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July 5, 2022

Events in Poland

1st of January: opening of the border between Poland and East Germany. creation of Film Groups: Panorama, "Pryzmat", Silesia and X. 4 January - The premiere of the movie The Third Part of the Night took place. January 5 - the authorities of the Polish People's Republic recognized the state of Bangladesh. January 6: meeting in the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party on accelerating industrial investments. Appeal to workers to take up additional work. In Dąbrowa Górnicza, the serial killer of Zdzisław Marchwicki, known as the "Vampire from Zagłębie", was arrested. January 8 - By a resolution of the Council of Ministers, retail prices for foodstuffs and industrial parts were frozen. January 9 - premiere of the first episode of the series A Journey for One Smile. January 22 - The Museum of the Polish Military Health Service was opened in Łódź. January 27 - premiere of the film by Kazimierz Kutz entitled Pearl in the crown. February 1 - the Studio Theater was established under the direction of Józef Szajna. February 3 - convention of the Polish People's Union in Łódź. In the presence of Minister Stanisław Wroński, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz was re-elected president of the Union (counter-candidate: Igor Newerly). February 15 - The Provincial Court in Warsaw sentenced to imprisonment 9 officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs accused of participating in the so-called the "Lagoon" scandal. February 17 - the first issue of "Literatura", edited by Jerzy Putrament, was published. February 20 - premiere of the series Little Car and the Templars. February 21 - the announcement of the construction of the first nuclear power plant, "most likely in the north of the country". Planned construction completion date: 1980-82. February 22 - 17 people died as a result of an explosion at Zakłady Potatoes in Luboń. February 25 - premiere of the movie Agent No. 1. March 6 - an agreement was signed between the USSR and Poland regarding the conditions for the construction of the Katowice steelworks. March 19 - elections to the Sejm of the 6th term. The National Unity Front was the only one to submit an election list and obtained 99.53% of valid votes. March 21 - premiere of the film Brylanty Pani Zuza, directed by Paweł Komorowski. March 22 - the militia liquidated the built chapel in Zbrosza Duży. Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński's immediate reaction: "We will not cease to trust that the days in our Homeland will come when there will be no such insults." March 28-29 - inaugural session of the Sejm of the new term. March 29 - the second government of Piotr Jaroszewicz was appointed. April 7 - the premiere of the movie Pestilence. April 10 - General Stanisław Skalski, the best Polish fighter ace of World War II, was transferred to the reserve at his own request. April 15 - construction of Huta Katowice commenced. May 1 - the Charter of Teacher's Rights and Responsibilities entered into force. May 2 - visit of a 33-person representation of creators and cultural activists at Edward Gierek. The first secretary was given recognition of the community for "an extremely positive atmosphere for all kinds of initiatives and creative searches." May 5 - premiere of Tadeusz Konwicki's film How Far From Here, How Close. May 6 - Mieczysław Moczar was dismissed from the position of president of the Union of Fighters for Freedom and Democracy. Stanisław Wroński became the new president. May 9-12 - economic talks between representatives of Poland and Great Britain. May 10-11 - 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party. The main topic was housing policy. From Edward Gierek's speech: "It is about a great cause - to build another Poland during the life of one generation." May 15 - price cut for some items. May 21 - The Warmia and Mazury Museum of Firefighting in Lidzbark was established. May 31-June 1 - visit of the US President Richard Nixon in Warsaw. June 3 - 12 people died in a train crash near Bydgoszcz, and 26 were injured. June 6 - Marek Piwowski's Hair wins short films in Krakow. June 8 - The Sejm of the People's Republic of Poland appointed div. Mieczysław Grudzień for the position