Voices of Polonia

By Ted Rajchel The invention of a small electric motor is often referred to as the Great Leap forward for plug-powered domestic machinery.  The new motor, known as the fractional horsepower motor, revolutionized the appliance...

Voices of Polonia: John Gronouski Jr.

By Ted Rajchel As postmaster general, Gronouski added the use of the zip code, instituted a vertically improved mail system of delivery, proposed to do away with airmail postage, and reclassified first class mail as...

Korczak Ziolkowski: Sculptor of the Crazy Horse Memorial

    By: Ted Rajchel Background A mountain monument is under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, Custer County, South Dakota, United States. It will show Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse...

Voices of Polonia-Johnny Lujack—Football Great— Heisman Trophy Winner

By Ted Rajchel Background He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and professionally, for the Chicago Bears. Lujack was the first of several successful quarterbacks who hailed from Western Pennsylvania. Others include...

Voices of Polonia by Ted Rajchel

Polish-American Jan Krawiec, a Nazi/Auschwitz Survivor Background John (Jan} F. Krawiec was born on June 15, 1919, in Bachorzee, Poland. He received his elementary and high school education in Przemysl, Poland. In July 1939 he...

Voices of Polonia: Leopold Stokowski

By Ted Rajchel Stokowski  is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the  Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned...

Neil Diamond Singer, Song Writer, Musician, and Actor

By: Ted Rajchal: Voices of Polonia :Background One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, he has sold nearly 200 million records world-wide since the start of his career in the 1960's. With 38 songs...

Arthur Miller— A Great American Master Playwright

By Ted Rajchel: Background Arthur Miller was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth—century American theater. His most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View...

Voices of Polonia-Neil Sedaka- Songwriter, Singer, Composer,Pianist- By: Ted Rajchel

Background These are just a few of the titles that can be used to describe Neil Sedaka.  His impressive fifty-year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50s, a...

Voices of Polonia Bona Sforza, Italian, Queen of Poland

By Ted Rajchel Background Bona Sforza was an Italian princess, who became Queen of Poland in 1518, as the second wife of King Sigismund I of Poland. At that time no one anticipated how significant the...
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