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Death of comedian Zacarias, member of the comedy group “Os Trapalhões”.
Mauro Faccio Gonçalves was born on 18 January 1934 in Sete Lagoas (MG). Zacarias, which had become his nickname, studied architecture in Belo Horizonte, and worked for a local radio station. In 1973, Zacarias was invited by comedian Didi (Renato Aragão) to join the comedy group, which further consisted of Dedé Santana and Mussum. The group was already seen on TV in 1966, and gained many fans. In 1996, the group even reached the Guinness Book of Records as the longest lasting comedy series. Zacarias hadn’t reached this milestone, he died in 1990. Four years later, his colleague Mussum died. In addition to the TV series, the group also had produced music albums and movies.
Inauguration of Jardim Zoológico (ZOO) in Rio de Janeiro.
The ZOO was created in Parque da Quinta da Boa Vista, a former residence of the former Imperial Family. Already in 1888, Barão de Drumond took the initiative to create the zoo in the capital. He also created the still popular ‘jogo do bicho‘, a gambling game, in order to have enough funds for the treatment and housing of the animals, and to attract more visitors. The actual ZOO (ZOORIO) of almost 14 hectares hosts more than 2100 animals of 400 different species.
Publication of Manifesto da Poesia Pau-Brasil by Oswald de Andrade in the journal Correio da Manhã
Establishment of telegraphic line between Brazil and Argentina.
Departure of Charles Darwin from the state of Bahia
Darwin had arrived there on 29 February 1832.
Teodomiro Romeiro dos Santos condemned to death penalty.
He was accused of terrorism.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015