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May 19

Saints Days: Ciriaca, Pedro Celestino and Juan de Cetina

1381 - Juan I de Castilla announces that Castilla is under the orders of the Pope at Aviñon as a consequence of his close alliance with France

Victoria de los Ángeles - Archive Photo

1445 - Juan II de Castilla wins the battle of Olmedo against the Infante Enrique de Aragon
1486 - Thanks to the peace proposal from Boabdil and his uncle Muhammad XII el Zagal, the Moorish rebellion in the Albacín and the civil war with Granada ends
1499 - Catherine of Aragón is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12
1520 - La Coruna, Carlos I of Spain signs the Capitulation to populate the coast of Paria, granted to his chaplain Bartolome de las Casas.
1536 - Anne Boleyn was beheaded in the Tower of London.
1547 - Capitulations of Wittenberg are signed after the victory of Carlos I (King of Spain and V Emperor of Germany) in the battle of Muhlberg, which overcomes the Schmalkaldic League.
1579 - Catholic provinces of Flanders reconcile with Philip II of Spain with the signing of the peace of Arras.
1585 - Spain confiscates English ships
1635 - France's First Minister, Cardinal Richelieu declares war on Spain (Franco-Spanish War 1635-59)
1643 - Thirty Years' War. French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power
1655 - The Invasion of Jamaica begins during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1708 - Anglo-Dutch troops recover the island of Menorca.
1916 - In Madrid the play opens Cheerful and confident city, by Jacinto Benavente.
1917 - Two explosive devices go off in factories in Barcelona
1923 - in the Principality of Asturias, the metalworkers of society Duro Felguera on strike.
1928 - in Ferrol the fast cruiseliner Miguel de Cervantes is baptised.
1928 - at the Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) work brave Smuggler, by Dicenta and Paso premieres.
1929 - in Barcelona the solemn opening of the International Exhibition takes place.
1931 - State of war was lifted in Madrid
1932 - A mechanic called Rada and 25 other prisoners escape from the prison in El Puerto de Santa María
1944 - Victoria de los Ángeles gives her first concert in the Palacio de la Música Catalana
1970 - The special financial crimes court sentencing on Matesa case. Juan Vila Reyes, principal defendant, was sentenced to three years in prison.
1979 - Masonry was legalised in Spain
2000 - the Real Club Deportivo Coruna wins a Friday his first and only title of the First Division of Spain. Goals from Donato and Roy Makaay against Espanyol Barcelona returned to Riazor lost the title six years ago with the penalty of Miroslav Đukić.
2006 - 'Liverpool' goalkeeper Pere Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Córdoba

1700 - José de Escandón, 1st Count of Sierra Gorda, Spanish sergeant and politician (d. 1770)
1797 - Maria Isabel of Portugal, Queen of Spain (d. 1818)
1818 - Cúchares, bullfighter.
1828 - Manuel Ibo Alfaro, writer.
1887 - Gregorio Marañón, writer and doctor
1918 - Rafael González Moralejo, theologian.
1929 - Jordi Vila Soler, footballer (d. 2011).
1933 - José Luis Abellán, professor and writer.
1933 - Antón García Abril, composer.
1935 - Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer born in Bilbao (d. 2014)
1956 - Rafael Larreina, politician.
1963 - Actress, Ana Fernández (Solas)
1977 - Manuel Almunia, footballer
1980 - Christian Gálvez, actor and TV presenter.

1396 - Juan I, King of Aragón (1387-1396).
1397 - Juan de Cetina, priest.
1397 - Fray Pedro de Dueñas, priest.
1610 - Thomas Sanchez, priest and theologian (b. 1550)
1895 - José Marti y Perez, Cuban poet (Versos sencillos) essayist and politician (fought for independence from Spain), dies fighting the Battle of Dos Rios aged 42
1912 - Marcelino Menendez Pelayo, Spanish polygraph.
1940 - Diego Mazquiarán, bullfighter (b. 1895)
1946 - Ángel Ossorio y Gallardo, politician.
1948 - Francisco Alonso, composer
1953 - Damasco Berenguer, soldier and politician (122nd Prime Minister of Spain) dies aged 79
1955 - Concha Espina, writer (b. 1869).
1957 - Luis Bermúdez de Castro, soldier (b. 1864).
1985 - Alfredo Mayo, actor
1987 - Valentín Paz Andrade, writer and politician.
1994 - Luis Ocaña, cyclist (b. 1945)