Dia da Identificação
(Identification). This day has been introduced by law in São Paulo in 1989. Compulsory identification is a hot item, especially since the attacks in New York in 2001. Compulsory identification is also in Brazil. The majority carries a green, plasticized card, with a photo (larger than in the European passport), the CPF (Brazilian fiscal number, a finger print, and the complete names of both parents. This identification card is also required when buying expensive products, and for interstate travels.
Brazilian passport, new model
Birth of Princess Isabel (1846-1921).
Princess Isabel was a daughter of emperor Pedro II. In 1860, she was sworn in as crown princess. She swore the oath in front of the Senate. Isabel was more than just a princess. During the absence of her father in Brazil – he made long travels abroad – she governed Brazil as regent. She governed three times: in 1876, 1877, and in 1887. Her final period as regent made her immortal. On May 13, 1887, she signed the law – Lei Áurea – that abolished slavery. Below the letter to her father after signing that law.
Princesa Isabel / Letter to her father, about ‘Lei Áurea’
|Princesa Isabel (1/2) – De Lá Pra Cá
||Princesa Isabel (2/2) – De Lá Pra Cá
||Petropolis: Antiga residência da princesa Isabel
Foundation of Paranaguá, oldest municipality of the state of Paraná.
By a Carta Régia (Royal Decree) the municipality of Paranaguá was founded. Paranaguá is part of the metropolitan region of capital Curitiba, and counts 140 thousand inhabitants. The name (in Tupi language) may be translated as ‘large, round sea’, and thanks to the coastal location at the Atlantic Ocean, Paranguá serves as the harbor of Curitiba that is located about 90 km land inward. A very popular tourist site is located within the city limits: Ilha do Mel, the Island of Honey, at about 10 km from the city. Another touristic highlight is the historical center of Paranaguá.
|Historical images of Paranaguá
||Historical photos of Paranaguá
|Meu Paraná – Parte 1 – Paranaguá Patrimonio Histórico Nacional
||Meu Paraná – Parte 2 – Paranaguá Patrimônio Historico Nacional
|Paranaguá e suas belezas
||Paranaguá comemora neste 29 de julho seu aniversário de 363
|Ilha do Mel – Paraná
||Ilha do Mel
Death of Antonio Carlos Bernardes Gomes (Mussum – Os Trapalhões)
Antônio Carlos Bernardes Gomes born in Rio in 1941, in a poor region. Antônio managed to become mechanic, and served for the Brazilian air force for eight years. As a musician he took part of the group ‘Os Originais do Samba’, who also gained fame outside Brazil. Antônio better knows as comedian: he played the role of the negro ‘Mussum’ in the famous Brazilian comedy series ‘Os Trapalhões’. His different way of talking, his weird expressions, and his funny laugh made him immortal. Antônio died due to complications of a heart transplantation.
Some famous quotes of Mussum:
“Não sou faixa Preta cumpadi, sou preto inteiris, inteiris”
“Suco de cevadiss deixa as pessoas mais interessantiss”
“Paisis, filhis, espiritis santis'”
|Mussum – Originais do Samba – Depoimento na Tv Cultura (1972)
||Os Originais Do Samba – “Aniversário do Tarzan” (1978)|
|GLOBO REPORTER ESPECIAL “OS TRAPALHÕES” (Parte 01) Abertura, vida e carreira de Renato Aragão
||GLOBO REPORTER ESPECIAL OS TRAPALHÕES Parte 02 Vida e carreira de Renato Aragão
|GLOBO REPORTER ESPECIAL OS TRAPALHÕES (Parte 03) Vida e carreira de DEDÉ SANTANA
||GLOBO REPORTER ESPECIAL OS TRAPALHÕES Parte 04 Vida e carreira de MUSSUM
|GLOBO REPORTER ESPECIAL OS TRAPALHÕES (Parte 05) Vida e carreira de ZACARIA
||GLOBO REPORTER ESPECIAL OS TRAPALHÕES (Parte final) O fenomeno dos Trapalhões
Gold medal for Franck Caldeira at Pan American Games (marathon)
Franck is a long-distance runner, whose biggest achievement is the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Rio, 2007. In 2006, he won the São Silvestre race in São Paulo.
Gold medal for Brazilian men’s basketball team at Pan American Games.
Brazil beat Puerto Rico 86-65 in the final. Brazil won 5 golden medals with basketball at the Pan American Games (1971, 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007).
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015