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Greenland - Historical Events
Date Event
1576-07-11

Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.

1913-07-10

134°F (57°C), Greenland Ranch, California (US record)

1924-07-10

Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim

1931-06-10

Norway occupies East Greenland

1954-01-09

-87°F (-66°C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)

1968-01-21

US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb on board crashes in Greenland

1979-05-01

Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)

1989-03-07

Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, NW North America, Greenland)

2013-03-13

Aleqa Hammond's Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections

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Greenland - Birthdays
Date Event
1820-02-03

Elisha Kent Kane, US Arctic explorer (Kane Basin off NW Greenland)

1870-01-15

Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)

1923-04-23

James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)

Greenland - Notable Deaths

Alfred WegenerNov 3, 1930

Greenland - Deaths
Date Event
1930-11-03

Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland (date is approximate)


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