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Ajude a eleger o Melhor Jogador Jovem do Campeonato do Mundo de 2006 ( The Best Young Player Award) . Segue o link e vota no nosso Cristiano Ronaldo. Neste momento está em 2º. lugar. O processo de votação decorre até 7 de Julho de 2006. Vota e divulga. Ainda podemos ganhar.


Germany very difficulty (on penalty kicks) and Italy easily, avance to Semi-Finals

Germany - Italy is the first defined Semi-Final

Germany was losing since 49th minute when Ayala met the ball with a header after corner kick by Riquelme. At 71’ Abbondanzieri (blowed from Miroslav Klose) was replaced by Franco in the Argentina goal, and the defensive tactic of Argentine team cost a hight price because at 80th minute Klose, the best scorer of the tournment, equalised the score. The extra-time didn't produce goals and at 120th minute Leandro Cuffre (Argentina) received a red card. On the penalty kicks decision Lehmann was the hero for Germany as his saves from Ayala and Cambiasso were crucial. Germany had a 100 per cent success rate from the penalty spot, with Neuville, Ballack, Podolski and Borowski all converting. Michael Ballack was chosen as Budweiser Man of the Match.

In the other match, in Dortmund, Italy early advanced on the score by Zambrotta. The first-half wasn't an interesting game but at the second-half Ukraine had a good reaction and was near to equalize for several times. Then the lucky acompanied the squadra azurra principally when Buffon produced a remarkable save to deny Gusev and Barzagli on line of goal saved the second attempt.

Next minute Luca Toni scored the second Italian goal and decided the match. Ukraine had a good and sportiv behaviour and Gusin (and all the others) saw his looping header come crashing back off the face of the crossbar with Buffon, for once, beaten.

Italy with remarkable efectiveness scored again by Luca Toni at 69' after Zambrotta assistance and gave an exagerated difference.

Gennaro Gattuso was considered the Budweiser Man of the Match.

Now these two teams Germany and Italy are going to meet in Dortmund on 4 July.


Amnesty International : Just to know

Just a transcrition:

"Dear fernando,
Today marks a great victory for human rights and the rule of law!
The United States Supreme Court vindicated Amnesty’s long-held position that the military commissions were inherently unfair by ruling that President Bush did not have authority to set up the war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and found the commissions invalid under both military justice law and the Geneva conventions.
This is a remarkable day for Amnesty International and for everyone who believes in our principals: justice, accountability, and fairness. Through the tireless efforts of tens of thousands of activists across the world this victory was made possible. Amnesty International was among the first and the loudest to condemn the presidential order in the fall of 2001 that created these tribunals and led us down this lawless path. While this is a great triumph for human rights, the fight continues. Our opponents are already preparing to use the Congress to attempt to gut the Supreme Court’s ruling. And we must reach our goal of closing Guantanamo Bay for good.
Guantanamo Bay must be closed and all detainees must either be charged and given a fair trail, or be released. And torture, wherever and whenever it occurs must stop. This means that secret U.S. detention centers must be opened to scrutiny and flying suspects to countries such as Egypt and Syria for interrogation and torture must end. These are human rights values and just as important, these are American values. Together, we will fight tirelessly to restore these values.
I ask you to join Amnesty International as we advance our call to close Guantanamo and abolish ‘disappearances’ and extraordinary renditions. Now is not the time to back down. We know our opponents will be quick to try to counter the decision. We need to count on your support and your commitment to act quickly as events unfold to keep the pressure on now.
As always, thank you for your commitment to preserving human rights around the world.
Larry Cox,Executive Director"


Later who will cry (II): Italy or Ukraine ?

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On this day in History - Jun 30



