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IT HAPPENED IN NOVEMBER

  • 01, 1755 - The area of Lisbon suffered the greatest earthquake ever. It caused enormous material prejudices and the loss of more than 40,000 human lives.
     
  • 01 - All Saints' Day.
     
  • 02 - The United Nations signed the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.
     
  • 02 - All Souls Day.
     
  • 11 - St. Martin's Day. Every year on November 11, St. Martin's Day is traditionally celebrated in Portugal eating roasted chestnuts and drinking água-pé (a light alcoholic beverage made by adding water to the pomace obtained after the grapes having been pressed for wine), jeropiga (a sweet liquor made in a fashion similar to água-pé, but with ‘fire water’ added to the water), or new wine. This traditional celebration is known as magusto*... READ MORE


     
  • 11, 1918 - Signature of the peace treaty that put an end to World War I.
     
  • 19, 1717 - The Portuguese king João V started the construction of the imposing basilica and palace of Mafra. The building of this remarkable monument would last for 13 years and employ between twenty and twenty-five thousand workingmen. The basilica is famous for its marble walls, bas-reliefs and sculptures; it is also renowned for the magnificent sound of its bells - 92 distributed by two towers.

    main façade of the palaca and basilica of Mafra
     
  • 21, 1806 - By order of Napoleon every harbour in Europe would be closed to the British. Portugal's alliance with the United Kingdom forced the country to take part in the conflict generally known as the Peninsular War.
     
  • 25, 1975 - The revolutionary post-25 April Hot and Long Summer was over. As someone once said the 25 November is in fact the final act of the present regime. In other words, without the 25 April the 25 November would not have taken place. But without the 25 November, the 25 April would not have survived. ("The 25 years of the 25 November", in Diário de Notícias of 12/10/2000)
     
     

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