Hørsholm Kommune is a municipality in the Copenhagen Capital Region in the northern part of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 31 km², has a total population of 25,007, its mayor as of 2010 is a member of the Conservative People's Party political party. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Hørsholm. Neighboring municipalities, in line with the Kommunalreformen, are Fredensborg municipality to the north, Allerød municipality to the west, Rudersdal municipality to the south. To the east is the Øresund, the strait that separates Denmark from Sweden; the distance to Sweden from the coast at Hørsholm is ca. 17 km to Landskrona or ca. 9 km to the Swedish island of Ven. Hørsholm and the neighbouring town Rungsted has an average income per household among the highest in the country - a fact strongly reflected in the price of housing in the area. Wealthy households are attracted to Hørsholm by its comparatively low income tax rate, proximity to forests and the sea.
Moreover, the commuting distance to central Copenhagen remains reasonably short. The Hørsholm Midtpunkt shopping mall with its 65 stores opened in the early 1970s and is the second largest shopping mall in Northern Zealand and among the ten largest shopping malls in the Copenhagen Capital Region. Hørsholm municipality was not merged with other municipalities on January 1, 2007 under the nationwide Kommunalreformen. Hørsholm was the site of the infamous Hirschholm Palace, which served as the summer retreat for King Christian VII and his court in 1771, when his consort, Queen Caroline Matilda, gave birth to her child by Johann Friedrich Struensee, Princess Louise Augusta; the castle, referred to as the "Versailles of the North", was neglected after that fateful year and torn down by Frederick VI, the King's son, in order to provide building materials for Christiansborg Palace, which had burned down in 1794. Hørsholm Church, built in 1832 and designed by Christian Frederik Hansen, is now found on the spot where the castle once stood.
Local museum Hørsholm Egns Museum has a display dedicated to its fate. Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark close to her older brother, Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelmine Schröder a Swedish telegraphist and journalist and confidant and royal mistress of King Charles XV of Sweden Johannes Ewald a Danish national dramatist and poet, lived in the municipality Harald Conrad Stilling a Danish architect of the Late Classical period Dagmar Hansen a Danish cabaret-singer, stage-performer and Denmark's first "pin-up girl". Karen Blixen a Danish author, best known for Out of Africa Sir Stig Fogh Andersen a Danish operatic tenor, a Wagner-tenor Jesper Kyd a Danish composer and sound designer Alex Vargas a Danish singer and record producer Cecilie Wellemberg a Danish model and beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Universe Denmark 2015 Holger Scheuermann a Danish surgeon after whom Scheuermann's disease is named Dorete Bloch a Danish zoologist and author of numerous books on the animals and plants of the Faroe Islands.
Anja Cetti Andersen an astronomer and astrophysicist Louise Conring a Danish superintendent, hospital inspector and nurse. Thomas Dinesen VC a Danish recipient of the Victoria Cross, won whilst serving for Canada Gunnar Dyrberg a member of the Danish resistance movement during WWII Simon Spies a Danish tycoon, lived in the municipality, paid an annual municipality tax of DK 50 to 60 m. Henrik Stiesdal a Danish inventor and businessman in the modern wind power industry Anisette Torp-Lind a Danish former competitive figure skater, competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics Tommy Løvenkrands a Danish former professional football player, 157 club caps Louise Hansen a Danish retired association football player, considered the most successful Danish woman footballer Peter Løvenkrands is a Danish former footballer, 313 club caps and 22 for Denmark Joachim B. Hansen a Danish professional golfer, lives in Rungsted Christina Nielsen a Danish auto racing driver Municipality's official website Rungsted Harbour's website Karen Blixen's website Hørsholm's local museum Hørsholms hunting and forest museum Municipal statistics: NetBorger Kommunefakta, delivered from KMD aka Kommunedata Municipal merges and neighbors: Eniro new municipalities map
SS Milwaukee was a train ferry that served on Lake Michigan. It was launched in 1902 and sank with all hands off Milwaukee on October 22, 1929. Fifty-two men were lost with the vessel; the ship was built by the American Ship Building Company of Cleveland and launched on December 6, 1902. Owned by the Manistique-Marquette & Northern Railroad Company of Manistique, she was operated under the name Manistique-Marquette & Northern No. 1 until 1909, when she was bought by the Grand Trunk Milwaukee Car Ferry Company and renamed Milwaukee. The Milwaukee shuttled railroad cars back and forth from Milwaukee to the Grand Trunk Railway's dock in Grand Haven in western Michigan; this route enabled shippers to avoid sidings of Chicago. The Milwaukee was home-ported in the city; the docks of the Grand Trunk Milwaukee Car Ferry Company were located on the Kinnickinnic River, their ferries were familiar sights to residents of Jones Island. Around 2:00 pm on October 22, 1929, the Milwaukee sailed off on Lake Michigan into a storm bound for Grand Haven, was lost.
