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Prague - Notable Historical Events

Tycho BraheFeb 4, 1600

Christian DopplerMay 25, 1842

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Prague - Historical Events
Date Event
1348-04-07

Prague U, 1st university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV

1357-07-09

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.

1416-05-30

Jerome of Prague burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance

1419-07-30

First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm the Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members (either 7 or 13) out the windows. They all either died in the fall or were killed by the crowd outside.

1420-07-14

Battle at Vitkov Zizka's hill (Prague): Taboriets beat Bohemia

1559-06-22

Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted

1594-04-15

Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)

1600-02-04

Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague

1608-05-19

Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague

1618-05-23

2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary thrown out of window - they were not seriously injured by the 70 foot fall.

1620-11-08

Battle of White Mountain, Prague

1631-10-10

Saxon army occupies Prague

1632-05-25

Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen

1635-05-30

The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War

1649-09-30

Last Swedish troops vacate Prague

1655-04-04

The miraculous statue entitled the Infant of Prague is solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach.

1733-05-12

Maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague

1741-11-26

French & Beiers army occupies Prague

1744-11-25

Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague

1745-03-31

Jews are expelled from Prague

1757-05-06

Battle of Prague: Frederick II of Prussia's forces defeat Austrian army

1774-12-18

Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia

1787-10-29

Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)

1791-09-06

Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague

1842-05-25

Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague

1848-06-02

The Slavic congress in Prague begins.

1866-01-15

Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach," premieres in Prague

1866-05-30

Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)

1866-08-23

Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war

1868-05-16

Bedrich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres in Prague

1872-11-22

Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague

1881-05-11

Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa" premieres in Prague

1903-11-15

Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague

1905-10-01

František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.

1908-09-19

Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague

1912-01-05

The Prague Party Conference takes place.

1920-03-02

Karel Capék's "Loupeznik," premieres in Prague

1920-11-21

Karel Capék's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague

1921-01-25

Karel Capék's "RUR," premieres in Prague

1933-08-22

International Zionists Congress opens in Prague

1938-08-14

BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)

1942-05-27

Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi "Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia" is shot & mortally wounded in Prague in in Operation Anthropoid

1942-05-30

Reichsfuehrer Herman Himmler arrives in Prague

1942-09-27

Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer)

1945-02-14

World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.

1945-05-05

Uprising against occupying SS troops in Prague

1945-05-10

Russian troops occupied Prague

1946-05-26

Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague

1950-04-05

Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins

1950-11-27

Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague

1962-10-19

Stalin monument removed in Prague

1968-06-27

Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague

1968-07-05

"Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

1968-08-09

Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague

1968-08-15

Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu visits Prague

1968-08-20

During the night 200,00 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops begin to invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring

1968-08-21

Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion

1968-08-21

Warsaw Pact forces contnue their invasion of Czechoslovakia to end the reform movement known as the Prague Spring

1977-01-07

Human Rights Charter 77 established in Prague

1980-12-07

69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)

1986-07-27

24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)

1989-01-16

Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague

1989-09-30

Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.

1990-10-19

HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague

1992-06-25

"Les Miserables" opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague

1993-03-11

Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN

1993-03-14

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)

1993-03-19

Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)

1993-03-19

Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)

2000-09-26

Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.

2012-11-18

101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)

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Prague - Notable Birthdays

Hana MandlikovaFeb 19, 1962

Prague - Birthdays
Date Event
1297-03-25

Arnost of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)

1585-03-05

Johann Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)

1689-09-01

Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Bavarian master builder (Prague)

1871-01-01

Fritz Weidemann, The Student of Prague

1880-07-04

Stellan Rye, The Student of Prague

1883-05-16

Lothar Körner, The Student of Prague

1887-01-25

Klaus Richter, The Student of Prague

1888-05-28

James Francis 'Jim' Thorpe, Prague Oklahoma, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold 1912) (d. 1953)

1888-12-29

Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal

1890-09-16

Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man)

1896-01-08

Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Bird's Opera)

1899-06-30

Frantisek Tomasek, bishop of Prague/cardinal

1899-08-19

Franz C. Schmelkes, Prague, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns

1905-06-13

Frantisek Bartos, The Prague Castle

1906-11-06

Francis Lederer, Prague Czech, actor (Diary of a Chambermaid)

