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Rio De Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro - Notable Historical Events

Charles DarwinApr 4, 1832

Frank SinatraJan 26, 1980

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Rio De Janeiro - Historical Events
Date Event
1502-01-01

Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro

1502-01-20

The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.

1565-03-01

Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1711-09-22

French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro

1808-03-07

Portugal's regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro

1832-04-04

Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro

1832-04-08

Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro

1832-07-05

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro

1900-02-23

Steamer "Rio de Janeiro" sinks in SF Bay

1922-07-05

Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro

1939-11-17

The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created.

1940-04-16

Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro

1950-07-16

Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

1961-12-17

Niteroi Circus of Rio de Janeiro catches fire; 323 die

1966-01-11

550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain

1980-01-26

175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

1983-12-19

The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.

1987-09-13

Cesium-137 stolen from abandoned hospital in Rio de Janeiro

1988-02-20

500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

1992-06-03

World's largest environmental summit opens (Rio De Janeiro Brazil)

2000-06-12

Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

2009-06-01

Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.

2009-10-02

Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

2013-03-19

16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2016-04-28

Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state moves ahead with oil and gas tax

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Rio De Janeiro - Birthdays
Date Event
1775-08-25

Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal (Court in Rio de Janeiro)

1887-03-05

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)

1944-05-20

Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter

1947-02-20

Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress (Summer of '42)

1961-07-04

Andrew Zimmern, Rio de Janeiro

1962-02-13

Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)

1972-03-14

Thomas Dowrie, Real Travels in Antarctica & Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro - Weddings
Date Event
2005-12-10

Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model Isabeli Fontana (22) weds actor-model Henri Castelli (27) at Fort Are Joao in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2005-12-22

Brazilian actress Danielle Winits (31) weds model Cassio Reis at Capela Santa Ines in Rio de Janeiro

2007-03-10

Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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