This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

«Rio de Janeiro»

December 19, 1983

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

March 1, 1565

The city of Rio...
The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded. The city of Rio de Janeiro proper was founded by the Portuguese on March 1, 1565 and was named São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, in honor of St. Sebastian, the saint who was the namesake and patron of the then Portuguese Monarch D. Sebastião. Rio de Janeiro was the name of Guanabara Bay. Until early in the 18th century, the city was threatened or invaded by several, mostly French, pirates and buccaneers, such as Jean-François Duclerc and René Duguay-Trouin.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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