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May 4

Saints days – José María Rubio, Ciriaco, Florián, Paulino, Pelagia and Antonia. La Ascensión del Señor.

Mothers day.
1455 - The Christian forces of Enrique VI of Castilla entered into the villages of Alora, Coín and Cártama in Málaga, pulling up cereal crops and vines.
1493 - Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal
1502 - Cristóbal Colón started his fourth trip to America.
1589 - Francis Drake started his plans to attack La Coruña.
1814 - Fernando VII declared the 1812 Constitution null and all the decisions of the Cádiz courts by signing the Decree of the 4th of May.

José María Aznar in Congress 2015

1887 - Spain signs an agreement with the Triple Alliance on maintaining the status quo in the Mediterranean.
1901 - Barcelona opens the film successfully Wonderful gymnasts.
1902 - Barcelona Floral Games are suspended due to protests against the Spanish flag.
1909 - Large typhoid epidemic in Sevilla.
1909 - in Ourense, Bishop de la diocese is booed and stoned.
1923 - Railway between Atocha and Puente de Vallecas opened in Madrid.
1931 - the Spanish Government agreed a new electoral system.
1935 - Riots in Granada following the sale of a fascist publication, ‘Patria’.
1938 - Vatican recognizes the regime of Francisco Franco as the legitimate government in Spain.
1939 - Spain withdraws from the League of Nations.
1941 - Madrid horse race track at the Zarzuela opens.
1944 - in the theatre Infanta Isabel, 'Azahar of the bride', by Luis Fernandez Ardavín comedy premieres.
1957 - in Bilbao, after half a century of existence, closes its doors the most popular coffee Golden Lion.
1964 - opens in Spain with great success the film La verbena de la Paloma, of José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, starring Concha Velasco and Vicente Parra.
1968 - Spain closes the frontier with Gibraltar.
1970 - Manolo Santana wins the Puerta de Hierro international tournament in Madrid.
1976 - First edition of El País.
1979 - The Senate is constituted in Spain.
1985 - in Alicante, police found five bombs that had announced ETA.
1985 - in the village of Plan (Huesca) the first wedding held after the "women's caravan" that came to town.
1990 - the biochemist James Grisolia receives Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
1993 - Andorra Constitution comes into force.
1995 - Tennis players Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Conchita Martinez, the golfer Jose Maria Olazabal and athlete Fermin Cacho received the National Sports Awards.
1996 - José María Aznar became Prime Minister after 13 years of PSOE government.
2003 - Madrid, Pope John Paul II canonized three religious Spanish (Angela de la Cruz, Maravillas de Jesus and Genoveva Torres Morales) and two Spanish priests (Pedro Poveda and Jose Maria Rubio).
2003 - Handball Club Ciudad Real won the Cup Winners Cup against Redbergslids IK while Portland San Antonio lost the Champions League against Montpellier.
2004 - at the Cathedral of Salvador Avila the twelfth exhibition of The Ages of Man is inaugurated.
2005 - the Ministry of Environment reports that the Spanish reservoirs are at 59% capacity and qualifies the situation as extreme drought.
2005 - The Worldwatch Institute and CCOO presented a report which indicated that Spain is the most industrialized country where CO2 emissions increase.
2008 - Real Madrid C. F. are proclaimed league champions for the 31st time in its history.
2018 - ‘ETA disappears among massive rejection and admitting their failure’ – a statement read by Josu Ternera assured that all their infrastructures have been dismantled – all the Basque parties and the rest of Spain remember the irreparable damage perpetrated by ETA. The gang has failed to obtain any political objectives nor concessions on those held in custody.
2023 - Spain and Colombia strengthened their bilateral relations with the signing of 10 agreements in areas including transportation, renewable energies and information technology.
During his visit to the Iberian nation, Colombian President Gustavo Petro also won financial backing from Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s government for his administration’s ongoing peace process with the National Liberation Army (ELN), the Andean nation’s largest remaining guerrilla group.

Births
1622 - Juan de Valdés Leal, painter (d. 1691).
1757 – Manuel Tolsá, sculptor and first director of the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City (d. 1816)
1786 - Manuel Agustín Heredia, businessman (d. 1846).
1875 - Ramiro de Maeztu, writer (Don Quixote & Celestine) and politician, born in Alava (d. 1936).
1885 - Américo Castro, historian.
1887 - Ramón Carande y Thovar, historian.
1887 - Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre, painter (d. 1938).
1904 - Joaquín García Morato, aviator.
1933 - Manuel Pareja Obregón, composor.
1936 - Bullfighter, Manuel Benítez Pérez, El Cordobés, born in Palma del Río
1938 - Nicolás Sartorius, politician.
1943 - Mari Carmen (María del Carmen Martínez-Villaseñor), ventroloquist.
1960 - Guillermo Fesser, journalist and comic.
1964 - Jaime de Yraolagoitia, writer (d. 2006).
1975 - Óscar Jaenada, actor .
1976 - Luis Amado Tarodo, six a side football player.
1982 - Isabel Aboy, actress.
1987 - Francesc 'Cesc' Fàbregas Soler, footballer (Chelsea, Spanish national team) born in Arenys de Mar
1987 - Jorge Lorenzo, motoclycle racer (MotoGP World Champion 2010, 12, 15; 250cc World Champion 2006-07) born in Palma de Mallorca
1996 - Pelayo Roza, sprint canoeist 


Deaths
1525 - Pedro de Cordoba,religious and great defender of Native Americans.
1935 - Narciso Diaz de Escovar, poet and scholar.
1964 - Ramon Barba Guichard, sculptor and artist.
1972 - Josep Samitier, footballer (b. 1902).
1986 - Isidro Parga Pondal, geologist.
1993 - Andrés Mateo, footballer (b. 1918).
1998 - Luis María de Iturri, actor and theatre director.
2010 - Ángel Cristo, Spanish lion tamer and circus impresario (b 1944.)