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Dia do Revendedor Lotérico
(Lottery Seller). It is common in Portuguese cities to observe lottery sellers, who carry a big bunch of lottery tickets. Also in Brazil, you will meet lottery sellers in the streets. In addition, there are many little shops that sell such lottery tickets.
Dia da Recordação – homen. aos mortos na 2ª Guerra Mundial.
(Remembrance of the Brazilian death during WW II). In January 1942, German submarines attacked Brazilian merchant vessels. In August 1942, Brazil declared war to Germany and Italy. In July 1944, with – delayed – help of the United States, the Brazilian Air Force and the Brazilian Expedition Army were sent to Italy, in order to participate in the liberation of Italy. The Brazilians mainly fought at Monte Cassino, where they won a hard-fought battle. Students of the UNE (Brazilian Student Union) also participated in the expedition force. The Brazilian participation in the liberation of Europe was a striking contradiction to the situation in Brazil. Late October 1945, A military coup ended the dictatorship of President Vargas. In total, 3450 Brazilians died on the battle fields in WW II.
Dia Nacional de Combate ao Glaucoma
(Battle against Glaucoma). Glaucoma is an ocular disease, in which the pressure increases in the eyeball. This pressure increases the risk of loss of vision and even blindness, when the disease is not treated in an early stage. More than 900 thousand Brazilians suffer from glaucoma. On this day, free ocular tests are offered in various cities, in order to diagnose glaucoma at an early stage.
Death of television presenter Flávio Cavalcanti (1986)
First heart transplantation in Brazil, performed by Dr. Zerbini
The heart transplantation was also the first in Latin America.
Recognition of Brazil by the United States
Creation of Pacto Andino (Andes Pact) by signing the Agreement of Cartagena.
In 1996, Andes Pact was renamed into Community of Andean Nations. The Agreement of Cartagena was signed by representatives of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In 1977, Chile left the pact, while Venezuela was full member between 1973 and 2006, when it joined Mercosul. The four remaining countries form a common market with a bit less than 100 million people.
Recognition of the Brazilian Republic by Russia
Hélio Castro Neves won the 86ª edition of the 500 Miles of Indianapolis
Realization of an intestinal transplantation in São José do Rio Preto
The patient died on 31 May 2004.
Evangelists performed the 13ª Marcha para Jesus (March for Jesus) in São Paulo
More than 1,5 million people participated in this march.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom