28. March 2020
Travel

The spy plane that disappeared

Friday, June 13, 1952, a DC-3 takes off from Bromma airport. On board are eight people on a top secret operation. The plane never returns and remains gone for over 50 years.

Technology

Geostory: Grensen 17

With the app Geostory you can relive the sabotage actions the Oslo gang carried out where they spanned out in the spring of 1944.

Travel

Vasa ship

On August 10, 1628, the ship “Vasa” wrecked on her maiden voyage on her way from Stockholm harbor.

The Vasa museum houses the world’s only preserved ship from the 17th century, telling the history of the ship.

Travel

Interrailing to Spain

At Easter I chose to travel to Spain in a slightly different way; I bought an Interrail ticket and took the train.

Travel

Frankfurt am Main: Main Tower and Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city in Germany. The city has a lot to offer; From the top of the Main Tower there is a wonderful view of the city and in the Frankfurt Zoo you can meet around 450 different species of animals.

Today

28 March 2020
Today is this year's day number 87. We are in week 13, and have 279 days left of 2020.

At this day in history:
193The Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by pretorianske guards, who then sold the throne at auction to Didius Julianus.
1483Rafael, Italian artist.
1802Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
1840Anton Friedrich Justus Thibault, German law (b. 1772) died.
1854Crimean War: Britain and France declare war on Russia.
1862Aristide Briand, French statesman (d. 1932).
1901Princess Martha (d. 1954).
1910Henri Fabre becomes the first to fly a seaplane after he takes off near Martigues, France.
1930Constantinople and Angora change their names respectively to Istanbul and Ankara.
1939The Spanish Civil War: Francisco Franco conquers Madrid, and do with it ending the war.
1941Virginia Woolf, English writer and feminist (b. 1882) died.
1942Pål Tyldum, Norwegian cross-country skier.
1968Parliament creates the University of Tromsø and the University of Trondheim.
1979A nuclear power plant at Three Mile Island in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, begins to leak radioactive steam.
1990FRP wins first represtentant in Oslo City Council.
1990Daniel Robert Shanks, Norwegian weightlifter.
2000Mosque in Greenland get permission from Gamle Oslo to prayer every Friday.
2001Helge Ingstad, Norwegian jurist, author and archaeologist (b. 1899) died.
2004Afghanistan creates province Daikondi.

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På tur med HH-Ferries fra Helsingborg til Helsingør. Foto: Pål Stagnes

It is delicious to be Norwegian in Denmark

It is delicious to be Norwegian in Denmark.
Foto: Pål Stagnes

Weekend trip to Copenhagen

A little on impulse Ivan André and I traveled to Copenhagen, and we had a couple of great days in the King's City.

LA4O visits Norwegian Technical Museum

This second week in May it was Wednesday already on Tuesday. The member's meeting was moved one day forward to visit the Norwegian Technical Museum. 11 radio amateurs met in the nice weather to attend a guided tour of the museum.
Vinterpalasset (Eremitage) i St. Petersburg. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from the Eremitage in St. Petersburg

Tyrannosaurus Rex på Universitetsplassen i forbindelse med Geologiens dag. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Tyrannosaurus Rex at University Square

Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of the most famous dinosaurs that have lived. In connection with presently being was a casting screened out at University Square.