Today in Rio de Janeiro History
Events 1 - 23 of 23
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.
Naturalist Charles Darwin 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.
Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5
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)
1962-02-13 - Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)
Weddings 1 - 3 of 3
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