Dia Nacional de Combate a Dengue
(Combat against Dengue). Dengue, also called breakbone fever, is a tropical disease that is spread by mosquitoes. This mosquito type, Aedes aegypti, most commonly bit at dusk or dawn, and has a breeding preference in stagnant water. In Brazil, dengue was almost eliminated in the 80’s of the past century, However, dengue has made a come-back and causes various epidemics throughout the country. At present, no cure has been provided effective yet, but the treatment has been improved greatly. According to Lei (Act) Nº 12.235 of 19 May 2010, the day that commemorates the combat against dengue, is held on the penultimate Saturday of November.
Dia Nacional de Combate ao Câncer Infantil
Dia Mundial da Aquarela
(World Watercolor Day). The day was created by Mexican plastic artist Alfredo Guati Rojo (1918-2003) on 23 November 1994. Alfredo was founder of the Instituto de Arte de México (Mexican Arts Institute) in 1954, and the Museo Nacional de la Acuarela in 1967.
Brazilian politicians went to into exile in France, after their conflict with emperor Dom Pedro.
On 12 November 1823, Dom Pedro had dissolved the constituent assembly, and called for new elections.
Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca stepped down as President of Brazil.
The marshal, who had become the first president of Brazil, didn’t want to risk a civil war in Brazil, and he therefore stepped down.
National Congress blocked the return of President João Fernandes Café Filho, after his sick leave.
The congress and the military leaders feared that Café Filho wouldn’t allow president-elect Juscelino Kubitschek to take the oath of office. Café Filho left office on 9 November, and was succeeded by the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Carlos Luz. Luz had to leave office only two days later, since it was feared that he was part of a plot to block Kubitschek to become President. Luz was succeeded by the Senate’s President, Nereu Ramos, until 31 January 1956, when Kubitschek was sworn in as President.
Death of composer, singer, comedian and actor Adoniran Barbosa (1910-1982)
Son of Italian migrants, Adoniran was born on 6 August 1910 in São Paulo. His real name was João Rubinato. He started to work as a textile salesman. In 1934, he won the first prize in a carnival song contest in São Paulo. In 1941, he started to work for Rádio Record, as a comedian and DJ. In 1951, he recorded his first success, ‘Saudosa Maloca’. One of his most famous recording was ‘Trem das Onze’ (1964). One of his final compositions was ‘Tiro ao Álvaro’, recorded by Elis Regina.
|Adoniran Barbosa – Saudosa maloca (1955)
||Adoniran Barbosa – Trem das onze (1964)
|Adoniran Barbosa  Completo full album
||Elis Regina & Adoniran Barbosa – Tiro ao álvaro
Inauguration of Maracanãzinho Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.
The indoor arena, located next to the immense Maracanã Soccer stadium, has a capacity of 11.800 people. In 1955, the president of Flamengo died shortly after a thrilling basketball final, in which his Flamengo was the winner. The gymnasium was then renamed into Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso. The gymnasium has hosted various international sports events, including two basketball world championships (1954 and 1963), a volleyball world championship (1990), and a judo world championship (2013). The arena also hosted many shows of Brazilian and international singers and bands, such as Deep Purple, Metallica, The Police, Genesis, Roberto Carlos, Lulu Santos, Legião Urbana.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015