15 January 1999 15 January: In Czechoslovakia, 4,000 people gather on Wenceslas Square to commemorate the 1969 self-immolation of student Jan Palach in protest against the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of the country. Police arrest more than 100 people, including writer and dissident Vaclav Havel, who is sentenced to nine months in prison for anti-social […]

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