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October 16

Saint’s Day for Eufemia, Rogelio, Cornelio and Cipriano

0646 - The Fourth Council of Toledo was held
0912 - In Córdoba , Abderramán III is proclaimed emir.
1472 - Paz de Pedralbes. The Crown of Aragon recovered the Roussillon and Sardinia.
1989 - SICYD opens, one of the first multiuser BBS of Spain and Internet pioneer in the country.
1995 - Held for the first time in Spain a trial by jury with experimental character in Palma de Mallorca
1998 – Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

Carmen Sevilla - Photo www.forocoches.com

2000 - ETA assassinates the colonel and doctor Antonio Muñoz.
2004 - Bará officially presents Lionel Messi.
2012 - The captain of the Prestige oil tanker goes on trial in Spain.
2014 - New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela have been elected to sit on the United Nations Security Council for two years from 2015.

1840 - The priest and Saint, Enrique de Ossó y Cervelló, was born in Vinebre, Tarragona province. He founded the Congregation of Santa Teresa de Jesús, and was declared Saint by Pope John Paul II in 1993.
1904 - Isabel Alfonsa de Borbon y Borbon, Infanta of Spain and Countess Zamoyska, granddaughter of Alfonso XII, Alfonso XIII niece and aunt of King Juan Carlos I.
1905 - Vicente Trueba, flea of Torrelavega, cyclist.
1930 - Carmen Sevilla, actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan) born in Sevilla
1949 - Joan Manuel Gisbert, writer of children's literature.
1959 - Manolo Saiz, sporting director of Spanish cycling.
1968 - Prince Pedro, Duke of Noto, Great of Spain, Prince of the Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto.
1971 - Frank Cuesta, television presenter 
1981 - Naím Thomas, singer.
1982 - Alvaro Montes, bullfighter.
1992 - David Castillo, actor

0976 - Alhakén II, caliph omeya of Córdoba (b. 915)
1130 - Pedro González de Lara, Castilian magnate. He served Alfonso VI as a young man, and later became the lover of Alfonso's heiress, Queen Urraca. He may have joined the First Crusade in the following of Raymond IV of Toulouse, earning the nickname of Romero 
1602 - Eugenio de Salazar,writer.
1881 - Marcial del Adalid, composer.
2000 - Col Antonio Muñoz Cariñanos, a doctor with the Spanish Air Force, was shot dead by two ETA terrorists in his private consulting rooms in Seville.
2000 - Antonio Ferrandis Monrabal, died at the age of 79. During his lengthy career, he played the part of Antonio Albajara in the José Luis Garci film ‘Volver a Empezar’ (1982 Oscar for best foreign language film, and the first Spanish film to do so), and of ‘Chanquete’ in the popular television series ‘Verano Azul’ which was set in Nerja.
2009 - Andrés Montes, sports journalist (b. 1956)