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May 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on May 8th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1707 - València: The Franco-Castilian troops occupy the city.

1870 - Barcelona: The first issue of the weekly satirical magazine "La Campana de Gràcia" is published.

1914 - Barcelona: The opening of the Escola del Bosc on Montjuïc, with Rosa Sensat as the headmistress.

1980 - Jordi Pujol is elected 127th President of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

2004 - Barcelona: The Fòrum Universal de les Cultures opens.

Births

1671 - Barcelona: Pere Serra i Postius, Barcelona historian.

1872 - Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Baix Empordà): Rafael Patxot i Jubert, Catalan meteorologist, patron, booklover and writer (died 1964).

1912 - Castellar del Vallès: Joan Blanquer i Panadès, amateur film director.

1964 - Palma: Benjamí Villoslada, computer expert, Mallorcan businessman and technology populariser.

Deaths

1079 - Kraków: Estanislau of Kraków, Bishop of Kraków, Catholic saint.

1958 - Madrid, Spain: Bernat Artola i Tomàs, Valencian poet (born 1904).

Festivals and Commemorations





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