28. January 2021
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 January 2021
Today is this year's day number 27. We are in week 04, and have 338 days left of 2021.

At this day in history:
814Karl the large (eg. 742) died.
1547Edward VI becomes king, and the first Protestant head, in England.
1547King Henry VIII (b. 1491) died.
1596Sir Francis Drake, English discovers and soldier (b. Ca. 1540) died.
1599Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian composer (b. 1547) died.
1600Clement IX (d. 1669), was born.
1621Pope Paul V (f. 1550) died.
1706John Baskerville, British printing pioneer (d. 1775) was born.
1754Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian-Danish playwright, historian and author (b. 1684) died.
1784George Hamilton Gordon Aberdeen, British Prime Minister (d. 1860) was born.
1822Alexander Mackenzie, Canada 2. Prime (d. 1892) was born.
1841Henry Morton Stanley, British detects and journalist (d. 1904), was born.
1853José Marti, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1895) was born.
1855William Seward Burroughs, American inventor of the calculator (d. 1898) was born.
1871France capitulates to Prussia.
1873Colette, French writer (d. 1954) was born.
1879Francis Picabia, French paint and compose (d. 1953) was born.
1884Party Left stapled.
1884Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist (d. 1962) was born.
1887When a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana, USA, the world's biggest snowflakes reported; the largest is 38 cm. wide and 20 cm. thick.

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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.
Riksdagsbygningen. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Stockholm

Pictures from Stockholm (2002 and 2003).
København. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Copenhagen

Pictures from Copenhagen.

National Scout Jamboree in Eidskog in 1993

1. Rauma Åndalsnes attended with both troop and rover team on the national scout jamboree in Eidskog in 1993. The camp gathered about 14,000 participants at Ingelsrud farm, the place that would later become NSF's camp site.
Gamle Bybro. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Trondheim

Pictures from Trondheim.