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THIS MONTH IN HISTORY
JULY 2017
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Please note: This is an ongoing project of the Polish American Journal. If you know of any dates you think should be listed, please e-mail us at: info@polamjournal.com. We are trying to make this a Polish American chronology without overlooking the important dates in Poland’s history. Any additional information for events listed would be greatly appreciated.

 

July —  Lipiec

Deszcze na lipca pierwszego, drugiego,
zapowiedzią deszczu czterdziestodniowego.

Rain on the first and second of July
Does forty more days of showers imply.

1
1926. Opening of the Ben Franklin Bridge (then known as Delaware River Bridge) built by Ralph Modjeski.

2
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.

3
1619. Account of strike by Polish settlers in Jamestown, Virg. entered into records of the Virginia Company.

4
Independence Day. (U.S.)

1934. Death in France of Nobel Prize-winning chemist, who discovered radium and polonium, Madame  Marie Sklodowska Curie, 66.

5
1945. Col. Francis Gabreski downs his 28th enemy plane.

6
1922. Death of Blessed Maria Teresia Ledóchowska (b. April 29 1863), Roman Catholic nun and African missionary.

7
1572. Death of King Zygmunt August, last of Poland’s Jagiellonian dynasty.

8
1824. Birth of Wlodzimierz Krzyzanowski (d. 1887), Union officer.

9
1823. Birth of Polish portrait painter Henryk Rodakowski.

10
1835. Birth of composer and violinist Henry Wieniawski.

13
2000. Death of Jan Karski, former Polish diplomat.

14
1904. Birth of writer Isaac Bashevis Singer in Radzymin, Poland.

15
1410. Polish victory over the Teutonic Knights at Grunwald.
1871. Birth of famed Polish explorer and geographer Henry Arctowski.

16
1873. Jan Matejko establishes a school of fine arts in Krakow.

17
Saint Jadwiga d’Anjou

1629. Birth of Poland’s warrior king, Jan Sobieski.

18
St. Simon of Lipnica

19
1980.  Lt. Col. Matt Urban, America’s most decorated soldier, receives Medal of Honor.

20
Blessed Czeslaw

21
1901. Dedication of St.  Josaphat Basilica, Milwaukee, Wisc.

22
1982. End of martial law in Poland that lasted for 586 days.

23
1885. Ojczyna (Fatherland) founded in Buffalo. Semi-weekly newspaper. Ceased publication in 1887.

25
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.

28
1812. Birth of prolific Polish novelist Jozef Ignacy Krasinski.

30
1966. United States Postal Service issues stamp in honor of Poland’s millennium

31
1928. Halina Konopaczka wins Poland’s first Olympic gold in discus.

 

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