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Isto é que é desburocratizar! Novembro 9, 2005

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Em Portugal celebra-se desde 1990 na última quinta-feira do mês de Outubro de cada ano, o Dia Nacional da Desburocratização. Este ano foi no passado dia 27 de Outubro.

A Imprensa-Nacional Casa da Moeda, S.A, associou–se a este evento e nesse dia imprimiu o Diário da Republica em cor diferente da habitual. Em cor verde.

Agora fique a saber (ou reflicta caso já fosse do seu conhecimento) que para assinalar o Dia Nacional da Desburocratização se emite o Diário da Republica em cor diferente, mas para isso acontecer torna-se necessário que a Presidência do Conselho de Ministros faça publicar antecipadamente, no Diário da República, autorização para o efeito! E esta hein?

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Cecília Meireles morreu faz hoje 41 anos

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Cecília Benevides de Carvalho Meirelles, poetisa brasileira. Alta expressão da poesia feminina no país, sua obra figura entre os grandes valores da literatura de língua portuguesa do século XX. Faz hoje 41 anos que faleceu.

Habitualmente nestas efemérides de poetas publicamos um ou mais poemas do autor em causa como modo de o homenagear. Fizemo-lo no passado dia 6 de Novembro, data do aniversário de nascimento desta poetisa.

Hoje vamos remeter o leitor para uma curiosidade e para um texto que considero belíssimo da autora. Então aí vai:

1 -Curiosidade:

Numa das viagens a Portugal, em 1935, Cecília Meireles marcou um encontro com o poeta Fernando Pessoa no café A Brasileira, em Lisboa. Sentou-se ao meio-dia e esperou em vão até as duas horas da tarde. O poeta português não aparecera. Decepcionada, voltou para o hotel, onde recebeu um livro autografado pelo autor lusitano. Junto com o exemplar, a explicação para a falta: Fernando Pessoa tinha lido seu horóscopo pela manhã e concluído que não era um bom dia para o encontro.

2- A História de uma letra

Cecília Meirelles (com duplo l ) passou a escrever após o suicídio do marido com o nome de Cecília Meireles. “Muita gente me pergunta se deixei de escrever com letra dobrada devido à reforma ortográfica. Quando estou com preguiça de explicar, digo que sim”. A verdadeira explicação consta do texto : “A História de uma letra” que transcrevemos:

Muita gente me pergunta se deixei de escrever o meu sobrenome com letra dobrada devido à reforma ortográfica; e quando estou com preguiça de explicar, digo que sim. Mas hoje tomo coragem, abalanço-me a confessar a verdade, que talvez não interesse senão aos meus possíveis herdeiros.

A verdade nunca é simples, como se imagina. E em primeiro lugar, devo dizer que o meu sobrenome simplificado só vale na literatura. Nos documentos oficiais prevalece a forma antiga, e eu por mim gosto tanto da tradição que não me importava nada carregar um ípsilon, um th, todas as atrapalhações possíveis que enrugam e encarquilham um idioma.

Por outro lado, as reformas ortográficas são sempre tão arrevesadas que já perdi as esperanças de estar algum dia completamente em condições de escrever sem erros, descansando assim no tipógrafo e no revisor, que são os grandes responsáveis pelas nossas faltas e pelas nossas glórias. Não foi, portanto, por afeição às reformas que sacrifiquei uma letra do meu nome. A história é mais inverosímel.

Todos na vida atravessamos certas crises. Dever-se-ia mesmo escrever sobre a gênese, desenvolvimento, apogeu e fim das crises. Se uma pessoa está sem emprego, o natural é que se empregue. Se está doente, o natural é que morra ou se cure. Mas o fenômeno da crise é importante precisamente por ser o contrário do natural. De modo que se a pessoa está desempregada, não há maneira de arranjar emprego, e se está doente não há maneira de se curar, etc…

As crises são muito variadas. Há crises sentimentais, econômicas, de inspiração, de talento, de prestígio — e o povo classifica essa situação, que ele, em sua sabedoria, já observou, com o fácil nome de azar.

O azar não é lógico. Isso é que o torna desesperador. A pessoa sai de casa, bem com a sua consciência, com as faculdades mentais em perfeita ordem, os músculos, os nervos, tudo bem governado, atravessa a rua como um cidadão correto, observando o sinal, e quando chega do outro lado, apanha na cabeça um tijolo que um operário, inocente, deixou cair do sétimo andar de uma construção.

