1890 - Born in Malé SvatoHovice, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary on the 9th of January.
1921 - He introduced and made popular the frequently used international word robot, which first appeared in his play R.U.R.
1930 - Capek's work focused on the threat of brutal Nazi and fascist dictatorships.
1933 - In an article in the Czech journal Lidové noviny, he also explained that he had originally wanted to call the creatures laboYi.
1936 - A Nobel Prize nominee.
1938 - His most productive years coincided with the existence of the first republic of Czechoslovakia.
1938 - Died of double pneumonia on the 25th of December, shortly after part of Bohemia was annexed by Nazi Germany following the so-called Munich Agreement.
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