Dia do Ator
(Actor). Besides this Dia do Ator, also the Dia do Ator Profissional, the professional actor, exists, on March 27.
Dia do Artista de Teatro
Dia Nacional da Aviação Agrícola
(Brazilian Day of Agricultural Aviation). To keep control of the enormous areas of cropland, water lands, and forest, airplanes are essential. On August 19, 1947, Clóvis Candiota (patron of agricultural aviation since 1989) started the first agricultural flight from Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul. This day was introduced by law in 1989.
Dia do Pernambuco
(Pernambuco). Introduced in 2006. See below.
|Pernambuco. É só Chegar.
||Pernambuco – Brazil (English)
|Dicionário de pernambuquês
||Belezas de Pernambuco
||SER PERNAMBUCANO É
|Pernambuco, um pedacinho do Brasil
Dia Mundial do Fotógrafo e da Fotografia
(World day of the photographer and photography). On August 19, 1839, in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Académie des Sciences and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the secrets of the first photographic images were revealed by the romantic painter and engraver Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851). Already in January that year, his works were shown: still life of famous locations in Paris, made on a copper sheet, with a layer of polished silver leaf, he so-called daguerréotype. Unfortunately, a great fire in his laboratory destroyed a great part of it: his inventions and notes. Only 25 Daguerréotypes were saved. (See for explanatory video).
YouTube channel: History of Photography (519 videos)
|Photo History of the people of Earth 1839 to 1853
||Long Gone: Daguerreotypes 1840-1860
Death of UN representative Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948-2003) in Baghdad (Iraq).
Sérgio studied philosophy in Paris. During his studies, he started to work for the United Nations. Since 1981, Sérgio was a rising star. He then became chief adviser of the UN missions, in Cambodia, Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor, and became High Commissioner of Refugees in 2002; In 2002, Sérgio became special representative in Baghdad, upon personal request of his chief Kofi Annan. Together with Sérgio, more 22 UN workers were killed in a bomb attack.
SÉRGIO VIEIRA DE MELLO
|Sergio Vieira de Mello –
In memory of…
|SERGIO – Trailer #2
Birth of Joaquim Nabuco (1849-1910).
Joaquim Aurélio Barreto Nabuco de Araújo studied law in São Paulo, and continued in Recife. In 1869, he wrote “A escravidão (the slavery)”. There was a lot of commotion when Joaquim defended a black slave, who had killed his master. In 1872, his first book was published: Camões e os Lusíadas. As an elected representative, he defended the rights of the Indians, he condemned the exploration of the Xingú area, and opposed against the arrival of Chinese as substitutes of slaves at the plantations. He named this substitution the ‘Mongolization of our Country‘. Joaquim battled bitterly for the abolition of slavery, until the abolition of it in 1888. In 1869, he was one of the founders of the Brazilian Academy of Literature, and was named as secretary for life. Joaquim also was involved in the dispute of the partition of British Guyana, considered as a defeat for Brazil. He worked as a diplomat in London, and became the first Brazilian ambassador in the United States. He died there, after a long sickbed. Since 2006, his birth date is called the Dia do Pernambuco, thanks to his efforts for this state.
|Joaquim Nabuco (1/4) – De Lá Pra Cá
||Joaquim Nabuco (2/4) – De Lá Pra Cá
|Joaquim Nabuco (3/4) – De Lá Pra Cá
||Joaquim Nabuco (4/4) – De Lá Pra Cá
|Diálogo com Joaquim Nabuco
First broadcast of Brazilian TV channel SBT.
SBT, Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão, was founded in 1981, by the very popular presenter Silvio Santos. Silvio (1930, his real name is Senor Abravanel, son of Greek-Turkish migrants) presents, for almost fifty (!) years, a broad scale of TV programs, presumably amusement and family games. his nickname is therefore “O mensageira da alegria, the messenger of the laugh“. The first broadcast of SBT was the registration of the signing ceremony of the contract by Silvio and Brazilian president Ernesto Geisel. SBT suffered losses in the first decade of its existence, despite the growth of its market share. At present SBT claims to be watched by one quarter of Brazilian TV watchers. Almost no one has to be afraid to miss any second of the SBT programs, since the more than 100 satellite dishes guarantee a nationwide coverage of almost 100 percent.
Some curiosities about Silvio: despite his age of 80, he always gets up at six, and does his daily gymnastic routine. Thanks to two plastic surgeries (the most recent dates from 2005), his appearance is much younger. He frequently uses UV treatments, has his hair dyed every two weeks. He is very rich, his personal income is calculated to be 15 million reais per year. SBT has a value of about 1 to 1.5 billion reais, but Silvio only wants to sell his jewel for 2 billion. Besides TV activities, Silvio’s company also is holding a bank, insurances, leasing activities, and credit card administration. Silvio is very popular in Brazil. A poll in 1988 demonstrated that he would have won the presidential elections, if he had be one of the candidates. One year later, he became presidential candidate, but an administrative error blocked his candidacy. Personal drama for Silvio was the sequestration of Silvio and his family in 2001.
|Nascimento do SBT no dia 19 de Agosto de 1981
||Homenagem Silvio Santos 80 Anos
|Conheça a Próxima Dona do SBT – Patrícia Abravanel
||SBT 25 anos – 1ª parte
|SBT 25 anos – 2ª parte
||SBT 25 anos – 3ª parte
By. Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015