The first town hall ran in a wooden building in Rua Benjamin Constant, without number. The street today is called April 4 and in place of the wooden building stood the sobrado da ACIM (commercial and Industrial Association of Marília). Dismembered from the municipality of Cafelândia, Marília elected its first mayor in March 3, 1929. The first councillors were Republican Paulista: Dr Luis Rodolfo Miranda, Dr. Paulo de Abreu Sampaio Vidal, Dr. Durval de Menezes, Benedito Rosa de Lima e Costa, Colonel José Nogueira da Silva and Dr. João Baptista Meiller. On April 4, 1929, in special session took possession and among them elected as first mayor of Marília, Dr. Durval de Menezes and Vice-Mayor, Dr. João Baptista Meiller, both engineers. Were alternates: Dr. Edmundo da Silva Freire, Dr. Carlos de Morais Barros and Dr. Sebastião Pompeii. As President of the first Chamber was elected Luis Rodolfo Miranda and as Secretary to Dr. Paulo de Abreu Sampaio Vidal. This House worked around day 10 of each month until October 1930, when the President of the Republic, Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, was deposed by the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas. Everyone had to leave the post. 42 sessions were held. The Councillors are not earned for his work.
Here's your soundtrack. Okay, maybe they're not exactly brazillian but their music is awesome and their live shows legendary.Now, Brazil covers almost half of South America and its Amazon rainforest is the world's largest jungle... which is rapidly getting cut down. The country is basically one giant botanical garden with some bangin' cities on its edges.Brazil was colonized in 1808 by the royal court of Portugal, which was fleeing Napolean's troops. They didn't stay long, and Brazil won its independence in 1822.Its biggest city, Sao Paulo, is the financial hub of South America. Brazil is the "b" in BRIC -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four were labeled the world's fastest developing large economies in the year 2001.Brazil is known for three things: amazingly beautiful women, carnival, and Pele -- King of Football, Athlete of the Century, football ambassador of the world and a declared national treasure.Brazillians can tell foreigners a mile away, by the way their hips move. Samba is built into the soul of brazil and carnival is when it bursts out into twenty-four hour undying explosions of sound on every street.This picture of mask diving at the Taipus reefs makes me shed hot and salty tears all over my calendar, which is set on "January" right now.Text by Steve Smith.