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» Documentary film Lovers and Madmen is now available in English
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 04/15/2013 | History , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Lovers and Madmen, (based on a book of memoirs by the same title), is a documentary film about the life of Zvonko and Julienne Busic, which was broadcast on Croatian State Television on March 9, 2013. The facts are straightforward: in 1976, the Busics, along with three other Croatians, hijacked a TWA airliner with the sole goal of forcing major world media to publish a leaflet on the human rights abuses against Croatians and oth
» Jacob Jake Matijevic 1947-2012 NASA engineer of Croatian origin father of Curiosity rover on Mars
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/30/2012 | Science , People , In Memoriam , History , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
  Jacob (Richard) Matijevic, also known as "Jake" Matijevic, (3 November 1947 - 20 August 2012) was an American NASA engineer of Croatian origin who worked on Mars Exploration Rovers. Dr. Matijevic, PhD in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, was involved in developing the "Sojourner", "Spirit", "Opportunity" and "Curiosity" rovers. For his contributions to the rover projects, NASA named several landmarks (inc
» Petar Janjic - Tromblon defendor of Vukovar and Croatia in 1991 and twenty years after
Petar Janjić nicknamed Tromblon, was an active participant of the defense of Vukovar in 1991, and survived infamous concentration camps in Serbia. He is speaking about his life and about Croatian defenders in his important and unique autobiographic book about the 1991 Vukovar tragedy, entitled "Žedni krvi gladni izdaje" (Those Thirsty of Blood and Hungry of Treason). He is openly and very courageously describing some
» Dr. Ante L. Padjen Croatian neuroscientist and founder of I Medici di McGill Orchestra in Montreal CA
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/14/2012 | Music , Science , People , Entertainment , Education , Culture And Arts , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Professor Ante Padjen was educated in Croatia (University of Zagreb, Croatia; 1966, MD; 1970, DSc), University of Edinburgh (Graduate Studies), NIMH (1971 - 1975, Washington, DC). He has served as Professor at McGill University, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics from 1976. His primary research interests include neuroscience, information technology and knowledge translation in biomedicine with a particular int
» Nenad Bach, Antun Lučić - Anthony F. Lucas i Boris Ljubičić u Slici Hrvatske s Karolinom Vidovic Kristo
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/12/2012 | Science , Education , Croatian Life Stories , Business | Unrated
  Nenad Bach u Slici Hrvatske na HTV-u govori o svojoj dosadašnjoj karijeri, planovima za budućnost ali i o društvanoj i političkoj slici Hrvatske. Jeste li znali da je otac naftne industrije Hrvat? Pogledajte priču o malo poznatom Splićaninu Antunu Lučiću - Anthony F. Lucasu! Boris Ljubičić govori o dizajnu države Danske. Urednica: Karolina Vidović Krišto na fotografiji, 6. listopada 2012.
» Tajci's California Tour Fall 2012
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 10/11/2012 | Music , Culture And Arts , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Tajci will be performing a 7 week tour of California starting on October 15, 2012. She will be performing several programs "Born of Love," "i Do Believe," "Let it Be," and a new program for All Soul's Day - "Love Lives On". She will also be at the Medjugorje Peace Conference in Ivrine, California on October 20-21, 2012.
» The unbelievable story of a Croatian hero: Michael Palaich
Submitted By Dr. Ante Čuvalo | Published 10/10/2012 | Education , Croatian Life Stories , History , Croatians in B&H , Human Rights , Croatian Heroes | Unrated
We asked Mr. Palaich about his activities during the 1991-1995 war in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as about an indictment against him in the USA, that stemmed from his efforts to help Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina to defend themselves against Serbian aggression. Those who know Mike, are well aware of his hesitation to talk about himself. But since so many have already forgotten about what happened in a not so distant
» Dr. Josip Marcan born in Croatia is widely recognized as the foremost expert on tigers in the world
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/14/2012 | People , Environment , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Dr. Josip Marcan discovered his uncanny ability with animals during his childhood in Croatia. Dr. Marcan eventually made his way to the United States in the late 1960's and began focusing more on the endangered Bengal tiger.  By the early 1980's he had developed a breeding program that was producing the finest, genetically sound Bengal tigers anywhere. Animals from his breeding program have made their homes in zoos a
» Thomas Crowley 1949-1995 Irish hero of Croatian defense 1991-1995
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/10/2012 | Croatian Heroes , People , In Memoriam , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Thomas Crawley (1949-1995) arrived to Croatia in 1991, where he participated in its defense. He tragically died in 1995 at the age of 46. He was a Major of Croatian Army. Commemorative Mass in his honor has been organized in the city of Split on 10th June 2012 in the Cathedral of St. Dujam. His earthy remains are buried in the Split cemetery. Thomas Crowley is not only the son of Ireland, but also the son of Croatia.

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