December 28 in Swedish History
1882: Fraelsningsarmén (the Salvation Army) holds its very first meeting in Sweden. The meeting takes place at Ladugårdslandteatern (later on known as Folkteatern or Folkan, the building no longer exists) located at Östermalmstorg. The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian organization, founded by William and Catherine Booth in the East End of London, England in 1865. It was called the Christian Mission to start with, but in 1878, the name was changed. The Booths came from a Methodist tradition, but today the teachings of the movement are mainstream Protestant. They focus on preaching, and on helping those in need. They also actively help in disaster relief.

More on the Swedish Salvation Army: Frälsningsarmén