Dia Internacional do Riso
(International Smile Day). The World Smile Day, created in 1963, is on the first Friday in October. This day is founded by the World Smile Cooperation, which was owned by Harvey Ball (1921-2001), creator of the smiley. The Brazilian Smile Day is on 6 November. However, the International Smile Day is also marked on 18 January, according to various Brazilian sources.
When we smile, we use 12 facial muscles, and when we laugh we move 24 muscles. When we talk and laugh at the same time, we use 84 muscles. Meanwhile, the laugh is not restricted to the face, it involves the entire body. According to dermatologists, laughing slows down the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Creation of Freguesia de São João Batista de Icaraí (now district within Niterói, RJ), by Alvará.
Creation of Batalhão do Imperador (Imperial Batallion) by emperor Dom Pedro I
Inauguration of the first sugar factory in the state of Alagoas.
Inauguration of the cable train track Morro da Urca – Pão de Açúcar, Rio de Janeiro.
This track is the second part of the track Urca – Pão de Açúcar.
Getúlio Vargas proclaimed president of Brazil, by the Justiça Eleitoral (electoral court).
Decree defined 9 June as ‘Dia Nacional de Anchieta ‘ (National Anchieta Day).
The day refers to the death of Padre (father) Anchieta on 9 June 1597. Padre Anchieta was one of the founders of the cities of São Paulo (1554) and Rio de Janeiro (1565).
Bomb deactivated in Leonel Brizola’s apartment in Hotel Everest, Rio de Janeiro.
Launch of presidential election campaign of candidate Paulo Maluf.
Athlete Joaquim Cruz elected as best Latin American Athlete 1984.
This was announced by Federação Latino-Americana e do Caribe de Jornalistas Desportivos (Latin American and Caribbean Federation of Sports Journalists)
End of energy rationing in the Northeast.
The rationing of electric energy had started on 1 March 1987.
Oil leakage in Guanabara Bay
About 1.3 million liters of oil was leaked in the bay. Petrobrás was held responsible for this leakage.
Vasco da Gama Brazilian Soccer Champion 2000.
That year, the competition was called Copa João Havelange. No less than 116 teams entered this competition at 4 different levels. The final was between São Caetano (SP) and Vasco da Gama (RJ). The first match had ended in a 1-1 draw. The second match, on 30 december 2000, was interrupted when a separation fence collapsed and caused more than 150 wounded. The replay of the second match was on 18 January, and resulted in a 3-1 victory for Vasco, gaining their fourth national title.
Start of Ano do Brasil (Year of Brazil) in France.
In Brazil, Ano da França (Year of France) was in 2009.
First Taça das Nações Indígenas de Futebol (Indigenous Nations’ Soccer Cup) in Juiz de Fora (MG).
The cup was disputed by 19 Brazilian ethnic indian tribes. The 26 matches resulted in 100 goals. Winner was Xerente of the state of Tocantins.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015