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Today's name is: John, Jane. Congratulations on your name day!
This is week: 18
Day of the year is: 123 of total 365 days.
Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)
- 996 - Then John XV has passed away on April 1, Bruno of Carinthia is elected Pope and takes the name Gregory V.
- 1376 - The six-year-old Olof Håkansson is elected king of Denmark, with his mother Margaret as guardian, then his grandfather Valdemar Atterdag has passed away the autumn before. When Olof's father Håkan Magnusson dies in 1380 he also inherits the Norwegian throne after him, also there with Margareta as guardian, but in 1387 he himself dies, aged 16.
- 1715 - One total solar eclipse occurs in Sweden.
- 1720 - The Swedish king Frederick I, who has been elected Swedish king on March 24, since his wife Ulrika Eleonora on 29 February has abdicated in his favour, is crowned in the Storkyrkan in Stockholm. The ceremony is performed by the archbishop Matthias Steuchius, who a year earlier had crowned his wife.
- 1808 - The Swedish fortress Suaveborg in southern Finland capitulates to the Russian besiegers. A month earlier, the Swedish commander of the fortress Olof Cronstedt negotiated the condition that the fortress should capitulate this day, if Swedish rescue has not arrived before then. As the Russians have delayed the Swedish bid to Stockholm, this will only arrive in the capital today and thus no rescue will come. Therefore, Cronstedt hands the fortress and the Swedish archipelago fleet into Russian hands, which in a sense seals Finland's fate, since the fortress is considered the key to the eastern half of the country and the possibilities for the Swedes to retake Finland during the ongoing Finnish War thus has been greatly hampered. In the fall of 1809, Sweden cedes Finland to Russia and Cronstedt is considered a traitor in Sweden, because of the capitulation.
- 1841 – The ship “Mary Ann” under Captain Nils Werngren ends it the first Swedish circumnavigation.
- 1860 – Charles XV, who has become king of Sweden and Norway after his father Oscar I,'s death the summer before, is crowned on the same day as his 34th birthday in the Storkyrkan in Stockholm and the ceremony is led by the archbishop Henrik Reuterdahl. The coronation of the Norwegian king is held in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on August 5.
- 1945 - The German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and 120 of his associates surrender to the American troops in Bavaria. They are later taken to the United States, where they are allowed to work in American rocket research.
- 1947 – Constitution of Japan introduced.
- 1960 - Representatives of Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Great Britain, Sweden and Austria sign in Stockholm the ratification protocol for the establishment of European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which will facilitate and promote trade between the countries. The member countries will subsequently be called "the outer seven" ("the outer seven") to distinguish them from the six member countries of European Economic Community (EEC) (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany), which is called "the inner six". Later, Finland, Iceland and Liechtenstein are added to EFTA, but as the countries instead become members of the EEC/EC or its successor the EU, they leave EFTA and today (2022) only Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland remain in the organization.
- 1968 - As a culmination of the political left-wing wave, which has swept across Europe during the 1960s, erupts student protests against the political establishment in Paris. The protests last until May 30 and are expressed, among other things, in the form of street riots between students and the police. In addition, they are extended to the whole of France and will also include demonstration marches, occupations and wild and national strikes. The revolt has far-reaching consequences for French politics for several decades to come.
- 1978 - The American spam message, although the term was not coined until several years later.
- 1999 - The southwestern part of the US state of Oklahoma, the capital of Oklahoma City, is affected by 76 tornadoes, one of which with a wind speed of 135 meters per second, which will be the highest measured speed of a tornado ever. 41 people lost their lives and 583 were injured, while $1 billion in damage occurred during the 85 minutes the storm raged.
- 2007 - The 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from the hotel in the Portuguese city Praia da Luz, where her family is on vacation, which becomes world news. From time to time there is a big campaign to find her and for a while the parents are suspected of the disappearance, but are acquitted. The parents continue the fight to find her, but she is still missing today (2022).