Brazilian Days (058): February 27



Brazilian Days 058 

February 27

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DAY OF:


Dia do Agente Fiscal da Receita Federal
(Tax inspector
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Dia do Idoso
(Elderly).  
This is not the only Day of the Elderly. The days of 27 September and 1 October (international) are Dia do Idoso in Brazil.


Dia Nacional do Livro Didático
(Textbook)

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BRAZILIAN HISTORY:


1844
Duel between Bento Gonçalvez and Onofre Pires.

Onofro had accused Bento of murder and theft. Bento, leader of the Farroupilha Revolution and president of Rio Grande do Sul, killed Onofro in the duel.


1907
Brazilian statesman Rui Barbosa nominated as Brazilian representative at the Conference in The Hague.


1940
First service of natural gas-powered city buses in Rio de Janeiro.


1970
Refusal of President Emílio Garrastazu Médici to revoke AI-5 (Ato Institucional-5). 


2003
Three thousand soldiers sent to Rio de Janeiro to guarantee safety and order during carnival. 


1914
Start of a scientific expedition through the Amazon Region by Cândido Rondon and former American president Theodore Roosevelt.

They discovered the Dúvida River, which was eventually renamed into Roosevelt River.


2007
Robbery with murder of three French members of the Terr’Ativa organization in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.



By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015 

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