All began in 1827, in Gurb, in the colony of Malars, located between the River Ter and the Gurri to take advantage of the water and generate hydraulic energy. In this year a fleet of French, British and Russian, defeated the naval forces of Ibrahim Bajá, who directed the fight against the Greeks for their independence.
In 1855, the first general strike of workers in Spain was registered, while the newspaper “Daily Telegraph” appeared in Britain.
An important event for the evolution of Catalonia happened in 1870, when electricity was introduced as a driving force.
Five years later, in 1875, he reached the vic, the year in which Antonio Machado was born and Hans Christian Andersen died.
In 1880, we can see that Gurb grows the number of workers in Malars, since labor in Osona was cheaper than in Barcelona and therefore, many people went to the region. However, there were many more workers outside of Catalonia, and thanks to this, the construction of the tunnel that connected Switzerland and Italy through the Alps could be completed.
Three years after the arrival of the railway in Vic, approximately in 1883, the first public railroad for horse-drawn merchandise was inaugurated in Great Britain.
And finally, in 1885, Louis Pasteur, a scientist at the Academy of Sciences of France, reported that he has found a method to prevent rabies after the bite of an animal.