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Which large island did the USA try to buy for $100,000,000 in 1946? Greenland.
On 8 April 1941, the United States occupied Greenland in order to defend it against a possible invasion by Germany. After the end of WW2, the United States wished to keep the island for strategic reasons and offered $100,000,000, but Denmark refused to sell.
What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England? Sweyn Forkbeard.
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
What is the elevation of the highest point in the kingdom of Denmark? Approx 3700 m (12000 ft).
Gunnbjørn Fjeld is Greenland's highest mountain. It is a nunatak, a rocky peak protruding through glacial ice. The mountain is named after Gunnbjorn Ulfsson, the Viking who was the first European to reach Greenland.
Which city was the capital of Denmark in the years 980-1443? Roskilde.
Roskilde is a Danish city located on the island of Zealand 30 km from Copenhagen. In 980, the King of Denmark moved the capital of the country from Jelling to Roskilde, which was from now on the royal residence of the Danes.
Where is Copenhagen? At point 4.
Copenhagen faces the Øresund to the east, the strait of water that separates Denmark from Sweden, and which connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. The Swedish towns of Malmö and Landskrona lie on the Swedish side of the sound directly across from Copenhagen.
Who Discovered the magnetic field? Hans Christian Oersted.
Danish physicist and chemist Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851) discovers in 1820 that electric current affects a compass needle and create magnetic fields. He was the first scientist to find the connection between electricity and magnetism. He is remembered today for Oersted's Law.