Dia do Escrevente de Cartório
(Register office employee). In Brazil, a lot of bureaucratic documentation is required for any legal procedure. Therefore, there are many so-called cartórios – register offices – for a variety of official documentation, verification or registration. Many of such cartórios are specialized in one segment of documentation and legislation.
Dia Mundial do Administrador de Pessoal
(World Day of Personnel Manager). These professionals are responsible for hiring and administering employees. On this day are also included Human Resources professionals (Recursos Humanos).
Dia Internacional do Cacau
(International Cocoa Day). This day was installed in 1948 by the Brazilian executive committee of the cocoa plantation planning (CEPLAC: Comissão Executiva do Plano da Lavoura Cacaueira). The Theobroma cacao is a native plant from the Latin American rain forests. The trees thrive best in shady conditions. The scientific name indicates that Mayas considered the fruits as a gift from the gods. In the sixteenth century, the Spaniards tasted the beverage made of cocoa beans for the first time, and soon cocoa beans were introduced in Europe. Ivory Coast is the world’s largest cocoa producer, followed by Ghana and Indonesia. Brazil has a lesser share in the cocoa world production.
Start of the Revolt in Pernambuco.
The Revolt of Brazilians and Portuguese, commanded by João Fernandes Vieira, started in Capibaribe Valley. They revolted against the Dutch occupation, shortly after Johan Mauritz’ return to The Netherlands. The revolt resulted in the end of the Dutch Period in Brazil: the Dutch left their colony in 1654.
João Fernandes Vieira
First Brazilian Constitutional Assemby (primeira Assembléia Constituinte brasileira) by prince Pedro.
Three months later, the same Pedro declared Brazil independent from Portugal, and was – one month later, on 12 October – crowned the first Emperor of Brazil.
First television demonstration – at an exhibition – in Rio de Janeiro by Edgard Roquette Pinto.
Death of naturalist Augusto Ruschi
He was known as ‘o cientista dos beija-flores’, the hummingbird scientist.
FIFA World Cup 2002 Japan – South Korea: Brazil 2 x 1 Turkey
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015