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September 25

Saint’s Day for Fermín, Aurelia and Eugenio.

Christopher Columbus set sail from Cádiz in 1493 on his second expedition to the New World.

Christopher Columbus - https://en.wikipedia.org/

1502 - Christopher Columbus discovered Costa Rica on his fourth voyage.
1513 - Vasco Núñez de Balboa,the Spanish conquistador and explorer became the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean from the New World when he led an expedition across the Isthmus of Panama. He also established the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, Santa María la Antigua del Darién, in Panama, in 1510.
1728 - Caracas (Venezuela) the Royal Company Guipuzcoana was created to deal with the Venezuelan trade with Spain.
1808 - The Supreme Central Governing Board is constituted.
Leonardo Torres y Quevedo - https://en.wikipedia.org/
1906 - Leonardo Torres y Quevedo, civil engineer and mathematician of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Torres was a pioneer in the development of radio control and automated calculation machines, the inventor of chess automation and an innovative designer of the three-lobed non-rigid Astra-Torres airship and the Whirlpool Aero Car located in Niagara Falls, With his Telekine, Torres-Quevedo created wireless remote-control operation principles. He was also a famous speaker of Esperanto 
1962 - In Barcelona, more than 700 deaths by floods caused by torrential rains also affected Castellon and Baleares. Besos river reached the 3000 m3/s and the Boulevard of the Widow 1500 m3/s.
1998 - 38 people died in Melilla when a plane en route from Málaga crashed into a hillside as it was coming in to land in the Spanish enclave.
2005 - Fernando Alonso became the youngest ever Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion when he came in third in Brazil. He was just 24 years old.
2006 - the Spanish Royal Household announced that Doña Letizia, the Princess of Asturias, was expecting her second child. The Infanta Sofía de Borbón was born on 29th April 2007.
2009 - Photographs of Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and his family are published in the United States and subsequently published on the front pages of newspapers in his home country. A controversy occurs as many Spaniards have never before seen the children of the intensely private Prime Minister.
2012 - Madrid, thousands of protesters surround the Congress; the police charged, leaving 64 injured.

1821 - Juan Isern Batlló y Carrera, botanist (d. 1866)
1855 - Francisco Mariano de Cavia and Lac, journalist.
1875 - Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor, painter (d. 1960)
1886 - Jesús Guridi, composer, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz (d. 1961)
1896 - Roberto Gerhard, Catalan composer, born in Valls (d. 1970)
1933 - Adolfo Suárez González, the first Prime Minister in the period following the end of the Franco regime (1976-81) born in Cebreros (d.2014)
1936 - Jaime Gil Aluja, professor.
1949 - Pedro Almodóvar, director, producer, and screenwriter (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) born in Calzada de Calatrava
1954 - Juande Ramos, footballer trainer and manager (Sevilla) born in Pedro  Muñoz
1964 - Carlos Ruiz Zafon, writer.(Shadow of the WInd) born in Barcelona (d. 2020)
1965 - Rafael Martín Vázquez, footballer
1969 - Paz Padilla, comic actress and TV presenter.
1974 - Mara Torres, journalist and novelist.
1980 - Ainhoa, singer.
1980 - Olivia Molina,actress.
1992 - Rosalía (Vila Tobella) singer (Con Altura) born in Barcelona

0303 - Fermin, first bishop of Amiens Spanish Christian martyr and saint.
1506 - Philip of Austria< (who became Felipe I of Castile), husband to the daughter of the Catholic Kings, Juana (known as Juana la Loca, or Joanna the Mad). He was known as Philip the Handsome (1504-06).
1617 - Francisco Suárez, priest, philosopher, and theologian (b. 1548)
1898 - Candido Gomez Carreño, Franciscan priest and one of the last of the Philippines.
1954 - Eugenio d'Ors, writer, journalist and critic.
1965 - Felipe Acedo Colunga, politician (b. 1896)
1985 - Enrique Lafuente Ferrari, art historian (b. 1898)
1987 - Victoria Kent, a lawyer and policy.
1990 - Francisco Ruiz-Jarabo, lawyer and politician (b. 1901)
1992 - César Manrique, artist.
2009 - Alicia de Larrocha, pianist (b. 1923)
2010 - Bernardino Landete, bullfighter rejoneador and rider (b. 1925