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November 15

Saint’s Day for Eugenio, Alberto Magno and Leopoldo.

1532 - Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.
1533 - Conquistador Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cusco the capital of the Inca Empire
1537 - Granada is inaugurated in the Literary University, founded by Charles V.

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1814 - The battle of Valmaseda starts.
1966 - Television TVE 2 starts broadcasting as the second national channel in Spain.
1971 - A phone line hoping to meet people with problems was started.
1974 - Spain’s first communications satellite, HIspasat, is launched into orbit.
1988 - Collision between an F-18 and a C-130, Spanish planes in the Air Base of Zaragoza.
1990 - The Argentine writer Adolfo Bioy Casares won the Cervantes Prize.
1995 - The abolition of the death penalty in wartime was approved unanimously in the Senate.
2010 - Critica editorial published in Spanish the book The grand design, by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.
2022 - 40% of the properties sold to foreigners in the first half of 2022 were just in the Costa Blanca and other parts of Alicante province, crowning it the residential tourism capital of Spain

1316 - Juan 1 King of France and Navarre (d. 1316)
1747 - Eugenio Larruga, economist and writer (d. 1803)
1801 - Juan Antonio de Padua Flora y Pastoris, Marqués de Tabuérniga, politician, orator, poet, journalist, translator, literary critic and diplomat.
1856 - Antonio Ledesma Hernández, lawyer and writer of regeneration.
1937 - Fernando Schwartz, presenter and writer.
1941 - Casimiro Hernández Calvo, politician.
1946 - Carmen Romero López, politician better known as the wife of the former Socialist Prime Minister, Felipe González, was born in Seville. She was MP for Cádiz in Congress from 1989 until 2004.
1950 - Joseba Azkarraga, Basque politician.
1957 - Paco Mir, film director.
1973 - Albert Portas, tennis player.
1977 - Patricia Tapia, singer, in the bands Mägo de Oz and Bürdel King.
1979 - José Miguel González Rey, Josemi, footballer.
1979 - Albert Rivera, lawyer and politician, leader of Ciudadanos.
1983 - Dominic Carroll, Gibraltarian runner.
1983 - Fernando Verdasco, tennis player
1987 - Sergio Llull, Catalan basketball player
1997 - Paula Badosa, tennis player.

1099 - Elvira de Toro, was a Leonese infanta and the lady of Toro, Zamora, the daughter of Ferdinand 1 of León and Castile and Sancha of León, and granddaughter namesake of Elviria Menñendez, and also aunt of Elvira of Castile (b. 1038)
1347 - Jaime 1 of Urgell, nobleman (b. 1321)
1969 - Joaquín Romero Murube, poet and essayist. (b 1904)
1969 - José Ignacio Aldecoa, author. he was the nephew of the painter Adrián Aldecoa (b. 1925)
2001 - Alberto Ullastres, minister of economy and ambassador to the European Economic Community under General Franco (b. 1914)