City in the Empire

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The Henryk Sienkiewicz visit to Lviv (1900)

From April 29 to May 5, 1900 an outstanding Polish writer, the author of the The Crusaders and With Fire and Sword, Henryk Sienkiewicz visited Lviv. That event became one of the most noticeable in the public life of Lviv and one of the most remarkable ones for the Polish part of Lvivites.
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The opening of the City theatre

The new city theater (today, the Solomiya Krushelnytska Opera and Ballet Theater) was ceremonially opened on October 4, 1900. This opening became one of the major events in the city, a testimony to the maturity of the city community that managed to fund and hold such a construction.
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Epiphany celebration

The most significant annual religious celebration held in Lviv by Greek Catholics was the celebration of Epiphany.
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Visit of the shah of Persia (1905)

In 1905 it was the shah's third visit to Lviv. Since Lviv didn't often receive such high-ranking guests, the visit became one of the most important events for local authorities.
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The murder of the student Adam Kotsko (1910)

The murder of Adam Kotsko took place in 1910 amidst the riots that broke out over the possible opening of a Ukrainian university. The student was one of the leaders of the Ukrainian student movement here. After the bloody culmination, the struggles switched to a more legal political course.
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