On this day in History - Jun 29

  • 0067 - St. Peter dies crucified. Apostle
  • 1149 - Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.
  • 1194 - Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • 1252 - King Abel of Denmark dies (b. 1218)
  • 1312 - Roman Catholics German King Henry VII crowned
  • 1315 - Ramon Llull dies (b. 1235). Spanish philosopher.
  • 1397 - John II of Aragon was born (d. 1479)
  • 1529 - Emperor Karel V and Pope Clemens VII sign Treaty of Barcelona
  • 1540 - Thomas Cromwell was sentenced to death. English ex-chancellor
  • 1596 - Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan was born (d. 1680)
  • 1613 - London's Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
  • 1620 - John Aerts dies. Flemish sculptor
  • 1641 - Portugal assinou com a Suécia o Tratado de Estocolmo
  • 1644 - Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
  • 1725 - Arai Hakuseki dies (b. 1657). Japanese Confucianist, poet, politician, and writer.
  • 1746 - Joachim Heinrich Campe was born (d. 1818). Pedagogue.
  • 1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Acts.
  • 1776 - The Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made governor.
  • 1779 - Anton Raphael Mengs dies. Painter.
  • 1786 - Alexander Macdonnell and over five hundred Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1798 - Giacomo Leopardi was born (d. 1837). Italian poet.
  • 1801 - Pietro Alfieri was born. Italian composer.
  • 1837 - William IV dies. King of England.
  • 1847 - Assinatura da Convenção do Gramido que põe fim à guerra civil da Patuleia, firmando a derrota das forças revoltosas da junta do Porto, compostas por uma aliança de setembristas, miguelistas e dissidentes cartistas, e consagrando a vitória do governo cartista do marechal Saldanha.
  • 1850 - Coal discovered on Vancouver Island.
  • 1852 - Juan de Dios Peza was born. Mexican writer .
  • 1858 - Julia Clifford Lathrop was born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1932). American social worker, head of the U.S. Children's Bureau (1912-1921)
  • 1858 - George Washington Goethals was born (d. 1928). American army engineer (Chief Engineer of Panama Canal);
  • 1861 - Dr. William Mayo was born. American surgeon and founder of the Mayo Clinic
  • 1861 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning dies (b. 1806). Poet.
  • 1863 - George Custer is appointed as a U.S. Union brigadier-general
  • 1864 - Ninety-nine people killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire.
  • 1868 - George Ellery Hale was born (d. 1938). Astronomer.
  • 1870 - William Elwell was born. English painter.
  • 1878 - Morreu o escritor e jornalista português Teixeira de Vasconcellos (n. 1 Nov 1816)
  • 1880 - Ludwig Beck was born (d. 1944). General.
  • 1880 - France annexes Tahiti
  • 1881 - Chuchle battle, a student brawl fought in a Chuchle restaurant resulting in several wounds, a swatch of Czech and German chauvinism in the late 19th century
  • 1886 - James Van Der Zee was born (d. 1983). American photographer.
  • 1886 - Robert Schuman was born. French Prime-Minister
  • 1888 - Realizada a primeira operação ao apêndice, pelo cirurgião inglês Frederik Treves
  • 1890 - Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was born. World's oldest woman
  • 1890 - Afonso Schmidt was born in Cubatão, São Paulo (d. 3 Abr 1964). Brazilian poet and journalist ( Janelas Abertas - 1912)
  • 1891 - National Forest Service is organized.
  • 1891 - Street railway in Ottawa commences operation.
  • 1895 - Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • 1895 - Floriano Peixoto (Marechal Floriano) dies. President of Brazil (1891-1894)
  • 1895 - Thomas Henry Huxley dies (b. 1825). Scientist.
  • 1900 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born (d. 1944). French pilot and writer.
  • 1901 - Nelson Eddy was born (d. 1967). American singer and actor.
  • 1905 - Manuel Altolaguirre was born. Spanish poet and publisher (La lenta libertad)
  • 1905 - Moonlight Graham makes his only major league baseball appearance, in a game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Superbas but gets no at-bat.
  • 1906 - Manuel Altolaguirre was born. Spanish poet.
  • 1906 - Albert Sorel dies (b. 13 Ago 1842). French historian.
  • 1908 - Leroy Anderson was born (d. 1975). American composer.
  • 1910 - Frank Loesser was born (d. 1969). Composer.
  • 1911 - Morte Eudóxio César Azedo Gneco. Jornalista e gravador, foi fundador do Partido Socialista em 10 de Janeiro de 1875.
  • 1911 - Bernhard Leopold Friedrich Eberhard Julius Kurt Karl Gottfried Peter zu Lippe-Biesterfeld (Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands) was born.
  • 1911 - Bernard Herrmann was born (d. 1975). Composer.
  • 1913 - Beginning of the 2nd Balkan War. Bulgaria defeated Greek and Serbian troops.
  • 1914 - A Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes é reconhecida como instituição de utilidade pública.
  • 1914 - Rafael Kubelik was born (d. 1996). Czech conductor.
  • 1914 - Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
  • 1915 - Ruth Warrick was born. Actress.
  • 1916 - Boeing aircraft flies for first time .
  • 1917 - The Ukraine proclaimed independence from Russia.
  • 1918 - Nasce Vitorino Magalhães Godinho, professor universitário e historiador português.
  • 1919 - Slim Pickens [Louis Bert Lindley Jr.], was born (d. 8 Dec 1983). Actor, cowboy. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Howling, The Apple Dumpling Gang, In Harm’s Way, One-Eyed Jacks, The Outlaws, Hee Haw; Cowboy Hall of Famer.
  • 1920 - Ray Harryhausen was born. Film maker.
  • 1920 - O Madrid Foot Ball Club ganha o título de 'Real' do rei Alfonso XIII
  • 1921 - Reinhard Mohn was born. Publisher.
  • 1922 - Vasko Popa was born (d. 1991). Yugoslav poet.
  • 1922 - France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes".
  • 1924 - Flo Sandon's was born. Italian singer.
  • 1926 - Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1927 - First test of Wallace Turnbull's variable-pitch propeller.
  • 1928 - Ian Bannen was born (d. 1999). Scottish Actor.
  • 1930 - Robert Evans was born. American film director and actor (Love Story, Godfather, Chinatown)
  • 1933 - Fatty Arbuckle dies (b. 1887). Actor.
  • 1936 - Nascia em Lisboa, Henrique Viana. Grande actor, comediante e figura do espectáculo português
  • 1937 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier receives patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles.
  • 1938 - Acácio de Almeida was born at Souto, Portugal. Cinematographer. Founder of production company "Inforfilmes"
  • 1940 - Paul Klee dies (b. 1879). Swiss artist.
  • 1941 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski dies (b. 1860). Polish pianist and composer.
  • 1941 - Kwame Ture (born "Stokeley Carmichael"), was born. Civil rights activist.
