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Asteroid (4318) Bata

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Named in honor of  Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932), world-renowned Czech businessman.
 
His son, Tomáš Jan Baťa, moved to Canada in 1939 to develop the Bata Shoe Company of Canada, including a shoe factory and engineering plant, centered in a town that still bears his name, Batawa, Ontario. This object was dedicated for the elder Baťa six months after the Communist government fell in Czechoslovakia, when Tomáš J. Baťa made a triumphant return to his hometown in December 1989 at the invitation of president-elect Václav Havel.
 
Reference: MPC 16444
Name: 
Bata
Number: 
4318
Designation: 
1980 DE1
Disc. Date: 
1980-02-21
Discoverer: 
Vavrova, Z.
Disc. Place: 
Klet'