1718 Swedish king Charles XII dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.
1814 Norway's independence is proclaimed, marking the ultimate end of the Kalmar Union.
1818 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
1818 Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
1822 116 people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history.
1894 Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
1904 Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.
1905 Norway's parliament dissolves its union with Sweden, a vote that is confirmed by a national plebiscite on August 13 of that year.
1905 Norway becomes independent from Sweden.
1905 The Danish Prins Carl arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.
1907 Norway adopts female suffrage.
1909 The Young Left is founded in Norway.
1940 World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
1944 World War II: The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers in one of the most successful precision bombing attacks of war and sinks the German battleship ''Tirpitz'', with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway.
1946 Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
1959 A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
1971 Government of Trygve Bratteli in Norway.
1972 In a referendum, the people of Norway reject membership of the European Community.
1989 Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
1990 The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, was ratified for the first time by Norway.
1993 After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Peace Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month.