Dating op curacao
His mother’s last name was Hatot, but the Civil Registry couldn’t place the name, so they decided to spell Ergilio’s last name “Hato”. Back in the day, school yards were set up as soccer fields and monks encouraged playing before school, during breaks, and after school. A huge disappointment for the Dutch, and a testament to Curaçao’s innate talent despite its small size and limited resources.
Hato (19 in 1945) would have been drafted for military service had the Curaçao Soccer Federation not hosted a large international competition with teams from Colombia, Aruba, Suriname and the Netherlands Feyenoord in 1945. Hato became known as the best goalkeeper in Latin America and the Caribbean.
When their ship returned, some had recovered, likely cured from scurvy after eating fruit with vitamin C.
From then on the Portuguese referred to this as Ilha da Curação (Island of Healing).
The Dutch publishers SWP have released a book about Mister Hato and his life.
More to be found at https://web.archive.org/web/20070929134838/ publishing is to be considered the only publication in book form about Hato, in Dutch and Antilian language.
In 1795, a major slave revolt took place under the leaders Tula Rigaud, Louis Mercier, Bastian Karpata, and Pedro Wakao.
Up to 4,000 slaves on the northwest section of the island revolted, with more than 1,000 slaves taking part in extended gunfights.
He lived up to his many nicknames on the field: Pantera Negra (Black Panter), Vliegende Vogel (Flying Bird) and Man van Elastiek (Elastic Man).They were believed to have migrated from the Amazon Basin.The first Europeans recorded as seeing the island were members of a Spanish expedition under the leadership of Alonso de Ojeda in 1499.Architectural similarities can be seen between the 19th-century parts of Willemstad and the nearby Venezuelan city of Coro in Falcón State.The latter has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.