Brazilian Days 003
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Dia do Juiz de Menores
Installation of Mem de Sá as Governor-general of Brazil
French colonists ousted from Maranhão by the Portuguese.
Brazilian politician Luís Carlos Prestes became Secretary-General of the Partido Comunista Brasileiro (Brazilian Communist Party).
Installation of Getúlio Vargas, by the military junta, as head of the provisional government that replaced ex-president Washington Luís.
Nationwide broadcast of the radio program ‘A Hora do Brasil’. The program was later renamed as ‘A Voz do Brasil’.
Brazilian president Café Filho suffered cardiovascular problems, and is substituted by Carlos Coimbra da Luz, president pf the Chamber of Deputados (Congressmen)
Start of the production of Volkswagen Beetle in Brazil.
In Brazil, this brand is called ‘Fusca’.
First broadcast of Praça TV, by Rede Globo.
First broadcast of Bom Dia Brasil, by Globo.
Departure of ‘Barão de Teffé’, a Brazilian research vessel, to Antarctica, in order to establish the first Brazilian research station on the continent.
Aviation accident in Ivory Coast involving an airplane of Varig.
Varig flight 797, with a Boeing 707, had departed from Abidjan (Ivory Coast) on its way to Rio de Janeiro. Soon after the departure, there were problems with one of the motors. When returning to the airport, the plane crashed in the jungle, at 18 km from the airport. There was only one survivor of the 39 passengers and 12 crew members.
Victims of the 1964 military coup honored by the city council of Belo Horizonte
The city of Criciúma (Santa Catarina) hit by a tornado.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom