Brazilian Days 340
Dia Nacional do Extensionista Rural
(Brazilian Day of Rural Expansion). This day was established by Lei (Act) 12,386 of 3 March 2011, with support from ASBRAER (Associação Brasileira das Entidades de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural; Brazilian Association of Technical Assistance and Rural Expansion Units), in order to commemorate the day of the creation of Acar-MG (Associação de Crédito e Assistência Rural de Minas Gerais; Assocation of Rural Credit and Assistance in Minas Gerais), on 6 December 1948. These institutions represent professionals who have direct contact with the farmers and their families, and provide assistance for their development. About 70 percent of Brazilian food consumption is composed of Brazilian rural products.
Death of João Belchior M. Goulart, former president of Brazil, in Argentina
In 1964, President João Goulart, nicknamed Jango, was forced to step down after a military coup and go into exile. Recently his corpse was exhumed in order to find out if he was poisoned.
Death of composer João do Vale
Battle of Itororó, during the Paraguayan War.
About five thousand Paraguayans confronted twenty thousand Brazilians, commanded by Duque de Caxias.
Sailor Peter Blake, from New Zealand, murdered in Amazonas
Peter was considered as the best in his discipline. He died at the age of 53, after armed robbers invaded his sailing boot during his expedition on the Amazon River.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015