Anniversary of the Week
Toasting 150 years of Staropramen
The Staropramen brewery, the second largest beer producer in the country, is toasting 150 years since it put out its first batch.
Tank No. 23: a symbol of Russian propaganda
On April 27, 1991, the internationally recognized artist David Černý, a student at the time, painted a monument to Soviet tank crews in Prague pink.
Legendary sports journalist Josef Laufer, first to report live by radio, born 130 years ago
On 3 October 1926, Josef Laufer made history, filing Europe’s first live sports journalism radio report, three months ahead of Britain’s BBC.
140 years since first phone call was made in Czech lands
The first telephone call in Bohemia was made on April 10, 1881 between the Hartmann coal mine in Ledvice and a nearby train station in Duchcov.
90 years since Antonín Čermák became mayor of Chicago
The life of the brave mayor, who saved Roosvelt and was not afraid of Al Capone, is the story of the American dream
Restitution law came into force 30 years ago. Property disputes continue to this day
Property restitution became one of the cornerstones of the transformation of the Czech economy after the fall of communism in 1989.