Brazilian Days 005
Death of musical producer Carlos Machado
Introduction of law that allowed expulsion of foreigners.
Prolongation of Lei (law) Adolpho Gordo, Which facilitated the creation of labor unions.
Inauguration of the final track of the Corumbá-Santa Cruz railway, connecting Brazil with Bolivia.
The American ‘National Society of Film Critics’ honors Marília Pêra as the best actress of 1981, for her role in ‘Pixote’.
Publication of ‘Feliz Ano Velho’ by Marcelo Rubens Paiva.
This book tells the story about the period in which the author was paralyzed.
Arrival of Barão de Tefé, Brazilian oceanographic vessel, in Antarctica.
‘Diretas Já’ demonstration in Olinda (PE).
Murder of João Acácio Pereira da Costa, nicknamed ‘Bandido da Luz Vermelha’.
João was a notorious criminal of the Sixties of the past century. He was killed by fisherman Nelson Pinseghuer.
Ban on the establishment of industrial activities in Brazil.
The ban was issued by Queen Maria I of Portugal.
Inauguration of ‘Maxabomba’, the first city tram in Latin America, in Recife (PE).
Army of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay) invaded Asunción, during the Paraguayan War.
Reopening of the cinematógrafo (cinema) in Rio de Janeiro
This cinema was destroyed by a fire on 8 August 1898.
President Ernesto Geisel announced general Figueiredo as his successor.
Announcement of the discovery of oil wells near the coast of Espírito Santo (Campo do Golfinho), by Petrobrás.
YouTube site blocked in Brazil.
The ban was to prevent viewing the video of Daniella Cicarelli. A paparazzo shot a video of her having sex with her boyfriend on a beach in Spain. A lawsuit resulted in the ban for two days. YouTube won the case in 2007, but the lawsuit is still going on.
Renault fired one thousand workers in São José dos Campos, for a period of five months.
Birth of Raimundo Teixeira Mendes, designer of the Brazilian national flag.
Raimundo was philosopher and mathematician, and is also credited for the Brazilian motto “Ordem e Progresso’ (Order and Progress).
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015