The region was first settled in the early 18th century, but the city as it is known today was planned and constructed in the 1890s, in order to replace Ouro Preto as the capital of Minas Gerais. The city features a mixture of contemporary and classical buildings, and is home to several modern Brazilian architectural icons, most notably the Pampulha Complex. In planning the city, Aarão Reis and Francisco Bicalho sought inspiration in the urban planning of Washington, D.C. The city has employed notable programs in urban revitalization and food security, for which it has been awarded international accolades.
The company traces its roots back to 1842 with the introduction of The Daily News in Galveston, Texas. Its flagship, The Dallas Morning News, has been publishing since 1885. The name A.H. Belo Corporation was applied to the company in 1926. The name was shortened to Belo Corporation in 2002.
On October 1, 2007, Belo announced the separation of its newspaper and television businesses by spinning off its newspaper business to shareholders as A. H. Belo, officially completed in February 2008. The television business retains the Belo Corporation name (without the "A. H." initials). The spin-off was structured so that the broadcasting company is the legal successor to the prior company.
Beloš (Serbian:Белош; fl. 1141–1163), was a Serbian prince and Hungarian palatine (comes palatinus, the highest court title) who served as the Regent of Hungary in 1141-1146, alongside his sister Helena, the queen consort of King Béla II with whom she had a son, Géza II, still an infant upon succession. Beloš held the title of duke (dux), and served as the viceregal (ban) of Croatia in 1142-1158 and briefly in 1163. Beloš, as a member of the Serbian Vukanović dynasty, also briefly ruled his patrimony as the Grand Prince of Serbia in 1162. He lived during a period of Serbian-Hungarian alliance, amid a growing threat from the Byzantines, who had earlier been the overlords of Serbia.