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14 :e Februari år 2026

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This is week: 7

Day of the year is: 45 of total 365 days.

Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 1130 - Then Calixtus II has died the day before Gregorio Papareschi is elected Pope and takes the name Innocent II. At the same time appointed Anacletus II to antipope.
  • 1859Oregon becomes the 33rd state to be admitted into it American Union.[3]
  • 1876 - The American inventor Alexander Graham Bell submits at half past twelve in the day a patent application to the patent office in Washington, DC for a device, with which people should be able to talk to each other over long distances, which is called phone. Experiments with the transmission of speech by electrical means had been carried out by various inventors for over 30 years already and only two hours before Bell had Elisha Gray submitted a patent application for a similar device. However, since his application is not processed until two hours after Bell's application, Bell is counted as the telephone's inventor.
  • 1912Arizona becomes the 48th state to be admitted to the American Union.[4] After that, no new state is occupied until 1959, i.e. in almost 47 years, and this will so far be the second longest period in the history of the United States, during which no new state is admitted.
  • 1922 - Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, founded in 1897, is licensed to resume its experimental radio broadcasts in Great Britain (they were stopped altogether by the British Post Office in 1920). The broadcasts take place from a cottage in Writtle near Chelmsford, but three months later (on 11 May) you can start broadcasting from the company's address in London.
  • 1928 - During this year's Winter Olympics in the Swiss Sankt Moritz, the Swedish cross-country skier wins Per-Erik "Särna" Hedlund gold in 50 kilometer cross-country skiing, which will be Sweden's first ever Winter Olympic gold. He rides in a white suit that the seamstresses in his hometown made for him. It is considered to bring luck after the victory. Since then, the Swedish national team uniform for cross-country skiers has been more or less white.
  • 19521952 Winter Olympics inaugurated in Oslo by Princess Ragnhild. The games end on February 25.
  • 1987 - The Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark takes his last World Cup victory in slalom in French Smile Markstein. It will be his penultimate victory in Alpine World Cup at all.
  • 1989
    • The satellite navigation system Global Positioning Systems (GPS) first satellite placed in orbit. Until 1994, 24 were launched and the system was used to keep track of where you were on an electronic map.
    • Iran's supreme leader the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issues one fatwa against the Indian writer Salman Rushdie for his controversial portrayal of the prophet Muhammad in the novel The Satanic Verses, which he had published in September of the previous year. The fatwan means that Rushdie should be killed and the book condemned, which is why Rushdie is forced to go underground. It all leads to Britain breaking diplomatic relations with Iran on March 7 of the same year and two members of The Swedish AcademyKerstin Ekman and Lars Gyllenstenstops participating in the work of the Swedish Academy, because it does not want to stand behind an appeal to the Swedish government on the issue (which is justified by a rule in the academy's statutes, which states that it should not make political statements).
  • 1995 - The first issue of the Swedish free newspaper Metro distributed in the Stockholm subway. In 2022, it is available in 21 different countries and is the world's largest newspaper outside of Japan.
  • 2006 - The Swedish skiers Anna Dahlberg and Lina Andersson wins gold in the women's ski sprint relay during this year's Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, which will be Sweden's first Winter Olympic gold in twelve years (the most recent was Pernilla Wibergs gold i alpine combination in Lillehammer 1994). Half an hour later, the men also take Thobias Fredriksson and Björn Lind gold in the same branch.