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June 23rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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This page lists historical and other events on June 23rd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1854 - Barcelona: First concert of the Orfeó Barcelonès, the first orfeó in Spain, takes place at the Teatre Odeon.

1931 - Barcelona: The first issue of the satirical weekly "El Be Negre" is published.

1987 - Reus: The society of the Tramvia Econòmic from Reus to Salou is created.

Births

1736 - Esparreguera, Bishopric of Barcelona: Jaume Pasqual, doctor in canonic and civil law, abbot and prior of the Monastery of Bellpuig de les Avellanes and historian known particularly for «Monumenta Cathaloniae».

1765 - Alpens, Osona: Agustí Canelles i Carreres, Catalan astronomer and mathematician (died 1818).

1860 - Barcelona: Joan Llimona i Bruguera, Catalan painter (died 1926).

Deaths

1992 - Barcelona: Lluís Casassas i Simó, Catalan geographer.

2005 - Barcelona: Pere Garcia i Plensa, Catalan film buff.

2005 - Sabadell: Joan Alsina i Giralt, Sabadell historian (born 1913).

Festivals and Commemorations

La Revetlla de Sant Joan - Sant Joan's Eve


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