Today in Latin American History
Brazilian Military Dictatorship Ended in 1985
Today in Latin American history, the Brazilian military dictatorship ended in 1985.
The authoritarian regime ruled Brazil from March 31, 1964 to March 15, 1985.
It began with the 1964 coup d’état led by the Armed Forces against the democratically elected government of left-wing President João Goulart and ended when José Sarney took office as President.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first trip to the Americas in 1493
- Today in LatAm history, President Woodrow Wilson sent 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa in 1916
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello who worked for the United Nations was born in 1948
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Rafael Pérez who pitched for the Cleveland Indians was born in 1982