Dia da Unidade Nacional
(National Unity). Attention is paid to the unity awareness of Brazilians. Unity of legislative, executive, controlling, and military powers against the powers of the civilians.
Dia dos Trabalhadores das Indústrias de Cimento, Materiais de Eletrônico, Hidraulico e Construção Civil (Employees of cement, electronic, hydraulic, and construction materials industries).
Dia de Combate a Discriminação
(Combat against discrimination, MG)
Opening of Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, better known as Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro.
Maracanã is one of world’s biggest soccer stadiums. The FIFA World Cup finals of 1950 and 2014 were played there. The 1950 final, in which Brazil was beaten by Uruguay, was viewed by more almost two hundred thousand spectators. The name maracanã refers to a parrot that was common in the region before the start of the construction of the stadium: maracanã-guaçu. Journalist Mario Filho had contributed intensively in the realization of the stadium. He died before the inauguration. Two teams from Rio de Janeiro play their home matches in Maracanã: Flamengo and Fluminense.
Death of composer Lamartine Babo
First edition of newspaper ‘A Gazeta’, in São Paulo.
Shipwreck of vessel ‘Nossa Senhora de Ajuda’.
The vessel, bound for Lisbon, carried Brazil’s first bishop: D. Pero Fernandes Sardinha. It was rumored that the bishop was captured and eaten by the Caeté indigenous.
Failed attack against Brazilian emperor Dom Pedro II.
Start of the construction of Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, in Carmo (RJ).
Departure of former governor of the state of Pernambuco Miguel Arraes to Algeria.
He exiled himself from Brazil.
FIFA World Cup 1986: Brazil 4 x 0 Poland
Earthquake of 2.4 degrees magnitude in Caruaru (PE)
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015