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19 Sep 2017
Celtic monks sail to Iceland.
Norsemen discover Iceland.
Ingólfur Arnarsson, a Norse nobleman, settles in Reykjavík.
The Althing, a judiciary and law-making body of chieftains, convenes for the first time at Thingvellir. Population in Iceland estimated at 30,000–40,000.
Erik the Red discovers and names Greenland after being banned from Iceland.
Christianity adopted in Iceland.
Chieftains in Iceland accept the sovereignty of the King of Norway.
The Black Plague infects Iceland. Over 33% of the population is wiped out.
Reformation in Iceland.
Mass emigration to North America.
Women receive the vote.
Population reaches 100,000 for the first time.
Population reaches 200,000.
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