Brazilian Days 048
1816 Birth of historian and military Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen, count of Porto Seguro (1816-1878)
1819 Death of Joaquim Silvério dos Reis (1756-1819), coronel and witness against members of the Inconfidência Mineira.
1914 Inauguration of the electric tram line in João Pessoa (PB)
1956 Território Federal do Guaporé renamed into Território Federal de Rondónia
1973 Death of composer and musician Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho, better known as Pixinguinha (1897-1973)
1986 Big fire destroyed edifício Andorinha in Rio de Janeiro, resulting in 21 deaths and 50 wounded.
1987 Train collision at Itaquera (São Paulo), resulting in 70 deaths and 300 wounded.
1997 Death of anthropologist and politician Darcy Ribeiro (1922-1997)
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015