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Walesa Elected Polish President 1990: Walesa Elected Polish President
9.12.1990: Walesa Elected Polish President
Lech Walesa was arrested by the Communist rulers in 1981. Two years later, he received the Nobel Peace Prize and was named 'Man of the Year' by Time magazine, The Financial Times, The London Observer, Die Welt, Die Zeit, L’Express, and Le Soir for his heroic efforts for worker’s rights in Poland. In December 1990 he was elected President of the Republic of Poland. He served until defeated in the election of November 1995, when he was replaced by the Social Democrat and former Communist Party official Aleksander Kwasniewski.
Zitat des Tages
Zitat des Tages
Richard Strauss play “Salome” premiered in Dresden on 9 December 1905. Why did it cause a scandal?
  The play’s open sexuality.
  The cast went on strike after two weeks.
  The king was played by an actor of mixed race.