  • 1942 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony, premieres
  • 1942 - Tristão da Cunha (José Maria Leitão da Cunha, Fº.) dies in Rio de Janeiro (b. 13 Mar 1878). Brazilian poet and writer (Torre de Marfim 1901)
  • 1943 - Little Eva was born. Singer
  • 1944 - Gary Busey was born. Actor
  • 1945 - Carpathian Ruthenia was annexed by Soviet Union
  • 1950 - In football (soccer), United States defeats England 1-0 in the Football World Cup.
  • 1950 - António Francisco da Costa e Silva dies in Rio de Janeiro (b. 1885). Brazilian poet (Sangue -1908).
  • 1951 - Don Rosa was born. American illustrator Donald Duck
  • 1952 - Joe Johnson was born. English snooker player
  • 1956 - Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in a London ceremony.
  • 1956 - The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
  • 1956 - Pedro Santana Lopes was born. Portuguese former prime minister (2004-05).
  • 1956 - Charles Dumas cleared the high jump, which was set at 7’ 1/2", at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Dumas became the first athlete to break the seven-foot barrier.
  • 1957 - Maria Conchita Alonso was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba. She raised in Venezuela. After she was crowned Miss Teenager of the World, (1971) and Miss Venezuela, (1975), - 6th in Miss World 1975- she became a popular actress and singer (Roosters, Texas, Predator 2, Vampire’s Kiss, Colors, The Running Man, Extreme Prejudice, Blood Ties, Moscow on the Hudson, One of the Boys).
  • 1958 - Rosa Mota was born. Olympics: 1984 bronze Marathon, 1988 Gold Marathon. Worlds: 1987 Gold Marathon. European: 1982, 1986 & 1990 Gold Marathon. Nascimento da grande atleta portuguesa, Rosa Mota, uma das maiores figuras do desporto português de todos os tempos.
  • 1958 - Brazil finally win their first world championship with a 5-2 victory against hosts Sweden in Stockholm. Vava and Pele score a brace each with Zagallo - who went on to coach Brazil to victory in the 1970 finals - scoring the other / O Brasil conquista o seu primeiro Campeonato do Mundo de futebol ao bater na final a Suécia em Estocolmo por 5-2 ( COPA 1958, na Suécia).
  • 1961 - Se inaugura el Estadio San Martín de Porras, propiedad de Sporting Cristal de Lima, Perú.
  • 1963 - Anne-Sophie Mutter was born. Violinist.
  • 1967 - Jayne Mansfield dies (b. 1933). Actress.
  • 1967 - Primo Carnera dies (b. 1906). Boxer.
  • 1967 - José Leitão de Barros dies (b. 1896). Portuguese film director.
  • 1968 - Theoren Fleury was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1969 - Moise Thsombe dies. Premier of Congo
  • 1969 - Shorty Long dies (b. 1940). American singer.
  • 1970 - Mike Vallely, was born. Professional Skateboarder.
  • 1970 - Premiere of "A party for Boris". In Hamburg Thomas Bernhard’s first play premiered
  • 1971 - Anthony Hamilton was born. English snooker player
  • 1971 - Kaitlyn Ashley was born. Erotic actress
  • 1971 - Matthew Good was born. Canadian rock musician and activist
  • 1972 - Samantha Smith was born. U.S. social activist, actress. Emigrantes (1928 ).
  • 1974 - Morreu o escritor português Ferreira de Castro (n. 24 Mai 1898). Emigrantes (1928 ). A Selva (1930), Eternidade (1932),Terra Fria (1934), Tempestade (1940).
  • 1974 - Na Argentina, a vice-presidente Maria Estela Martinez de Perón assume a presidência.
  • 1975 - Nascimento, em Passos - MG, de Danton Mello (Danton Figueiredo Melo). Actor brasileiro.
  • 1975 - Independiente se proclama campeón de Copa Libertadores por cuarta vez consecutiva. Lo hace venciendo a Unión Española de Chile, por 2 a 0, en el estadio Defensores del Chaco en Asunción, Paraguay.
  • 1975 - Dionisio Ridruejo dies (b. 12 Out 1912). Spanish poet.
  • 1976 - Sandhya Chib was born. Miss Universe-India (1996).
  • 1976 - Seychelles gains independence from Britain.
  • 1978 - Bob Crane dies murdered (b. 1928). American actor.
  • 1979 - Lowell George dies (b. 1945). Musician.
  • 1981 - Maria Maya was born. Brazilian actress.
  • 1981 - Mohammed Hussein Beheshti dies murdered. Iran ayatollah, politician
  • 1982 - Pierre Balmain dies (b. 1914). French fashion designer.
  • 1986 - In Mexico City Argentina wins the Football World Cup defeating Germany 3-2. This was the second world title for Argentine. Inspired by an outstanding Diego Maradona, the South Americans race into a 2-0 lead by halftime, but Germany claw their way back into the match to draw level 2-2 through Rudi Voeller's 82nd minute strike. Jorge Burrachaga scores just three minutes later though to give Argentina their second world championship.
  • 1987 - Vincent Van Gogh’s Le Pont de Trinquetaille brought in $20.6 million at an auction in London, England.
  • 1990 - Irving Wallace dies (b. 1916). American author and screenwriter (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac).
  • 1992 - Mohammed Boudiaf dies assassinated. Algerian president.
  • 1993 - Héctor Lavoe dies (b. 1946). Salsa music singer.
  • 1994 - Saaed Owairan scores one of the best goals in World Cup history. The Saudi Arabian striker gets the ball in his own half in the fifth minute, beats half the Belgian side before slotting home. The Middle East side holds on to a historic 1-0 victory.
  • 1994 - Kurt Eichhorn dies (b. 1908). Conductor.
  • 1994 - Ray Crane dies. Trumpeter
  • 1995 - Lana Turner dies (b. 1921). Actress. ("A successful man is one who make more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man").
  • 1995 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir space station for the first time.
  • 1995 - The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
  • 1995 - George Foreman loses IBF boxing title, refused to fight Axel Schulz
  • 1999 - Allan Carr dies. American film producer, writer
  • 2000 - Vittorio Gassman dies (b. 1922). Italian actor.
  • 2002 - Hakan Sukur becomes the scorer of the fastest goal at the World Cup finals. The Turkish striker finds the net 11 seconds into the Third Place playoff against South Korea. His side win the match 3-2 and sensationally finish in third place.
  • 2002 - Rosemary Clooney dies (b. 1928). Singer, actress who became one of Hollywood's biggest celebrities of the 1950s, died on in her Beverly Hills mansion.
  • 2002 - Ole-Johan Dahl dies (b. 1931). Computer scientist.
  • 2003 - Katharine Hepburn dies (b. 1907). Actress
  • 2004 - José Durão Barroso é oficialmente indicado para presidir à Comissão Europeia .
  • 2004 - A UN helicopter crashed in Sierra Leone and all 24 aboard were killed.
  • Seychelles - Independence Day
  • 2004 - Yara Lins dies (b. 1930). Brazilian actress.
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints). O S. Pedro é uma festa popular também festejada em muitas localidades portuguesas. É famosa a festa de S. Pedro da Afurada, pequena povoação piscatória situada na foz e margem esquerda do rio Douro, em frente à cidade do Porto, Portugal.


