January 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



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

Events

1706 - Villarreal: The resistance of a group of pro-Austrian residents to the royal troops provokes an attack on the town, which was partially burned down, and the death of almost 500 people on both sides.

1983 - Barcelona: VII congress of the CNT begins.

2006 - Santa Coloma de Gramenet (el Barcelonès): Gas explosion on la Rambla del Fondo means the residents have to rehoused in Badalona and Barcelona.

Births

1591 - Xàtiva, la Costera: Josep de Ribera, also known as lo Spagnoletto, Valencian Baroque painter and engraver (died 1652).

1758 - Sabadell: Antoni Bosch i Cardellach, Catalan doctor, archiver and historian (died 1829).

1823 - Camprodon: Domènec Buxeda i Crehuet, Catalan textile factory owner (died 1882).

1919 - Arenys de Mar, Maresme: Fèlix Cucurull i Tey, Catalan writer and politician (died 1996).

1937 - Barcelona: Vicenç Sardinero, Catalan baritone (died 2002).

1948 - Palma, Mallorca: Carme Riera, Mallorcan writer.

1970 - Barcelona: Josep Gaspar i Serra, Catalan cameraman and director of photography.

Deaths

1894 - Scala Dei: Marià Rius i Montaner, Catalan businessman and politician (born 1838).

1900 - Sabadell: Joan Plans i Costa, paint shop owner, mayor of Sabadell and president of Caixa d'Estalvis de Sabadell.

1960 - Madrid: Pere Puig i Adam, Catalan teacher and mathematician (born 1900).

1965 - Ciutat de Mèxic, Mèxic: August Pi i Sunyer, Catalan physiologist, politician and sports patron (born 1879).

1993 - València: Carles Mira, Valencia scriptwriter and film director (born 1947).

2003 - Barcelona: Joan Ferraté i Soler, Catalan critic and translator (born 1924).

Festivals and Commemorations





If you think there's been an oversight or you can provide more historical detail about a particular event, I'd be delighted to hear from you.

Please complete the form below. You can also upload photos and images, by the way.

Have Something To Say About This Topic?

Do you have a great information to add or an opinion to express about on this topic? Share it!


comments powered by Disqus

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.




Profiles: Google | Barcelona Travel Facebook Page | Barcelona Expert on ScoopIt! |



This Week's Featured Activities

Wine Tours and Enotourism

There's a wide range of tours and trips associated with wine or cava production in the Barcelona Province.

Barcelona Wine Tours and Enotourism

Click Here To See A Range Of Wine Trips and Tours

Sagrada Familia Tickets

Basic Entrance To The Sagrada Familia + Audio Guide + Guided Tour

Sagrada Familia Tickets

Click Here To Book Your Sagrada Familia Tickets

Barcelona GoCar

The Barcelona GoCar is a GPS-driven two-seater that offers planned itineraries of Barcelona's major sights.

Barcelona GoCar

Click Here To Book Your Barcelona GoCar Tour


Festival Jardins Pedralbes

The Festival Jardins de Pedralbes takes place in June and July and features international and Spanish stars.

Festival Jardins de Pedralbes

Click Here to Book Jardins de Pedralbes Tickets