Category: History

Mystery surrounds two daguerreotype photographs found recently in Usti nad Labem municipal museum’s (Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem’s) collection; photos were probably taken around 1845 but museum doesn’t know where they were taken or who the subjects are (Denik) [Social Media Post] 0

Mystery surrounds two daguerreotype photographs found recently in Usti nad Labem municipal museum’s (Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem’s) collection; photos were probably taken around 1845 but museum doesn’t know where they were taken or who the subjects are (Denik) [Social Media Post]

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Public and commercial Czech radio stations to play Marta Kubisova song “Modlitba pro Martu” at 5:11pm (17:11) on 17 November (17/11) to mark Velvet Revolution’s 30th anniversary; banned singer’s ballad was unofficial anthem of 1989’s anti-Commie protests (CTK) [Social Media Post] 0

Public and commercial Czech radio stations to play Marta Kubisova song “Modlitba pro Martu” at 5:11pm (17:11) on 17 November (17/11) to mark Velvet Revolution’s 30th anniversary; banned singer’s ballad was unofficial anthem of 1989’s anti-Commie protests (CTK) [Social Media Post]

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Jan Strasky, Czechoslovakia’s last prime minister, dies aged 78; founding member of centre-right Civic Democratic Party (ODS) served as federal premier for six months in late 1992 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Jan Strasky, Czechoslovakia’s last prime minister, dies aged 78; founding member of centre-right Civic Democratic Party (ODS) served as federal premier for six months in late 1992 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Jirkov, Usti nad Labem Region, buys caravan that belonged to legendary Czech circus impresario Karel Kludsky Sr., a former resident, at a total cost of 750,000 crowns; once restored, caravan will go on display in the town (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Jirkov, Usti nad Labem Region, buys caravan that belonged to legendary Czech circus impresario Karel Kludsky Sr., a former resident, at a total cost of 750,000 crowns; once restored, caravan will go on display in the town (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Fotbal: Ahead of tonight’s (Wednesday’s) Slavia Praha-Barcelona Champions League game, the official Barca website tells the amazing story of Jiri “Jorge” Hanke, the only Czech to have played for Barcelona, and the only man to have played for both teams (FC Barcelona) [Social Media Post] 0

Fotbal: Ahead of tonight’s (Wednesday’s) Slavia Praha-Barcelona Champions League game, the official Barca website tells the amazing story of Jiri “Jorge” Hanke, the only Czech to have played for Barcelona, and the only man to have played for both teams (FC Barcelona) [Social Media Post]

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Oskar Kokoschka painting of view from Old Town’s Klaster krizovniku (Knights of the Cross monastery) breaks Czech auction record for work of art, fetching 78.5 million crowns in Prague (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Oskar Kokoschka painting of view from Old Town’s Klaster krizovniku (Knights of the Cross monastery) breaks Czech auction record for work of art, fetching 78.5 million crowns in Prague (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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Good Read: Raymond Johnston gets his teeth into the vampire panic that gripped Moravia and the surrounding region in the early 1700s (Bohemian Magic) [Social Media Post] 0

Good Read: Raymond Johnston gets his teeth into the vampire panic that gripped Moravia and the surrounding region in the early 1700s (Bohemian Magic) [Social Media Post]

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Cool: “Twenty-four Hours in Czechoslovakia”, a 1968 Canadian documentary about the “daily life of some of the people of an extraordinary nation” and featuring Slovak-Canadian ice hockey legend Stan Mikita, is now on YouTube (NFB on YouTube) [Social Media Post] 0

Cool: “Twenty-four Hours in Czechoslovakia”, a 1968 Canadian documentary about the “daily life of some of the people of an extraordinary nation” and featuring Slovak-Canadian ice hockey legend Stan Mikita, is now on YouTube (NFB on YouTube) [Social Media Post]

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City of Prague ordered to immediately close underground part of former Stalin monument in Letna park, Prague 7-Holesovice, due to risk of collapse, and given five days to reinforce above-ground area around metronome (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

City of Prague ordered to immediately close underground part of former Stalin monument in Letna park, Prague 7-Holesovice, due to risk of collapse, and given five days to reinforce above-ground area around metronome (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Stat of the Day: According to polls, the Ceska piratska strana (Czech Pirate Party) is easily the most popular party with Czech voters born in 1989 and later (Michal Sirovy on Twitter) [Social Media Post] 0

Stat of the Day: According to polls, the Ceska piratska strana (Czech Pirate Party) is easily the most popular party with Czech voters born in 1989 and later (Michal Sirovy on Twitter) [Social Media Post]

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