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History of Denmark

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Visit Denmark. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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Fun fact: In Denmark, a flag placed outside the home means someone in that home is celebrating a birthday.

If it is a child's birthday, presents are placed near the child's bed so that they can wake up to presents.

Christmas in Danish is called Jul, an old Nordic word for "feast", and it is the biggest holiday in Denmark with traditions that go back centuries. worldholidaytraditions.com

A New Year's Eve tradition in Denmark involves smashing plates against your friends' front door. The most popular people end up with the biggest pile of broken china. The broken china is a symbol of good luck.



There is MUCH more to discover about Denmark. Read on!
  • 1710 - February 28 - In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1720 - July 3 - Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1730 - October 12 - Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark

    onthisday.com

  • 1800 - Population of Denmark (Denmark-Norway) - 929,000


  • 1814 - Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm

  • 1847 - June 26 – Opening of the first passenger railway wholly within modern-day Denmark, from Copenhagen to Roskilde.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 26, 1847

  • 1849 - Denmark became a constitutional monarchy

    www.worldatlas.com

  • News 1868 - Hans Christian Andersen, the celebrated Danish poet, says he has never had an income of more than six hundred dollars a year.
    So limited is the sale of books in Denmark that even the most successful works pay but little profit to their authors.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 31, 1868

  • News 1868 - King Christian, of Denmark, has taken out a patent for refining petroleum.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 5, 1868

  • News 1871 - An attempt was made to shoot King Christian, of Denmark, the other day, and the shooter was arrested and brought before the King.
    Christian told him he could not praise his skill as a marksman, and advised him to practice before he repeated the shot, and then released him.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 18, 1871

  • News 1879 - Denmark prohibits importation of cattle from the United States into that kingdom.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 15, 1879

  • 1880 - The King of Denmark is suffering from lumbago.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 4, 1880

  • News 1884 - Feggokilt, on the Island of Mois, Denmark, is for sale.
    The owner guarantees that it is the birthplace of "that remarkable man Hamlet," and that on it is "a hill with the gave of King Felgge, who was the...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - An order was issued by the Government of Denmark on the 10th forbidding the importation of American bacon and steam lard and other undressed pork products.
    Swine products from the United States had begun to reach continental Europe in large quantities and were sold usually at prices below those charged...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Denmark
    Den/ mark (Dan. Danmark, dán'mank; Ger. Dānemark, dà'nch-mark'; Dutch, Deenemerken, dà'neh-mêR'ken; Fr. Danemark, dán mark'; It. Danemarka,...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Population of Denmark - 2,430,000


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  • 1914 - Denamark declared neutrality during World War I

    www.worldatlas.com

  • 1930's - Welfare state established (Denmark)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm

  • 1940 - Germany invaded Denmark

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm

  • 1943 - Danish Jews escaped to Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm

  • 1945 - Germany surrendered, Iceland gained its independence from Denmark

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm

  • 1949 - Denmark joined NATO

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm

  • 1973 - Denmark joined the EU

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm



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  • 1710 - February 28 - In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1720 - July 3 - Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1730 - October 12 - Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark

    onthisday.com
  • 1800 - Population of Denmark (Denmark-Norway) - 929,000
  • 1814 - Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm
  • 1847 - June 26 – Opening of the first passenger railway wholly within modern-day Denmark, from Copenhagen to Roskilde.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 26, 1847
  • 1849 - Denmark became a constitutional monarchy

    www.worldatlas.com
  • News  1868 - King Christian, of Denmark, has taken out a patent for refining petroleum.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 5, 1868
  • News  1868 - Hans Christian Andersen, the celebrated Danish poet, says he has never had an income of more than six hundred dollars a year.
    So limited is the sale of books in Denmark that even the most successful works pay but little profit to their authors. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 31, 1868
  • News  1871 - An attempt was made to shoot King Christian, of Denmark, the other day, and the shooter was arrested and brought before the King.
    Christian told him he could not praise his skill as a marksman, and advised him to practice before he repeated the shot, and then released him. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 18, 1871
  • News  1879 - Denmark prohibits importation of cattle from the United States into that kingdom.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 15, 1879
  • 1880 - The King of Denmark is suffering from lumbago.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 4, 1880
  • News  1884 - Feggokilt, on the Island of Mois, Denmark, is for sale.
    The owner guarantees that it is the birthplace of "that remarkable man Hamlet," and that on it is "a hill with the gave of King Felgge, who was the... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - An order was issued by the Government of Denmark on the 10th forbidding the importation of American bacon and steam lard and other undressed pork products.
    Swine products from the United States had begun to reach continental Europe in large quantities and were sold usually at prices below those charged... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Denmark
    Den/ mark (Dan. Danmark, dán'mank; Ger. Dānemark, dà'nch-mark'; Dutch, Deenemerken, dà'neh-mêR'ken; Fr. Danemark, dán mark'; It. Danemarka,... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of Denmark - 2,430,000
  • 1914 - Denamark declared neutrality during World War I

    www.worldatlas.com
  • 1930's - Welfare state established (Denmark)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm
  • 1940 - Germany invaded Denmark

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm
  • 1943 - Danish Jews escaped to Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm
  • 1945 - Germany surrendered, Iceland gained its independence from Denmark

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm
  • 1949 - Denmark joined NATO

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm
  • 1973 - Denmark joined the EU

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ denmark/ dktimeln.htm

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