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January[edit]

  • 1 January 1820 (200 years ago) - pronunciamiento of Rafael del Riego in Las Cabezas de San Juan (Seville), in order to restore the Spanish Constitution of 1812
  • 2 January 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Isaac Asimov, Russian-American writer
  • 4 January 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Benito Pérz Galdós, Spanish writer
  • 5 January 1970 (50 years ago) - death of Robert Gerhard i Ottenwaelder, Catalan composer
  • 8 January 1990 (30 years ago) - death of Jaime Gil de Biedma, Catalan poet in Castilian language
  • 13 January 2000 (20 years ago) - death of Enric Valor, Valencian narrator and grammarian
  • 20 January 1920 (100 years ago) -birth of Federico Fellini, Italian film director
  • 17 January 1820 (200 years ago) - birth of Anne Brontë, English writer
  • 27 January 1945 (75 years ago) - libertation of Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 31 January 1820 (200 years ago) - birth of Concepción Arenal, Spanish writer

February[edit]

  • 1 February 1980 (30 years ago) - last episode of The Pink Panther
  • 2 February 1970 (50 years ago) - death of Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic
  • 6 February 1945 (75 years ago) - birth of Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter
  • 8 February 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Josep Maria Ballarín i Monset, Catalan chaplain and writer
  • 10 February 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Josep Pallach i Carolà, Catalan politician
  • 10 February 1940 (80 years ago) - creation of Tom & Jerry
  • 11 February 1990 (30 year ago) - Nelson Mandela is released from jail
  • 15 February 1995 (25 years ago) - death of Guillem d’Efak, Majorcan singer
  • 15 February 1820 (200 years ago) - birth of Susan B. Anthony, American sufraggette
  • 27 February 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Mercé Pàniker i Alemany, Catalan social activist

March[edit]

  • 1 March 1870 (150 years ago) - birth of Eduard Fontserè i Riba, Catalan meteorologist
  • 10 March 1820 (200 years ago) - death of Joan Antoni Desvalls i d’Ardena, Catalan scientist
  • 10 March 1995 (25 years ago) - death of Ovidi Montllor, Valencian singer
  • 10 March 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Boris Vian, French poet
  • 20 March 1770 (250 years ago) - birth of Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet
  • 20 March 1880 (140 years ago) - birth of Vicent Marco Miranda, Valencian politician.
  • 21 March 1820 (200 years ago) - birth of Evarist Arnús i de Ferrer, Catalan banker
  • 31 March 1855 (165 years ago) - death of Charlotte Brontë, English writer

April[edit]

  • 4 April 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Josep Benet, Catalan historian and politician
  • 7 April 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Jordi Barre, Catalan singer
  • 10 April 1970 (50 years ago) - Paul McCartney announces The Beatles' separation
  • 13 April 1970 (50 years ago) - "Houston, we have a problem"
  • 14 April 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Josep Benet i Morell, Catalan politician, historian and publisher
  • 22 April 1870 (150 years ago) - birth of Lenin, Russian revolutionary
  • 28 April 1945 (75 years ago ) - death of Benito Mussolini
  • 30 April 1945 (75 years ago) - death of Adolf Hitler

May[edit]

  • 6 May 1870 (150 years ago) - birth of Pere Coromines i Montanya, Catalan writer
  • 12 May 1820 (200 years ago) - birth of Florence Nightingdale, English nurse
  • 18 May 1995 (25 years ago) - death of Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress
  • 22 May 1980 (30 years ago) - Pac-Man
  • 30 May 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Antoni Maria Badia i Margarit, Catalan philologist

June[edit]

  • 2 June 1970 (50 years ago) - death of Bruce McLaren, New Zealand pilot
  • 3 June 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Joan Vilacasas, Catalan painter
  • 4 June 1970 (50 years ago) - death of Josep Carner i Puig-Oriol, Catalan poet
  • 9 June 1870 (150 years ago) - death of Charles Dickens, English writer
  • 14 June 1920 (100 years ago) - death of Max Weber, German sociologist
  • 16 June 1970 (50 years ago) - inauguration of Instituto Politécnico Superior, now Universitat Politècnica de València
  • 26 June 1990 (30 years ago) - death of Manuel de Pedrolo, Catalan writer
  • 29 June 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Ray Harryhausen, American visual effects artist

