Gdańsk in History

Historical Events

  • 1829-04-09 Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
  • 1925-01-05 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • 1933-03-06 Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
  • 1935-08-07 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
  • 1939-03-21 Nazi Germany demands the return of Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland
  • 1970-12-17 Poland: shipyard workers in Gdansk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
  • 1979-12-13 Strikes against price increases in Gdansk, Poland
  • 1980-08-14 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement
  • 1980-08-31 The Gdańsk Agreement is signed.
  • 1994-05-02 Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 32 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • 1616-02-28 Kaspar Förster, German composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1865-10-04 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)