28th December 1814
Three days after Christmas, on this day, 28th December 1814, Allan Cunningham and James Bowie arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They found a place to stay in the capital, Rio and spent the next three months awaiting the Portuguese government’s permission to travel in the interior.
They remained in Brazil for two years. 1
- Source:: Robert Heward’s Biographical Sketch of Allan Cunningham