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November 20th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on November 20th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

284 - Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor
   
1490 - València: the first edition of Tirant lo blanc is published.
   
1936 - Buenaventura Durruti, trades unionist and revolucionary anarchist dies defending Madrid. On the same day, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of the Falange Española, is shot by firing squad in prison in Alicante.
   
1964 - La BordetaSants-Montjuïc, Barcelona: the trades union Comissions Obreres is founded in the parish of Sant Medir.
   
2005 - Gràcia, Barcelona: Els Castellers de Sants build a 2 de 8 amb folre for the first time .
   
2007 - Artur Mas gives the speech "El catalanisme, energia i esperança per a un país millor" and outlines his plan for refounding Catalanism.

Births

1652 - Cardona: Manuel Mariano Ribera, Mercedarian monk and chronicler.
   
1880 - Tarragona: Ricard Opisso i Sala, Catalan illustrator and caricaturist (died 1966).
   
1927 - Sabadell: Xavier Oriach i Soler, Catalan painter.
   
1934 - València: Paco Ibáñez, Valencian singer who sings in Spanish.

Deaths

1932 - Sabadell: Marian Burguès i Serra, Catalan potter and freethinker.
   
1936 - Alicante: José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Far Right Spanish politician, founder of the Falange Española.
       
1936 - Sabadell, Vallès Occidental: Paco Mutlló i Noguera, businessman, banker and politician.
   
1941 - Premià de Dalt, El Maresme: Salvador Castells i Mas, Catalan politician persecuted by the Francoist Regime.

1975 - Madrid, Spain: Francisco Franco Bahamonde, Spanish general, dictator and the Caudillo of Spain from 1939

Festivals and Commemorations




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