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October 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries



This page lists historical and other events on October 5th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.

Events

1966 - Equatorial Guinea: the primatologist Jordi Sabater Pi buys the albino gorilla Floquet de Neu, for 20,000 pesetas. The gorilla known as Copito de Nieve in Spanish, which translates as Snowflake in English, was to become the undisputed star of Barcelona Zoo until his death in 2003.

Births

1319 - Balaguer, la Noguera: Pere the Cerimonious, sovereign of the Crown of Aragon (died 1387).
    
1815 - Sant Cugat del Vallès: Josep Maria Bocabella i Verdaguer, Catalan bookseller and philanthropist, who was the person who promoted the idea of La Sagrada Família.

Deaths

1875 - Sabadell: Feliu Llonch i Mates, Catalan textile factory owner.
   
1921 - Vic: Joan Collell i Cuatrecasas, Catalan priest (born 1864).
   
1946 - Altea, Marina Baixa: Francesc Martínez i Martínez, Valencian historian (born 1866).
   
2007 - València: Matilde Salvador i Segarra, Valencian composer and painter (born 1918).
   
2011 - Cambrils: Josep Salceda i Castells, official chronicler of the town of  Cambrils (born 1923).

Festivals and Commemorations

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia



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