October 1st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on October 1st in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


1792 - The first issue of the Diari de Barcelona is published. This was one of the first news sheets in Europe and it would continue being published until the 1990s.
1839 - Figueres: The Col·legi d’Humanitats (currently IES Ramon Muntaner) opens. This was the first public non-religious school in Spain.


1909 - Barcelona: Miquel Batllori i Munné, Catalan historian and Jesuit.
1912 - Palma, Mallorca: Aurora Picornell Femenies, Mallorcan communist leader, who was murdered by Francoists (died 1937).


1572 - Roma: Francesc de Borja, Duke of Gandia (1542-1543), baron and first marquis of Llombai, viceroy of Catalunya (1539-1543).

1847 - Madrid: Rafael Esteve i Vilella, Valencian engraver.

1961 - Barcelona: Rosa Sensat i Vilà, Catalan teacher and pedagogue (born 1873)

1968 - Figueres (Alt Empordà): Carles Fages de Climent, poet, playwright, literary and art critic (n. 1902).

Festivals and Commemorations

Barcelona Province

Festa Major de Les Corts (Second day - September 30th to October 9th 2016) (Les Corts, BarcelonaEl Barcelonés)

Festa Major de Sarrià (Second day - September 30th to October 9th 2016) (SarriàSarrià-Sant Gervasi, Barcelona,El Barcelonès)

Around Catalonia

Concurs de Castells . International Castells Competition in Tarragona (First Day - October 1st and 2nd 2016)

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