Brazilian Days (064): March 5

Brazilian Days 064 

March 5


Dia da Integração Cooperativista (Cooperative Integration)

Dia do Filatelista Brasileiro (Brazilian Philatelist)


1887 Birth of composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)


1948 Creation of the student commission for the protection of petroleum  by the Brazilian Student Union (UNE). They introduced the slogan “O Petróleo é Nosso” (`The petroleum is ours`).

1979 Inauguration of the metro system in Rio de Janeiro

1922 Foundation of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCdoB)

2000 Beatification of thirty Brazilian martyrs by Pope John Paul II. In 1645, they were killed by the Dutch and by indigenous in Rio Grande do Norte.

1637 Portuguese surrendered of Porto Calvo (Alagoas) to Dutch governor Maurício de Nassau

1911 Foundation of the Medical Faculty of the Federal University (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte (MG)

By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015

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