January 11, 2018
In 2005, Slovenian skier Tina Maze won World Cup giant slalom race in Santa Caterina, Italy. She beat Canadian Genevieve Simard for more than a second of time difference.
In 1942 the Battle of Dražgoše ended with a retreat of the partisan Cankar Battalion. The battle was the first direct confrontation between the Slovenian resistance movement and the German armed forces.
Dražgoše war memorial built in 1976 by Marijan Keršič-Belač
In 2003 a Slovenian politician and honorary member of the SDS party, Jože Pučnik, died. The Jože Pučnik Airport in Ljubljana, Brnik, is named after him.
In 1992 Vatican recognizes Slovenia as an independent state.
In 1941 the first president of Slovenia, Milan Kučan, was born in Križevci.
In 1950 the Slovenian traveller and writer Alma Karlin died in Pečovnik at Celje.
The Cankerjev dom cultural centre is entering the final days of its exhibition Columbus’ Daughter Alma M. Karlin, which ends on January 14. To quote the website “Celje-born Alma M. Karlin (1889–1950), globetrotter, writer, amateur explorer, polyglot and theosophist, travelled all over the world between 1919 and 1927. She journeyed alone, for eight uninterrupted years, and earned her own livelihood en route….” The exhibition will tell this remarkable woman’s story, and show objects from her travels.