July 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


This page lists historical and other events on July 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1521 - Almenara (la Plana Baixa): The Royal Army beats the Agermanats (Battle of Almenara).

1922 - Barcelona: Francesc Macià founds the pro-independence organisation Estat Català, on the premises of CADCI, following the precedent of the Federació Democràtica Nacionalista.

1937 - Barcelona: Llevant FC beats València FC to win the Copa de l'Espanya Lliure, its only trophy to date.

1975 - Torredembarra: The official presentation of Els Nois de la Torre, in a castellers performance, still wearing white shirts, at the Unió Deportiva Torredembarra football ground. Currently, they are the 13th existing colla in the casteller world.

1998 - El Bages: Two massive forest fires start in Aguilar de Segarra i Cardona. The fires are put out on July 21st after having burned nearly 24,000 hectares, 67% of which was wooded land.

2004 - Perpinyà (el Rosselló): Joan Laporta and representatives of La Bressola sign a collaboration agreement with FC Barcelona.

2007 - Barcelona: Publication of issue 1573 of the magazine El Jueves, which would be blocked by the Audiència Nacional for Slander against the Royal Household.


1600 - Cocentaina: Jeroni Jacint Espinosa, painter (died 1667).

1659 - Perpinyà: Jacint Rigau-Ros i Serra, painter (died 1743).

1858 - Cadaqués: Frederic Rahola i Trèmols, Catalan economist and politician.

1873 - Tuïr: Gustau Violet, North Catalan sculptor and writer (died 1952).

1888 - Molins de Rei (Baix Llobregat): Margarida Xirgu i Subirà, Uruguayan-Catalan actress.


1924 - Barcelona: Àngel Guimerà, Catalan poet and playwright.

Festivals and Commemorations

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