18. April 2019
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.

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

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.

Technology

Today the last FM transmitters are turned off, or?

Since the first shutdown of FM transmitters in Nordland county on January 11 this year, FM transmitters across the country have been turned off region by region. The last region where FM transmitters are switched off were in Troms and Finnmark.

Today

18 April 2019
Today is this year's day number 107. We are in week 16, and have 258 days left of 2019.

At this day in history:
1025Bolesław I is Poland's first king.
1506Pope Julius II lays the foundation stone for the new St. Peter's.
1518Bona Sforza being crowned Queen of Poland and is married to Sigismund I.
1854Joseph Elsner, Polish composer (b. 1769) died.
1873Justus von Liebig, German chemist (b. 1803) died.
1906An earthquake with an estimated strength of 7.8 destroys much of San Francisco, California.
1929Mario Francesco Pompedda, Italian cardinal was born.
1940Princess Ira von Fürstenberg, European film actress, jewelry designer and socialite was born.
1942Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of France.
1942World War II: American bombers bombs Tokyo. The cruise was billed as "Doolittle Raid". .
1944Ase Gunhild Woie Duesund, Norwegian politician (KrF) was born.
1946The League is dissolved.
1946Per Erik Monsen, Norwegian politician (Progress Party) was born.
1954Gamal Abdal Nasser takes power in Egypt.
1955Albert Einstein, German-born scientist (b. 1879) died.
1966Trine Hattestad, Norwegian javelin thrower was born.
1973Trude Marstein, Norwegian author was born.
1977Nils Olav Fjeldheim, Norwegian kayaker was born.
1980Zimbabwe is recognized as a separate republic (self-declared independent from 1965 under the name Rhodesia).
1983A suicide bomber destroys the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Fornebu. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Fornebu

Pictures from the Telenor Centre and its surroundings at Fornebu.
Karneval i Rauma URK. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Carnival in Rauma Youth’s Red Cross

Rauma Youth's Red Cross arranged carnival once in the early 90's.
Norwegian-fly tar av fra Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen. (LN-KKU). Foto: Pål Stagnes

Flightspotting

Flightspotting at Oslo Airport.
Oslo ATCC. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Visit to Oslo ATCC

Pictures from the visit Oslo Air Traffic Control Center in Røyken.

The letter Å is a hundred years old

On 21 December 1917 the new orthography were established by a Royal Decree, and Å/ å replaced AA/aa.