August 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on August 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..

Events

1713 - Barcelona: Antoni Berenguer,  military leader of the Generalitat, manages to break the naval blockade of the city imposed by the armies of Felipe V of Castile during The Siege of Barcelona.

1835 -
Ripoll: Sacking and destruction of the monastery and all the historical, political and cultural patrimony it contained, including the tombs of the first Catalan counts.

1936 -
Road from Tortosa to Barcelona: The Amposta politicians Joan Palau i Miralles and his son Joan Palau i Mayor are murdered.

1992 -
Barcelona: The Olympic Games of the XXV olimpiad close.


Births

1932 - Zaragoza: Alfons Comín, Catalan industrial engineer, polítician and publicist (died 1980).

Deaths

1862 - Barcelona: Lutgarda Mas i Mateu, nun, founder of the Religioses Mercedàries Missioneres.
   
2010 - València (L'Horta): José María López Piñero, science historian specialising in the History of Medicine (born 1933).

Festivals and Commemorations





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