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).
Nationwide broadcast of the radio program ‘A Hora do Brasil’.
The program, already on air since 22 July 1935 under the name ‘A Voz do Brasil’, and regained the original name on 6 September 1946.
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.
The city of Criciúma (Santa Catarina) hit by a tornado.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015