Tag Archives: Spain

October 4, 1582

October 4, 1582, was the last day that Italy, Spain, Portugal and Poland made use of the Julian calendar. The very next day, which would jump to October 15, 1582, the four countries adopted and began using the more solar … Continue reading

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March 15, 1493

On March 15, 1493, Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the New World. When he met with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, they eagerly asked if he had brought them gold and spices, like the explorers who … Continue reading

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March 9, 1995

On March 9, 1995, the Canadian Navy arrested the Spanish Trawler, the ‘Estai’, for illegally fishing off the coast of Newfoundland. The Captain of the Estai originally thought that it was a joke, as the Canadians were purported to be … Continue reading

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February 22, 1819

On February 22, 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States via the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819. No money was exchanged but the western boundaries of the United States and the Spanish Territories in the Americas were negotiated. This treaty … Continue reading

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February 19, 1700

February 19, 1700, was the last day of usage in Denmark of the Julian Calendar, as it was adapting to the cool, new Gregorian calendar that all the rich kid nations, like England, Spain and France were using. Why did … Continue reading

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February 13, 1967

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1967 the Madrid Codices were found after being lost for centuries. The codices were the personal notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and included almost 200 pages of drawings and notes. They were discovered in … Continue reading

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January 23, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1989, artist Salvador Dali died in Spain at the age of 84. It’s believed that his last words were, “I could have painted more naked breasts and melting watches. I could have painted naked … Continue reading

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April 8, 1513

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1513 explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain. He also established jean shorts and wife-beater t-shirts as the official formalwear for the territory.

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February 14, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2003 in Madrid, Spain a ceramic plate with a bullfighting motif painted by Pablo Picasso in 1949 was stolen from an art show. The plate was appraised at $12,400. When Alabamians learned of this … Continue reading

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