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Dia Nacional da Liberdade de Imprensa
(Brazilian Press Freedom Day). The International Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3 May. The Brazilian Day was introduced to commemorate the limited press freedom during the dictatorship. Nevertheless, in that time about 150 newspapers circulated criticizing the dictatorial government. The journalists reported about tortures, among others, and about the lack of freed risking their own lives. A great number of these reporters were captured, tortured and even killed.
Signing of the Treaty of Tordesilhas.
Two years after the discovery of the American continent by Columbus, the continent was divided between Portugal and Spain.
Death of singer Nara Leão
Birth of writer Dias Barreto
Birth of President Rodrigues Alves
More than 2.557 journalists signed the manifest of Associação Brasileira de Imprensa for more freedom of information, critics, and opinion.
Reaffirmation of the Brazilian neutrality in the Middle-East conflict.
Death of Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro da Silva, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s first wife.
Death of writer Adalgisa Nery
Constitutional Revisional Amendment nº 5 reduced the presidential mandate from five to four years.
STJ decided that Petrobrás must clean up Rio Cubatão
Extension of the area of Parque Nacional (National Park) da Tijuca, in the city of Rio de Janeiro
Creation of Parque Nacional (National Park) da Serra do Itajaí (SC).
Launch of Programa de Farmácias Populares (Public Pharmacy Program).
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015