Emilie Bärg

31 July 1966–3 August 1985 (Age 19)
Skärhamn, Stenkyrka, Västra Götaland, Sweden

The Life of Emilie

Emilie Bärg was born on 31 July 1966, in Skärhamn, Stenkyrka, Västra Götaland, Sweden. She died on 3 August 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 19.

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1967 · Dagen H

Age 1

Dagen H, or Hogertrafikomlaggningen, was the day Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right side of the road. This was passed by Swedish Parliament in an effort to reduce accidents on the road. A massive effort and budget went into changing all of the road signs, bus stops, and traffic lines on the road. On September 3, 1967, at 4:50 am, vehicles were told to slowly move to the right side of the road and come to a complete stop. At 5:00 am, the radio announced, Sweden now has right-hand driving and traffic resumed. The switch brought much chaos on the roads.

Age 9

Constitutional reforms enacted. Powers of monarch are removed, office became ceremonial only.
1985 · The Sweden Temple is Dedicated

Age 19

The Stockholm Sweden Temple was dedicated on July 2, 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley. It was the first temple in the Nordic countries of Europe and the fourth built in Europe. Ten years later, Thomas S. Monson welcomed the King and Queen of Sweden at the grounds and gave them a tour around the temple.

Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived on a hill, Low German barg. Compare High German Berg .

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