July — Lipiec
Deszcze na lipca pierwszego, drugiego,
zapowiedzią deszczu czterdziestodniowego.
Rain on the first and second of July
Does forty more days of
1926. Opening of the
Ben Franklin Bridge (then known as Delaware River Bridge) built by Ralph Modjeski.
Matka Boska Jagodna
Blessed Virgin of the Berries. The first fruits and wild berries are ripened by this day.
1800. Birth of painter Piotr Michalowski.
1619. Account of
strike by Polish settlers in Jamestown, Virg. entered into records of the Virginia Company.
Independence Day. (U.S.)
1934. Death in France of Nobel Prize-winning chemist, who discovered radium and polonium, Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie, 66.
1945. Col. Francis
Gabreski downs his 28th enemy plane.
1922. Death of
Blessed Maria Teresia Ledóchowska (b. April 29 1863), Roman Catholic nun and African missionary.
1572. Death of King
Zygmunt August, last of Poland’s Jagiellonian dynasty.
1824. Birth of
Wlodzimierz Krzyzanowski (d. 1887), Union officer.
1823. Birth of
Polish portrait painter Henryk Rodakowski.
1835. Birth of
composer and violinist Henry Wieniawski.
2000. Death of Jan
Karski, former Polish diplomat.
1904. Birth of
writer Isaac Bashevis Singer in Radzymin, Poland.
victory over the Teutonic Knights at Grunwald.
1871. Birth of famed Polish explorer and geographer Henry Arctowski.
1873. Jan Matejko
establishes a school of fine arts in Krakow.
Saint Jadwiga d’Anjou
1629. Birth of Poland’s warrior king, Jan Sobieski.
St. Simon of Lipnica
Col. Matt Urban, America’s most decorated soldier, receives Medal of Honor.
of St. Josaphat Basilica, Milwaukee, Wisc.
1982. End of
martial law in Poland that lasted for 586 days.
1885. Ojczyna (Fatherland) founded in Buffalo. Semi-weekly newspaper. Ceased publication in 1887.
St. Jacob The Greater
Patron of laborers. By Polish custom, half of all eggs laid today are given to the poor.
1932. Signing of the Soviet-Polish Non-Aggression Pact.
26 St. Ann
Mother of the Virgin Mary. Her feastday is the traditional harbinger of fall.
1812. Birth of
prolific Polish novelist Jozef Ignacy Krasinski.
States Postal Service issues stamp in honor of Poland’s millennium
Konopaczka wins Poland’s first Olympic gold in discus.