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Radom proper and its history began in early Middle Ages.The first written mention of Radom can be found in pope Hadrian IV's bull of 1155.The name of Radom is usually derived from the proper name Radomir or the name of the tribe Radomierzanie.During the 13th century,the so-called market setlement with St.Wenceslaus church grew on the extensive headland.The 14th century witnessed a period of development and his efforts to strengthen the position of towns and cities.Radom and its castle frequently hosted royal guests, meetings of parliament and the state weight and measures office.In 1401,the first deed of a union between Poland and Lithuania,the so-called'Radom and Vilnius Union',was signed here.In 1481-82,Kazimierz, son of king Kazimierz Jagiellończyk and governor of the state,resided in Radom.In 1505,'Nihil novi'constitution and a collection of Polish laws,called Jan Łaski statutes,were approved in the city.In 1613,Radom became the seat of the Royal Treasury Tribunal.After WW1 ended and Poland regained independence in 1918,growth of the city decidedly accelerated. Radom became part of the Central Industrial District. Radom district was stablished in the time of German occupation during WW2.In 1975 – 1998, Radom was the capital of a region. This period saw creation of Jan Kochanowski Popular Theatre in 1978,Technical University of Radom in 1996 to replace the Engineering University, and Radom Diocese in 1992. In 1999, Radom became part of Mazovia region.