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January 28

1958: At 1.58 PM, Ole Kirk Christiansen receives a patent. Christiansen was the tenth son of an impoverished Danish family and born in 1891. He was trained as a carpenter and began making wooden toys in 1932, after losing his job due to the Great Depression. 527 more words


2016-06-05 (Sunday / Söndag)

Today, I learned that:

Tomorrow is the Swedish National Day, celebrating the establishment of the modern Swedish state, when the Danes were thrown out. It was instituted on 1523-06-06, when Gustav Vasa was elected King of Sweden. 281 more words

Gustav Vasa