Re: Lakeside Cha Cha
In a message dated 02/14/2001 5:16:05 PM Central Standard Time,
I suspect that you were taught your history by a damn Pollack. The union of
Poland and Lithuania occured in the fourteenth century, when a Lithuanian,
became king of Poland. If that's what the Poles want to call being a
Whew. Sorry guys, lost my head.
I need a beer.
I think your grandmothers voice still lives, but be that as it may, I have
listed below a very selective History of Poland for those that might find it
I have no personal attachment to the events-My ancestors were Vikings and
they were universally loved by all.
Conversion of Mieszko and the Poles to
Christianity. Beginnings of Statehood.
Tartar invasion; destruction of the
Founding of the University of Krakow.
Marriage of Polish Queen Jadwiga and
Lithuanian Grand Duke Jagiello;
the Lithuanians and union of the two
beginnings of Jagiellonian dynasty and
Victory of Polish-Lithuanian-Russian army
the Teutonic Knights of Grunwald
Copernicus’ "On the Revolutions of
Bodies" published; a high point in the
cultural "golden age."
First partition of Poland by Russia,
Promulgation on May 3rd of a republican
constitution reforming the country's
the historic document guarantees
Second partition by Russia and Prussia:
1795 Third partition by Russia, Prussia,
Austria; failure of Kosciuszko uprising
to save the
country; Poland erased from map.
"November Uprising" against Russians
Chopin and the poet Adam Mickiewicz, among
others, leave the country in exile.
Uprisings fail in Germany and Austrian
Defeat of the "January Uprising" against
Russians; Joseph Conrad leaves the
implementation of severe policies of
and Germanization; great peasant
America begin. By 1914, 3.5 million
Poland regains her independence thanks to
President Wood row Wilson, Joseph
Ignacy Paderewski and others.
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