Dia Mundial do Enfermeiro(a)/ Enfermagem
(International Nurses Day). 12 May is the birthday of legendary nurse Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). In 1938, this day was introduced per decree by president Getúlio Vargas. Almost two decades later, president Kubitschek introduced the Week of the Nurses, which is also to honor Brazilian nurse Ana Néri, the first Brazilian woman who voluntarily was active at the battle fields.
Dia Mundial das Aves Migratórias
(World Migratory Birds Day). This UN-day was initiated in 2006, in order to raise awareness for the need of protection of more than fifty billion migratory birds and their habitats.
Theme for 2013:
“Networking for Migratory Birds”
|WMBD Trailer – “How it all began”
||Bird Migration: Research & Conservation
|World Migratory Bird Day 2013 – “Networking for migratory birds”
||Día mundial de las aves migratorias 2013 – “Creando redes para conservar las aves migratorias”
Dia das Comunicações Sociais
(Social Communications). This day, institutionalized by The Vatican, is celebrated of the Sunday of the Ascension of Jesus Christ. The day was introduced on 12 May 1967. On 24 January (feast day of St Francis de Sales, patron saint of social communications), a papal message is published about social communications.
“Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.”
Birth of Escrava (slave) Anastácia.
She was a daughter of a slave (probably of a Bantu tribe) and a slave owner. Blue-eyed Anastácia was very beautiful and caught attention of slave owner’s son. She refused any approximation and was severely punished for that. She was forced to wear a face mask, that covered her mouth. She was only allowed to have the mask removed when she had to eat. Many years later, she died in agony. She was buried in Igreja do Rosário, Rio de Janeiro.
|Escrava Anastácia – Parte 1
||Escrava Anastácia – Parte 2|
|Escrava Anastácia – Parte 3||Escrava Anastácia – Parte 4|
|Escrava Anastácia – Parte 5||Escrava Anastácia – Parte 6|
|Escrava Anastácia – Parte 7||Escrava Anastácia – Parte 8|
|Escrava Anastácia – Parte 9||Escrava Anastácia – Parte 10|
|Escrava Anastácia – Parte 11||Escrava Anastácia – Parte 12|
|Escrava Anastácia – Parte 13||Escrava Anastácia – Parte 14|
Severe monetary crisis suspended payment by Banco do Brasil
Federal Chamber of Deputies approved Lei Áurea, which ended slavery in Brazil.
Inauguration of autódromo (racing circuit) de Interlagos, São Paulo
|Historia do autódromo de interlagos
||Video Onboard Interlagos
Birth of Hermes Rodrigues da Fonseca, president of Brazil (1910-1914)
HERMES DA FONSECA
|Governo Hermes da Fonseca (1910-1914)
Associação Cristã de Moços de Porto Alegre (RS) introduced ‘Dia das Mães’ (Mother’s Day) on the second Sunday in May.
Death of Brazilian soccer player Didi (Waldir Pereira), world champion in 1958 and 1962.
|The Duel: Didi vs Kopa ~ 1958 World Cup Semi-Final
||Botafogo FR: O Adeus de Mestre Didi, em 2001
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015