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Dia da Raça
(Lusitanians). Lusitanians are defined as the Portuguese people and their descendants all over the world. Including Brazil. This commemorative day has been celebrated for a very long time, even during the Portuguese Golden Era, at the time of discoveries and conquests of new colonies.
Dia da Língua Portuguesa
(Portuguese language). This day coincides with the commemoration of the death of the most famous poet from Portugal: Luiz Vaz de Camões.
Dia da Artilharia
(Artillery). On 10 June 1801, Emílio Luiz Mallet, patron of the Brazilian artillery, was born in France. He was still a child when he moved to Brazil. The Brazilian independence in 1822 forced Mallet to study at Académia Real Militar (Royal Military Academy) in Rio de Janeiro. Mallet is an excellent officer, and gained the status of a national hero die to his sometimes very decisive rol in successful military expeditions. He participated in the battles against Cisplatina (1825-1828), against Oribe and Rosas (1851-1852), against Aguirre (1864), and in the battles of the Triple Alliance against Paraguay. Mallet died in 1866. In 1932, a law made Mallet patron of the artillery.
Dia do Pastor Evangélico
Start of the Liberal Revolution in Barbacena, Minas Gerais.
In 1840, Pedro ascended the imperial Brazilian throne at very young age. There were still armed conflicts going on in the North and in the South, against the central government in Rio de Janeiro. Also in 1840, elections were held. These elections were accompanied by accusations and threats from both Conservatives and Liberals. Following the advice of the Conservatives, the young emperor canceled the elections, which ignited the start of the Liberal Revolution in the provinces of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. on 10 June, Feliciano Pinto Coelho da Cunha proclaimed himself as the new president of the province of Minas Gerais en chose Barbacena as its capital. In the following dags, various cities in Minas were conquered. Two months later, due to reinforcements of the federal army, the Liberal revolutionaries were defeated.
Death of swimmer and actor Rômulo Arantes
Birth of educator Armanda Álvaro Alberto
Foundation of Sociedade Bíblica do Brasil (Brazilian Biblical Society)
Recovery of diplomatic ties between Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.
Birth of marshal Emílio Luis Mallet
Creation of the municipality of Vila do Iguassu (future Foz do Iguaçu, PR)
Birth of Ziad Fazah, professor who claimed to speak and write in 59 languages.
Death of Eurico Gaspar Dutra, former president of Brazil.
Third French Open title for Gustavo Kuerten (Guga) at Roland Garros.
Guga beat Alex Corretja 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–2, 6–0.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015