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October 29

Saint’s Day for Narciso, Lucio, Jacinto and Feliciano

1507 - Ferdinand appointed Admiral Diego Colón governor of the Indies, based in Santo Domingo.
1762 - Pedro Cevallos, governor of Buenos Aires, reconquest Colonia de Sacramento for Spain.
1859 - Spain declares war on Morocco for destroying fortifications in Ceuta.
1876 - The Free Institution of Education is established.

José Antonio Primo de Rivera - www.taringa.net

1933 - The new political movement ‘Falange Española’ is founded by José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the son of General Miguel Primo de Rivera who led a coup d’état in 1923 and was then appointed Prime Minister by King Alfonso XIII. The General effectively governed the country in a military dictatorship until his resignation in 1930.
1989 - Spain's general elections are held the IV Legislature, winning the PSOE of Felipe González.
1991 - in Banyoles (Cataluña), the Haitian doctor Alphonse Arcelin denounces the display (in the Darder Museum) of Black Banyoles, the embalmed corpse of a Botswanan man of the San people (called pejoratively "Bushman"), which was exhibited from 1916. repatriation was allowed to Botswana in 2007.

1507 - Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, noble and diplomat (governor of the Netherlands (1567-1573) born in Piedrhita, Ávila (d. 1582)
1852 - María Cristina de Orléans, Infanta of Spain, daughter of Antonio de Orleans and Luisa Fernanda of Bourbon in Sevilla. (d. 1879)
1854 - Apel·les Mestres writer, cartoonist and musician (d.1936)
1857 - Konrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal) born in  Desden (d. 1946)
1889 - Lorenzo Luzuriaga, teacher. (d. 1959)
1892 - Aurora Bertrana, writer. (d. 1974)
1902 - Fernando López Heptener, director and cinematographer, best known for his documentary films, was born in Écija, Sevilla. (d. 1993)
1920 - Joaquín Gutiérrez Cano, politician and diplomat (d. 2009)
1921 - Julio Aumente in Córdoba, poet. (d. 2006 in Madrid)
1927 - Pablo Antoñana, writer (d. 2009)
1930 - Basilio Martín Patino, film director.
1932 - Alex Soler-Roig, Formula 1 pilot.
1934 - Ramón Sender, composer born in Madrid
1940 - José Manuel Cervino, actor.
1956 - Bernardo del Rosal, Receiver of Offenses of the Valencian Community.
1979 - Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan politician
1990 - Amama Miller former Spanish porn actress .

1913 - Darío de Regoyos, painter (b. 1857)
1932 - Reveriano Soutullo, composer of operettas.
1936 - Ramiro de Maeztu, journalist and theorist (b. 1874)
2009 - Ricard Terré, photographer (nb 1928)
2010 - Marcelino Camacho Abad, unionist and politician founder and first secretary general of the Workers' Commissions (CCOO).