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The Gävle Goat is a traditional Christmas display erected annually at Slottstorget (Castle Square) in central Gävle, Sweden. It is a giant version of a traditional Swedish Yule Goat figure made of straw.

Over the years, people have mischievously set it on fire. Now, that has become tradition.



There is MUCH more to discover about Sweden. Read on!
  • 1702 - July 19 - Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1702 - May 14 - Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1708 - September 11 - Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1709 - June 27 - Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

    www.onthisday.com

  • 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

  • News 1712 - February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.

    www.onthisday.com
    February 29, 1712

  • 1720 - February 1 - Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1720 - February 29 - Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns

    onthisday.com

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

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1800 - Population of Sweden - 2,347,000


  • 1809 - Sweden declared independence; constitutional monarchy established; Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm

  • 1814 - Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm

  •  Sweden
    Gripsholm
    Meyer's Universum or views of the Most remarkable places and objects of all countries, 1839
    Artwork
  • News 1870 - The King of Sweden intends to make a journey round the world.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870

  • News 1871 - Sweden and Norway Tops in Education
    Official reports show that in Sweden and Norway, 97 out of every 100 children between 5 and 15 attend school, a larger percentage than anywhere else.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 14, 1871

  • News 1872 - Saloon Licenses in Sweden
    In Sweden only a limited number of saloon licenses are granted, and these are sold at auction. The saloons must close at a fixed hour, no liquor may...Read MORE...


  • 1875 - Denmark, Norway and Sweden adopted common basis of currency

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm

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    Postcard
  • 1895 - Sweden
    "Swe'den, a country of North Europe, forming the E. and larger portion of the Scandinavian peninsula, and one of the kingdoms composing the monarchy...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - World exposition held in Stockholm; first Swedish car built

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm

  • 1900 - Population of Sweden - 5,136,400


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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • News 1901 - December 10 – The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm on the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 10, 1901

  • 1905 - Union of Norway and Sweden dissolved

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm

  • News 1912 - May 5 – The Olympic Games open in Stockholm, Sweden.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 5, 1912

  • 1918 - Sweden recognized Finland as independent state; Swedish naval expedition sent to Aland Islands to protect against Russians; Spanish flu epidemic killed 38,000 in Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm

  • 1920 - Sweden joined League of Nations

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm

  • 1946 - Sweden joined United Nations

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Sweden


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Gripsholm
Meyer's Universum or views of the Most remarkable places and objects of all countries, 1839
Artwork



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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
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History and News of Sweden

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  • 1702 - May 14 - Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1702 - July 19 - Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1708 - September 11 - Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1709 - June 27 - Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

    www.onthisday.com
  • 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
  • News  1712 - February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.

    www.onthisday.com
    February 29, 1712
  • 1720 - February 1 - Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1720 - February 29 - Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns

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

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1800 - Population of Sweden - 2,347,000
  • 1809 - Sweden declared independence; constitutional monarchy established; Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm
  • 1814 - Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm
  • News  1870 - The King of Sweden intends to make a journey round the world.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870
  • News  1871 - Sweden and Norway Tops in Education
    Official reports show that in Sweden and Norway, 97 out of every 100 children between 5 and 15 attend school, a larger percentage than anywhere else. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 14, 1871
  • News  1872 - Saloon Licenses in Sweden
    In Sweden only a limited number of saloon licenses are granted, and these are sold at auction. The saloons must close at a fixed hour, no liquor may... Read MORE...

  • 1875 - Denmark, Norway and Sweden adopted common basis of currency

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm
  • 1895 - Sweden
    "Swe'den, a country of North Europe, forming the E. and larger portion of the Scandinavian peninsula, and one of the kingdoms composing the monarchy... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - World exposition held in Stockholm; first Swedish car built

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm
  • 1900 - Population of Sweden - 5,136,400
  • News  1901 - December 10 – The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm on the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 10, 1901
  • 1905 - Union of Norway and Sweden dissolved

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm
  • News  1912 - May 5 – The Olympic Games open in Stockholm, Sweden.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 5, 1912
  • 1918 - Sweden recognized Finland as independent state; Swedish naval expedition sent to Aland Islands to protect against Russians; Spanish flu epidemic killed 38,000 in Sweden

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm
  • 1920 - Sweden joined League of Nations

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm
  • 1946 - Sweden joined United Nations

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ sweden/ setimeln.htm

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