1997 in Norway

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1997
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Norway
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Events in the year 1997 in Norway.

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  • 18 January – The Norwegian explorer Børge Ousland became the first to complete an unassisted Antarctic solo crossing.
  • 4 June – Great Nordic Biker War: a car bomb destroyed the Bandidos motorcycle gang's Norwegian chapter headquarters in Drammen, killing Irene Astrid Bekkevold, who was passing by in her car when the bomb went off. The explosion caused widespread material damage in the area, including to the Drammens Is ice cream factory. The bombing had been planned by the Norwegian chapter of the rival Hells Angels motorcycle gang, seven members of which were eventually convicted and sentenced to prison terms from 5 to 16 years.[1]
  • 15 September – The 1997 Parliamentary election takes place. While Labour won a plurality of seats, they were unable to reach Jagland's 36,9% threshold, gaining 35% of the vote. As a result of this, the Labour government stepped down, being replaced by a centrist coalition of the Christian People's Party, Liberal Party and the Centre Party, with Kjell Magne Bondevik being appointed Prime Minister.
  • 17 October – Bondevik's First Cabinet was appointed.
  • 22 December - Værøy is struck by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nguyen, Laila (2 June 2017). "– Unnskyld, Drammen" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Dahl, Hans Fredrik. "Gunnar Nygaard". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Bruset, Stig. "Lorentz Nitter". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Reisegg, Øyvind. "Harald Gustav Nilsen". In Godal, Anne Marit. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Graff, Finn; Mannila, Leena; Smit, Toril M, eds. (1984). Norske Avistegnere (in Norwegian). Oslo: J. M. Stenersens Forlag. pp. 52–55, 229. ISBN 82-7201-035-6. 
  6. ^ Alfsen, Glenny. "Harald Kihle". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Falahat, Ann. "Randi Monsen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 

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