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September 26

Saint’s Day for Cosme, Amancio, Cipriano, Nilo and Damián.

1591 - Antonio Perez fled from Spain, secretary of the King Felipe II.
1733 - France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
1936 - Spanish Civil War, Lluís Companys reshuffles the Generalitat de Catalunya, with the marxist POUM and anarcho-syndicalist CNT joining the government
1936 - Spanish Civil War, the 112th Division Queipo de Llano conquest Granja de Torrehermosa.
1936 - Spanish Civil War, the destroyer Almirante Ferrandiz (AF) is sunk by shooting almost impossible in the Battle of Cape Spartel in the struggle for control of the Strait of Gibraltar.
1953 - US & Spain sign defence treaty (4 US bases in Spain
2007 - The first edition of the newspaper Público, at a price of 50 cents.
2009 - The Spanish government formally unveils plans to liberalise the country's abortion law.
2010 - The Spanish government is reported to have rejected an ETA statement calling for a permanent ceasefire between the two sides.
2017 - Mariano Rajoy with Donald Trump and quotes the US president ‘it would be stupid for Cataluña to leave Spain’ – after his first meeting with the Spanish PM during a joint press conference in the White House.

1872 - Emile Henry, and Franco-anarchist terrorist. (d. 1894)

1877 - Julio Casares Sanchez, Baptised in the parish of San Gil and Santa Ana in Granada, the city where he did his first studies. He stood out very young as a violinist, participating in a concert at the Teatro Principal when he was only nine years old. He continued his violin career in Madrid with Professor José del Hierro until joining the Royal Theatre Orchestra in 1896, an institution that he left to pursue a diplomatic career. He obtained, by examination, in the Ministry of State. Stationed in Paris, he learned Japanese at the Higher School of Oriental Languages, two years later he settled in Japan, where he completed his studies. In the month of August, he is sent by the Ministry of State to the diplomatic mission in Tokyo, combining his diplomatic work with musical activities (violin concert in Singapore and works on Japanese violin music) During his stay he married Maria Koehler Lucas by proxy, whom he had met during his studies at the Madrid Conservatory, where he was studying piano in which he obtained the degree with the qualification of 'virtuosity'.  From this marriage Julio, María Luisa, Cristian, Pelayo and Lorenzo. For years he worked in the language interpretation office, because of his knowledge of French, German and other Slavic languages. There is a reference that he came to handle himself in eighteen languages
He took possession of the chair at the Royal Spanish Academy on May 8, 1921 with the speech entitled New concept of the language dictionary, answered by Antonio Maura y Montaner. In that institution he also held the fifteenth position of perpetual secretary, which he was elected on December 7, 1939, remaining in it until his death (d. 1964)
1887 - Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (Lt Careers) born in Madrid (d. 1967)
1918 - Diego Salas Pombo, lawyer and politician (d. 1977)
1919 - Matilde Camus, poet and author born in Santander, Cantabria  she was the daughter of Francisco Gómez Landeras and Matilde Camus del Villar
In the 1920s, Matilde Camus attended the Colegio de San José, and later on the Instituto de  Santa Clara for seven years, She married Justo Guisández Garcia in 1943. She had four children Justo Francisco, Francisco Javier, Matilde and Miguel Ángel
Matilde Camus wrote poetry book Voces in 1969 (d. 2012)
1930 - Tito Fernández, filmmaker.
1932 - Alicia Hermida, actress.
1936 - Pedro Antonio Urbina, poet, writer, film critic and translator.
1939 - Adelardo Rodríguez, footballer.
1942 - Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, actor was born in Valladolid. He has won two Goya Awards for his roles as a supporting actor in ‘El Cielo Abierto’ and ‘La Comunidad.
1953 - Xabier Azkargorta, football trainer.
1962 - Jordi González, journalist.
1970 - Vicente Luis Mora, writer.
1972 - Alfonso Pérez Muñoz, footballer.
1994 - Lucas Gafarot, footballer.
1994 - Guillermo Montero, rugby player 
1468 - Juan de Torquemada, Cardinel, uncle of the inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada (b. 1388)
1764 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)
1929 - Agustín Riancho, painter (b. 1841)
1952 - George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher and author (b. 1863)
1967 - Luis Ceballos y Fernández de Córdoba, engineer and nudist (b. 1896)
1970 - Josep Maria Millàs Vallicrosa, historian (b. 1897)
1984 - Francisco Rivera, bullfighter known as Paquirri, died after he was gored in the ring in Pozoblanco, Córdoba. He was married to the singer implicated in the Malaya corruption case in Marbella, Isabel Pantoja, who became known as the Widow of Spain after her husband’s death. (b. 1948)