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Springfield, IL 62704
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NO SCHOOL, CASIMIR PULASKI DAY

March 6, 2011

* Mar. 7th – Casimir Pulaski
- (1747–1779) Polish Count and Commissioned American Cavalry Officer; name in Polish is Kazimierz Pulaski. Having fled from involvement in a Polish rebellion 1768–72, he arrived in America 1777 and joined the cause of American independence. Commissioned a general in 1778, he was invaluable in the defense of Charleston 1779 but was mortally wounded at the siege of Savannah.