October 12th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries





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


Events

1492 - San Salvador, currently Watling (The Bahamas): Christopher Columbus arrives at the island of San Salvador and Europeans officially "discover" America. For this reason, October 12th is El Dia de la Hispanitat, Spain's National Festival, and Columbus Day in the United States.


1707
- The Borbón troops enter Lleida for the first time during the War of the Spanish Succession. 700 people were killed.

2003
- Sepang (Malàisia): Dani Pedrosa becomes world motorcycle champion in the 125 cc category.


Births

1812 - Sabadell: Feliu Vilarrúbias i Busquets, lawyer and mayor of Sabadell.
   
1908 - Ponts, Noguera: Josep Comabella i Rabassa, Catalan journalist and politician.
   
1970 - La Garriga, Vallès Oriental: Toni Jiménez, goalkeeper.


Deaths

1949 - Barcelona: Francesca Bonnemaison. pedagogue and promotor of popular women's education; creator of the Biblioteca Popular de la Dona in 1909 (born 1872).
   
1981 - Sant Cugat del Vallès: Antoni Romañà i Pujó, matemàtic i astrònom català, jesuïta, impulsor de l'Observatori de l'Ebre (born 1900).


Festivals and Commemorations

Mare de Déu del Pilar, patron saint of Aragon and of the Guàrdia Civil

El Dia de la Hispanitat, Spain's National Festival, and Columbus Day, commemoration of the discovery of America by Columbus, in the United States.

Barcelona Province

Les Festes del Roser on La Rambla (Sixth day - October 7th-13th 2016) (La RamblaCiutat Vella, Barcelonael Barcelonès)

Sitges Fantasy Film Festival (Sixth day - October 7th-16th 2016) (SitgesEl Garraf)




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