Dia do Citricultor
(Citrus grower). The Brazilian citrus plantations are largely concentrated in the state of São Paulo. Along with the US state of Florida makes this state 90 percent of the world orange juice production.
Dia Mundial dos Oceanos
(World Ocean Day). This day was established during the Earth Summit (ECO92) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Although the World Ocean Day hasn’t been officially established by the United Nations, this day is widely celebrated at the Zoos, aquariums, universities, schools and by various environmental groups.
End of the censorship of the print media, announced by President Ernesto Geisel.
However, censorship on radio and television was still maintained.
First French Open title for tennis player Gustavo Kuerten, at Roland Garros.
Death of military hero Henrique Dias
Born to freed slaves, Henrique became one of in the resistance leaders against the Dutch occupation forces.
Birth of educator Antônio Ferreira de Almeida Júnior
Creation of Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro (COB; Brazilian Olympic Committee)
Movimento Democrático Brasileiro decided not to participate in the indirect presidential elections.
VASP Boeing 727-200 accident at Serra da Aratanha (CE): 137 victims.
FIFA World Cup 2002: Brazil 4 x 0 China.
President Lula informed coach Parreira of the Brazilian soccer team about striker Ronaldo’s overweight.
Birth of the first Brazilian baby via the oocyte cryopreservation technique, in Maringá (PR).
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015