Dia do Orquidófilo
(Orchid lover). Orchids grow in various forms, shapes, and colors, and are beloved by many, all over the world. Orchids are tropical flowers, which are found in Brazil, amongst others. Many Brazilians have orchid plants in their garden, often hanging in a tree. Many orchid lovers cultivate large numbers of orchids, and some of them have created a special garden for their orchids. Orchid exhibitions are organized regularly, and also the city of Belo Horizonte does have a community of orchid lovers.
Dia do Aeroviário
(Airline personnel). The profession of aeroviário was defined by law on June 22, 1962, per decree. These employers are responsible for the operations of airlines, from technical engineers to cabin crew.
Arrival of D. Pero Fernandes Sardinha (1496-1556), first bishop of Salvador, in Brazil.
Dom Pero was the first bishop in Brazil. Only two weeks after his resignation as bishop of Salvador, he shipwrecked near the coast of Alagoas. For long it was assumed that the bishop was caught and devoured by caeté indigenous, but this version is highly controversial. Probably, one of the other survivors had killed the bishop and spread around the news about the cannibalistic indigenous, with the thought to obtain their land after having them massacred.
Provisional Constitution of the United States of Brazil.
In 1889, marshal Manuel Deodoro de Fonseca led the coup against emperor Pedro II, who was sent into exile. A new government was formed, led by De Fonseca. One year later, the provisional constitution was accepted, a constitution that was an analogue of the American constitution. De Fonseca became Brazil’s first president, marking the start of the first roaring years of the young Brazilian republic.
Inauguration of the submarine telegraph cable between Brazil and Europe.
Beatification of Jesuit priest José de Anchieta by Pope John Paul II
Ban on Companhia de Jesus, per decree (nº 510)
Proclamation of the victory of Prudente de Morais, by the National Congress, after the first direct presidential elections in Brazil.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015