Dia da Radiopatrulha
(Radio Patrol). This special police unit was created in Rio de Janeiro in 1948, making use of luxury sedans of the brand Chevrolet.
Dia do Corretor
(Broker). There is another Dia do Corretor on 27 August.
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Dia do Jornalista
Dia do Médico Legista
Dia Mundial da Saúde
(World Health Day). On 7 April 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded.
Theme for 2013:
High blood pressure
In 2008, 40 percent of adults older than 25 had high blood pressure. In the same year, 17.3 million people died of cardiovascular diseases.
Foundation of Associação Brasileira de Imprensa (ABI; Brazilian Press Association) in Rio de Janeiro,by Gustavo Lacerda.
At that time it was called Associação de Imprensa
Abdication of Brazilian emperor Pedro I.
His 5-year-old son, Pedro II, became the heir of the throne. The abdication of Pedro I was forced by the Brazilian army.
Installation of the Regência Trina Provisória (Provisory Regency), after the abdication of Pedro I.
Election of Diogo Antônio Feijó as regent.
He won with 2828 votes.
Carta Patente (document that granted monopoly position) for the São Paulo Railway, Light and Power Co.
Creation of Território do Acre, by Decreto nº 5188
Death of Brazilian sculptor Rodolfo Bernardelli
Plane crash with a Curtiss C46 in Bagé (RS):
Union leader Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva imprisoned by DOPS.
He was released on 30 May 1980.
Tribunal Federal de Recursos judged that the ‘União’ (Brazil) is responsible for the death of Manuel Fiel Filho, who died on 17 January 1976.
Killing of Evandro Caetano (7) during a probable black magic ritual in Guaratuba-PR
Marc van Roosmalen fired from Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015