Dia do Selo Postal Brasileiro
(Brazilian Stamp).See below.
Dia dos Confessores e Professores da Teologia Moral
(Confessors and Moral theology teachers). Today is the feast day of Saint Alphonsus (1696-Aug 1, 1787). Born in Italy, Alphonsus Maria de Liguori graduated as lawyer at an early age. According to a legend, he received a convocation and spent the rest of his life to announce the so-called Good News message to the poorest people in his country. In 1732, Alphonsus and a group of Redemptorists founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. The Redemptorists initially worked in the Kingdom of Naples, but later moved to Eastern Europe. They were traveling around for more than forty years. One century later, they founded a cloister in Wittem, The Netherlands. Famous Redemptorists are amongst others Gerardus Majella and the Dutch Petrus Donders. In 1871, Alphonsus was canonized, and in 1950, he was appointed by pope Pius XII to be the patron of confessors and teachers of Moral Theology.
Dia Mundial da Amamentação
(Global Breastfeeding Week). The WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action), UNICEF, and WHO pay attention, for one week for the 170 million malnourished children, of which three million die at early age. The WHO advises to maintain breastfeeding for at least six months. In 1997, the first World Breastfeeding Week was held.
Dia do Cerealista
(Crop grower of Cereals)
Dia do Poeta da Literatura de Cordel
(Cordel Poet). This day was introduced in 1986 by law. A cordel is a bundle of poetry and song texts, printed on cheap paper, and sold at local markets in the northeastern region of Brazil. The name cordel originates from the way of exposition of this booklets: hanging at a rope. Many popular cordels have themes like the legend of Lampião, the battle that was fought at the end of the 19th century in Bahia, and about Getúlio Vargas and his suicide. The texts are accompanied with lithographs.
O Sabido sem Estudo
Autor: Manuel Camilo dos Santos
Deus escreve em linhas tortas
Tão certo chega faz gosto
E fez tudo abaixo dele
Nada lhe será oposto
Um do outro desigual
Por isto o mundo é composto
Vejamos que diferença
Nos seres do Criador
A águia um pássaro tão grande
Tão pequeno um beija-flor
A ema tão corredeira
E o urubu tão voador
|Cordel- O casamento do Curió
||Cordel – O lobisomem e o Coronel
|Cordel – Globo Rural 1
||Cordel – Globo Rural 2
|Cordel – Globo Rural 3
||Cordel – Globo Rural 4
|Cordel – Documentary
Issue of the first Brazilian stamp.
On May 5, 1840, the first stamp of the word was issued in the United Kingdom: the Black Penny. Three years later, Brazil followed, as the second nation, with the emission of the so-called ‘olho-de-boi’ (bull’s eye). The stamps were issued in Rio de Janeiro. They had to be cut separately, more than two million copies with the values of 30, 60, and 90 réis were printed. At present, about 6000 remain in the world. The stamps with the least quality may have a value of 30 euros, the highest quality stamps may have a value of about one million euros.
Gold medal for Rogério Sampaio at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona (judo, half lightweight).
Rogério dedicated his medal to his late brother Ricardo, who acted in the same class in Seoul in 1988, but lost in the first round. In 1993, Rogério gained a bronze medal at the World Championships.
Judo final match 1992
Introduction of the Cruzeiro Real (CR$).
During the eighties and nineties of the past century, Brazil had some changes of the national currency. The predecessor of the Cruzeiro Real was het cruzeiro (Cr$), with a small letter ‘r’, introduced in 1990. 1000 Cr$ could be exchanged for1 CR$, on August 1, 1993. Since 1994, the actual currency ,the real (R$) was introduced. 2750 CR$ had a value of 1 R$. These new currencies and exchange rates were very confusing at that time.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015