1908-04-05

George Schick, Prague Czech, conductor (Chicago Symphony)

1908-04-11

Karel Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto)

1912-01-28

William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)

1913-05-01

Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor

1916-06-19

George Pravda, Prague, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), (d. 1985)

1919-07-12

Vera Hruba Ralston, Prague Czech, actress (Dajkota) [or 6/12/1921]

1921-08-07

Karel Husa, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Trojan Women)

1923-01-15

Jan Vladislav, Jan's Return from the Parisian Exile to Prague in the Summer of 2003

1929-08-08

Josef Suk, Prague Czechoslovakia, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977)

1931-12-15

Evald Schorm, Prague Czech, director (Courage for Every Day)

1933-9-26

Borivoj Navrátil, Prague

1936-07-12

Jan Nemec, Prague Czech, director (Diamonds of the Night)

1937-04-18

Jan Kaplicky, Eye Above Prague

1937-05-15

Madeleine Albright, Prague Czechoslovakia, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)

1940-04-19

Milan Knízák, Eye Above Prague

1946-10-11

Josef Vajnar, Prague

1957-05-08

Otakar Brousek, Prague Duet

1958-12-11

Regina Marsikova, Prague, Czechoslovakian tennis player

1962-02-19

Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)

1964-12-09

Petr Briza, Prague CZE, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep)

1965-02-23

Helena Sukova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (1985 US Open's Double)

1968-01-23

Petr Korda, Prague Czech, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati)

1968-02-03

Frantisek Kucera, Prague Cze, NHL defenseman (Vanc Canucks, Oly-G-98)

1970-09-10

Julie Halard, Versailles France, tennis star (1995 Prague)

1970-10-14

Daniela Pestova, [Chameleon], Prague Czech, model (1995 SI/L'Oreal)

1971-04-01

Daniel Vacek, Prague Czech, tennis star

1971-11-15

Natalia Medvedeva, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen)

1971-9-16

Boris Zelkin, Prague Duet

1972-02-22

Rolando Villazón, Mozart in Prague: Rolando Villazon on Don Giovanni

1973-02-02

Radka Bobkova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth)

1974-01-22

Stephanie Rottier, St Niklaas Belgium, tennis star (1995 semi Prague)

1974-06-09

Jana Nejedly, Prague Czech, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)

1975-03-14

Johan Paulik, An American in Prague

1975-05-18

Lola Gross, Prague Exposed

1976-04-20

Tibor, An American in Prague

1978-05-08

Sandra Kleinova, Prague Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Turku-FIN)

1978-11-02

Bobby Parks, Prague Rising

1979-02-02

Petra Cada, Prague Czech, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics-96)

1981-03-07

Sarka, Rocco Ravishes Prague 3

1984-03-06

Olga Spátová, Eye Above Prague

Prague - Notable Weddings

Hana MandlikovaJul 25, 1986

Prague - Weddings
Date Event
1986-07-25

Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

1997-01-04

Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel (60) weds Czech actress Dagmar Havlova (43) in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague - Notable Deaths

Tycho BraheOct 24, 1601

Prague - Deaths
Date Event
997-04-23

Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40

1125-10-21

Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer

1364-06-30

Arnost of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (b. 1297)

1378-11-29

Charles IV, Roman-German King/German emperor (Univ of Prague), dies

1416-05-30

Jerome of Prague, Czech radical Christian teacher burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance

1528-11-11

Lucas van Prague, Czech leader of Bohemian Brothers, dies at about 68

1601-10-24

Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies in Prague at 54

1609-08-22

Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)

1630-09-11

John de White, calvinist/banker to Prague, commits suicide

1656-10-08

Johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71

1751-12-18

Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62

1914-11-14

Stellan Rye, The Student of Prague

1939-11-11

Jan Opletal, Czech student, victim of Nazi violence in Prague

1948-01-03

Klaus Richter, The Student of Prague

1969-05-17

Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80

1973-07-03

Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63

1992-08-04

Frantisek Tomasek, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 93

2009-01-14

Jan Kaplicky, Eye Above Prague

2009-03-03

Jan Vladislav, Jan's Return from the Parisian Exile to Prague in the Summer of 2003

2011-10-31

Borivoj Navrátil, Prague


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