Suspension bridge spanning more than 5000 feet

Completed in 1997, the Great Belt bridge in Denmark became the first suspension bridge to spanning more than 5,000 feet, coming in at 5,328 feet (1,624 meters). Continue reading

International Phonetic Alphabet

The International Phonetic Alphabet was proposed by the Danish linguist Otto Jespersen and developed by Paul Passy in 1895. Continue reading

Sveinn Björnsson Elected First President of Iceland

Denmark Minister, Sveinn Björnsson, was elected the first President of Iceland upon Iceland’s Declaration of Independence from Denmark Continue reading

First Commercial Typewriter

A Copenhagen company marketed the first commercial typewriter Skrive kugle by Danish inventor, Rasmus Malling-Hansen in October 1870. Continue reading

The Outlaw of Slavery

The European country of Denmark was the first to outlaw slavery, in 1792. Continue reading