Dia dos Tribunais de Contas do Brasil
(Brazilian Courts of Accounts).
Reconnaissance of the harbor in Buenos Aires (Argentina) by Brazilian frigate ”Dom Afonso’.
Attack of the city of Lapa (PR) by Federalist rebels from Rio Grande do Sul.
Death of writer and politician Joaquim Nabuco de Araujo.
Joaquim was in strong favor of the abolition of slavery.
Death of Tarsila do Amaral
Collapse of the suspension bridge above the Sete Quedas waterfall resulted in 29 deaths.
About one thousand tourists became isolated and had to be rescued by helicopters.
Start of the Gulf War led to the rationing of fuel in Brazil.
Gasoline stations started to close at night and on Sundays.
According to English researchers, São Paulo was the fifth most polluted city in the world.
In total 102 municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais declared state of emergency after heavy rainfall.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015