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1918 – A different night at Cine Teatro Phenix (PVh), the performance of soprano Júlia Olivari, with all tickets sold.

1931 – Decree 20,200/31 restores the services of the EFMM and appoints Captain Aluízio Ferreira, the first Brazilian in this position, as director. This is the “Nationalization” of Madeira-Mamoré.

1940 – Piloted by Sérvulo de Paula Machado and Jorge Carlos Moreira, the plane “Getúlio Vargas”, of the government of Acre, lands and inaugurates the aerodrome of Porto Velho.

1972 – Sadness and mourning in Guajará and Porto Velho: The train whistles at the EFMM station in each city. The Madeira-Mamoré railway is extinct.

nineteen eighty one – For tourism purposes, Governor Jorge Teixeira is reactivating the section from Porto Velho to Santo Antônio on the Madeira-Mamoré Railway.

1990 – Gubernatorial candidates defined: Valdir Raupp (PRN), Orestes Muniz (PMN), Olavo Pires (PTB), Osvaldo Piana (PTR), José Guedes (PSDB) and Inácio Lemke (PT).


World Law Day. World pizza day. Eye health day.
Catholics remember Santa Anatolia, Santa Vitória, Santa Rufina and Santa Segunda da Via Cornelia, Santo Antônio Percierskij (Sto. Antonio da Gruta)


1884 – President Teodureto Souto decrees the end of slavery in the province of Amazonas.

1909 — Birth of Vitalino Pereira dos Santos, Mestre Vitalino (d. 1963), the country’s greatest clay sculptor.

1958 — Vinícius de Moraes records “Chega de Saudade”, the starting point of bossa nova.


1960 – NASA launches the first communications satellite, Telstar, making the first live American/European television broadcast.

2018 — In Thailand: the four boys and their teacher, who were still in a cave in Thailand. The other 14 boys had already been abducted.


1931 – Celebrates because one day after the Anglo-Canadian consortium broke the contract with the Brazilian government and suspended the circulation of trains on the Madeira-Mamoré railway, the machines are put back into circulation.

1972 – EFMM Director General Vivaldo Mendes reads to about 10,000 residents of Porto Velho the federal government’s document on the extinction of the railway.

Delivered by the American construction company in August 1912, the Madeira-Mamoré railway has already found the beginning of the end against its economic viability, since the days when the great lords of the economy had their laundry washed in London and burned money to light a cigar. .

Practically, until its extinction in 1972, it rarely generated profits. In 1966, Decree 58,501, by President Castelo Branco, considered the Madeira-Mamoré railway as an “uneconomic railway line”, authorizing its operation until the opening of a route between Abunã and Guajará-Mirim.

Article 1 was very clear: “The Madeira-Mamoré railway is in the process of being eradicated from the publication of this decree”. In 1972, the last chapter of “Devil’s Railroad”.

Grayson Saunders

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