Dia de Tiradentes
(Tiradentes). Tiradentes was the leader of the conspiracy group in Minas Gerais (Inconfidência Mineira) that battled for more freedom and rights. Betrayal resulted in the arrest of the members, and only Tiradentes was condemned to death. He was hanged and quartered, in Rio de Janeiro.
|Tiradentes, o Mártir da Independência do Brasil
||Tiradentes – Série “Construtores do Brasil” – TV Câmara
Dia da Latinidade
(Latin Identity). Long before the foundation of Rome, Italic people lived in that region. The best known subgroup derived from this people is the Latino people. Brazil is a nation with very strong Latin roots, mainly due to Portuguese, Italian and Spanish migrants. However, Brazilians also have strong African and Indian roots. This so-called ‘tropicalization’ created the pluricultural community. The International Dia da Latinidade is on 15 May. Interestingly, April 21 is considered as the foundation day of the city of Rome.
Dia do Metalúrgico
(Metallurgist). Metallurgy emerged about six thousand years ago, in the Middle East. Metallurgy in Brazil received a big boost when Europe needed iron ore for the war industry, during the Second World War. A number of foreign companies started to analyze the possibilities in Brazil. Multinational mining company VALE was founded during the War, in 1945. At present, the metallurgic industry is responsible for more than two million registered job positions in Brazil, more than 5 percent of the total number of registered workers in Brazil.
Dia do Policial Civil e Militar
(Brazilian Civil and Military Police). Tiradentes is the patron of the Military and Civil police in Brazil. The day became official in 1946, by President Gaspar Dutra. In 2007, Brazil counted 298 thousand servicemen of the Military and 228 thousand of the Civil Police.
Dia do Têxtil
(Textile). According to Associação Brasileira da Indústria Têxtil e de Confecção (ABIT; Brazilian Association of Textile and Confection Industry), more than 30 thousand textile companies exist in Brazil, good for more than 1.7 million textile workers.
Dia Nacional da Paz no Trânsito
(Respect in Traffic). In 2009, more than 400 thousand accidents with victims caused more than 20 thousand deaths in traffic. In the same year, about 50 thousand pedestrians died in traffic.
Death of Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, better known as Tiradentes.
The leader of the ‘Mineiro Conspiracy’ was condemned to death. He was hanged and then quartered.
|Tiradentes – A criação de um herói brasileiro
||Série especial julgamento de Tiradentes (13/04/12)
|Série especial julgamento de Tiradentes (16/04/12)
||Série especial julgamento de Tiradentes (18/04/12)
|Série especial julgamento de Tiradentes (19/04/12)
||Série especial julgamento de Tiradentes (20/04/12)
Inauguration of the new Brazilian capital, Brasília, by President Kubitschek.
The new capital, more centrally located replaced Rio de Janeiro. The capital was designed by Lucio Costa and Oscar Nieymeyer and now is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
|A inauguração de Brasília
||Juscelino Kubitschek inaugura Brasília em 21 de abril de 1960
|Documentário Brasília: projeto capital ( Versão Integral)
||Primeiras imagens de Brasília
Creation of the state of Guanabara.
The transfer of the Brazilian capital from Rio de Janeiro to Brasília resulted in the renaming of the Federal District into a new Brazilian state. The state of Guanabara was added to the state of Rio de Janeiro in 1975.
Death of president-elect Tancredo Neves
Tancredo was the first (indirectly) elected civil president since the end of the dictatorship. He suffered cancer and died shortly before his installation as president. Vice-president José Sarney succeeded Tancredo.
|Presidente eleito Tancredo Neves morre em São Paulo (1985)
||1985 – Anúncio da morte do Presidente Tancredo de Almeida Neves
Inauguration of Universidade de Brasília (created in 1961).
São Carlos (SP) elevated to the status of a city.
|São Carlos – Sp
||São Carlos – SP
|HINO DO SÃO CARLOS
||UM POUCO DO PASSADO DE SÃO CARLOS – SP
Death of ex-president Paschoal Ranieri Mazzilli (president in 1961 and in 1964).
The historical city of Ouro Preto added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ouro Preto became the first Brazilian heritage to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
|OURO PRETO – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
||Ouro Preto in Brazil – World Heritage Site by Unesco ( Full HD )|
|Ouro Preto MG Institutional English Version
||OURO PRETO / BRAZIL – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
First Brazilian expedition crossed Apa River, and then entered Paraguay, where it occupied Forte Bela Vista, during the Paraguayan War.
Inauguration of the oil production platform P-50 in Bacia de Campos (RJ).
Death of former coach of the Brazilian soccer team, Telê Santana.
|Homenagem a TELÊ SANTANA da Silva
||Assista à íntegra da entrevista com Telê Santana (1992)
|Telê Santana – Meio Século de Futebol Arte – parte 1
||Telê Santana – Meio Século de Futebol Arte – parte 2
|Telê Santana – Meio Século de Futebol Arte – parte 3
||Telê Santana – Meio Século de Futebol Arte – parte 4
|Telê Santana – Meio Século de Futebol Arte – parte 5
||Telê Santana – Meio Século de Futebol Arte – parte 6
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015