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August 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on August 9th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..

Events

1713 - Barcelona: Antoni Berenguer,  military leader of the Generalitat, manages to break the naval blockade of the city imposed by the armies of Felipe V of Castile during The Siege of Barcelona.

1835 -
Ripoll: Sacking and destruction of the monastery and all the historical, political and cultural patrimony it contained, including the tombs of the first Catalan counts.

1936 -
Road from Tortosa to Barcelona: The Amposta politicians Joan Palau i Miralles and his son Joan Palau i Mayor are murdered.

1992 -
Barcelona: The Olympic Games of the XXV Olimpiad close.

Births

1932 - Zaragoza: Alfons Comín, Catalan industrial engineer, polítician and publicist (died 1980).

Deaths

1862 - Barcelona: Lutgarda Mas i Mateu, nun, founder of the Religioses Mercedàries Missioneres.
   
2010 - València (L'Horta): José María López Piñero, science historian specialising in the History of Medicine (born 1933).

Festivals and Commemorations

August 9th is the Saints Day of Sant Zenon, who is the patron saint of Arenys de Mar, which holds its Festa Major in his honour.

Barcelona Province




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