Árbitro argentino para o Inglaterra - Portugal

Horácio Elizondo da Argentina, o árbitro do jogo da estreia deste Campeonato do Mundo, foi o árbitro nomeado para o jogo Inglaterra-Portugal. Nasceu em 4 de Novembro de 1963 e é professor de Educação Física.

Esperemos que o homem não se lembra do João Pinto, que agrediu um compatriota seu no Mundial da Coreia/Japão, e pelo contrário se possa recordar do conflito Argentina-Reino Unido relativo às Malvinas... Quem sabe?



Soneto - Francisco Otaviano

Morrer ... dormir... não mais ! Termina a vida
e com ela terminam nossas dores:
um punhado de terra, algumas flores
e, às vezes uma lágrima fingida!

Sim, minha morte não será sentida;
Não deixo amigos e nem tive amores!
Ou, se os tive, mostraram-se traidores,
algozes vis de uma alma consumida.

Tudo é pobre no mundo; que me importa
Que ele amanhã se esboroe e que desabe,
Se a natureza para mim é morta!

É tempo já que o meu exílio acabe...
Vem, pois, ó Morte, ao Nada me transporta!
Morrer... dormir... talvez sonhar... quem sabe?

Francisco Otaviano de Almeida Rosa (n. no Rio de Janeiro a 26 de Jun 1825; m. no Rio de Janeiro a 28 Jun 1889 ou 28de Maio de 1889?)

in A Circulatura do Quadrado : Alguns dos Mais Belos Sonetos de Poetas cuja Mátria é a Língua Portuguesa, Edições Unicepe, 2004



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On this day in History - Jun 28

