Saturday, November 15, 2008

Republic Day Proclamation Day in Brazil - Nov. 15, 1889

On November 15th, 1889; was proclaimed the Republic in Brazil and the Brazilian Empire ended. With this coup d'état, the emperor Dom Peter II was put in exile. Actually, marshal (five stars) Deodoro da Fonseca, the leader of the moviment, did not know what republic was, and thought he was supposed to be the new emperor. The only victim in this coup was the Navy Minister who was shot on the foot.
- Ary Dib Dias Filho

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