August 6

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August 13, 2022

August 6 is the 218th (219th in leap years) day on the Gregorian calendar. 147 days remain until the end of the year.

Holidays

Name days are celebrated by: Felicysym, Jakub, January, Just, Maria, Namir, Nasław, Oktawian, Stefan, Walburga and Wincenty. Bolivia, Jamaica - Independence Day United Arab Emirates - Anniversary of Sheikh Zaid ibn Sultan an-Nahayan's coming to power Memoirs and holidays in the Catholic Church: Transfiguration of the Lord bl. Octavian (bishop)

Events in Poland

1396 - A peace agreement was signed between the Kingdom of Poland and the besieged in Opole dukes Bolesław IV and Bernard, who removed from power uncle Władysław Opolczyk who led anti-Polish policy. 1409 - The Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, Ulrich von Jungingen, sent envoys from Malbork to formally declare war on Poland. The document was delivered to King Władysław II Jagiello staying in Korczyn on August 14. 1414 - Starvation: Polish-Lithuanian troops captured Nidzica. 1460 - The Thirteen Years' War: Polish troops regained Malbork again. 1643 - Prince Jeremi Wiśniowiecki defeated in the battle of Suła Tatars led by Omar aga. 1711 - The first Warsaw pilgrimage set out to Jasna Góra. 1718 - The first edition of the weekly Poczta Królewiecka was published. 1847 - The first passenger train entered the station in Katowice. 1897 - Adam Asnyk was buried in the Crypt of Merit at Skałka in Krakow. 1910 - Klemens (Klimek) Bachleda, a guide and rescuer, died during a rescue operation in the Tatra Mountains. 1914 - World War I: Józef Piłsudski announced the creation of a fictitious National Government in Warsaw. The First Cadre Company set out to fight from the Oleandry in Kraków. 1915 - World War I: German troops used poisonous combat gases against the Russians defending the Osowiec Fortress. 1920 - Polish-Soviet War: the victory of the Polish army in the Battle of Łysów. 1926 - The General Inspectorate of the Armed Forces was established. 1927 - General Włodzimierz Zagórski is missing without a trace. 1934 - The construction of the Piłsudski Mound begins in Kraków. 1942 - Germans massacred 2-3 thousand. Jews from the ghetto in Zdzięcioł in the Grodno region. 1943 - Germans shot 24 inhabitants of the village of Wirkowice in the Lublin region and 17 inhabitants of Podstoła in the Kielce region. 1944: 42 Poles were murdered during the UPA raid on Baligród. 6th day of the Warsaw Uprising: the second day of the Wola massacre; The Scout Field Mail started to operate in Śródmieście. Mielec was occupied by the Red Army. With the tactical victory of the Germans over the 1st Polish Army under the command of General Zygmunt Berling, the battles for bridgeheads near Dęblin and Puławy ended (July 28-August 6). In the forest near Wólka Waniewska in the Białystok region, an SS reconnaissance unit murdered 61 inhabitants of nearby villages who were hiding there. 1946 - The largest funeral took place at the Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery, where 5.5 tons of ashes (117 coffins) of people murdered and burned in the first days of the Uprising were taken in the area of ​​the former General Inspectorate of the Armed Forces (Al. Ujazdowskie), the Gestapo headquarters at al. Szucha and during the Wola massacre. 1955 - The University of Life Sciences in Lublin is established. 1956 - The 1st Jazz Music Festival in Sopot begins. 1963 - Premiere of the crime film The Last Course, directed by Jan Batory. 1982 - The premiere of the first episode of the TV series White Tango, directed by Janusz Kidawa. 1988 - Agata Karczmarek set in Lublin the Polish long jump record (6.97 m), which is still valid today. 1989 - International congresses end in Chorzów and Poznań. The True Piety of Jehovah's Witnesses. 2008 - TVP HD channel in high definition is launched. 2010 - Bronisław Komorowski was sworn in as the President of the Republic of Poland and took office