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20 :e April år 2026

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Today's name is: Amalia, Amelie. Congratulations on your name day!

This is week: 17

Day of the year is: 110 of total 365 days.

Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 1314 - When Clemens V dies, comes the papacy be empty for over two years.
  • 1535 - Between seven and nine in the morning one can be seen over Stockholm weather solar phenomenon, which is subsequently depicted on the so-called Weather solar panel. The painting will be reasonably contemporary, but the current copy is a copy from the 17th century, when the original has been lost. The phenomenon is seen by contemporaries as one portent with a warning of bad times, which is why many Stockholmers go to the churches. The reformer Olaus Petri therefore orders the painting, to document the event, but the king Gustav Vasa sees it as a plot against him, as the symbolism is that the weather suns represent the men of the church and pose a threat to the real sun (which represents him). In addition, have The Great Church on the board painted larger than the castle.
  • 1876 - Bulgarians start a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire, which goes down in history as The April Uprising and constitutes the culmination of it Bulgarian Renaissance. Although the Ottoman army puts down the rebellion in May, the brutal treatment of the rebels by the Ottomans leads to strong condemnation and strong protests from the rest of Europe and the United States, leading to Bulgaria two years later becomes independent from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1907 - The first Swedish the May flowers begins to be sold in Gothenburg (then called May Day flowers) for the benefit of tuberculosis patients, then The National Association of First Mayflowers has been founded in the city by Beda Hallberg. The phenomenon soon spread and nowadays Mayflowers are sold in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia for the benefit of children who need extra support.
  • 1920 Summer Olympics inaugurated in Antwerp of Albert I of Belgium.
  • 1930 - The Sports Association Östers IF is founded in Växjö under the name Östers FF. It is named after the district Öster, where it was founded, but FF (football association) was already changed two years later to IF (sports association).
  • 1945Leipzig taken by the US Army.
  • 1947 - Vid Christian X's dead, he is succeeded as king of Denmark by his son Frederick IX.
  • 1950National Theater of Iceland inaugurated.
  • 1964 - The state-owned British radio and television company British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) founds Britain's second television channel, which is named BBC2 (1997 renamed to BBC Two). The channel that already exists has until now been called BBC Television Service, but now, by analogy with the new channel, is called BBC1 (in 1997 renamed BBC One).
  • 1978
    • A South Korean passenger plane, en route from Paris to Seoul, is shot down near Murmansk in northern Russia. The Soviet Union claims that the aircraft violated Soviet airspace and that the pilots did not respond to calls, while it later emerged that the pilots had given their call sign three times before the downing. Two passengers are killed in the shelling, while the other 95 passengers and 12 crew survive, when the plane makes an emergency landing on a frozen lake.
    • The Swedish Riksdag votes yes for the first time to the bill to change the Swedish the order of succession from agnatic (the regent's eldest son inherits the throne) in full cognatic succession (the regent's eldest child regardless of gender inherits the throne). As this is a constitutional amendment, a second vote is required, with a parliamentary election in between, which takes place on November 7 of the following year. The amended law enters into force on 1 January 1980 and from then on becomes Princess Victoria Sweden's Crown Princess, while her brother Carl Philip, who in 1979 was born as crown prince, then becomes only prince.
  • 1998 - The news agency Reuters receives a letter signed by the German terrorist group Red Army Faction, where the group officially disbands itself. The organization has existed since 1970, but has not carried out an attack since 1993.
  • 1999 - The two American teenagers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold perform The Columbine massacre, where they shoot dead 12 students and a teacher and wound 21 other students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. This school shooting, which ended with Harris and Klebold taking their own lives, is the fourth worst in US history.