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.
- 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 20, 1791 - The Reciprocal Guarantee of Two Nations (Zaręczenie Wzajemne Obojga Narodów) was adopted by the Great Sejm. It was an addendum to the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791 specifying the nature of the Polish–Lithuanian union and affirmed "the unity and indivisibility" of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, within a single state.
- October 17, 1863 - Romuald Traugutt became the leader of the January Uprising of 1863, as the head of the Polish National Government.
- October 16, 1384 - Jadwiga of Anjou was crowned "King of Poland" in Poland's capital, Kraków.
- October 14, 1773 - The Commission of National Education (Komisja Edukacji Narodowej) was created by the Sejm and the King Stanisław II August. It was the central educational authority in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and it is considered to be the first Ministry of Education in European history and an important achievement of the Polish Enlightenment.
- 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".
- October 9, 1980 - the Swedish Academy announced that Czesław Miłosz had won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The statement expressed that it was Miłosz "who with uncompromising clear-sightedness voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts".
- October 7, 1882 - Jan Matejko donated his painting "Prussian Homage" during the meeting of the Diet of Galicia (Sejm Krajowy) in Lwów (Lviv) to start a collection designed to revive the remodelling of Wawel Castle.
- October 2, 1939 - the battle of Hel ended. Polish soilders of the Hel Fortified Region unit, defended the Region against overwhelming odds from 9 September, being cut off from the mainland from 14 September. Polish battle casualties were light – some 50 dead and 150 wounded. Around 3,600 Polish soldiers were taken prisoner.
- October 1, 1869 - Stefania Sempołowska, a Polish educator and writer, was born. She was a teacher, supporter of education, kids' rights activist and journalist, as well as she was also actively involved in the socialist movement
- September 30, 1921 - the First General Census in Poland (Pierwszy Powszechny Spis Ludności) was performed by the Main Bureau of Statistics (Główny Urząd Statystyczny)
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1st Armoured Division in documentary and animated films
the Polish History Museum premieres its very own film
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1919: the founding year of the Polish state
An Interview with Professor Andrzej Chwalba
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