Brazilian Days 364
Creation of the third, and actual, Banco do Brasil
On 12 October 1808, Dom João VI, King of Portugal, opened the first Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro. He and his family were in exile during the French occupation of Portugal. In 1853, the second Banco do Brasil was opened, as a result of the merger between Banco do Brasil de Mauá (former first Banco do Brasil) with Banco Comercial do Rio de Janeiro. Per decree 1.455 of 30 December 1905, Banco do Brasil was created again, and was reopened on 3 July the following year.
Suspension of political rights of former president Fernando Collor, by the Senate.
Decree by President Getúlio Vargas transformed the political parties into beneficiary and cultural societies.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2014