Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld

29 July 1905–18 September 1961 (Age 56)
Kristina, Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden

The Life Summary of Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl

When Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was born on 29 July 1905, in Kristina, Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden, his father, Knut Hjalmar Leonard Hammarskjöld, was 43 and his mother, Agnes Maria Karolina Almqvist, was 39. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1949. He died on 18 September 1961, in Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Uppsala, Sweden.

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Family Time Line

Knut Hjalmar Leonard Hammarskjöld
Agnes Maria Karolina Almqvist
Bo Gustaf Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Åke Vilhelm Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
Sten Hjalmar Fridolf Knut Hammarskjöld
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 1
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
Age 8
At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
Age 15
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

From Old Norse dagr ‘day’.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (11)

  • Dag Hammarskjold, "United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948"
  • Dag Hjalmar Hammerskjold, "United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948"
  • Dag H A K De Hammarskjöld, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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