Category: History

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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Prague 6-Vokovice’s Spitfire-shaped grass memorial to World War II fighter pilot Frantisek Fajtl is overgrown and partly dried out, less than two years after official unveiling; cost of project: 900,000 Kc (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Prague 6-Vokovice’s Spitfire-shaped grass memorial to World War II fighter pilot Frantisek Fajtl is overgrown and partly dried out, less than two years after official unveiling; cost of project: 900,000 Kc (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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More than a hundred Prague 3 residents petition district council to rename Konevova ulice; Zizkov street is named after Soviet military commander Ivan Stepanovich Konev, whose forces drove the Nazis from Prague but also suppressed 1956’s Hungarian Uprising (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

More than a hundred Prague 3 residents petition district council to rename Konevova ulice; Zizkov street is named after Soviet military commander Ivan Stepanovich Konev, whose forces drove the Nazis from Prague but also suppressed 1956’s Hungarian Uprising (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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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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