Gunlek Gjermundsen

(born 1850)

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Gunlek Gjermundsen
1850
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1850
Holt / Tvedestrand, AUST-AGDER County, Norway
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Gunlek Gjermundsen was born in 1850 in Holt / Tvedestrand, Norway.
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Gunlek Gjermundsen was born in in Holt / Tvedestrand, AUST-AGDER County, Norway
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Gunlek Gjermundsen was born in 1850 in Holt / Tvedestrand, Norway. We are unaware of information about Gunlek's immediate family.

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In 1850, in the year that Gunlek Gjermundsen was born, in this year, Europeans were 22% of the world population. In 2017, Europeans are 9.94% of the total world population.

In 1888, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1958, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1967, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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