Naturalmente, todo o mundo tem refletido sobre as razões secretas dessas coisas inexplicáveis. E foi assim que, com o correr do tempo, se chegou à caracterização de um certo número de fatos e objetos que servem de prenúncio ao azar: espelhos quebrados, relógios parados, sal entornado na mesa, sapato emborcado, tesoura aberta, gato preto, mariposas, sexta-feira dia treze, mês de agosto, gente canhota e estrábica, vestido marrom, para só falar dos principais. (…)

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On this day in History – Nov. 09

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0694 – Hispano-Visigothic king Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems, and sentences all Jews to slavery.
0959 – Constantine VII dies (b.0905). Byzantine Emperor
1187 – Emperor Gaozong of China dies (b. 1107)
1208 – Sancha of Castile dies (b. 1155). Queeen of Alfonso II of Aragon
1282 – Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.
1414 – Albert III was born (d. 1486). Margrave of Brandenburg.
1492 – Peace of Etaples between Henry VII & Charles VIII.
1494 – Family de’ Medici become rulers of Florence.
1504 – King Ferdinand II of Aragon dies (b. 1452)
1520 – Swedish King Christian II executes 82 in the Stockholm Bloodbath.
1522 – Martin Chemnitz was born (d. 1586). German theologian
1623 – William Camden dies (b. 1551). English historian.
1641 – Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand dies. Governor of the Netherlands and Bishop of Toledo
1664 – Henry Wharton was born (d. 1695). English writer
1670 – Pedro Mascarenhas was born (d. 1745). Captain-General of Índia
1721 – Mark Akenside was born (d. 1770). English poet and physician.
1729 – Spain, France & England sign the Treaty of Seville, ending a 2-year war.
1731 – Benjamin Banneker was born (d. 1806). American scientist : mathematician, clockmaker, surveyor, almanac author, and astronomer.
1766 – Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer dies (b. 1692). Dutch composer.
1770 – John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll dies. Scottish politician
1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup of 18 Brumaire marking Napoleon‘s rise to power and the end of the French Revolution.
1802 – Elijah P. Lovejoy was born (d. 1837). American abolitionist.
1802 – Thomas Girtin dies (b. 1775). English artist
1812 – Paul Abadie was born. French master builder who renovated the Notre Dame)
1818 – Ivan Turgenev was born (d. 1883). Russian writer ( Fathers and Sons)
1825 – A.P. Hill was born (d. 1865). American Confederate general.
1835 – Emile Gaboriau was born (Author of French detective novels)
1841 – Edward VII was born (d. 1910) . King of England, who succeeded his mother Victoria in 1901.
1848 – Robert Blum dies executed in Vienna (b. 1810). German politician and member of the National Assembly.
1851 – Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
1853 – Stanford White was born (d. 1906). American architect of Madison Square Garden and Washington Arch.
1862 – American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George McClellan was removed.
1869 – Marie Dressler was born (d. 1934). Canadian actress.
1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872 that destroyed nearly 800 buildings.
1877 – Enrico De Nicola was born (d. 1959). Italian politician.
1877 – Allama Iqbal was born (d. 1938). Indian philosopher and poet.
1879 – Milan Sufflay was born (d. 18 Feb 1931). Croatian politician.
1880 – Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was born (d.1960). English architect.
1883 – Edna May Oliver was born (d. 1942). American actress.
1885 – Velimir Khlebnikov was born (d. 1922). Russian writer.
1885 – Hermann Weyl was born (d. 1955). German mathematician.
1886 – Ed Wynn was born (d. 1966). American Emmy Award-winning actor.
1887 – The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1888 – Jack the Ripper kills Mary Jane Kelly, his last known victim.
1888 – Jean Monnet was born (d. 1979). French economist, internationalist.
1889 – D. Manuel II was born. Last King of Portugal.
1889 – Ruy Barbosa escreve artigo intitulado Plano contra a Pátria que infla os ânimos em direção à Proclamação da República
1892 – Mabel Normand was born (d. 1930). American actress.
1895 – Mae Marsh was born (d. 1968). American actress.
1897 – Ronald George Wreyford Norrish was born (d. 1978). British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1901 – Marta Brunet was born. Chilean writer and diplomat.
1902 – Anthony Asquith was born (d. 1968). British film director.
1905 – Erika Mann was born (d. 1969). German writer.
1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country (to inspect progress on the Panama Canal).
1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt departed for Panama aboard the battleship Louisiana, on the first official foreign trip in history by a U.S. president.
1907 – The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
1911 – Dinah Silveira de Queiroz was born (d. 1982). Brazilian writer.
1911 – Howard Pyle dies (b. 1853). American author and illustrator.
1911 – George Claude of France applied for a patent on neon advertising signs.
