Brazilian Days 352
Dia Nacional Contra o Trabalho Infantil
(Brazilian Day against Child Labor). The International Day is on 12 June.
Dia Internacional do Imigrante
(International Migrants Day).
Death of maestro Francisco Manuel da Silva, songwriter of the Brazilian Hymn
Ban on whale hunting in Brazil
Death of pianist and composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
Orthographic reform of the Portuguese language,
President Emílio Garrastazu Médici determined the reforms, with drew accents and tremas from many words. The alterations had been approved by Academia Brasileira de Letras and by Academia de Ciências de Lisboa, The Brazilian and Portuguese Letter Academies, respectively .
Short-circuit caused a big fire at the Volkswagen plant in São Bernardo do Campo (SP), killing 17 people.
Kidnapping of Wellington Camargo, brother of the singing duo Zezé Di Camargo e Luciano
He was kidnapped in Goiânia, and liberated 94 days later. In order to pressure the family, the kidnappers had cut part of Wellington’s left ear.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007,2014