Dia Mundial do Combate à Tuberculose
(World TB Day). March 24 refers to the day in 1882, when German scientist Robert Koch announced the discovery of the cause of TB: the tuberculosis bacillus. Since 1990, TB cases have dropped significantly, but still 1,4 million people die of TB each year (WHO 2011).
Dia da União dos Povos Latino-americanos
(United Latin American People)
Death of television director Walter Clark Bueno
Redenção da Serra (SP) elevated to the status of Vila
Ratification of the Tratado de Aliança Ofensiva e Defensiva (Treaty of Offensive and Defensive Alliance) between Argentina and Brazil.
Issue of the order of imprisonment of the members of Associação de Marinheiros e Fuzileiros Navais do Brasil (Association of Brazilian Marines)
Ayrton Senna (Team McLaren) won the Formula I GP of Interlagos
Introduction of general sports rules by law (Lei nº 9.615 – Lei Pelé)
Liberation of journalist Antônio Pimenta Neves
Approval of the Biosafety Law by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Earthquake of 5,0 degrees, according the Richter scale, in center-north of the state of Mato Grosso
Storms of more than 170 km/h destroyed houses in Florianópolis – SC
Approval of the creation of Parque Nacional dos Campos Gerais (National Park of Campos Gerais, PR) and Reserva das Araucárias (Araucárias Reserve, PR).
Golden medal for Brazilian gymnast Daniele Hypólito at the Gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus, Germany.
Brazilian pediatrician Eugenio Chipkevitch condemned to 124 years in prison for sexual abuse.
Born in 1954 in Ukraine, Eugenio gained international reputation as a medical specialist. A telecom technician, however, discovered a large garbage bag with videos of sexual actions of Eugenio with boys aged 8-17. The penalty was reduced to 114 years.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015