Category: History

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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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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