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October 8, 1943 – The British troops landed on Terceira Island

On October 8, 1943, British troops landed at the Porto de Pipas on Terceira Island. A few days later work began on the runway at Lajes, but the need for expansion of the structure led the British to ask Portugal…

Holy Spirit Festivities

Bodos do Espírito Santo on Terceira Island are the most traditional of the Azores The Bodo island Terceira island and the Impérios on Pico island dictate the rhythm of Pentecost Sunday, which in the archipelago of the Azores is lived around…

Charles Darwin’s passage in Terceira island

Charles Darwin finished his celebrated five-year circumnavigation trip aboard the Beagle in the Azores and visited the interior of Terceira for six days but wrote a phrase that scientists have since come to consider totally wrong: “I really enjoyed the…

Lenda “Menino do Coro e a Sineira da Sé”

  It was in Terceira, Angra, that the first city of the Azores and the seat of the Azorean Diocese were established, with the creation of the Bishopric of Angra and the Island of the Azores, in 1534. It was…

Terceira Island – The center of the world in 1971

The Lajes Summit, in December 1971, on Terceira Island, was the center of the world. It was at Estalagem da Serreta, now abandoned, that Marcelo Caetano received the American and French presidents, Nixon and Pompidou, at a summit to confront…

Legend of Brianda Pereira – Batalha da Salga

On July 25, 1581, the Battle of Salga was given, a moment in the History of Terceira, in which the population and the bulls played an essential role in defending the Island, the archipelago and even the independence of Portugal.…

Peter Francisco “A Hero of the American Revolution with Azorean Roots”

  “A six-and-a-half-foot-tall Hercules holding a six-foot-long saber, Peter Francis was probably the most extraordinary soldier of the American Revolutionary War” By: Joseph Gustaitis, na American History Magazine Pedro Francisco Machado (Porto Judeu, 1760 – Richmond, January 16, 1831), referred…