Lördag den 9:e maj år 2026
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Day of the year is: 129 of total 365 days.
Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)
- 1087 – Victor III is crowned Pope, almost a year after being appointed to the post. A few days after his appointment in 1086, the College of Cardinals was forced to flee Rome and since he himself had been very reluctant to become pope, he then withdrew to a monastery. At Lent this year, however, he has accepted the post, but dies already on September 16 of the same year.
- 1280 - By the Norwegian king Magnus Lagaböters dead, he is succeeded as king of Norway by his son Erik Presthatare. King Magnus got his nickname because he made great improvements to the Norwegian laws, while Erik got his nickname because his mother Ingeborg during his period of incapacity for a battle with the Norwegian church and forces it to relinquish some powers - Erik thus has no part himself in the background to the surname.
- 1808 - A few hundred Åland farmers defeat and capture the Russian force, which has landed on Åland during the ongoing Finnish War, at Kumlinge vicarage and the battle goes down in history as The kumling kind. Three Ålanders die in the battle.
- 1926 - The American aviation pioneer Richard Byrd and his pilot Floyd Bennett claim to have become the first to fly over the North Pole. However, the feat is doubted and for many decades the authenticity of his reports from the flight is debated. The first flight over the North Pole, which is carried out with certainty, takes place three days later, when the polar explorer Roald Amundsen with airship Norway flying from Svalbard to Alaska.
- 1936 - Italy founds the colony Italian East Africa, by merging Italian Eritrea and Somaliland with empire of Ethiopia, which Italy has conquered by it Second Italo-Abyssinian War, which has been fought between Italy and Ethiopia since October of the previous year. 1940 is also incorporated British Somaliland with the colony, but it was already dissolved in November 1941, when the Allies recaptured the area and restored Ethiopia's independence.
- 1941 - The German submarine U-110 is captured by the British navy. On board you will find the latest version of the German encryption machine Enigma, which the Allies can then use to decode German code messages.
- 1945 - The Norwegian prime minister and Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling, who is the founder and party leader of the Norwegian Nazi Party National Collection, surrenders to the Norwegian police, two days after the Germans surrender in Norway. After a trial during the late summer and early autumn, he is sentenced to death, as guilty of treason, and executed at Akershus fortress on 24 October.
- 1950 - The French Foreign Minister Robert Schumann presents the so-called The Schuman Declaration, in which he pleads for the cooperation of the French coal and steel industries with the West German, through joint control of these industries. The idea is that peace should be secured in Europe, as coal and steel are the base for the war industry, and cooperation should also be open to other states. As this will be the first basis for the European cooperation, which has now developed into European Union (EU), the day is celebrated within the Union as Europe Day.
- 1955 – West Germany becomes a member of the European-American defense alliance NATO, four days after the last Allied troops have left the country. The defense organization was founded six years earlier, but apart from when Spain becomes a member in 1982, it is delayed until 1999, after of the cold war end, before NATO's membership begins to increase. West German membership is one of the reasons why the Soviet Union creates the Eastern Defense Alliance five days later The Warsaw Pact.
- 1982 - The Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson may receive the silver medal he won at summer olympics in Helsinki almost 30 years earlier. There, in the boxing final, he has been disqualified for inaction, which at the time was considered a major scandal. Now he may receive the medal, since it has been discovered that International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not have the right to strip an athlete of his medal.
- During the Victory Day celebrations in the Chechen capital Grozny, the Chechen president becomes Akhmat Kadyrov murdered, when an explosive charge explodes on Grozny Stadium, where he is. The explosive charge had been fitted into a concrete pillar at the stadium several years earlier and, apart from the president, about 30 other people were killed, while 56 were injured.
- Canada defeats Sweden with 5–3 in the final of this year's Ice Hockey World Cup in Prague. The match will be a hit with the audience for the Swedish TV channel TV3, which with just over 2,100,000 viewers breaks a new viewing record.