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May 29th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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This page lists historical and other events on May 29th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1914 - Barcelona: The opening of L'Escola del Treball, created by the Mancomunitat de Catalunya, today the Universitat Industrial.

1993 - The Drac Baluk Astharot is presented at the Festa Major de Ca n'Aurell.

2000 - The writer Josep Vallverdú wins XXXII Premi d'Honor of the Lletres Catalanes.

2006 - Roland Garros, París: Playing on centre court, Rafael Nadal beats Guillermo Vilas' record of consecutive victories on a clay court, leaving it at 54 games.

Births

1421 - Peñafiel, Province of Valladolid: Carles de Viana, Prince of Aragon and Navarre, Prince of Viana, Duke of Gandia (1439-1461), Girona (1458-1461) and King of Navarre (1441-1461).

1860 - Camprodon, Ripollès: Isaac Albéniz, composer and pianist.

Deaths

1857 - Ceuta: Agustina d'Aragó, heroic defender of Saragossa against the French during the Peninsular War.

1959 - Barcelona : Frank Marshall King, Catalan pianist and composer.

Festivals and Commemorations



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