Today: Tuesday - 11 August 2020
| 224
141 |
Today Holidays
Chad: Independence Day
Zimbabwe: Army Day
Indonesia: Night of the Journey and Ascension


1510 - Margaret Palaeologina, Duchess of Mantua is born.
1786 - Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
1804 - Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria
1858 - First ascent of the Eiger.
1898 - Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1918 - World War I – Battle of Amiens ends.
1919 - Constitution of Weimar Republic adopted.
1920 - The Latvia-Bolshevist Russia peace treaty, which relinquished Russia's authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed.
1929 - Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1934 - First civilian prisoners arrive at Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
1952 - Hussein proclaimed king of Jordan.
1960 - Chad declares independence.
1965 - Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
1968 - The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and returns to Liverpool before having their fires dropped for the last time – this working was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special.
1972 - Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit departs South Vietnam.
1975 - East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
1988 - Al-Qaeda formed
1999 - The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
1999 - The "Last eclipse of the millenium" occurs (a total Solar eclipse, visible in Europe, the Middle East and India)
2003 - A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead.
2003 - NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
2003 - Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.



1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (nyårsdagen)
6 JanuaryEpiphany (trettondedag jul)
10 AprilGood Friday (långfredagen)
13 AprilEaster Monday (annandag påsk)
1 MayLabour Day (första maj)
24 MayAscension of Jesus (Kristi himmelsfärdsdag)
31 MayPentecost (pingstdagen)
6 JuneNational Day (Sveriges nationaldag)
25 DecemberChristmas (juldagen)
26 DecemberBoxing Day (annandag jul)
Chad  |  Guinea-Bissau  |  Madagascar  |  Namibia  |  Niger  |  Brazil  |  Suriname  |  Belize  |  Honduras  |  Saint Kitts and Nevis  |  Tokelau  |  Northern Mariana Islands  |  Tuvalu  |  Bulgaria  |  Estonia  |  Netherlands  |  Macedonia  |  Slovakia  |  Ukraine  |  Afghanistan  |  China  |  Indonesia  |  Japan  |  North Korea  |  South Korea  |  Singapore  |  Sri Lanka  |  Republic of Cape Verde  |  Rwanda  |  Sierra Leone
Kingdom of Sweden
Konungariket Sverige
Kingdom of Sweden - FlagKingdom of Sweden - Coat of arms
Kingdom of Sweden - Location
Capital: Stockholm
Official languages: No official language statewide, Swedish is the de facto official language.
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
Population: 9 196 227
Area: 449 964 km²
Religion: Lutheranism
Time Zone:
UTC +1 winter
UTC +2 summer
Auto Code: S
Internet TLD: .se
Calling code: +46
Corporate Income Tax: 26,30%
Personal Income Tax: 28,89-59,09%
Value Added Tax: 6/12/25%
Cookie policy
This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies.