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December 20th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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This page lists historical and other events on December 20th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1974 - Andorra la Vella (Andorra): The Biblioteca Nacional d'Andorra opens.

2003 - Barcelona: Pasqual Maragall takes office as 127th President of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Births

1904 - Castelló de la Plana (la Plana Alta): Bernat Artola i Tomàs, Valencian poet (died 1958).

1953 - València: José Luis Roberto Navarro, Far-right politician and businessman.

1954 - el Genovés, la Costera: Paco Cabanes Pastor "el Genovés", Valencian pilot, considered one of the best in history.

1969 - Neuss, RFA: Mónica Oltra Jarque, Valencian politician and lawyer.

Deaths

1783 - El Escorial, Madrid: Antoni Soler i Ramos, Catalan composer and organist (born 1729).

1911 - Barcelona: Joan Maragall, Catalan poet and writer, important Modernista poet at the turn of the 20th century (born 1860).

1926 - Barcelona: Narcisa Freixas i Cruells, Catalan composer and music teacher.

2009 - Alzira (la Ribera Alta): Enric Solbes, Valencian painter and illustrator (born 1960).

Festivals and Commemorations


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