  • 0548 - Theodora dies. Dancer/empress of Byzantine (Nika-oproer).
  • 0572 or 0573 Alboin, king of Longobarden, dies probably poisoned by his wife Rosamunda
  • 0767 - Pope Paul I dies
  • 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
  • 1243 - Sinibaldo Fieschi is nominated Pope Innocent IV .
  • 1389 - Ottoman forces crush the armies of Christian Europe in Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).
  • 1461 - Edward IV ( Duke of York) is crowned king of England, after deposing of Henry VI of England.
  • 1476 - Pope Paul IV was born (d. 1559)
  • 1490 - Albert of Mainz was born (d. 1545). Bishop and elector of Mainz.
  • 1491 - Henry VIII was born (d. 1547). King of England.
  • 1519 - Charles V elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1577 - Peter Paul Rubens was born (d. 1640). Flemish painter “Helene Fourment” and “The Abduction of the Daughters of Leucippus.”
  • 1598 - Abraham Ortelius dies (b. 1527). Dutch cartographer.
  • 1630 - Carta régia que reafirma o impedimento de desempenho de cargos públicos aos judeus.
  • 1635 - Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
  • 1650 - Toma posesión del gobierno de la Nueva España el 21º virrey, Don Luis Enríquez de Guzmán, conde de Alba de Liste. Ha de prolongar su mandato hasta el 15 de agosto en que pasará al Perú.
  • 1651 - Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians, the biggest battle in the 17th century, starts.
  • 1703 - John Wesley was born (d. 1791).English founder of Methodism.
  • 1706 - O exército aliado, composto sobretudo de tropas portuguesas, comandado pelo marquês das Minas entra em Madrid, e faz aclamar o arquiduque Carlos de Áustria como Carlos III de Espanha
  • 1712 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born (d. 1778). Swiss philosopher."The Social Contract."
  • 1766 - Maurice, Due de Noailles dies. French commander.
  • 1776 - Charles Mathews was born in London (d. 1835). Comedian.
  • 1801 - Francis Wheatley dies (b. 1747). English painter ( Lord Aldeburgh Reviewing Troops (1782) , A Family Group in a Landscape (1775 )
  • 1806 - Napoleon Coste was born (d. 1883). French guitarist and composer.
  • 1807 - Anton Philipp Reclam was born (d. 1895). German publisher.
  • 1814 - Nace en el puerto de Veracruz, José Manuel de Emparan, quien habrá de distinguirse como abogado de ideas liberales. Será ministro del presidente Juárez en los ramos de Fomento y de Gobernación, además de gobernador de Veracruz.
  • 1815 - Torii Kigonaga dies. Painter.
  • 1831 - Joseph Joachim was born (d. 1907). Austrian violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • 1835 - Charles Mathews dies (b. 28 Jun 1776). Comedian
  • 1836 - James Madison dies (b. 1751). President of the US.
  • 1855 - James Henry Fitzroy, Lord Raglan, dies. British commander.
  • 1859 - First dog show is held in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.
  • 1867 - Luigi Pirandello was born († 1936). Italian dramatist and narrator (Six Characters in Search of an Author), recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature.
  • 1873 - Alexis Carrel was born (d. 1912). French biologist, physicist and writer. 1912 Nobel Prize in Medicine laureated for the development of blood vessel suture technique.
  • 1875 - Henri Léon Lebesgue was born. French mathematicien.
  • 1876 - August Wilhelm Ambros dies (b. 1816). Austrian composer and musicologist.
  • 1880 - Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.
  • 1882 - Nace en Atlacomulco, Estado de México, Isidro Fabela Alfaro (d. 1964), quien habrá de destacar como jurisconsulto, escritor, orador, diplomático, político e ideólogo revolucionario. Embajador deMéxico ante la Sociedad de las Naciones
  • 1887 - Minot, North Dakota incorporated as a city.
  • 1889 - Francisco Octaviano dies in Rio de Janeiro (b. 26 Jun 1825). Brazilian poet, journalist and diplomat.
  • 1891 - Carl Panzram was born. Serial killer
  • 1894 - Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
  • 1895 - El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Central American Union.
  • 1902 - Richard Rodgers was born (d. 1979). Composer.
  • 1906 - Maria Goeppert-Mayer was born (d. 1972). Physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics.
  • 1906 - Paul-Emile Victor was born.
  • 1907 - Don Hermenegildo Bustos dies in Guanajuato (b. 13 Apr 1832). Painter.
  • 1913 - Franz Antel was born. Austrian filmmaker.
  • 1913 - Manuel Ferraz de Campos Salles dies (b. 1841). President of Brazil.
  • 1914 - Lester Flatt was born (d. 1979). Bluegrass musician.
  • 1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (b. 1863) and his wife Sophia are killed by a Serbian nationalist (Gavrilo Princip), the casus belli of World War I. Austria.- Asesinado en Sarajevo Francisco Fernando de Habsburgo. Inicio de la I Guerra Mundial.
  • 1914 - Franz Ferdinand dies assassinated (b. 1863)
  • 1914 - Archduchess Sophie Chotek, dies (assassinated). Wife of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria.
  • 1914 - World War I (WW I) began in 1914 and ended on this date in 1919. In 1999 Niall Ferguson published "The Pity of War," in which he blames the British government for having turned a European war into a world war.
  • 1919 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I with Germany. See “The Economic Consequences of the Peace” by John Maynard Keynes. Assinatura do Tratado de Paz de Versalhes. A Alsácia e a Lorena são devolvidas à França. Afonso Costa assina por Portugal, vendo o país reconhecido o direito ao pagamento de indemnizações referentes aos prejuízos sofridos nas colónias, entre 1914 e 1916.
  • 1926 - Mel Brooks was born. Comedian, actor, and director ( "The Producers" , "Blazing Saddles", "Spaceballs")
  • 1927 - Frank Sherwood Rowland was born. American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1927 - Realizada a primeira angiografia cerebral, pelo médico português Egas Moniz
