Brazilian Days (049): February 18


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Brazilian Days 049

February 18

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DAY OF:


Dia da Unidade Nacional
(National Unity)


Início da Semana Nacional contra o Alcoolismo
(Start of  Brazilian Week against Alcoholism)

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BRAZILIAN HISTORY:


1637
Battle of Porto Calvo, as part of the war against the Dutch invaders

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1808
Foundation of Faculdade de Medicina da Bahia in Salvador, by prince-regent Dom João VI

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1875
Death of poet Fagundes Varela (1841-1875)

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1904
Inauguration of Instituto Pasteur in São Paulo

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1908
Death of Francisco Furquim Werneck de Almeida

He introduced the Cesarean surgery in Brazil.

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1962
Reorganization of Partido Comunista do Brasil, the Brazilian Communist Party

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1983
Hyperdevaluation of the Cruzeiro, the Brazilian currency.


1986
Death of composer Nélson Cavaquinho (1911-1986)

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1986
First liver transplantation in Brazil.

The transplantation was performed at two-year-old Leandro Batista dos Santos


2001
Mega revolt in 25 prisons in the state of São Paulo.

The revolts were organized by the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC)


2006
Rolling Stones concert at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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2009
Chamber of Deputies approved the obligatory use of airbags in new cars.  

By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015

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