Brazilian Days 347
Dia do Lapidador
Dia do Marinheiro
Dia do Pedreiro
Dia Nacional do Ótico
(Brazilian Optics Day)
Dia Nacional do Forró
(Brazilian Forró Day)
Dia do Deficiente Visual
Issue of Ato Institucional 5 (AI-5) by President Artur Costa e Silva.
AI-5, in fact, replaced the 1967 constitution. The Act provided the president and the federal government powers to close the National Congress and almost all State Legislative Assemblies, to intervene in the states and municipalities, to issue presidential decrees, to censor media, to suspend habeas corpus, to dismiss public servants. to suspend civil rights of people suspected to be subversive against the government. On 13 October 1978, AI-5 was inactivated by President Ernesto Geisel. This inactivation became effective on 1 January 1979.
Discovery of the Bay of Santa Luzia by André Gonçalves and Américo Vespúcio
At present, Santa Luzia is called Vitória, capital of the state of Espírito Santo
Birth of nurse Ana Neri (1814-1880.
Birth of Brazilian folk singer Luiz Gonzaga.
Start of Revolta dos Balaios in Maranhão.
The revolt was headed by Manoel Francisco dos Anjos Ferreira.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007,2014