Union between Norway and Sweden dissolved
Norway's parliament dissolved the union between Sweden and Norway on June 7, 1905.
After some months of tension and fear of war between the two neighboring nations, negotiations between the two governments led to Norway's recognition by Sweden as an independent constitutional monarchy on October 26, 1905. On that date, King Oscar II renounced his claim to the Norwegian throne under the personal union of the united kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. This event was quickly followed by Prince Carl of Denmark's ascension to the Norwegian throne on November 18 the same year, taking the name Haakon VII.