This Day in History
Spanish Civil War Begins
JULY, 18th, 1936
On this day, 80 years ago, Spanish military officers led by General Francisco Franco rebelled against the government. Within 3 days, they captured Morocco, most of northern Spain, and major cities in the south. Franco won, ruling until death in 1975.
Word of the Day
Remove from power with force
“General Francisco Franco’s military rebellion was successful in overthrowing the Spanish government and seizing power.”
Image of the DayGeneral Francisco Franco won the Spanish Civil War, and ruled until his death in 1975.
Video of the Day
Tip of the Day
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
― Leo Tolstoy
Joke of the Day
Why did the letter “S” in “Spain” run away from the Civil War?
It didn’t want to be so close to “pain”!