Anniversary of the Week
Provocative artist Kurt Gebauer turns 80
Czech sculptor, painter, teacher, and lifelong fighter for better public space celebrates his 80th birthday on August 18.
The National Theatre fire of 12 August 1881
The National Theatre in Prague, built almost entirely using money raised through public collections, was a world rarity. The fire that consumed it delt a devastating blow.
Louis Armstrong’s Prague concerts – a major event
August 4 is the 120th anniversary of the birth of Louis Armstrong. The jazz pioneer’s visit to Prague in 1965 was an unforgettable moment for local fans.
130 years since opening of Petřín funicular
The Petřín funicular transports roughly 2 million people every year. It was built on the occasion of the General Land Exhibition in 1891, which took place in Prague.
First electric tram introduced in Prague 130 years ago
July 18, 1891 was one of the most important days not only in the history of Prague’s public transport.
Fifty years since opening of first section of main Czech motorway
The first section of the D1 motorway was opened to traffic on 12 July 1971 with a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by Communist leaders.
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