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April 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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This page lists historical and other events on April 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1888 - Barcelona: The Universal Exhibition opens.

1900 - Lleida, Segrià: The first of the weekly "La Comarca de Lleyda" is published.

1998 - Girona, Gironès: The Museu del Cinema-Col·lecció Tomàs Mallol opens.

Births

1759 - Mataró: Francesc Marxuach Julià, Dealer in doilies and fittings

1770 - Girona, Corregiment de Girona: Josep Pons, Catalan classical composer.

1861 - València: Vicent Peydró i Díez, Valencian composer of sarsuelas (died 1938).

1864 - Barcelona: Josep Llimona i Bruguera, Catalan sculptor, considered one of the best sculptors in the style of Modernisme.

1916 - Parets d'Empordà: Ferran Viader i Gustà, intellectual, genealogist, heraldist and historian (died 2006).

1966 - Vic, Osona: Melcior Mauri i Prat, Catalan cyclist.

1970 - Mataró, Maresme: Care Santos, Catalan writer.

Deaths

1966 - Barcelona: Joan Sedó i Peris-Mencheta, Catalan collector and expert in Cervantes (born 1908).

1975 - Perpinyà, Rosselló, Catalunya Nord: Carles Grandó, Nord-catalan narrator, playwright and poet.

2007 - Torroella de Montgrí, Baix Empordà: Enric Vilà i Armengol, Catalan fiscorn and composer of sardanes.

Festivals and Commemorations


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