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October 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on October 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1137 - Huesca (Aragon): the people of the city swear loyalty to Ramon Berenguer IV.

1149
- al-Muzaffar frees Lleida to the counts Ramon Berenguer IV de Barcelona and Ermengol VI d'Urgell.

1149 - Fraga and Mequinensa (el Baix Cinca): Ramon Berenguer IV conquers Fraga and Mequinensa.

1843 - Barcelona: the three-day bombing of Barcelona from the Castle of Montjuïc and la Ciutadella by the Spanish army reaches its height with a 2830 granades and bombs being fired on this day alone.

1936
- Catalonia: The Parlament of the Generalitat passes the Decree of Collectivisations with the aim of socialising the economy.

1971
- Seat of the United Nations (New York):celebrated Catalan cellist Pau Casals takes advantage of the UN medal he was receiving to make the situation in Catalonia known to the world with his celebrated "I am a Catalan" speech.

Births

1789 - Tàrrega: Ramon Carnicer i Batlle, Catalan opera composer, music teacher and author of the Chilean national anthem.
   
1876 - Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Josep Irla i Bosch, Catalan politician, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia in exile.
   
1896 - Santiago de Cuba: Emili Mira i López, Catalan psychiatrist.

Deaths

1870 - Abadia de Fontfreda, Aude: Antoni Maria Claret i Clarà, Catalan religious leader, founder of the Missioners Fills de l'Immaculat Cor de Maria (claretians) and of the Religioses de Maria Immaculada Missioneres Claretianes.
   
1889 - Bétera, Camp de Túria: Vicent Wenceslau Querol i Campos, poeta valencià (born 1837).

Festivals and Commemorations




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