  • 1930 - Itamar (Augusto Cautiero) Franco was born in Juiz de Fora - MG. 46th President of Brasil (1992-1995).
  • 1932 - Pat Morita was born. Actor
  • 1936 - Chuck Howley was born. American football player
  • 1936 - The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
  • 1937 - Juan José Saer was born. Argentine writer.
  • 1938 - A 450 metric ton meteorite struck the earth in a empty field near Chicora, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 - Moy Yat was born. Martial artist
  • 1940 - Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.
  • 1942 - World War II: North AfricaField Marshal Rommel and his Panzerarmee Afrika capture Fuqa.
  • 1943 - Klaus von Klitzing was born. Physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics.
  • 1945 - Raul (dos Santos) Seixas was born in Salvador, Bahia. Brazilian singer and composer.
  • 1946 - Gilda Radner was born (d. 1989). Actress.
  • 1947 - Mark Helprin was born. American writer
  • 1948 - Kathy Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee. American Academy Award-winning actress ( Misery [1990]; Fried Green Tomatoes, Home of Our Own, Prelude to a Kiss)
  • 1948 - Clarence Thomas was born. U.S. Supreme Court justice
  • 1950 - Seoul is captured by troops from North Korea.
    1952 - Pietro Mennea was born. Italian athlete
  • 1954 - Alice Krige was born. Actress.
  • 1954 - Daniel (Tunes) Dantas was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actor.
  • 1958 - Alfred Noyes dies at 77 . British poet, essayist (Robin Hood, The Highwayman).
  • 1958 - Teresa de Menezes was born. Portuguese actress.
  • 1960 - John Elway was born. American football player.
  • 1960 - US-owned oil refineries in Cuba confiscated and nationalised.
  • 1960 - Jaume Vicens Vives dies. Historian.
  • 1962 - Mickey Cochrane dies (b. 1903). Baseball Hall of Famer.
  • 1964 - Mark Grace was born. Major League Baseball player.
  • 1964 - Malcolm X founded the Organization for Afro American Unity to seek independence for blacks in the Western Hemisphere.
  • 1965 - Red Nichols dies (b. 1905). Jazz musician.
  • 1966 - John Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois. American actor ( Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead )
  • 1966 - Mary Stuart Masterson was born in New York. American actress.
  • 1967 - Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
  • 1968 - Adam Woodyatt was born. Actor
  • 1969 - Stonewall riots in New York city mark the beginning of the modern gay rights era.
  • 1972 - Jon Heidenreich was born. Professional wrestler.
  • 1973 - Alessandro Nivola was born in Boston, Massachussets. American actor.
  • 1973 - Adrian Annus was born. Athlet: hammer thrower.
  • 1973 - Alberto Berastegui born in Spain. Tennis star
  • 1974 - Frank Sutton dies. Actor.
  • 1975 - Rod Serling dies (b. 1924). Scriptwriter, host of The Twilight Zone.
  • 1976 - As Ilhas Seychelles tornaram-se independentes do domínio britânico
  • 1978 - Simon Larose was born. Tennis player
  • 1978 - The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke 438 US 265 1978, bars quota systems in college admissions but affirms constitutionality of programs giving advantage to minorities.
  • 1979 - Randy McMichael was born. American football player.
  • 1979 - Blas de Otero dies. Poet.
  • 1980 - José Iturbi dies (b. 1895). Musician, conductor.
  • 1981 - Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti dies bombed. Iran Islamic Rep Party founder
  • 1981 - Terry Fox dies (b. 1958). Cancer activist.
  • 1984 - Em Portugal, Barreiro foi elevado a Cidade
  • 1988 - Four workers are asphyxiated at a metal-plating plant in Auburn, Indiana, in the worst confined-space industrial accident in U.S. history. A fifth victim dies two days later.
  • 1989 - Joris Ivens dies (b. 1898). Filmmaker.
  • 1990 - Paperback Software, a company founded by Adam Osborne, found guilty by a U.S. court of copyright violation for copying the appearance and menu system of Lotus 1-2-3 in its competing spreadsheet program.
  • 1992 - Mikhail Tal dies (b. 1936). Chess player whio was World Champion.
  • 1993 - Boris Christoff dies at 70. Bulgaria-Italian bass (Don Carlos, Boris, Mefistofele).
  • 1995 - Nelson Mandela sets up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa to investigate human rights abuses of the Apartheid era.
  • 1997 - Mrs. Miller dies (b. 1907). Singer.
  • 1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson is disqualified from WBA title re-match, for biting off part of the ear of his opponent Evander Holyfield.
  • 1998 - The 12th World AIDS Conference opened in Geneva.
  • 1998 - É realizado o primeiro referendo em Portugal (sobre a interrupção voluntária da gravidez).
  • 2001 - Boca Juniors da Argentina ganha a Taça dos Libertadores da América ao derrotar a Cruz Azul de México no desempate por penalties
  • 2001 - Jim Ellis dies. Co-creator of Usenet
  • 2001 - Joan Sims dies (b. 1930). Actress.
  • 2002 - Xerox Corporation announced it had improperly reported $1.9 billion in revenue over the previous five years and would restate those financial results.
  • 2003 - Wim Slijkhuis dies. Dutch athlete.
  • 2004 - Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia join the ERM II
  • 2004 - Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the CoalitionProvisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
  • 2004 - Anthony Buckeridge dies (b. 1912). Author.
  • 2004 - The European Union denied China's request to be officially recognized as a market economy, saying that an assessment of the Chinese economy showed too much state interference and poor corporate governance.
  • 2005 - Brenda Howard dies (b. 1946). American LGBT activist.
  • Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyons
  • The only date with only perfect numbers (6 and 28).
  • Portugal: Feriado Municipal do Barreiro



