August 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on August 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


1888 - Barcelona: the socialist trades union the Unió General de Treballadors (UGT) is founded.

- The first regular bus line in Barcelona.

- Palma: A demonstration in Plaça de Cort in favour of the Second Spanish Republic.

- el País Valencià: Joan Lerma becomes President of the Provisional Valencian Generalitat.


1879 - Barcelona: August Pi i Sunyer, Catalan physiologist, politician and sports manager (died 1965).
1897 - Algemesí (la Ribera Alta): Josep Moreno i Gans, Valencian composer (died 1976).
1897 - La Garriga (Vallès Oriental): Manuel Blancafort i de Rosselló, Catalan composer (died 1987).


1920 - València: Francesc Martí Grajales, Valencian journalist, essayist and intellectual (n. 1862).

Festivals and Commemorations

Ademús: Festival in honour of the Assumpció de la Mare de Déu, which is celebrated on August 15th.

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