Continuing from yesterday, June 7th is Union Dissolution Day in Norway.  This is the date when the union between Norway and Sweden that had existed since 1814 was dissolved in 1905.  While not a public holiday June 7th 1905 marks the first time in 586 years that Norway had it’s own King.

An interesting historical footnote is that the King and his cabinet had to leave Norway during World War II on this same date in 1940 due to the country being occupied by Germany.  The stayed in London during the war, in exile and returned again on the same date in 1945.

Links:
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Dissolution_Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway

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