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13 December 1981

The First Issue of Samizdat Publication, Beszélő [Speaker], Appears

In 1945, at the end of the Second World War, the Holy Crown of Hungary and the other crown jewels were given to the United States army for safe keeping and taken to the United States. In 1978, the American government decided to return the crown jewels to Hungary. For the regime in Hungary, this gesture constituted a sign of legitimacy.

13 December 1981

13 December: Martial law imposed

29 March 1983

29 March: Entry of the ‘Greens’ (‘Grünen’ ) into the German Bundestag