Dia das Aparências
Dia do Operador de Telemarketing
(Telemarketeer). Also in Brazil you run the risk to be approached by telemarketers who want you buy their products. Telephone companies regularly call for their latest offers, trying to persuade the customers to buy them.
First balloon flight by Alberto Santos Dumont (1873-1932) above Paris.
Alberto would later gain world fame as one of the pioneers of modern aviation. His first balloon, which he called “Brésil“, was relatively small in size and could carry just 70 kilos. His second balloon “América” was much bigger and earned him a prestigious price. He then stayed up to 22 hours in the air. In total, Alberto constructed balloons 11 and flew with them. In 1901 Dumont won the Deutsch Prize, when his balloon flew around the Eiffel Tower. In 1906, Alberto made his memorable flight with the motorized 14Bis. Controversy still exists who made the first motorized flight in history : Alberto Santos Dumont or the Wright brothers.
ALBERTO SANTOS DUMONT
|Alberto Santos Dumont and the balloons
||Alberto Santos Dumont, winged dreams
Death of writer Monteiro Lobato (1882-1948).
José Bento Renato Monteiro Lobato, born in Taubaté (SP), is considered as one of the most influential Brazilian writers of the twentieth century. Half of his works are books for children, with the most famous ‘Sítio do Picapau Amarelo‘ (1939), the Ranch of the Yellow Woodpecker. The latter appeared in a number of series on Brazilian TV. Besides writing children’s books, Lobato also translated various books into Portuguese. Lobato was also a strong nationalist and favored state monopoly of iron and oil exploration in Brazil. ‘O petróleo é nosso!’, ‘The oil is ours!’. He died of CVA, in São Paulo.
|Interview with Monteiro Lobato, shortly before his death 1
||Interview with Monteiro Lobato, shortly before his death 2
|Interview with Monteiro Lobato, shortly before his death 3
||100 Years Monteiro Lobato- Globo Repórter 1982
|Síto do Picapau Amarelo (1977)
||Síto do Picapau Amarelo (2001)
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015