1913 – Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Kiessler), Austrian-born American actress.
1915 – Carl Fallberg was born (d. 1996). American cartoonist.
1915 – Hedy Lamarr was born (d. 2000). Austrian actress.
1915 – Sargent Shriver was born. U.S. Vice Presidential candidate.
1917 – Leninists dissolve the Workers Soviets in the People’s Commisariat of Posts and Telegraphs in Russia
1918 – Germany‘s Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate, then fled to the Netherlands just two days before the signing of the Armistice.
1918 – Spiro Agnew was born (d. 1996). Vice President of the United States.
1918 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates after the German Revolution, and Germany is proclaimed a Republic.
1918 – Kurt Eisner, Provisional National Council Minister-President, declares Bavaria to be a republic.
1918 – Guillaume Apollinaire dies (b. 1880). French poet .
1922 – Eva Todor was born. Hungarian-born Brazilian actress
1923 – Dorothy Dandridge was born (d. 1965). American actress.
1923 – Alice Coachman was born. American athlete
1923 – In Munich, Germany, policeman and troops crush the Beer Hall Putsch coup attempt by the Nazi Party.
1923 – The Beer Hall Putsch led by Adolf Hitler ended after 16 Nazis were killed on a march toward the Marienplatz in the centre of Munich, Germany.
1923 –Alice Coachman, the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, was born in Albany, Georgia.
1924 – Society for Human Rights, first gay rights organization in U.S., founded in Chicago
1925 – The SS (Schutzstaffel or “Protection Squad)” was formed in Germany.
1928 – Anne Sexton was born (d. 1974). American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.
1929 – Imre Kertész was born. Hungarian writer, Nobel Prize laureate in 2002.
1932 – Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
1934 – Ingvar Carlsson was born. Swedish politician
1934 – Carl Sagan was born (d. 1996). American astronomer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
1935 – Bob Gibson was born. Baseball player.
1935 – United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO).
1936 – Mikhail Tal was born (d. 1992). Latvian chess player.
1936 – Daniel Robert Graham was born. Governor of Florida
1937 – Roger McGough was born. English performance poet (“The Scaffold“)
1937 – Japanese troops take control of Shanghai, China.
1937 – Ramsay MacDonald, dies (b. 1866). Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1938 – Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany‘s first large-scale act of physical anti-Jewish violence, begins.
1938 -Beginning on this night, called Kristallnacht (“Crystal Night” or “Night of Broken Glass”), some 48 hours of Nazi-orchestrated anti-Jewish violence erupted throughout Germany and Austria, resulting in the destruction and vandalizing of synagogues and Jewish businesses, along with the deaths of at least 91 Jews.
1939 – Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)
1940 – Premiere of Joaquin Rodrigo‘s Concierto de Aranjuez in Barcelona, Spain.
1940 – Neville Chamberlain dies (b. 1869). Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1940 – Stephen Peter Alencastre dies (b. 1876). Portuguese Catholic prelate.
1941 – Carlos Carvalhas was born. Portuguese politician (Poruguese Comunist Party – PCP)
1941 – Tom Fogerty was born (d. 1990). American musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1942 – Edna May Oliver dies (b. 1883). American actress.
1942 – Tom Weiskopf was born. American golfer who won the British Open in 1973
1943 – The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration was created by a 44-nation agreement.
1944 – Frank Marshall dies (b. 1877). American chess player.
1944 – Torquato Neto was born. Brazilian composer.
1944 – Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize
1945 – O Canadá é admitido como Estado-Membro da ONU
1948 – Bille August was born. Danish film director.
1951 – Osvaldo Coggiola was born. Argentine historian. Teacher of Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
1951 – Lou Ferrigno was born. Italian bodybuilder and actor
1951 – Sigmund Romberg dies (b. 1887). Hungarian-born composer.
1952 – Chaim Weizmann dies (b. 1874). First President of Israel
1953 – Dylan Thomas dies (b. 1914). Welsh poet and author, whose work is known for its comic exuberance, rhapsodic lilt, and pathos.
1953 – Cambodia becomes independent from France.
1955 – Brasil: Carlos Coimbra da Luz (presidente da Câmara dos Deputados) assume a presidência da República
1956 – Paolo Rossi was born. Italian football player.
1959 – Thomas Quasthoff was born. German bass-baritone
1959 – Tony Slattery was born. British actor and comedian.
1960 – Andreas Brehme was born. German football player.
1961 – Jill Dando was born (d. 1999). British television presenter
1961 – Neil A. Armstrong records a world record speed in a jet plane of 6,587km/h flying a X-15. 1963 – At Miike in Japan, a coal mine explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.
1964 – Robert Duncan McNeill was born. American actor
1964 – Cecília Meireles dies (b. 7 Nov 1901). Brazilian poetess.
1964 – Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
