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Denmark timeline

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1700's - 1800's
  • (1729) Greenland became Danish province
  • (1807) Britain attacked, stole Danish fleet
  • (1814) Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden
  • (1849) Denmark became a constitutional monarchy
1900's
  • (1914) Declared neutrality during World War I
  • (1930's) Welfare state established
  • (1940) Germany invaded Denmark
  • (1943) Danish Jews escaped to Sweden
  • (1945) Germany surrendered, Iceland gained its independence from Denmark
  • (1948) Faeroe Islands granted self-government
  • (1949) Denmark joined NATO
  • (1952) Denmark formed Nordic Council
  • (1972) King Frederick IX died, his daughter, Margrethe II, crowned queen
  • (1973) Denmark joined the EU
  • (1979) Greenland granted home rule
  • (1982) Poul Schlueter elected Prime Minister
  • (1985) Nuclear power plants approved
  • (1992) Danish voters rejected Maastricht Treaty
  • (1993) Schlueter resigned during scandal, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen appointed Prime Minister
  • (1993) Denmark approved Maastricht - with options
  • (1994) Rasmussen elected Prime Minister
  • (1998) Rasmussen re-elected Prime Minister
2000's
  • (2000) Danes rejected EURO as their currency
  • (2000) Oresund Bridge opened
  • (2001) Anders Fogh Rasmussen elected Prime Minister
  • (2005) Anders Fogh Rasmussen re-elected
  • (2006) Prophet Muhammad cartoons published by Danish newspaper; international Muslim outrage follows
  • (2007) Tour de France leader, Michael Rasmussen, pulled off team due to failed drugs testing
  • (2008) Suicide car bomber targeted Danish Embassy in Pakistan, killed six, wounded 18
  • (2008) Greenland voted to loosen ties with Denmark
  • (2009) Greenland assumed self-rule
  • (2010) Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen named best restaurant in world in "World's 50 Best Restaurants" list
  • (2010) Five suspected Islamist militants arrested for planning gun attack at Copenhagen newspaper offices that printed 2005 cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

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