Brazilian Days (053): February 22



Brazilian Days 053 

February 22

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BRAZILIAN HISTORY:


1512
Death of navigator and merchant Américo Vespúcio (1454-1512)


1902
Start of the mission by the sisters Dorotéias in Natal (RN)

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1903
Death of painter Vítor Meirelles

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1958
First performance of the theater piece ‘Eles não usam black-tie’, by Gianfrancesco Guarnieri.

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1971
Liberation of the Brazilian consul Aloísio Gomide in Uruguay

He was kidnapped on 31 July 1970.

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1978
Police officer Sérgio Paranhos Fleury taken prison per decree.

Sérgio was accused of participation in Esquadrão da Morte (death squad), a para-military group that committed several assassinations in the seventies.

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1989
Foundation of Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente (Ibama), the Brazilian Environmental Institute.

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1998
Golden Bear for the movie “Central do Brasil”, and actress Fernanda Montenegro, during the movie festival in Berlin.

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1999
Drowning of freshman Edison Tsung Chi Hsue in a swimming pool, during the initiation ceremony by the USP Medical Faculty.

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2009
Marriage of samba singer Neguinho da Beija-Flor with Elaine Reis at Marquês Sapucaí, Rio de Janeiro

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By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015

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