The 20th Century - The Big Lines

This is one of the bloodiest wars ever been fought in Europe and resulted in substantial changes to the map of Europe...
... systematic extermination took place mainly in the extermination camps in occupied Poland...
... never any military confrontation between the superpowers. The Cold...

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Year 1960

In 1960 there were still strict rules of conduct and how to behave. One should know ones place in society hierarchy. The book "Custom" (Skikk og Bruk) from this year spent two pages to show how to ...

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Year 1961

Radionette a former Norwegian radio factory started production of television sets in 1961. Radionette was the first radio factory in Europe that made radios for connection to the mains supply...

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Year 1962

In 1962 the men European Championship in ice skating was held at Bislett Stadium in Oslo on 3 and 4 February. There were 35 participants from 12 countries. Robert Merkulov from...

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Year 1963

The formula 1 season 1963 was the fourteenth Formula 1 World Championship in regi of FIA. The season lasted from May to December and ten races was run. Jim Clark won his first ...

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Year 1964

This year Kjell Aukrust published the book "Bonden" (The Farmer) which is the third of the books "Simen", "Bror Min" (My Brother) and "Bonden" (The Farmer) normally referred to...

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Year 1965

This year Kjell Aukrust published the book "Bonden" (The Farmer) which is the third of the books "Simen", "Bror Min" (My Brother) and "Bonden" (The Farmer) normally referred to ...

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Year 1966

Molde Jazz Festival got for the first time government grant amounted to NOK 20 000 through the Norwegian Cultural Fund. The total budget for the festival was...

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Year 1967

"The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", Pink Floyd's debut album was released. This is the only Pink Floyd album where Syd Barrett plays an active role. The album is considered among the most...

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Year 1968

Ammerud School Band (Ammerud skoles musikkorps) was founded. The band quickly grew and had at its peak nearly 100 members...

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Year 1969

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) (Den internasjonale arbeidsorganisasjonen) won the Nobel Peace Prize. Aase Wind Lionæs was chairman of the Nobel Committee...

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Year 1970

In Oslo 1970 it was more than 30 degrees four days in a row for the first time since 1955. (Hot like hell??) In Upper Grorud housing cooperatives (øvre Grorud borettslag) had all...

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Year 1971

"Boris" won the Norwegian Travelodge (Kark" won the Norwegian Travelodge derby on Bjerkebanen. Ulf Thoresen took the throne as "country champion" following...

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Year 1972

Bredtvet high school was established as Groruddalen grammar school in 1972, and changed its name to Bredtvet grammar school before it became...

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Year 1973

The Spellemann awards (Grammy award) for Norwegian music artists who have distinguished themselves positively in the previous year was awarded for the first...

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Year 1974

Martin Pedersen performed 19 cunning bank robberies in the period 1974 to 1981 in which he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for in the early 80s. It made him one of...

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Year 1975

Faroe Islands first stamps were issued on 30 January 1975 by the Danish postal service. The Faeroes postal "Posta" (formerly Post Works Føroya) was established the following...

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Year 1976

Rusken campaign, volunteer projects involving volunteer citizens, cooperatives, condominiums, gardeners, kindergartens, schools, organizations and businesses...

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Year 1977

Bredtvet church, on the heights between Bredtvet high school and Bredtveit woman prison, was erected in 1977. Hans Nielsen Hauge, who founded the Christian...

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Year 1978

The then 22 year old Securitas Guard "Benny Safe" was at work in Christiania Bank og Bank's branch in Rosenkrantz gate a Sunday in March 1978. The safety systems...

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1979

European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships was held in Copenhagen. Nadia Comaneci from Romania won three gold and one bronze medal. Romania became...

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1980

Pac-Man is a classic among computer games that came in 1980. The popular game is considered a symbol of 1980s popular culture...

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1981

Frank Zappa released the double LP's "You Are What You Is", "Tinseltown Rebellion" and the LP "Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More"...

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1982

"The world's gratest ski festival", Skarverennet were...

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1983

In Holmestrand Tunnel outside Holmestrand (naturally) in...

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1984

Grorud Taekwondo club was founded by Grandmaster Beom Jhoo Lee. The club was established in the then Grorud Squash...

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1985

GRORUD FISK & VILT AS Bergensv 2, 0963 Oslo, was founded as a limited company on 11 November. First yearbook from...

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1986

In 1986 it was sold incredible 210,465 new cars in Norway. Ford sold the most cars in a calendar month, with 3512 new registrations in May. In this...

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1987

One of Norway's most popular radio show, "Easter Labyrinth" (Påskelabyrinten) which is a geographical treasure hunt was sent for the first...

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1988

"Notodden Blues Festival", abbreviated NBF in Notodden was first held in 1988. It was then sold approximately 2,000 tickets and the festival had...

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1989

In 1989 fell the "iron curtain". Republics of the Soviet demanded independence and the the reforms in the Soviet Union infected the other Eastern...

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1990

Color Line is a Norwegian ferry company, owned by Color Group ASA, which mainly operates combined passenger / car ferries from...

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1991

Construction Products chain "Bygger'n" was established with the motto: "You can trust the professionals". "Bygger'n" sells building...

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1992

"Bjørnsonfestivalen" international literary festival, has been held in Molde and Nesset in August every year since 1992. It was established by...

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1993

"Fakkel Man" in Oyer Municipality is a figure formed in a logging field and has the shape of a man running with a flare. Formation on the west side of...

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1994

Vladivostok Air is an airline headquartered in Vladivostok in Russia was established in 1994. The company operating flights domestically (in Russia)...

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1995

World championships in wife carrying in Sonkajärvi started this year. According rules consist the path of sand, asphalt, grass and gravel, with two...

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1996

Price «Lagun Onari" meaning good friend, is a medal instituted in 1996 by the government of the autonomous region Basque Country in...

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1997

Norwegian organization for the study of extraterrestrial intelligence (NETI) is a Norwegian organization communicating info...

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1998

Field Ornithologists is a nationwide nonprofit organization aiming to promote interest in and knowledge of practical ornithology in...

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1999

Norwegian Longbow team (NL) is an association for all those interested in traditional bows (longbows), both archers and bow builders...

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