Brazilian Days 172
Dia da Mídia, Profissional de Mídia
(Media, media professional)
“The medium is the message”.
A famous quote of the Canadian communication specialist Marshall McLuhan. Media, in all varieties, is fully integrated in our society. McLuhan had another very striking quote:
“We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror”.
To think about…
Dia do Intelectual
Dia do Mel
(Honey). Honey is a very popular natural product, also in Brazil. Honey appears to be very nutritive and beneficial, since it consists of water, glucosis, saccharosis, potassium, iron, sulfur, chloride, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphor, vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and natural antibiotics.
Dia da Juventude Católica
Dia Internacional da Música
(World Music Day). In 1982, the first World Music Day (Fête de la Musique) was organized in France; more countries followed, and also have activities about world music on June 21. World music is grossly defined as non-western music.
Dia Nacional de Combate à Asma
(Combat of Asthma). According to numbers of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, about 7-10 percent of the Brazilian population is asthmatic, and about 350 thousand Brazilians are hospitalized for asthma, annually. Especially in winter (June-September), in the southern part of Brazil, when the air is very dry, and may be relatively cold.
Birth of writer Graça Aranha
Birth of writer Machado de Assis
MACHADO DE ASSIS
|Centenary of his death
|Machado de Assis 1
|Machado de Assis 2
|Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (Complete movie, > 1h)
Start of the hostage of father José de Anchieta by indians in Iperoig
Brazilian national soccer team wins the FIFA World Cup Final. It is the third world championship for the Brazilans, and they received the Jules Rimet Cup.
Brazilian national soccer team eliminated by France, in the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup in 1986.
Death of Leonel Brizola, leader of the PDT, former governor of Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul. Leonel died of a pulmonary infection, at the age of 82.
Invasion of the student assembly at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), by the military police.
Little girl Daniela (4 years) is cured; this is considered as a wonder attributed to Frei Galvão.
Brazilian national soccer team won the match against England (2-1), during the FIFA World Cup.
Creation of three environmental reserves in the Amazon Forest.
Braskem declared to have developed the technology to produce plastics from ethanol.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015