Noblemen in Russia murder Gregory Rasputin; Wounded Knee massacre takes place; Texas joins the United States as the 28th state; Dissident playwright Vaclav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia; First YMCA opens in Boston.
Vaclav Havel died at 75 by lung ailments. The first Czech president in post-communist era and playwright, Vaclav Havel died at his weekend home in the northern Czech Republic. R.I.P. Mr. Havel!!!!! Vaclav Havel, dissident playwright and former Czech president, dies Vaclav Havel, a Czech writer who was imprisoned by his country’s communist rulers, only [...]