1965 – Bryn Terfel was born. Welsh baritone
1965 – Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
1965 – Catholic Worker member Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.
1965 – The Great Northeast Blackout took place in all of New York State, portions of seven neighboring states, and parts of eastern Canada, as they were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13.5 hours.
1966 – Stefen Edberg was born. Swedish tennis star
1967 – USA: The “Rolling Stone” magazine published its 1st issue. John Lennon was on the cover.
1967 – Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy.
1967 – Tomás Alcaide dies. Portuguese tenor.
1968 – Início simbólico das obras da Ponte Rio-Niterói.
1968 – Nazzareno Carusi was born. Italian pianist
1969 – 78 Native Americans take over Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA
1970 – Chris Jericho was born. American professional wrestler
1970 – Susan Tedeschi was born. American musician
1970 – Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States to not hear a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
1970 – Charles de Gaulle dies (b. 1890). President of France
1970 – Fench World War II general and statesman Charles de Gaulle died at the age of 79.
1971 – John List, an accountant from Westfield, New Jersey murders his mother, wife and three children. He then hides under a new identity for 18 years.
1972 – Corin Tucker was born. American singer (Sleater-Kinney)
1972 – Bones discovered by the Leakey family of anthropologists set human origins 1 million years earlier than previously determined.
1974 – Alessandro Del Piero was born. Italian footballer
1976 – Paul W. Neville was born. American author
1978 – Sisqó was born. American actor and singer (Dru Hill)
1979 – Martin Taylor was born. English footballer.
1979 – Julio Barrenechea dies (b. 13 Mar 1910). Chilean poet.
1983 – Altemar Dutra dies (b. 1940). Brazilian singer.
1983 – Alfred Heineken, beer brewer from Amsterdam, was kidnapped and held for a ransom of more than $10 million.
1984 – District 925 workers at Equitable Life Assurance win first union contract in insurance industry
1984 – Delta Goodrem was born. Australian singer, songwriter, and actress
1985 – USSR A new chess phenomenom emerged on the world stage when World chess master Anatoly Karpov lost his title to dissident Soviet Gary Kasparov. Kasparov was then 22 and the youngest world chess champion ever.
1986 – Romania: Ellection of Patriarch Teoctist Arapasu/Theoctis
1988 – John N. Mitchell dies (b. 1913). United States Attorney General and convicted Watergate criminal
1988 – Gary Kasparov became world chess champion after beating Anatoly Karpov, the titleholder for 10 years, in Moscow.
1989 – East Germany opened it borders to West Germany and allowed thousands of its citizens to pass freely through the Berlin Wall. The next day, East German troops began dismantling the wall, and less than a year later, East Germany and West Germany were formally reunited.
1989 – Opening of the Berlin Wall Long a symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, erected in 1961 and eventually extending 28 miles (45 km) to divide the western and eastern sectors of Berlin, was opened by the East German government on this day in 1989.
1989 – Turgut Ozal assumes the presidency of Turkey.
1990 – Jorge Segurado dies (b. 1898). Portuguese painter and architect.
1991 – Yves Montand dies (b. 1921). French actor.
1993 – Stari Most, the “old bridge” in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.
1994 – Discovery of the chemical element Darmstadtium.
1996 – Evander Holyfield scored a technical knockout of Mike Tyson to win the heavyweight boxing championship for a third time.
1997 – BBC News 24 begins broadcasting at 17:30 GMT.
1997 – Mike Lookinland (of The Brady Bunch fame) is charged with drunk driving in St. George, Utah.
1998 – Brokerage houses are ordered to pay US$1.03 billion to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
2000 – Hugh Paddick dies (b. 1915). British actor.
2001 – Giovanni Leone dies. President of Italy (1971-1978).
2002 – William Schutz dies. Psychologist
2003 – Art Carney dies (b. 1918). American actor
2003 – Gordon Onslow Ford dies (b. 1912). English painter.
2003 – During the holy month of Ramadan, a suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.
2003 – Rebel Youth Network Organizing Committee formed in Toronto.
2004 – Iris Chang dies (b. 1968). American author.
2004 – Mozilla Firefox 1.0 released. This has become one of Microsoft Internet Explorer‘s biggest competitors.
2004 – The Xbox game Halo 2 is released, bringing in US$75 million from pre-orders alone.
Independence Day in Cambodia (1953)
Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day of the Roman Catholic Church)
November 9th is often called Germany‘s Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938 and 1989.
The British neo-NaziNovember 9th Society” takes its name from the Munich Beer Hall Putsch Cambodia: National Day/Independence Day (from France 1949).
Feast day of St. Theodore the Recruit, St. Vitonus or Vanne, and St. Benignus or Benen.
Morocco: Wax Festival.