signed a peace and friendship treaty for five years.
1584 - Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines.
1811 - Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera. It is, in proportion to the numbers involved, the bloodiest battle of the war
1907 - In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa

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1986 - The Sevilla Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Sevilla, Spain.
1988 - teletext first appeared on television in Spain, in TVE.
1995 - Granada's Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes opened.
2007 - Sevilla FC gets in Glasgow their second UEFA Cup.
2013 - Wikipedia in Spanish reaches a million articles.

Births
1540 - Pascual Bailon,  Franciscan lego (d. 1592)
1609 - Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church and military commander during the Thirty Years' War, born in San Lorenzo de El Escorial
1708 - Torcuato Ruiz del Peral, painter, sculptor (d. 1773)
1809 - Juan de la Pezuela, writer, soldier and politician (d. 1906).
1846 - Juan José Muñoz de Madariaga, engineer (d. 1928).
1882 - Teodoro Bardají, cookery writer and chef (d. 1958).
1889 - Antonio Chacón, flamenco singer (d. 1929).
1894 - Joan Salvat-Papasseit, poet (d. 1924).
1919 - Ramon Margalef,  ecologist and biologist (d. 2004)
1936 - Francisco Sánchez Martínez, astro-physcisist.
1943 - Marcelino Vergara, pelota player (d. 2010).
1945 - Carlos Osoro, bishop.
1954 - Ana Laguna, balerina.
1957 - Antonio Maceda, footballer.
1962 - Nuria González, actress.
1962 - Roberto Iniesta, singer, from the band Extremoduro.
1978 - Ernesto Sevilla, actor and TV presenter
1980 - Nuria Llagostera Vives, tennis player
1980 - Mikel Alonso, footballer.
1989 - Álvaro Domínguez, footballer.
1990 - Amanda Carreras, Gibraltarian tennis player


Deaths
1696 - Mariana of Austria, Queen consort Spanish between 1649 and 1665 and between 1665 and 1675 regent (b. 1634.).
1894 - Germán Hernández Amores, painter (b. 1823).
1920 - Joselito, bullfighter (b. 1895).
1985 - Andrés Espinosa, mountaineer (b. 1903).
1990 - Fernando Claudin, Marxist theorist.
1995 - Lola Flores, flamenco singer and dancer (b. 1923).
1998 - Mayrata O'Wisiedo, actress.
2010 - Alfonso Escámez, banker (b. 1916).
2013 - Manolo Galván, singer (b. 1947).