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First oil wells in Europe are drilled 30- to 50-meters deep at Bóbrka, Poland by Ignacy Lukasiewicz.

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, commonly known as "Witkacy", was a Polish poet, playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher. After hearing the news of the Soviet invasion of Poland on 17 September 1939, Witkacy committed suicide on 18 September by taking a drug overdose and trying to slit his wrists. He convinced his young lover Czesława to attempt suicide with him by consuming Luminal, but she survived. Source: Wikipedia.

JAN SOBIESKI: The King Who Saved Europe by Miltiades Varvounis, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H3JG12/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_m8aetb0S0YM51

Tadeusz Kościuszko. Polish general. He led the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia as Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Force. A national hero of Poland, Lithuania, the United States and Belarus.

Kazimierz Pulaski (1747-1779) The commander of the Bar Confederacy and defender of Jasna Gora against the Russians. He commanded a cavalry brigade in George Washington's army during the American War of Independence. He died of wounds inflicted at the Battle of Savannah

Wilmington oil rig. Most people don't realize almost all of L.A was completely covered in oil rigs. It is what drove manufacturing and it is to date our greatest resource in CA. CA is ranked the #3 state for oil production.

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