July[edit]

  • 11 July 1920 (100 years ago) - birt of Yul Brynner, Russian-American actor
  • 17 July 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Joan Antoni Samaranch i Torelló, Catalan president of IOC
  • 25 July 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Rosalind Franklin, British scientific
  • 27 July 1940 (80 years ago) - Bugs Bunny's That's all, Folks! ending credit

August[edit]

  • 2 August 1990 (30 years ago) - start of the Gulf War
  • 3 August 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Phyllis Dorothy James, English writer
  • 4 August 1880 (140 years ago) - death of Joaquim Maria Bartrina, Catalan poet
  • 6 & 9 August 1945 (75 years ago) - atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • 14 August 1870 (150 years ago) - death of David Glasgow Farragut, American military
  • 16 August 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Charles Bukowski, American writer
  • 22 August 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Ray Bradbury, American writer
  • 27 August 1770 (250 years ago) - birth of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher

September[edit]

  • 1 September 1970 (50 years ago) - death of François Mauriac, French writer
  • 2 September 1945 (75 years ago) - end of World War II
  • 13 September 1985 (35 years ago) - Super Mario
  • 14 September 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan poet
  • 18 September 1970 (50 years ago) - death of Jimmy Hendrix, American guitarist
  • 25 September 1950 (70 years ago) - death of Francesc Bosch i Morata, Valencian politician

October[edit]

  • 4 October 1970 (50 years ago) - death of Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter
  • 8 October 1920 (100 yers ago) - birth of Frank Herbert, American writer
  • 9 October 1940 (80 years ago) - birth of John Lennon, English musucian
  • 13 October 1920 (100 years ago) - creation of Orquestra Pau Casals, current Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC)
  • 15 October 1940 (80 years ago) - assassination of Lluís Companys, President of the Government of Catalonia
  • 15 October 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Mario Puzo, American writer
  • 17 October 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Miguel Delibes Setién, Spanish writer
  • 18 October 1860 (160 years ago) - The Convention of Peking ends the Second Opium War between the United Kingdom and the French Empire, on the one hand, and China, on the other hand
  • 24 October 1945 (75 years ago) - creation of the United Nations

November[edit]

  • 2 November 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Enric Casassas i Simó, Catalan chemist
  • 4 November 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Jordi Pere Cerdà, Catalan poet
  • 7 November 1920 (100 years ago) - birth of Joan Perucho i Gutiérrez, Catalan writer
  • 9 November 1970 (50 years ago) - death of Charles de Gaulle, French military and politician
  • 13 November 1920 (100 years ago) - death of Alexandre de Riquer i Inglada, Catalan artist
  • 20 Noveber 1945 (75 years ago) - Nuremberg trials
  • * 20 Noveber 1945 (75 years ago) - death of Francisco Franco
  • 22 November 1995 (25 years ago) - première of Toy Story
  • 25 November 1520 (500 years ago) - beginning of Revolt of the Brotherhoods in Valencia
  • 25 November 1970 (50 years ago) - suicide of Yukio Mishima, Japanese writer
  • 28 November 1820 (200 years ago) - birth of Friedrich Engels, German philosopher, social scientist and journalist
  • 29 November 1870 (150 years ago) - birth of Enric Prat de la Riba i Sarrà, Catalan politician
  • 30 November 1920 (100 years ago) - assassination of Francesc Layret i Foix

December[edit]

  • 5 December 1870 (150 years ago) - death of Alexandre Dumas, French writer
  • 8 Decemer 1980 (40 years ago) - assassination of John Lennon, English musician
  • 16 December 1770 (250 years ago) - birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer and pianist.
  • 22 December 1870 (150 years ago) - death of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet
  • 30 December 1870 (150 years ago) - death of Joan Prim i Prats, Catalan military and politician
  • 31 December 1410 (610 years ago) - death of Martin the Humane, monarch of the Crown of Aragon

All year[edit]

  • 1770 (250 years ago) - death of Isabel Jolís Oliver, Catalan printer and engraver
  • 1870 (150 years ago) - creation of Anís del Mono
  • 1970 (50 years ago) - edited Testament a Praga of Teresa Pàmies i Bertran