Dia do Ar
(Air). Besides the Day of Air, other days of the elements exist too: Dia da Água (Water; March 22) and Dia da Terra (Earth; April 22). Obviously, no Dia do Fogo (Fire)…
Dia do Corretor de Telefone
Dia do Cônsul
Dia da Transfiguração do Senhor
(Transfiguration of Jesus). A catholic feast day that is not widely celebrated. This day originates from the fifth century. Only in 1457, the Transfiguration became an official christian feast day (before it was celebrated by the orthodox church only), thanks to pope Calixtus III, who wanted to commemorate the christian victory upon the Muslims, one year before. Transfiguration refers to the event that Jesus transfigured himself on top of the mountain of Tabor, Galilea, witnessed by the apostles Peter, John and James. Together with Jesus, also Moses and Elias appeared.
Death of writer Jorge Amado (1912-2001).
Jorge was born in the south of Bahia in 1912, as son of a cocoa planter. In his childhood he moved to Ilhéus, and later moved to Salvador to study t here. There Jorge started to write for newspapers, and his writing career started. His first novel (O País do Carnaval; Land of Carnival) was published in 1931. Two years later, his second novel was published: Cacau (Cocoa). In 1935, Jorge graduated as lawyer. From 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Uruguay, since he strongly supported communism. Three years later, he and his family returned to Brazil, and Jorge became member of the communist party. In 1947, the communist party was banned, and Jorge and his family had to go in exile again: to France, until he was expelled there. They then moved to Czechoslovakia. A few years later, the family returned to Brazil, Jorge gave up his political ambitions. Later, he was elected to join the Brazilian Academy of Literature. He died in Salvador. His books (26 in total) have been translated in almost 50 languages. Jorge was nominated for the Nobel Prize, but never gained this prestigious prize.
“Eu sou muito otimista, muito.
O Brasil é um país com uma força enorme.
Nós somos um continente, meu amor.
Nós não somos um paisinho, nós somos um continente, com um povo extraordinário.”
“Eu tive mais da vida do que mereci, do que pedi. Sou um homem muito feliz com a vida.”
|Morre o escritor Jorge Amado (2001)
||Works of Jorge Amado
|Jorge Amado (1/2) – De Lá Pra Cá – 29/05/2011
||Jorge Amado (2/2) – De Lá Pra Cá – 29/05/2011
|Jorge Amado- Cultura Retrô 04/08/2011
||The 100 Years of Jorge Amado|
Gold medal for Joaquim Cruz (1963) at the Olympics in Los Angeles (track & field, 800 m).
Joaquim finished in front of Sebastian Coe and Earl Jones. It was the first gold medal in athletics for Brazil. In 1988, Joaquim won silver (behind the Kenyan Paul Ereng) with the same discipline, in Seoul. During the Pan American Games of 1987 (Indianapolis, USA) he won gold, and in 1995 (Mar del Plata, Argentina) silver with the 1500 meter discipline.
1984 Los Angeles Olympics 800m Final
Start of the revolution in Acre, commanded by Plácido de Castro.
Acre, sharing borders with Bolivia and Peru, was disputed by Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru at that time. The independence, only recognized by Brazil, was proclaimed three times. The revolution ended in 1903, when the treaty was signed. Bolivia received 2 million sterling, by ceding Acre to Brazil, and Peru gained the construction of a railroad connecting Brazil and Peru, after their agreement with the new borderlines. In 1962, Acre became a Brazilian state.
|Acre – Território Acreano 1
||Acre – Território Acreano 2
|Acre – Território Acreano 3
||2003: 100 anos de Revolução Acreana
|Plácido de Castro – Série “Construtores do Brasil” – TV Câmara
||Plácido de Castro
|Rio Branco/ACRE (Brasil)|
Treaty of The Hague.
Treaty of peace between the Republic of the United Netherlands and the kingdom of Portugal. Colonial possessions were assigned to the nation that was occupying the territory at the time of the treaty. As a result, The Netherlands lost their claim upon Recife, the city they left in 1654, forever. In addition, Timor became divided between the two nations.
Brasil dos Holandeses – Expedições
Trailer Sweet Dutch Brazil (Doce Brasil Holandês)
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