Anniversary of the Week
Carlsbad Programme – the demand that opened the road to Munich and the end of Czechoslovakia
85 years ago, on April 24, 1938, Konrad Henlein of the Sudeten German Party voiced a list of demands commonly known as the Carlsbad Programme.
Leading Czech architect Jan Kotěra died 100 years ago
Kotěra was an internationally-recognised practitioner of modern architecture, straddling the boundaries between contemporary art nouveau and modern functionalism.
The “U Pinkasů” pub was the first Prague establishment to serve Pilsner Urquell on tap
The “U Pinkasů” pub, founded by Jakub Pinkas in 1843, was the first Prague pub to serve the bottom-fermented lager Pilsner Urquell on tap.
April 1953: Praga V3S truck produced for first time
Seventy years ago, on 2 April 1953, the first Praga V3S multi-purpose, all-terrain truck rolled off the production line in Prague’s Vysočany.
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.