October 6th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries





This page lists historical and other events on October 6th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..


Events

1869 - la Bisbal d'Empordà: Federalist and republican revolt, known as the Foc (fire) de la Bisbal.
    
1934 - Barcelona: the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Lluís Companys proclaims the Estat Català or Catalan State. This act, and Companys subsequent arrest, became known as the Events of October 6th and shows that Catalonia's calls for independence have been going on for some time.
    
1976 - The Civil Government bans popular acts of solidarity during the metalworkers' strike in various towns in El Vallès.
    
1977 - Alacant: Miquel Grau, member of MCPV, is hit on the head whilst hanging posters of the Diada del País Valencià. He died a few days later.
    
1999 - The Consell General de la Vall d'Aran modifica oficially modifies the orthographic norms of the Aranès language.


Births

1915 - els Guiamets (el Priorat): Neus Català i Pallejà, survivor of the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbrück.
   
1941 - Barcelona: Lluís Bassat i Coen, Catalan publicist.
   
1968 - Castelldefels: Xavier Escaich i Ferrer, Catalan footballer, who played for FC Barcelona during the Dream Team period.
   
1978 - Barcelona: Oriol Vila i Cristóbal, Catalan actor.


Deaths

1497 - València: Joan Roís de Corella, poet (born 1435).
   
1893 - Barcelona: Paulí Pallàs i Latorre, Catalan anarchist (born 1862).
   
1993 - Barcelona: Joaquim Soler i Ferret, Catalan writer and literary critic, member of the collective Ofèlia Dracs.
   
2006 - Terrassa: Antoni Gutiérrez Díaz, el Guti, Catalan paediatrician and politician.


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