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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


LEGO is one of the most useful things to have ever been invented. Billions of these tiny bricks have been produced since the company’s founding, and it has entertained millions of people. 241 more words