Death of writer, lawyer, journalist, dramaturge, and politician Franklin Távora (1842-1888).
João Franklin da Silveira Távora was born in the state of Ceará; He moved to Fortaleza, then to Goiânia, and Recife, where he stayed until 1874. He graduated in law. After his graduation, he started to work as a secretary for the province, and later for Brazil. He also was a productive journalist, writing in two newspapers. Already as a student, Franklin started to write literature. His works reflect the transition phase between Romanticism and Realism. His most important works are: Três Lágrimas, drama (1870), O Cabeleira, novel (1876); O Matuto, chronicle (1878). He also wrote under his pseudonyms Semprônio and Farisvest. Franklin founded the Associação dos Homens de Letras, and was linked to the Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro. In 1888, Frankin died, disillusioned (he burnt his final unpublished manuscripts), and in absolute poverty in Rio de Janeiro.
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The people of Brazil demanded the government to declare war to the Axis (Germany and Italy).
When German and Italian submarines destroyed Brazilian vessels, and thereby killing hundreds of Brazilians, the demand for declaring war to these nations grew. Four days later, Brazil formally declared war to Germany and Italy.