Brazilian Days (048): February 17


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Brazilian Days 048

February 17

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BRAZILIAN HISTORY:


1816 Birth of historian and military Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen, count of Porto Seguro (1816-1878)

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1819 Death of Joaquim Silvério dos Reis (1756-1819), coronel and witness against members of the Inconfidência Mineira.

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1914 Inauguration of the electric tram line in João Pessoa (PB)

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1956 Território Federal do Guaporé renamed into Território Federal de Rondónia

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1973 Death of composer and musician Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho, better known as Pixinguinha (1897-1973)

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1986 Big fire destroyed edifício Andorinha in Rio de Janeiro, resulting in 21 deaths and 50 wounded.

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1987 Train collision at Itaquera (São Paulo), resulting in 70 deaths and 300 wounded.

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1997 Death of anthropologist and politician Darcy Ribeiro (1922-1997)

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By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015
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