This Day in History: Juan Carlos I Becomes King of Spain (1975)

This Day in History:
Juan Carlos I Becomes King of Spain (1975)

Juan Carlos was groomed for the role by his predecessor Francisco Franco, the Spanish leader who abolished the republic and declared Spain a representative monarchy. He acceded to the throne two days after Franco’s death, becoming the first Spanish king since his grandfather was deposed in 1931. A popular monarch, he presided over Spain’s transition to democracy and acted to maintain political stability. He competed in what Olympic event in 1972? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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