A TIMELINE OF THE HISTORY OF BRAZIL

Tim Lambert

Early Brazil

10,000 BC

The first human beings enter Brazil

1,000 BC

Some people in Brazil begin farming

1500 AD

Pedro Alvares Cabral lands in Brazil

1501

Amerigo Vespucci sails to Brazil

1530

The Portuguese found a colony in Brazil

1549

Salvador is made the capital of Brazil

1624

The Dutch attack Brazil

1695

Gold is discovered in Brazil

1763

Rio de Janeiro is made the capital of Brazil

19th Century Brazil

1808

The king of Portugal flees to Brazil

1822

Brazil becomes independent

1840

Dom Pedro II is crowned. Coffee growing in Brazil booms.

1864-70

Brazil fights a war with Paraguay

1889

The army overthrows the monarchy and Brazil becomes a republic

20th Century Brazil

1929

After the Wall Street Crash the price of coffee collapses

1937

Getulio Vargas becomes dictator of Brazil

1942

Brazil declares war on Germany

1945

The army forces Vargas to resign

1950

Vargas wins an election but he shoots himself in 1954

1960

A new capital is created at Brasilia

1964

The army stages a coup

1970s

Industry in Brazil grows rapidly

1977

Trade Unions, long banned are allowed again

1985

Elections are held

2002

Luiz Inacio Lula is elected president

2011

Dilma Rousseff becomes the first woman president of Brazil

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