Brazilian Days 351
Dia do Pastor Presbiteriano
(Presbyterian minister). The day refers to 17 December 1865, the day on which José Manuel da Conceição (1822-1873) became the first Brazilian-born protestant minister.
Death of singer Silvinha Telles
Birth of writer Érico Veríssimo
Birth of professor Afrânio Peixoto
Brazil permitted the construction of a U.S. military base on the Fernando de Noronha archipelago.
Big fire destroyed Gran-Circus Norte-Americano in Niterói, killing 317 people.
Criminals set fire during a show in the afternoon.The circus had a capacity of 2500 people, the show was fully booked. In only twenty minutes time, the circus was completely destroyed. Most victims were children.
|Conexão Jornalismo – Tragédia Gran Circo Norte Americano
||Incêndio do Gran Circus Norteamericano Niterói completo
|O ESPETÁCULO MAIS TRISTE DA TERRA – O incêndio do Gran Circo
||Incêndio do ‘Gran Circo’ – Repórter Rio (16/12/2011)
|Incêndio do ‘Gran Circo’: entrevista – Repórter Rio (16/12/2011)
||O Espetáculo Mais Triste da Terra
|Tragedy of the Gran Circus Americano in Rio 1961 over 500 people died [eng subtitles]
||Sobrevivente de incêndo do Gran Circus de Niterói em 1961, que matou 503, conta experiência
Death of General Arthur da Costa e Silva, former president of Brazil.
President João Figueiredo sancioned the law that criminalized illegal reproduction of literary, artistic, scientific and phonograpic works.
The first computerized pacemaker produced in Brazil placed in a patient suffering from Chagas disease.
Surrender of entrepreneur Abílio Diniz’s kidnappers, who released him.
The group consisted of two Argentinians, two Canadians, five Chileans, and one Brazilian citizen.
Fernando Collor de Mello elected president of Brazil.
He was elected in the first direct presidential elections since 29 years.
Signing of the Protocol of Ouro Preto: creation of Mercosul.
Participating countries Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay created the Mercado Comum do Cone Sul (Mercosul): a common market of Southern America.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007,2014