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  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Monday Oct 21, 1833

    Alfred Nobel

    Birth

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Monday Oct 21, 1833

    Born in Stockholm, Alfred Nobel was the third son of Immanuel Nobel (1801–1872), an inventor and engineer, and Carolina Andriette (Ahlsell) Nobel (1805–1889).




  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Saturday Sep 3, 1864

    Alfred Nobel

    Shed used for preparation of nitroglycerin exploded at the factory

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Saturday Sep 3, 1864

    On 3 September 1864, a shed used for preparation of nitroglycerin exploded at the factory in Heleneborg, Stockholm, killing five people, including Nobel's younger brother Emil.




  • Sweden
    Tuesday Jan 1, 1867

    Alfred Nobel

    Nobel invented dynamite in 1867

    Sweden
    Tuesday Jan 1, 1867

    Nobel invented dynamite in 1867, a substance easier and safer to handle than the more unstable nitroglycerin.




  • Sweden
    Friday Jan 1, 1875

    Alfred Nobel

    Nobel invented gelignite

    Sweden
    Friday Jan 1, 1875

    In 1875 Nobel invented gelignite, more stable and powerful than dynamite.




  • Norway and Sweden
    Monday Jun 7, 1897

    Nobel Prize

    Awarding members

    Norway and Sweden
    Monday Jun 7, 1897

    Nobel's instructions named a Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Peace Prize, the members of whom were appointed shortly after the will was approved in April 1897. Soon thereafter, the other prize-awarding organizations were designated. These were Karolinska Institute on 7 June, the Swedish Academy on 9 June, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on 11 June.




  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Dec 10, 1903

    Marie Curie

    The First Woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Dec 10, 1903

    In December 1903, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded Pierre Curie, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel the Nobel Prize in Physics, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel." At first the committee had intended to honor only Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel, but a committee member and advocate for women scientists, Swedish mathematician Magnus Goesta Mittag-Leffler, alerted Pierre to the situation, and after his complaint, Marie's name was added to the nomination. Marie Curie was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize.




  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 11, 1910

    Albrecht Kossel

    The Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 11, 1910

    Kossel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1910 for his research in cell biology, the chemical composition of the cell nucleus, and for his work in isolating and describing nucleic acids. The award was presented on 10 December 1910.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 10, 1911

    Marie Curie

    Winning her Second Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 10, 1911

    International recognition for her work had been growing to new heights, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, overcoming opposition prompted by the Langevin scandal, honored her a second time, with the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This award was "in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element."


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 10, 1911

    Antibiotic

    Hata was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Dec 10, 1911

    Hata was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 and for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 and 1913.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Nov 9, 1922

    Albert Einstein

    Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Nov 9, 1922

    Einstein won Nobel Prize in physics, November 9, 1922


  • Sweden
    Wednesday Apr 10, 1940

    Harald V

    Escaping To Sweden

    Sweden
    Wednesday Apr 10, 1940

    In 1940 the entire royal family had to flee Oslo because of the German invasion. It was deemed safer for the family to split up. The King and Crown Prince Olav would remain in Norway and the Crown Princess was to make her way to Sweden with the three children. The latter party reached Sweden on the night of 10 April. but although Crown Princess Märtha was Swedish-born, they encountered problems at the border station.


  • Frötuna, Sweden
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1940

    Harald V

    Moving To Prince Carl Bernadotte's Home

    Frötuna, Sweden
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1940

    Harald spent the following days in Sälen before moving to Prince Carl Bernadotte's home in Frötuna on 16 April.


  • Älmhult, Sweden
    Wednesday Jul 28, 1943

    IKEA

    Founding

    Älmhult, Sweden
    Wednesday Jul 28, 1943

    Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943 as a mostly mail-order sales business. It began to sell furniture five years later.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1968

    Yasunari Kawabata

    Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1968

    On 16 October 1968, Kawabata was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Japanese person to receive such a distinction. In awarding the prize "for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind", the Nobel Committee cited three of his novels, Snow Country, Thousand Cranes, and The Old Capital.


  • Malmö, Sweden
    Saturday Oct 3, 1981

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Born

    Malmö, Sweden
    Saturday Oct 3, 1981

    Ibrahimović was born in Malmö, Sweden, on 3 October 1981.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Friday Apr 1, 1988

    Nokia

    Buying the Computer Division of Ericsson's Information Systems

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Friday Apr 1, 1988

    On 1 April 1988, Nokia bought the computer division of Ericsson's Information Systems, which originated as a computer division of Swedish aircraft and car manufacturer Saab called Datasaab.


  • Växjö, Sweden
    Wednesday Jan 31, 2001

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović's 1st International Match

    Växjö, Sweden
    Wednesday Jan 31, 2001

    Ibrahimović was eligible to represent Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina or Croatia at international level; he chose Sweden. He made his debut for Sweden in a 0–0 friendly draw against the Faroe Islands at Tipshallen on 31 January 2001 during the 2000–01 Nordic Football Championship.


  • Sweden
    Tuesday Nov 15, 2005

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    The 1st Guldbollen award

    Sweden
    Tuesday Nov 15, 2005

    Ibrahimović moved from Ajax to Juventus for €16 million. He was promptly inserted into the starting eleven due in part to top scorer David Trezeguet's injury problems, and scored 16 goals. The club finished top of Serie A, and in the Champions League they reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out by eventual champions Liverpool.in November 2005, he was awarded the Guldbollen, a prize awarded to the best Swedish footballer of the year.


  • Dalarna County, Sweden
    Thursday Feb 17, 2011

    IKEA

    The Wind Farm

    Dalarna County, Sweden
    Thursday Feb 17, 2011

    On 17 February 2011, IKEA announced its plans to develop a wind farm in Dalarna County, Sweden, furthering its goal of using only renewable energy to fuel its operations.


  • Sweden
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    League of Legends

    First eSports championship

    Sweden
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    The Season 1 Championship was held at DreamHack in Sweden, in June 2011 and had US$100,000 in prizes. The European team Fnatic defeated teams from Europe, the USA, and Southeast Asia to win the tournament and received US$50,000 in prize money. Over 1.6 million viewers watched the streamed broadcast of the event, with a peak of over 210,000 simultaneous viewers in one semi-final match.


  • Sweden
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    The INAS World Football Championships

    Sweden
    Monday Aug 11, 2014

    On 11 August 2014, Ibrahimović paid US$51,000 to send the Swedish national football team for the intellectually disabled to the INAS World Football Championships in Brazil.


  • Sweden
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović announced His International Retirement

    Sweden
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

    On 21 June 2016, Ibrahimović announced that he would retire from international football immediately after Sweden's last match at Euro 2016.


  • Råsta Strandväg 1, 169 56 Solna, Sweden
    Wednesday May 24, 2017

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    His First Major European Title

    Råsta Strandväg 1, 169 56 Solna, Sweden
    Wednesday May 24, 2017

    Ibrahimović won his first major European title when Manchester United defeated Ajax in the Europa League Final at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.


  • Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    Saturday Jan 27, 2018

    IKEA

    Founder's Death

    Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
    Saturday Jan 27, 2018

    Founder Ingvar Kamprad died on 27 January 2018.


  • Sweden
    Tuesday May 19, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Highest per Capita Deaths in Europe

    Sweden
    Tuesday May 19, 2020

    On 19 May, it was reported that the country had in the week of 12–19 May the highest per capita deaths in Europe, 6.25 deaths per million per day.


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