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September 6

Saints Days: Eleuterio, Eugenio, Fausto, Macario and Leto

1492 - Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time

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1522 - The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
1564 - in North Africa, the Spanish nobleman García Alvarez de Toledo, viceroy of Sicily and Catalonia, the pirates conquest the Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera. Even today it is Spanish territory.
1593 - in Korea, the Spanish priest Gregorio Céspedes is the first Westerner who landed in this country, according to letters sent to Spain.
1724 - Felipe V takes the throne after the death of his son Luis, who had only reigned seven and a half months
1926 - General Prime de Rivera dissolves the artillery arm after the continued lack of discipline from its chiefs and officers
1932 - The Spanish Courts approve the suppression of life imprisonment in the reform of the Penal Code
1936 - Spanish troops enter into Irún in the Basque Country, closing the frontier with France
1936 - Spanish Civil War: The Interprovincial Council of Asturias and León is established
1938 - The ex Prince of Asturias, Don Alfonso de Borbón, uncle to the current King of Spain, dies in a car accident
2016 -  ‘Hell in paradise’. The flames have devoured the landscape of Granadella and burnt out homes in Jávea and Benitatxell. The firemen believe the fire will not be under control until tomorrow, while more people have to be evacuated. Human drama – 22 residential estates evacuated Investigation – The Guardia Civil has established the pyromaniac has previously set fires.
2017 - Cataluña's parliament passes law to allow referendum on independence from Spain

1644 - Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, organist and Baroque music composer born in Algemesí (d. 1712)
1776 - José María de Orbe y Elío, soldier and politician (d. 1850)
1806 - Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, writer (d. 1880)
1875 - Leonardo de la Peña Díaz, surgeon (d. 1957)
1885 - Eugenio Noel, writer (d. 1936)
1896 - Felipe Acedo Colunga, politician (d. 1965)
1909 - José Cabrero Arnal, French cartoonist of Spanish origin (d. 1982)
1921 - Carmen Laforet, author born in Barcelona she wrote in the period after the Spanish Civil War. An important European writer, her works contributed to the school of Existentialist Literature and her first novel Nada continued the Spanish tremendismo literary style begun by Camilo José Cela with his novel 'La familia de Pascual Duarte  She received the Premio Nadal in 1944 (d. 2004)
1925 - Ángel González, poet (d. 2008)
1933 - Juliana-Luisa Gonzalez Hurtado,researcher.
1934 - Paul Naschy, actor (d. 2009)
1936 - Francisco Frutos, politician.
1937 - Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-Mexican author and illustrator born in Sant Mateu
1940 - Jackie Trent, English-Spanish singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)
1941 - María Luisa Merlo, actress.
1948 - Karlos Arguiñano, chef.
1948 - Pedro María Artola, footballer.
1954 - Juan Manuel González, writer and journalist (d. 2008).
1966 - Gabino Diego, actor.
1976 – Jon Ander López, footballer (d. 2013 of heart attack)

1839 - Vicente González Moreno, soldier (b. 1778)
1885 - Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol, Catalan engineer, designed the Ictineo I and Ictineo II (b. 1819)
1936 - José Manuel Aizpurúa, architect (b. 1902)
1938 - Alfonso de Borbón, aristocrat (b. 1938)
1964 - Fernando Suárez de Tangil, politician and aristocrat (b. 1886)
1972 - Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz, aristocrat (b. 1919)
1987 - Enrique de la Mata, politician (b. 1933)
1994 - Agustín Parra "Parrita", bullfighter (b. 1924)
1997 - Salvador Artigas, football player and trainer (b. 1913)
2007 - Pablo Sorozábal Serrano, translator, writer and composer (b. 1934)