Category: History

Cool: Interactive map shows the most searched-for native of 1,749 Czech towns and villages, based on data from Czech Wikipedia (iROZHLAS.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Cool: Interactive map shows the most searched-for native of 1,749 Czech towns and villages, based on data from Czech Wikipedia (iROZHLAS.cz) [Social Media Post]

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1960s: Indian businessman asks Czech secretary assisting him in Prague if she wants a gift from his homeland; half-joking, she asks for an elephant; 2019: Gulab the elephant celebrates her 60th birthday at Prague zoo (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

1960s: Indian businessman asks Czech secretary assisting him in Prague if she wants a gift from his homeland; half-joking, she asks for an elephant; 2019: Gulab the elephant celebrates her 60th birthday at Prague zoo (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Reading Material: A PDF of Michael Zantovsky’s English-language Vaclav Havel biography, “Havel: A Life”, is apparently freely available from the Charles University website [Social Media Post] 0

Reading Material: A PDF of Michael Zantovsky’s English-language Vaclav Havel biography, “Havel: A Life”, is apparently freely available from the Charles University website [Social Media Post]

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Old Town Hall restoration uncovers heartfelt note left by Opava tinsmiths in 1984: “At the time we’re writing, World War III threatens the world so we’ll carry on drinking beer, even though the price has gone up again.” (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Old Town Hall restoration uncovers heartfelt note left by Opava tinsmiths in 1984: “At the time we’re writing, World War III threatens the world so we’ll carry on drinking beer, even though the price has gone up again.” (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Cops deactivate World War II bomb found near Plzen’s athletics stadium; 20,000 residents evacuated earlier today (Wednesday) now being allowed to return home (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Cops deactivate World War II bomb found near Plzen’s athletics stadium; 20,000 residents evacuated earlier today (Wednesday) now being allowed to return home (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Police hunt robber who attacked Tabor, South Bohemia homeowner with wooden mace, and appeal to “experts from museums and collectors” for information about the unusual weapon itself (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Police hunt robber who attacked Tabor, South Bohemia homeowner with wooden mace, and appeal to “experts from museums and collectors” for information about the unusual weapon itself (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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1944: Prague rugby union club Praga formed, using kit air-dropped by RAF; 2019: Praga plays Canterbury, the English team that’s been unaware Praga have been using their colours for 75 years (Mirror) [Social Media Post] 0

1944: Prague rugby union club Praga formed, using kit air-dropped by RAF; 2019: Praga plays Canterbury, the English team that’s been unaware Praga have been using their colours for 75 years (Mirror) [Social Media Post]

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Mission led by Charles University Egyptologist Mohamed Megahed discovers name of previously unknown Ancient Egyptian queen: Setibhor (Ahram) [Social Media Post] 0

Mission led by Charles University Egyptologist Mohamed Megahed discovers name of previously unknown Ancient Egyptian queen: Setibhor (Ahram) [Social Media Post]

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Up for auction: Nazi Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich’s former home, the Dolni zamek (“Lower Chateau”) in Panenske Brezany, Praha-vychod, Central Bohemia; reserve price: 30 million crowns (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Up for auction: Nazi Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich’s former home, the Dolni zamek (“Lower Chateau”) in Panenske Brezany, Praha-vychod, Central Bohemia; reserve price: 30 million crowns (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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