December 28th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on December 28th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

801 - Barcelona: The Franks enter the city and proclaim Berà as first Count of Barcelona.

1271 - Crown of Aragon: Papal bull against Jaume the Conqueror for his campaigns in Occitània.

1287 - Crown of Aragon: Alfons the Frank bestows the Privilegis de la Unió.

1808 - Alt Empordà: Peninsular War: The Battle of Castelló d'Empúries begins.

1881 - Catalonia: The VVB opens the railway from Valls to Vilanova i la Geltrú and Barcelona.

1909 - Barcelona: The Comissió de l'Eixample resolves a litigation in favour of Casa Milà.

1934 - Barcelona: Manuel Azaña Díaz is absolved of charges of uprising.

Births

1910 - Barcelona: Manuel Capdevila i Massana, painter and goldsmith.

1925 - Figueres: Josep Fajol Mercader, mayor of Figueres in 1979.

1942 - Badalona: Julià de Jòdar i Muñoz, writer.

1962 - Blanes: Quim Torra, publisher and writer.

Deaths

1446 - Mallorca: Climent VIII de Peníscola, anti-Pope.

Festivals and Commemorations

December 28th is El Dia dels Sants Innocents, which is similar to April Fools Day in that people play tricks on each other.




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