Death of composer Francisca Edwiges Neves (Chiquinha) Gonzaga (1847-1935)
Parade of floats during carnival as an alternative for violent fasting feasts in Rio de Janeiro.
Introduction of the Cruzado (Cz$) currency.
The cruzado succeeded the Cruzeiro (Cr$): Three zeroes were removed from the previous currency. Less than three years later, the Cruzado Novo (NCz$) was introduced, and again three zeroes were removed.
Departure of the Dutch from São Luís.
The capitania of Maranhão became Portuguese again.
Launch of “Plano Real” by Treasury minister Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC).
The plan was introduced in the battle against inflation.
Ban of salt extraction and production in Brazil.
The ban was issued per Carta-Régia, in order to protect salt production in Portugal.
Ratification of the UN Convention of Climate Changes, by Brazil.
Ratification of the UN Convention of Biological Diversity, by Brazil.
Creation of the Foundation of the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS).
Alleged birth of Maria Olivia da Silva (1880-2010) in Ipateninga (SP).
She was claimed to be the oldest woman ever, but the Guinness Book of Records hasn’t recognized the claim.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015