Dia do Doente
(Sick). The World Day of the Sick is on February 11. Today is the anniversary of the death of St. Camillus de Lellis (1550-1614), patron saint of the health care staff, and the hospitals; and peculiarly, of the gamblers. St. Camillus was a fervent gambler prior to his convocation.
Dia Mundial dos Hospitais
(World Hospital Day).
Dia Nacional do Enfermo
(Brazilian Health Care Day). The international health care day is on February 11th.
Dia nacional do combate à doença vascular periférica.
(Battling peripheral vascular diseases). This medical term refers to the cluster of diseases that affect blood vessels other than of the heart, aorta and the brain. One may think of embolism, atherosclerosis. Probable causes for these diseases are smoking behavior, diabetes, overweight, and hypertension.
Dia do Propagandista de Laboratório
(Laboratory Representative). Laboratory representatives are important links between the investigators and laboratory equipment suppliers. Visits that were not announced, are not always appreciated, but appointed visits may generate full attention of the investigator. Especially when the representative is able to offer interesting discounts, offers, or bonuses.
Dia Nacional dos Povos Americanos
(American People). This day was introduced in 1890, soon after Brazil had become a republic, by decree. The Dia do Índio (indians) is on April 19.
Dia Mundial da Liberdade de Pensamento
(Freedom of Thought). Is it coincidence that this day is also the Day of the French Revolution? Not exactly, since research has revealed that the celebration of the French Revolution must have inspired the declaration of the day of freedom of thought, and the day of American people. A reminder to the French motto: ‘Liberté, Fraternité, Egalité’. Also the Day of Freedom of Thought was introduced in 1890.
Dia do Salonista
(Futsal). This day was introduced in 1974, on the anniversary of the Futsal Association in São Paulo. Futsal is, next to volleyball, a very popular indoor sport in Brazil. Futsal (contraction of Futebol de Salão) was invented in 1930, by an Argentine professor (Juan Carlos Ceriani) in Uruguay. Already ten years later, Futsal was introduced in São Paulo. The Brazilian national selection has won the world title six times: 1982, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1996, and 2008.
Overview of World Cup Futsal 2008
Foundation of the city of Campinas (São Paulo).
Initially, the city of Campinas was called Mato Grosso, thanks to the massive and dense forest in this region. Brazilian pioneers looking for gold mines passed through this city. Approximately between 1739 and 1744, the first settlement was built. On July 14, 1774 a makeshift chapel was built in honor of the founding of this small community: Freguesia Nossa Senhora de Conceição de Campina. In 1797, the settlement became a village, with the name Vila de São Carlos; only in 1842, with just over 2000 inhabitants, the village was promoted to a city. Since then the city was called Campinas. The nickname for Campinas is Cidade-Fenix (Phoenix Town), given the reconstruction after the yellow fever epidemic in the nineteenth century, killing more than one quarter of the population. Due to the coffee culture and the construction of a railway track, Campinas expanded to one of the largest cities in the state of São Paulo, with more than one million inhabitants in 2010.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015