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February 22, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Czechoslovakia, Saint Lucia, Hugo Wolf

On the 22nd of February –

The communist movement takes over power in Czechoslovakia. Not a lot of actual force was used in this Coup, the threat of the Red Army camping at the border was enough to get the communist party in power.
In Europeana we have a number of diplomatic memoranda from Swiss diplomats (in the DODIs collection) describing the effects of the events in Czechoslovakia on the various countries in Europe. Here is one for Germany:
R.P. Nr.3
More can be found here.

In 1979 Saint Lucia gains its independence from Great Britain.
A View From The Six Gun Battery At The Entrance Into Carenage Bay In The Island Of St Lucia
It had been British for 216 years, with a brief interlude of French occupancy:
A View Of The Island Of St. Lucie

In 1903 Austrian composer Hugo Wolf dies in Vienna. He was born in 1860 in Windischgrätz (now Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia).
Reprografie eines Bildnisses von Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

Here is a fragment from one of his many, many Lieder, sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau:
Gesänge des Harfners: Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß
Here you can find more sound fragments of Hugo Wolf‘s music, 371 of them.

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