Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Today in History: the 1989 Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia

Your history lesson of the day, kids! The Velvet Revolution began on November 17, 1989, in Prague and led to the overthrow of the Communist regime a month later. Out of it would come Slovakia and the Czech Republic. 1989 was a good year for liberty in Europe as Communism collapsed and the Cold War followed.


surrey said...

Honestly i don't about it.. any type of Velvet revolution...but thanks for this info.

Life insurance companies Canada said...

Yeah, I remember this. It must have been a really wonderful event. 20 years, wow! Great that the communism had ended. I feel so lucky that we didn't have to experience that here in Canada.