04 July 2019
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Santander, Cantabria, Spain.
Prior to 20th century
13th century CE - Santander Cathedral construction begins. 1754 - Roman Catholic Diocese of Santander established. 1785 - Consulado (merchant guild) established. 1808 - Town sacked by French forces. 1839 - Faro de Cabo Mayor (lighthouse) commissioned. 1842 - Mercado del Este (market) built. 1857 Banco Santander (bank) established. Population: 28,907. 1868 - Juan Pombo Conejo's recreational "bathing establishment" created. 1872 - La Voz Montañesa (Santander) newspaper begins publication. 1875 - Tram begins operating. 1893 - 3 November: Cabo Machichaco (ship) explodes in harbour. 1895 - El Cantábrico newspaper begins publication.
1902 - El Diario Montañés newspaper begins publication. 1908 - Biblioteca Municipal de Santander (library) and Museo de Bellas Artes (Santander) open. 1910 - Population: 65,046. 1912 - Palacio de la Magdalena built. 1913 Racing de Santander football club formed. Estadio El Sardinero (stadium) opens. 1916 - Gran Casino del Sardinero opens. 1926 - Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueología de Cantabria (museum) established. 1929 - Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital founded. 1937 - August: Nationalists in power. 1940 - Population: 101,793. 1941 - Fire. 1946 - Manuel González-Mesones becomes mayor. 1952 - Festival Internacional de Santander active. 1970 - Population: 149,704. 1972 - University of Santander established. 1975 - CB Cantabria handball team formed. 1981 - Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico (museum) opens. 1987 - Manuel Huerta becomes mayor. 1988 - Campos de Sport de El Sardinero (stadium) opens. 1991 Palacio de Festivales built. Population: 196,218. 1995 - Gonzalo Piñeiro becomes mayor.
2007 Íñigo de la Serna becomes mayor. Las Llamas Atlantic Park opens.