Dia do Soldado Desconhecido
(Unknown Soldier). Many countries commemorate the Day of the Unknown Soldier on 11 November, marking the end of World War I in 1918. Many countries have erected monuments for the Unknown Soldier, symbolizing the death of many unknown in various wars. In Brazil, the monument of the Unknown Soldier is in Rio de Janeiro, at the Monument of the Dead of World War II, Aterro de Flamengo.
Dia Nacional de Ação de Graças
(Brazilian Thanksgiving Day). Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1620. As a gesture of thankfulness, especially to God, for the favors obtained during the year. Since 1941, this day is held on the fourth Thursday in November. In 1949, Brazilian President Gaspar Dutra introduced Thanksgiving Day in Brazil, as suggested by ambassador Joaquim Nabuco. In 1966, this law was modified by President Humberto Castelo Branco: the day was synchronized with the American Thanksgiving Day. The Brazilian Thanksgiving Day is mainly celebrated by families, churches and institutions with American roots.
AÇÃO DE GRAÇAS
|Vídeo Institucional | Dia Nacional de Ação de Graças 2013 | 2014
||Dia Nacional de Ação de Graças 1976 (completo)
Dia Internacional do Ministério Público
Death of writer Manuel Antônio de Almeida
Manuel Antônio de Almeida was born on 17 November 1830 in Rio de Janeiro. He studied Medicine in which he graduated in 1855, but he never worked as a physician. Because of financial difficulties, he started to work as a journalist. In 1858, Manuel became public servant and worked as an administrator for Tipografia Nacional. In the following year, he started to work at the Ministry of Treasury. Already in 1852, he started to publish fragments of which later became “Memórias de um Sargento de Milícias”, published in 1854 with his pseudonym “Um Brasileiro’ and in 1863 with his real name. When Manuel was traveling for his election campaign as a candidate provincial assemblyman, he died in a shipwreck near the coast of Macaé (RJ) in 1861.
MANUEL ANTÔNIO DE ALMEIDA
|A vida de Manuel Antônio de Almeida
||clipe Manoel Antonio de Almeida
|Fuvest 2015: Memórias de um Sargento de Milícias, de Manuel Antônio de Almeida
||Memórias de um sargento de milícias Manuel Antônio de Almeida
Death of writer Henrique Maximiano Coelho Neto
Henrique Maximiano Coelho Neto was born in Caxias (Maranhão) on 21 February 1864. Already at the age of six, he and his family moved to Rio de Janeiro. He tried to study Medicine, but Anatomy classes made him to discontinue this study. Henrique then started to study Law in São Paulo. His rebellious spirit made him involve in a student movement against a teacher. In order to prevent expulsion, he moved to Recife. He then returned to São Paulo, but he didn’t graduate. He moved again, to Rio, where he started to work as a secretary at Gazeta da Tarde. He started to publish his literary works. In 1890, he married Maria Gabriela Brandão, with whom he had 14 children. Henrique worked as a secretary for the Rio de Janeiro government, and eventually as literature teacher and professor. In 1909, he was elected federal congressman for the state of Maranhão, and was re-elected in 1917. He was a very productive writer, and wrote under his own name and under one of his many pseudonyms. In the first decades of the twentieth century, he was the most widely read author in Brazil. His best known works are: “A Capital Federal” (1893); “Rei Negro” (1914); “Mano” (1924); “Fogo-Fátuo” (1929). Henrique died in Rio in 1934.
|Literatura Gratuita Para Todos – Coelho Netto
||SONETOS Brasileiros – Henrique Coelho Neto
Death of writer Érico Veríssimo (1905-1975)
Érico Lopes Veríssimo was born in Cruz Alta (RS) on 17 December 1905. His once wealthy family lost everything at the start of the twentieth century. Already at the age of 13, he read Brazilian and international literature. In 1920, Érico went to study in Porto Alegre, but returned to Cruz Alta without having completed the college. In 1925, he started to work at Banco Nacional do Comércio. One year later, Érico become a partner of a pharmacy, until 1930 when the pharmacy went bankrupt. He also taught English and literature. In 1929, he started to write stories for magazines and journals. In 1931, Érico married Mafalda Halfem Volpe, with whom he had two children. They then moved to Porto Alegre, where he started to work for Revista do Globo. Érico is one of the writers of the so-called Segundo Tempo Modernista (Second Modernist Era, 1930-1940). Literature of this period reflect to social problems. ‘Fantoche’ (1932) was his first book. He eventually investigated the history of the state of Rio Grande do Sul for his books; among them is the trilogy “O Tempo e o Vento”. In 1941, Érico went to the United States, as part of a cultural mission. Fearing the Vargas’s dictatorship, he stayed in California until 1945. In 1953, he returned to the United States, where he worked for the OAS (Organization of the American States) until 1956. In 1966, he started to write his memoirs in ‘Solo de Clarineta’. He died of a cardiac arrest in Porto Alegre in 1975.
|Érico Veríssimo (1/2) – De Lá Pra Cá – 17/10/10
||Érico Veríssimo (2/2) – De Lá Pra Cá – 17/10/10
|Biografia e Centenário de Erico Verissimo
||O Tempo e o Vento (O Continente), de Érico Veríssimo : obra-prima da literatura brasileira
|FRASES DE ÉRICO VERÍSSIMO – Melhores Citações e Pensamentos de Érico Veríssimo
||Memorial Erico Verissimo – Porto Alegre
Nuclear agreement between Brazil and Argentina.
Conviction of the policemen who had killed eight homeless children in front of the Candelâria Church in Rio de Janeiro.
The assassinations took place on 23 July 1993. One of the survivors helped the investigators to identify the assassins. He received protection and now lives in Switzerland. One three of the ten named police officers have been found guilty. Former police officer Marcos Emanuel was sentenced for 300 years. Nelson de Oliveira dos Santos Cunha was sentenced for 18 years, and Marcos Aurélio Dias Alcântara for 204 years. Ten years later, only the latter convicted was still in prison.
|Rio – Candelaria Massacre – Brazil
||A CHACINA DA CANDELÁRIA por Emanuel Messias de Cataguases MG
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015