CHAPTER 759

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Mikolaj Kopernik, the Polish astronomer, known in Anglo-Saxon countries as Nicholaus Copernicus, is renowned as one of the greatest men the world has ever known, honored and revered as the instigator of the revolution of science that changed the course of mankind; and

WHEREAS, the scientific contributions of Mikolaj Kopernik were foundations for the technology that made possible the trips to the moon; and

WHEREAS, the National Academy of Sciences recognizes the year 1973 as the Kopernikan year and the 19th day of February of 1973 as Kopernik Day; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware Division of Polish American Congress is observing Monday, February 19, 1973, Mikolaj Kopernik's 500th birth anniversary, as the Kopernik Day;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Monday, February 19, 1973, as

MIKOLAJ KOPERNIK DAY

in the State of Delaware and do call upon all citizens to reflect upon the contributions of this great man to the advancement of world knowledge.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 9th day of February,

(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred ninety-eighth.

SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor

Attest: ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State