1 January 1973 
Wrocław is expanded by the areas of the villages of Jarnołtów, Jerzmanowo, Osiniec, Strachowice, Kłokoczyce, Lipa Piotrowska, Polanowice, Rędzin, Świniary and Widawa (from Wrocław Poviat) and Marszowice, Mokra and Żar (from Średzki Poviat)

10 December 1973
Marian Czuliński, former chairman of the Presidium of the Municipal National Council of the City of Wrocław, takes over the restored position of the Mayor of Wrocław

31 March 1974
Closure of the petrol station in the Market Square

22 July 1974
Opening of the first section of the W-Z route with a length of 1.3 km

1 June 1975
As a result of the administrative reform, the administration of Wrocław and the new, truncated Wrocław Voivodeship are merged, and the city becomes de facto a federation of five districts managed by the Voivode.

14 December 1977 
Establishment of the Student Committee of Solidarity in Wrocław

7 May 1978
Opening of the tunnel on the W-Z route connecting Oławska and Kazimierza Wielkiego Streets

26 August 1980
The beginning of the strike at the 7th Municipal Transport Company Depot in Grabiszyńska Street

31 August 1982
The largest mass protest in the post-war history of Wrocław on the second anniversary of the August Agreements

21 June 1983
During his second pilgrimage to his homeland, Pope John Paul II visits Wrocław. The Holy Mass he celebrates in Partynice is attended by around 700,000 faithful

26 April 1984
Wrocław has a mayor again – Stanisław Apoznański, former director of the Industrial Construction Company No. 2

1 April 1986
The first ‘Orange Alternative’ happening: ‘Tubes’ or ‘Smoking up the Market Square’

19 June 1990    

The Wrocław City Council – elected on 27 May 1990 in the first post-war free municipal elections – adopts a resolution restoring the historic, five-field coat of arms of Wrocław

12 October 1990
The Wrocław Market Square is closed to car traffic (with the exception of the eastern part in front of the ‘Feniks’ Department Store)

18 January 1993
Wrocław Airport inaugurates international flights

25 May 1997
The 46th International Eucharistic Congress begins in Wrocław with the participation of Pope John Paul II

July 1997
Flood of the Millennium


29 October 1971
Signing of a licence agreement with Italy’s FIAT for the production of small-engine cars in Poland

1 January 1972
Establishment of the Small-Engine Car Factory (Polish: Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych, FSM) in Bielsko-Biała by Decree No. 126/Org/71 of the Minister of Machine Industry of 28 December 1971

9 November 1972
Presentation of the Fiat 126 at the Parade Square in Warsaw

6 June 1973
Assembly of the first Polish Fiat 126p at FSM

22 July 1973
Beginning of serial production of the Polish Fiat 126p

18 September 1975
The first Maluch produced at FSM Plant No. 2 in Tychy

11 December 1975
The ten-thousandth Polish Fiat 126p rolls off the production line in Tychy

5 October 1976

Edward Gierek receives a delegation of FSM employees on the occasion of the production of the hundred-thousandth car in Bielsko-Biała

June 1977
Presentation of a modernised Maluch with a 650 cm3 engine at the 49th Poznań International Fair

15 October 1981
The one-millionth Polish Fiat 126p leaves the gates of FSM Plant No. 1 in Bielsko-Biała

December 1984
Start of production of the modernised Polish Fiat 126p FL

13 July 1985

The two-millionth car produced at FSM rolls off the production line of FSM Plant No. 2 in Tychy

30 May 1987
The two-millionth Polish Fiat 126p leaves FSM Plant No. 1 in Bielsko-Biała

25 September 1987
Polish Fiat 126p bis premiere

28 May 1992
Signing of the agreement on the establishment of Fiat Auto Poland, as a result of which FSM was acquired by FIAT on 16 October 1992

20 July 1993
Production of the three-millionth Polish Fiat 126p

5 September 1994
Start of production of Fiat 126p el

December 1996
Polish Fiat 126p is officially called the Maluch

22 September 2000
The last car of the Polish Fiat 126p model rolls off the production line in Bielsko-Biała. A total of 3,509,035 cars were made