Brazilian Days 062 

March 3


Dia do Meteorologista (Meteorologist)


Dia dos Dirigentes das Sociedades Desportivas, Culturais e Assistenciais (Chairmen of Charity, Cultural and Sport Organizations)


1755 Creation of Capitania São José do Rio Negro The capitania, created per Carta Régia, is now known as the state of Amazonas

1687 Contract between bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho and governor Francisco Barreto of Pernambuco. Domingos pledged to attack and destroy the quilombo (settlement of (free) slaves) of Palmares (famous because of Zumbi).

1945 Murder of student Demócrito de Sousa Filho in Recife, Pernambuco. Demócrito was a fighter for democracy in Brazil, and now is considered as a martyr in the battle for democracy.

1970 Creation of the Federal University of Acre (Universidade Federal do Acre: UFAC)

2006 Invasion of favelas in Rio de Janeiro by military units The invasion was a reaction upon the robbery of ten machine guns from the military depot of São Cristovão

By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015

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