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September 30

Saint’s Day for Jerónimo, Gregorio and Antonio.

1541 - Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his forces enter Tula territory in present-day western Arkansas, encountering fierce resistance.
1744 - The Battle of Madonna dell’Olmo, fought on the outskirts of Cuneo in north western Italy, gave a decisive victory to the armies of Spain and France over the Kingdom of Sardinia in the War of the Austrian Succession.
1813 - Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla.
1868 - Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees France

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1906 - The Royal Galician Academy, Galician language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana.
1997 - The city of Alicante, Spain, suffered the worst floods in its history after a rain of 270.2 mm. within hours causing 4 deaths. The Júcar overflowed in parts of Valencia.
2005 - Catalan Parliament approved with 120 votes in favor and 15 against, the draft new Statute of Autonomy.
2010 - The International Cycling Union provisionally suspends Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, the current Tour de France champion, after he was found to have tested positive for a small amount of clenbuterol, a banned substance, on July 21. He blames food contamination for the positive sample.

1861 - Sofia Casanova Lutoslawski Guadalupe Perez, better known as Sofia Casanova, Galician poet, novelist and journalist. (d. 1958)
1866 - Francisco Grandmontagne Otaegui, journalist and writer. (d. 1936)
1914 - Llàtzer Escarceller, actor (d. 2010)
1945 - José Manuel Fuente, cyclist (d. 1996)
1950 - Mariano García Remón, footballer.
1956 - Manuela Pico, painter.
1963 - Irma Soriano, TV presenter.
1963 - Cristina Marsillach, actress (Barocco) born in Madrid
1978 - Juan Magán, film maker.

1560 - The Spanish theologian, Melchior Cano. (b. 1525)
1572 - Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1510)
1936 - Álvaro López Núñez, journalist (b. 1865)
1963 - Joaquín Benjumea, politician (b. 1878)
1985 - Rodrigo de Santiago, musician (b. 1907)
1992 - Ambrós, sketcher of cartoons.
2010 - Joan Triadú, writer and literary critic (b. 1921)