Brazilian Days 025
Dia do Carteiro
Dia dos Telégrafos
Foundation of the city of São Paulo.
The Portuguese João Ramalho managed to get control of the indigenous tribes in the region. As a result, the Jesuit priests Manoel de Nóbrega and José de Anchieta founded the Real Collegio de São Paulo on 25 January 1554. According to Ramalho, the climate in this region was almost equal to that of Spain, country of origin of both priests. In 1560, the settlement had grown to the size of a village. In 1681, São Paulo became capital of the capitania that had the same name. Only in 1711, São Paulo obtained the status of a city, and became the base of the bandeirantes: pioneers who explored Brazil more land inward in their search for gold, diamonds and gemstones. At present, the city hosts more than 11 million inhabitants; the agglomeration count more than 20 million people. São Paulo is, after Buenos Aires, the second wealthiest large city in Southern America. Local people call the city ‘Sampa’.
Animation movie with a short history of the city of São Paulo (1870-2000)
Vista do Bairro dos Jardins, parte arborizada e ao fundo os prédios na região da Avenida Paulista.
Start of the Malês Revolt in Salvador (BA)
Surrender of the Bolivians to Plácido de Castro in Puerto Acre
The battle had lasted nine days.
Birth of Jânio da Silva Quadros, President of Brazil in 1961
Creation of USP (University of São Paulo) by the governor of São Paulo, Salles de Oliveira
Installation of the Government of Território Federal (Federal Territory) of Amapá
Creation of Correios (postal service) in Brazil
Construction of a replica of Cristo Redentor in Taubaté
The Sé Cathedral in São Paulo inaugurated by arch bishop D. Carmelo de Vasconcelos.
The Catedral da Sé is located at the square that is the ‘marco zero’ of the city.
Installation of the first nuclear reactor in Latin America, at Universidade de São Paulo
Creation of Universidade Federal de Alagoas
Carlos Lamarca robbed arms and munition at Quitaúna barracks.
Inauguration of the sublimate Presidente Artur da Costa e Silva (Minhocão), in São Paulo
Demonstration ‘Diretas Já’ at Praça da Sé in São Paulo.
It became the largest civic campaign in Brazil. ‘Diretas Já’ for direct presidential elections in Brazil.
Death of Maria Geracina Franco, the first woman who received a heart transplant in Brazil
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015