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November 18th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries


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

Events

1058 - Barcelona: Consecration of the Cathedral of Barcelona.
   
2004 - Brussels, Belgium: Javier Solana, in the name of the European Union, informs the 25 state governments that Catalan and Valencian are the same language.

Births

1871 - Collbató (Baix Llobregat): Amadeu Vives i Roig, Catalan composer and writer (died 1932).
   
1941 - Barcelona: Xavier Romeu i Juvé, Catalan writer, teacher and pro-independence marxist politician.

1941 - Terrassa (Vallès Occidental): Marta Pessarrodona, Catalan poet, storyteller and literary critic.
   
1953 - Reus (Baix Camp): Pere Anguera i Nolla, Catalan writer and historian (died 2010).

Deaths

1899 - Barcelona: Pilar Pascual de Sanjuán, Catalan teacher, feminist and writer (born 1827).
    
1950 - Sabadell (Vallès Occidental): Antoni Estruch i Serrabogunyà, Catalan footballer from the 1920s 1920 (born 1899).
    
1986 - Barcelona: Josep Iglésies i Fort, Catalan geographer, historian and writer (born 1902).
    
2004 - Altafulla (el Tarragonès): Miquel Porter i Moix, Catalan cinema critic and historian, filmaker, singer (one of the Setze Jutges), trades unionist and rector of the Universitat Catalana d'Estiu.
    
2009 - Manresa: Jaume Melendres i Inglès, playwright and theatre director.

Festivals and Commemorations


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