Dia das Bandeirantes
(Girl Scouts). On 30 May 1919, Adéle Lynch organized an informative meeting in her house in Rio de Janeiro. She wanted to create a unit of Girl Scouts in Brazil, as was requested by Lord Baden Powell in a letter to her. The “Associação das Girl Guides do Brasil”, was eventually renamed into “Federação de Bandeirantes do Brasil” . On 13 August, the first 11 girl scouts were sworn in.
Dia da Decoração / Dia do Decorador
Dia do Geólogo
(Geologist). The day was established in 1962, when the profession was regularized by law.
“O sorriso que tenho nos lábios é um sorriso geológico – o sorriso de quem sabe, olha, vê e compreende” – Monteiro Lobato
Dia Internacional do Desafio
(International Challenge Day). In 1983, an idea was born to save energy in a small Canadian town. In winter, at 3 pm at a temperature of minus 20 degrees centigrade, the inhabitants were requested to switch off the lights at home, and to lower the central heating, while they would walk around for fifteen minutes. The town was able to calculate the collective energy consumption and how many inhabitants were indeed participating. This initiative was then moved to May, and introduced in a growing number of countries. At present TAFISA (Trim and Fitness International Sport for All Association) is organizing this day. In Brazil, the activities are organized by SESC. In 2006, no less than 50 million Southern Americans were active in almost 3000 locations.
Death of writer Julia Lopes de Almeida
Marriage of D. Pedro II with Teresa Cristina de Bourbon
Dom Pedro was 16 years old and was absent during this wedding ceremony.
The União Nacional dos Estudantes (UNE; Brazilian Student Union) headed a rebellion against the rise of tram fares
Arrival of a German cultural mission, which included French naturalist Augusto de Saint-Hilaire, in Rio de Janeiro.
Attempt to surgically separate Siamese twins, by doctor Chapot Prévost
1919 Jerônima Mesquita founded the Movimento Bandeirante (girl scouts) in Brazil
Explosion of two bombs at the editorial of the journal Hora do Povo, in Rio de Janeiro
Release of Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva
He was taken prison by the DOPS on 7 April 1980.
Re-inauguration of the tram line which carries tourists to Cristo Redentor, in Rio de Janeiro.
Senate approved salary raise for congressmen, ministers, president, and vice-president.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015