On September 18-20, 2019, the Jubilee 20th General Congress of Polish Historians will be held in Lublin which is to be a great celebration of history. As the members of the Organizing Committee assure, the Congress in Lublin will be not only a meeting “with historical science, but also with various forms of the presence of history in the public sphere: from historical movie and book to historical computer games and historical reconstructions”. The President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda is the honorary patron of the event.
- December 5, 1830 - Józef Chłopicki became the dictator of the November Uprising. He was a Polish general, involved in fighting in Europe at the time of Napoleon and later. He initially held aloof from the uprising , but at the general request of his countrymen accepted the dictatorship.
- December 4, 1942 - the "Konrad Żegota Committee" was established in Warsaw. It was an underground Polish resistance organization, and part of the Polish Underground State, active 1942–45 in German-occupied Poland, being the successor to the Provisional Committee to Aid Jews. Many of its members were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations after the war.
- December 3, 1857 - Joseph Conrad was born as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski. Being of Polish origin, he is regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.
- November 24, 1644 - the Sigismund's Column was erected in Castle Square, Warsaw. It is one of Warsaw's most famous landmarks as well as the first secular monument in the form of a column in modern history. The column and statue commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596 had moved Poland's capital from Kraków to Warsaw.
- November 13, 1924 - a Polish novelist Władysław Reymont, was announced as the laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature for his four-volume novel "Chłopi" (The Peasants).
- November 10, 2003 - Irena Sendler received the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest civilian decoration. She participated in smuggling Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then providing them with false identity documents and shelter with willing Polish families or in orphanages and other care facilities, saving those children from the Holocaust.
- November 4, 1794 - the Second Battle of Warsaw of 1794 took place. It was a Russian assault on Praga, the easternmost suburb of Warsaw, during the Kościuszko Uprising in 1794. It was followed by a massacre, described by the British ambassador in Warsaw as a "hideous, unnecessary barbarism".
- October 28, 1975 - Krystian Zimerman was announced to win the 9th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, becoming the youngest pianist to be awarded the first prize along with all of the special awards
- October 23, 1956 - on the afternoon that day, protesters in Budapest convened next to the statue of Józef Bem, a national hero of Poland and Hungary. During the next few began the Hungarian Revolution against the communist power began, ultimately bloodily suppressed by the Soviet Army in November.
- October 22, 1957 - first episode of "Tytus, Romek i A'Tomek", the longest-published and one of the most popular Polish comic book series was published. It was created by Henryk Jerzy Chmielewski (aka Papcio Chmiel) and centers on Romek and A'Tomek, two Boy Scouts, and Tytus de Zoo, a chimpanzee with the ability of human speech.
- October 13, 1805 - Liceum Krzemienieckie, a renowned Polish secondary school was founded. It existed in the years 1805-31 and later, in the Interbellum, in 1922-39 in Krzemieniec. It is sometimes referred to as "the Volhynian Athens" and "Czacki's School".
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