January 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on January 16th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1365 - Sa Pobla: The first documented celebration of the festival of Sant Antoni.

1387 - Barcelona: Joan I the Hunter creates the title of Duke of Montblanc, which he concedes to his brother Martí.

1641 - Barcelona: Pau Claris proclaims the Catalan Republica under the protection of the Kingdom of França, although a week later he recognises the sovereignty of Louis XIII, in The Reapers' War.

1716 - Catalunya: The Consell de Castella, in the name of Felipe V, promotes Decree of the Nueva Planta, annexes Catalonia under as the Crown of Castile as a conquered territory under a military administration by abolishing the sovereign institutions (The War of the Spanish Succession).

1930 - Barcelona: The modernista buildings of the Hospital of Santa Creu and Sant Pau opens.

1984 - Barcelona: TV3, the first channel of Televisió de Catalunya, begins broadcasting regularly.

2014 - Barcelona: The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 87 votes in favour a petition to the Congrés dels Diputats asking for permission for the Generalitat of Catalonia to hold a referendum on the independence of Catalonia.

Births

1834 - Sabadell: Feliu Crespí i Cirera, textile factory owner and mayor of Sabadell.

1924 - Vinaròs, Baix Maestrat: Eugeni Giner, Valencian comic writer and artist (died 1994).

Deaths

1726 - Girona: Josep de Taverner i d'Ardena, intellectual and priest who was bishop of Solsona and Girona.

1955 - Carabanchel, Madrid: Gustau Vila i Berguedà, Grapa, Catalan illustrator and caricaturist (born 1893).

1986 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Camil Geis i Parragueras, poet, musician and Catholic priest.

1987 - Sabadell: Andreu Castells i Peig, Catalan painter, historian and publisher.

Festivals and Commemorations





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