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Louis Armstrong conquers Prague

50 years ago Louis Armstrong conquers Prague On 10 March 1965, the American trumpeter and singer Louis Daniel Armstrong, also known by the nicknames of “Satchmo” or “Pops”, one of the most famous jazz musicians of the twentieth century, and among the most popular...

Mendel’s first lessons in Brno

150 years ago Mendel’s first lessons in Brno The city of Brno is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the first lesson held by Johann Gregor Mendel: a Czech naturalist, mathematician and monk, considered the precursor of modern genetics, thanks to his revolutionary observations on...

The art of Ondřej Kobza hits the streets

Jukeboxes of poetry and pianos available to all. We met the cultural activist in Prague, who explained us his idea of public place “I like to imagine that someone, one morning, as the sun is rising, would descend from tram 22 and would stop...

Winds of war and military business

The golden trades of Czech military sector, thanks also to the national Defense growing budget It is no secret that the current international tensions are actually a huge business for manufacturers and arms dealers around the world, including those in the Czech Republic. In...

The cardinal appointment of Josef Beran

50 years ago The cardinal appointment of Josef Beran Josef Beran, the “modest Czechoslovakian priest, who became Cardinal”, was the model of a man of great courage, gentleness and strength of mind, because of the persecution he suffered under the Nazi and Communist regime....

The bombing of Prague

70 years ago The bombing of Prague Due to what was labelled as a “navigational error”, on 14 February 1945, Saint Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday, almost at the end of World War II, Prague was bombed by the US during a mission scheduled...

Prague cancelled the toll on the use of bridges

90 years ago Prague cancelled the toll on the use of bridges It was January 24, 1925 when the authorities of the city of Prague decided to stop applying tolls for the use of town bridges. However, the tax, which had been introduced into...

The Večerníček is born

50 years ago The Večerníček is born Večerníček, which we could call “bedtime stories”, is the children’s TV program, about 10 minutes long, which was aired from January 2, 1965 on Československá Televize (now Česká televize). The program, broadcast in both Czech and Slovak...

Jan Opletal, the student killed by the Nazis, was born

100 years ago Jan Opletal, the student killed by the Nazis, was born Born on the first of January 1915, Jan Opletal was a Czech medical student who was killed during an anti-nazi demonstration during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. On the 28th of...

Soru in Prague, at the dawn of the new economy

The Sardinian entrepreneur and politician, more than twenty years ago, the prophet of the Internet in Prague with his Czech On Line. “I wanted to compete with the new countries of Europe, with what was happening outside the Italian borders and with this new technology…...