Dia do Oftalmologista
(Ophthalmologist). The date refers to the foundation of Sociedade de Oftalmologia de São Paulo (São Paulo Ophthalmologist Society) in 1930. In 1968, the day was introduced in the state of São Paulo, and in 1986 the day gained a national status.
|07 de maio. Dia do Oftalmologista. Homenagem do Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia (CBO)
||Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia 2012
Dia da Saúde Ocular
(Ocular Health). Analogue to the Dia do Oftalmologista, Dia da Saúde Ocular is on 7 May. However, the Dia Mundial da Saúde Ocular (World Ocular Health Day) is on 10 July, referring to the birth of British ophthalmologist Harlod Ridley (1906-2001), who pioneered intraocular lens surgery for cataract patients. World Sight Day is on 10 October.
|Cataract Surgery 1951 – Sir Harold Ridley
||Sir Harold Ridley – BBC The One Show
Dia do Silêncio
(Silence). The origin of this day is unknown, but is mentioned in a large number of sources.
|Portal3 TV: Dia do Silêncio
||Dia do Silêncio – A importância da Libras na Saúde
Dia Nacional de Prevenção da Alergia
Dia Municipal do Capoeirista
(RJ e ES)
Death of Duque de Caxias, patron of the Brazilian Army
DUQUE DE CAXIAS
|Duque de Caxias – Série “Construtores do Brasil” – TV Câmara
||Hino a Caxias
Birth of writer Gilberto Amado
English train robber Ronald Biggs, who had hidden himself in Brazil, returned to the UK.
Ratification of the treaty of the borders between Brazil and Uruguay
The colony of Blumenau (SC) elevated to the category of ‘Distrito de Paz‘
Inauguration of the first electrical tram line in São Paulo
First armed clash between the cangaceiros (bandits) of Virgulino Ferreira da Silva (Lampião) and the police.
Chico Xavier participated in his first spiritist meeting
Cancellation of the registration of Partido Comunista Brasileiro (PCB: Brazilian Communist Party)
UFO in Rio de Janeiro photographed by Ed Keffel and João Martins (Revista Cruzeiro)
The journalists were in Rio, in order to find out the truth about a man who supposed to be Adolf Hitler. In those days, the story went that he hadn’t died in Berlin, but that he managed to escape to Brazil. When they were sitting at a bar, they noticed a flying object above the ocean. Ed Keffel quickly took some pictures.
Death of 16 firemen in the big fire at Ilha do Braço Forte
The fire had started one day before.
World boxing title (WBC) for Brazilian Miguel de Oliveira in the category super welter weight
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015