Meus senhores não deturpem a realidade. Portugal ganhou porque mereceu e teria ganho com mais facilidade se não fosse o árbitro!!!

Tem-se passado a ideia de que o jogo Portugal-Holanda foi muito violento, em que os jogadores não se respeitaram, em que as equipas usaram de jogo sujo. Algumas jogadas não foram bonitas, é verdade. Principalmente o "arrumar" de Cristiano Ronaldo, a provocação de Figo ao encostar a cabeça a um adversário e pior do que tudo o não devolver a bola em duas jogadas de bola ao solo em que as elementares normas de desportivismo impunham a sua devolução aos portugueses que dispunham dela antes da interrupção.

Agora fazer passar a ideia conveniente para os nossos futuros adversários, designadamente para a Inglaterra, de que Portugal usa manhas e artimanhas para ganhar os jogos, é querer esconder o Sol com uma peneira.

Scolari bem sabe que o jogo com a Inglaterra vai ser ainda mais difícil do que em condições normais:

1 - Deco e Costinha não jogam
2 - Cristiano Ronaldo não sabe se joga e jogando basta mais um pontapé na zona afectada para o limitar
3 - O pior ainda vai ser a influencia que o passado jogo com a Holanda vai ter na equipa de arbitragem a nomear.
4 - Não acreditamos que as palavras do Sr. Blatter vão servir de desagravo aos jogadores portugueses.