The Milwaukee had been loaded earlier that day with 27 railcars, with freight including lumber, perishable foods and Nash automobiles. The Milwaukee was last seen passing by U. S. Lightship 95, a ship anchored three miles offshore, serving as a lighthouse; the Milwaukee was reported to be pitching and rolling as it disappeared into the rainy mist. The ship did not have radio equipment, it was considered routine for the Milwaukee to challenge the storm. Some of the 27 railroad cars in the ship's hold came loose in the 37 mph gale and crashed through the sea gate, allowing water to come in over the stern and sink the ship; the captain, Robert H. McKay turned back for Milwaukee, but never made it. On October 24, aircraft found nothing; some of the lifeboats were launched by the crew, the bodies of two crew members wearing SS Milwaukee lifejackets were picked up two days by the steamer, SS Steel Chemist, off Kenosha and two more, including the body of Captain McKay, were found by the coast guard at Kenosha that day.
A lifeboat containing four dead crew members was found on 26 October floating near Holland, Michigan, on the other side of the lake. That lifeboat is now located at the 1860 Light Station and Museum in Port Washington, Wisconsin and is on display as permanent museum exhibit. On October 27, an empty lifeboat was found floating near Michigan. On further investigation, it was found that the ship's message case was floating nearby with an apparent final message: Oct. 22, 1929. 8:30 pm. The ship is making water fast. We have headed for Milwaukee. Pumps are working. Flicker is flooded. Seas are tremendous. Things look bad. Crew roll is about the same as last payday. A. R. Sadon, Purser. Another note, found in a bottle, read: This is the worst storm I have seen. Can't stay up much longer. Hole in side of boat. All 52 people on board were lost; the watch on one of those crew members was stopped at 9:35. As the years passed, interest in the circumstances around the loss of the ship was rekindled. For example, the story was retold by marine historian Dwight Boyer in his Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes in 1968.
As a result of the loss of the SS Milwaukee, the Grand Trunk needed a new train ferry. The replacement was the SS City of Milwaukee, launched November 25, 1930; the replacement vessel is now National Historic Landmark. In April 1972, the wreck was located in Lake Michigan, seven miles northeast of Milwaukee, three miles offshore, at 43°08′11″N 87°49′55″W, in 90–120 ft of water. In March 2006, the History Channel television program Deep Sea Detectives premiered an episode entitled "Train Wreck in Lake Michigan", which profiled the loss of the Milwaukee through historical documents, interviews with historians and dives to the wreck itself; the show highlighted the fact that there were missing hatch covers between the track deck and compartments below, including the engine room and the crew quarters, that allowed those areas to become flooded and thus contributed to the sinking of the ship. Car Ferry Milwaukee Wreck Photos SS Milwaukee Historic Marker Information
Sir Wilfrid Bowen Havelock was a Kenyan politician, described in a 2003 obituary in the Daily Telegraph as "the last of the white leaders responsible for ensuring the smooth African accession to power". Havelock was born on 14 April 1912 in Port of Spain and Tobago, his father was killed in World War I during the Battle of the Somme, after his mother remarried, the family moved to East Africa when he was eight years old. After starting at the Kenya Grange School in Lumbwa, he was sent to Imperial Service College. In 1929 he returned to Kenya and began working at a timber yard, before becoming manager of a Royal Dutch Shell depot in Nakuru. After starting an unsuccessful garage business, he moved into the fishing industry on Lake Victoria. However, he discovered that his partner in the fishing business had run off and left him with a debt of £800, which he spent the next eight years paying off. In 1938 he married Muriel Pershouse, he moved into the civil service, becoming the senior officer in Nairobi jail.
When World War II began he was appointed secretary to the Kenya Defence Forces tribunal holding the position of assistant to the Director of Manpower. He joined the Kenya Regiment, seeing action in Abyssinia with the King's African Rifles. However, after suffering from dysentery, he was sent back to Kenya, began running a training school. After the war he bought a pyrethrum farm in Limuru, he moved into raising Jersey cattle and bought a coffee farm. His move into politics started after he became the unofficial election agent for Olga Watkins, the Member of the Legislative Council for Kiambu, she died in 1948, Havelock won the by-election to become an MLC. He retained the seat in the May 1948 general elections. A right-wing firebrand, he realised that African nationalism had to be accommodated, he became the chairman of the elected members in 1950, was returned unopposed in the 1952 elections. He was appointed Minister of Local Government in 1954, was narrowly re-elected in 1956 when he beat his opponent Richard Thompson by 23 votes.
He subsequently joined Kenya's first multi-racial political party. He was re-elected again in the 1961 elections, the following year he was appointed Minister of Agriculture, a position he held until 1963, he was knighted in 1963, after independence, he was a member of the Coastal Regional Assembly until it was abolished. He worked for the agricultural finance corporation, acquired a number of hotels. After divorcing, he married Patricia Mumford in 1972. Sir Wilfrid Havelock died on 6 April 2003 in Nairobi