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Tag / Notable Czechs
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If you read our blog you already know how beautiful the Czech Republic is. The photos of all of the wonderful places we share surely entice you to want to see it for yourself, and if so, you’re not the only one feeling that way. After posting about Bohemian Switzerland, we had a lot of people...
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Otto Wichterle, though his name might not ring a bell for any ordinary person, may mean the world to those who who have ever replaced their glasses, for Otto Wichterle is the inventor of the contact lens. Born in Prostějov, Czech Republic, he was raised in a home where his father, the co-owner of a farm-machine and car factory, wished...
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Best Athlete in the World A 15-year old, Katie Ledecky shocked the 2012 London Olympic Games, when she unexpectedly won the Gold Medal in the women’s 800-meter freestyle. Currently, she is a five-time Olympic Gold Medalist and nine-time World Champion. Some consider her the best athlete of the World. Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky was born on...
Today we are honoring Helen Brooke Taussig, a woman physician who saved thousands of children’s lives. When in May 1980, the famed 87- year physician, Helen Brooke Taussig, lost her life during a car accident, the Czech foreign press did not devote any attention to that event. Nobody could, of course, suspect that she was, on...
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Today we have another surprise for you. How many of you realized that the man considered the ‘Father of American Musical Theater’ comes from Czech parents? Yes. Jerome David Kern (1885-1945),  is remembered for his almost 1,000 songs and more than 100 theater performances and films. Jerome Kern was born in New York, in Sutton Place,...
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Czech Americans are known to have excelled in just about every aspect of human endeavor, including business, religion, government & politics, law, music, dramatic art, visual art, creative writing, publishing, media, education, activism & reform, the humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences & mathematics, engineering, medicine, military, exploration, espionage, sports, and modeling (Encyclopedia of...