Anniversary of the Week
Jan Koller to celebrate 50th birthday in Lucerna
The Czech national team’s all-time top goal scorer, Jan Koller, is planning to celebrate his 50th birthday in Prague’s Lucerna.
630 years since martyrdom of John of Nepomuk
John of Nepomuk, one of the patron saints of the Czech lands, was brutally martyred on March 20, 1393, on the orders of King Wenceslas IV.
40 years since the biggest kidnapping event in Czech history
A group of 66 Czechoslovaks, including women and small children, were abducted and forced to walk 1300 kilometres after being captured in Angola by UNITA fighters.
Beskids – Czechia’s largest protected landscape marks 50 years of existence
The Beskids or Beskid Mountains were named a protected landscape on March 5, 1973. They are the last living mountain range in Czechia, according to the area’s director.
Emil Boček, last living Czechoslovak RAF pilot, turns 100
General Emil Boček, the last living Czech airman who served in Britain’s RAF during WWII, celebrates his 100th birthday this Saturday.
February 1938: Čapek’s The Mother premieres in Prague
Karel Čapek’s play The Mother, about a woman who does her all to prevent her son dying in war, got its premiere in Prague 85 years ago, on 12 February 1938.
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