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Christmas Eve: So important is the first star of the night that Christmas Eve has been given the affectionate name of "little star" or "Gwiazdka," in remembrance of the star of Bethlehem. On that night, all watch the sky anxiously, hoping to be the first to cry out, "The star!' The moment the star appears, everyone exchanges greetings and good wishes. Families unite for the most carefully planned meal of the year, "Wigilia," Christmas supper. According to tradition, bits of hay have been spread beneath the table cloth as a reminder that Christ was born in a manger. An even number of people must be seated around the table or tradition states someone might die in the coming year. worldholidaytraditions.com



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  • 1700s - Poland's three powerful neighbors, Russia, Prussia and Austria, each want to own Poland.
    This was all but impossible without risking war with each other. They finally settled their dispute by dividing Poland among themselves in a series...Read MORE...


  • 1704 - July 12 - Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1733 - September 12 - Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king

    onthisday.com

  • 1733 - September 22 - Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig

    onthisday.com

  • 1736 - January 26 - Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne

    onthisday.com

  • 1794 - Tadeusz Kosciuszko, the famous general who helped win the American Revolution, starts a rebellion for Polish independence, but it is not strong enough to defeat the Russians.

    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~polwgw/ history.html

  • 1795 - The Third Partition divides the rest of Poland. Poland is "officially" non-existent for the next 123 years.

    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~polwgw/ history.html

  • 1800 - Population of Russian Poland (Russian Empire) - 1,200,000


  • 1806 - November 3 - Greater Poland Uprising begins
    Greater Poland Uprising of 1806 was a military insurrection by Poles in Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) against the occupying Prussian forces after the ...Read MORE...


  • 1830 - November 29 - November Uprising begins (Poland)
    The November Uprising (1830–31), Polish–Russian War 1830–31[3] also known as the Cadet Revolution, was an armed rebellion in the heartland of...Read MORE...


  • 1846 - February 19 - March 4 - Kraków Uprising (Poland)
    The Kraków Uprising of February 1846 was an attempt, led by Polish insurgents such as Jan Tyssowski and Edward Dembowski, to incite a fight for...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Greater Poland uprising
    The Greater Poland Uprising of 1848 or Poznań Uprising was an unsuccessful military insurrection of Poles against Prussian forces, during the Spring...Read MORE...


  • 1864 - March 2 - Abolition of serfdom in Congress Poland

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    March 2, 1864

  • 1870s - Russia attempts to eradicate Polish culture, making Russian the official language of the Russian partition.
    Prussia does the same in their portion of Poland, attempting to Germanicize Poles. Under the Austrian partition, Galician Poles are allowed to...Read MORE...


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    The Jews' Market, Warsaw
    Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])
  • 1890s - Poland experiences mass emigration due to poverty. Approximately 4 million out of 22 million Poles emigrate to the United States prior to World War I.

    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~polwgw/ history.html

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  • 1895 - Poland
    Poland (Polish, Polska, pöl'skA, meaning "flat land;"), an extensive country of Central Europe, which existed for many centuries as an independent...Read MORE...


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  • 1906
    Poland (Pol. Poltka, pol'ski, meaning " flat land;" L. Polo'nia; Ger. Poltn, po'len ; Fr. Polognt, poMofi'), an extensive country of central Europe,...Read MORE...


  • 1916 - November 5 - Signing of the Act of 5 November (Poland)
    The Act of 5th November of 1916 was a declaration of Emperors Wilhelm II of Germany and Franz Joseph of Austria. This act promised the creation of...Read MORE...


  • 1918 - November 11 - Poland becomes independent as WWI comes to an end.
    The country was devastated by the war. Approximately one million Poles died. All Polish institutions had to be rebuilt as the country once again...Read MORE...


  • 1919 - February 15 - Polish-Soviet War begins
    The Polish–Soviet War (February 1919 – March 1921) was an armed conflict that pitted Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine against the Second Polish...Read MORE...




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  • The Animated History of Poland

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  • 1700s - Poland's three powerful neighbors, Russia, Prussia and Austria, each want to own Poland.
    This was all but impossible without risking war with each other. They finally settled their dispute by dividing Poland among themselves in a series... Read MORE...

  • 1704 - July 12 - Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1733 - September 12 - Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king

    onthisday.com
  • 1733 - September 22 - Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig

    onthisday.com
  • 1736 - January 26 - Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne

    onthisday.com
  • 1794 - Tadeusz Kosciuszko, the famous general who helped win the American Revolution, starts a rebellion for Polish independence, but it is not strong enough to defeat the Russians.

    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~polwgw/ history.html
  • 1795 - The Third Partition divides the rest of Poland. Poland is "officially" non-existent for the next 123 years.

    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~polwgw/ history.html
  • 1800 - Population of Russian Poland (Russian Empire) - 1,200,000
  • 1806 - November 3 - Greater Poland Uprising begins
    Greater Poland Uprising of 1806 was a military insurrection by Poles in Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) against the occupying Prussian forces after the ... Read MORE...

  • 1830 - November 29 - November Uprising begins (Poland)
    The November Uprising (1830–31), Polish–Russian War 1830–31[3] also known as the Cadet Revolution, was an armed rebellion in the heartland of... Read MORE...

  • 1846 - February 19 - March 4 - Kraków Uprising (Poland)
    The Kraków Uprising of February 1846 was an attempt, led by Polish insurgents such as Jan Tyssowski and Edward Dembowski, to incite a fight for... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Greater Poland uprising
    The Greater Poland Uprising of 1848 or Poznań Uprising was an unsuccessful military insurrection of Poles against Prussian forces, during the Spring... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - March 2 - Abolition of serfdom in Congress Poland

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 2, 1864
  • 1870s - Russia attempts to eradicate Polish culture, making Russian the official language of the Russian partition.
    Prussia does the same in their portion of Poland, attempting to Germanicize Poles. Under the Austrian partition, Galician Poles are allowed to... Read MORE...

  • 1890s - Poland experiences mass emigration due to poverty. Approximately 4 million out of 22 million Poles emigrate to the United States prior to World War I.

    www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~polwgw/ history.html
  • 1895 - Poland
    Poland (Polish, Polska, pöl'skA, meaning "flat land;"), an extensive country of Central Europe, which existed for many centuries as an independent... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Poland (Pol. Poltka, pol'ski, meaning " flat land;" L. Polo'nia; Ger. Poltn, po'len ; Fr. Polognt, poMofi'), an extensive country of central Europe,... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - November 5 - Signing of the Act of 5 November (Poland)
    The Act of 5th November of 1916 was a declaration of Emperors Wilhelm II of Germany and Franz Joseph of Austria. This act promised the creation of... Read MORE...

  • 1918 - November 11 - Poland becomes independent as WWI comes to an end.
    The country was devastated by the war. Approximately one million Poles died. All Polish institutions had to be rebuilt as the country once again... Read MORE...

  • 1919 - February 15 - Polish-Soviet War begins
    The Polish–Soviet War (February 1919 – March 1921) was an armed conflict that pitted Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine against the Second Polish... Read MORE...

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