Agora vejam as estatísticas das faltas e dos cartões (entre parenteses) de todos os jogos dos Oitavos de Final (atenção estatísticas oficiais) e tirem as conclusões:

Alemanha 16 - 20 (1A - 4A+1V) Suécia
Portugal 10 - 15 (9A+2V - 7A+2V) Netherlands
Argentina 23 - 28 (2A - 4A) México
Inglaterra 13 - 24 (3A -3A)Equador
Itália 17 - 26 (3 A+1 V - 3 A) Austrália
Suiça 24 - 20 (1 A - 0) Ucrania
Brasil 18 - 24 (2A - 6A+1V) Gana
Espanha 29 - 23 (1A - 3 A) França

Como se vê Portugal teve mais cartões do que faltas! Portugal foi a equipa das dezasseis que participaram que teve menor número de faltas cometidas! Todos os jogos tiveram mais faltas do que o Portugal-Holanda!! Argentina-México e Espanha-França tiveram mais do dobro das faltas!!! O que se pode dizer mais ? A culpa foi dos jogadores portugueses ou do Sr. Ivanov?


Brasil melhora e já está nos Quartos de Final

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Brasil 3 - 0 Gana

Um golo logo no início do jogo (aos 4') por Ronaldo que apareceu isolado e driblou o guarda-redes africano depois de lançamento de Kaká ajudou e muito à resolução desta partida.

Quando aos 45' Adriano fez o 2-0, em posição de fora de jogo, após passe de Cafú, dissiparam-se as dúvidas quanto ao vencedor do encontro, mas tal resultado não correspondia ao jogo jogado. Aos 40' foi Dida que com os pés numa defesa por instinto evitara o empate dos africanos.

O Brasil, ainda distante da produção de jogo que se esperava, tem, porém, individualidades fantásticas, e face ao errado escalonamento tactico dos ganeses, a apostarem em jogar no fora de jogo, viria a vencer o jogo por números excessivos relativamente à produção de jogo, ainda que na parte final (após a redução a dez dos africanos) tenha tido oportunidades para fazer avançar mais o marcador.

O Brasil aguarda agora o vencedor do jogo França-Espanha para o duelo dos Quartos de Final que tem já definidos os seguintes jogos:
Brasil - França/Espanha

Estádio: Westfalenstadion
Árbitros: Lubos Michel, Aux - Martin Balko,Roman Slysko

BRASIL - Dida; Cafu, Lúcio, Juan e Roberto Carlos; Zé Roberto, Emerson (Gilberto Silva 45'), Ronaldinho e Kaká (Ricardinho aos 82'); Adriano (Juninho Pernambucano aos 61'), e Ronaldo.

GANA - Kingston; Pantsil, Shilla, Mensah e Pappoe; Draman, Eric Ado (Derek Boateng aos 60'), Appiah e Muntari; Amoah e Gyan.

Golos: Ronaldo aos 4'; Adriano aos 45'; 3-0 Zé Roberto 80'.

11' Cartão Amarelo para Sulley Muntari (Gana).
12' Cartão Amarelo para Adriano (Brasil) por simular um penalty.
28' Cartão Amarelo para John Painstil (Gana).
36' Cartão Amarelo para Eric Addo (Gana).
45'+ 2' Cartão Amarelo para Asamoah Gyan (Gana).
80' Segundo Cartão Amarelo e Vermelho para Asamoah Gyan (Gana).


Para além da curva da estrada ... - Alberto Caeiro

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A curve in the road

Para além da curva da estrada
Talvez haja um poço, e talvez um castelo,
E talvez apenas a continuação da estrada.
Não sei nem pergunto.
Enquanto vou na estrada antes da curva
Só olho para a estrada antes da curva,
Porque não posso ver senão a estrada antes da curva.
De nada me serviria estar olhando para outro lado
E para aquilo que não vejo.
Importemo-nos apenas com o lugar onde estamos.
Há beleza bastante em estar aqui e não noutra parte qualquer.
Se há alguém para além da curva da estrada,
Esses que se preocupem com o que há para além da curva da estrada.

Essa é que é a estrada para eles.
Se nós tivermos que chegar lá, quando lá chegarmos saberemos.
Por ora só sabemos que lá não estamos.
Aqui há só a estrada antes da curva, e antes da curva
Há a estrada sem curva nenhuma.

In Poemas Completos de Alberto Caeiro

Recolha, transcrição e Notas de Teresa Sobral Cunha
Editorial Presença- 1994

Alberto Caeiro, um dos pseudónimos de Fernando Pessoa (n., Lisboa, 13 Jun 1888, m. 30 Nov 1935)


On this day in History - Jun. 27