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Rotterdam - Notable Historical Events

Winston ChurchillMay 13, 1946

Lee Harvey OswaldJun 4, 1962

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Rotterdam - Historical Events
Date Event
1340-06-07

Rotterdam Netherlands founded

1699-09-22

People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter

1740-08-13

Hunger strike in Rotterdam

1816-05-10

British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor

1823-06-16

King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp

1844-01-01

1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)

1847-05-31

Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens

1855-05-03

Antwerp-Rotterdam railway opens

1855-07-20

1st train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in Netherlands

1855-08-03

Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens

1864-02-15

Fire in Rotterdam Neth damages Museum Boymans

1874-10-01

Rotterdam opens drinking water pipes

1878-04-02

1st issue of Rotterdam's Newspaper

1888-04-01

Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam

1902-07-03

Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam

1905-09-18

Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam

1905-11-04

Dock strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam

1908-07-19

Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam

1908-10-01

1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)

1920-02-12

-Apr 26] 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike

1920-09-01

New town hall of Rotterdam opens

1921-04-14

Prince Henry opens Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Bremen-Hamburg air route

1922-01-09

Rotterdam metal strike ends

1922-10-07

Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria

1928-05-01

Rotterdam soccer team Black White '28 forms

1935-07-06

Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens

1937-03-27

Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam

1938-11-29

Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Neth-Germany

1940-05-14

Nazis bomb Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrenders to Germany

1942-02-14

Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens

1942-07-19

German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague

1942-08-07

Dutch resistance bombs Rotterdam railway

1943-03-31

US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326

1944-10-24

Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners

1944-11-10

German riots in Rotterdam/Schiedam 52,000 men sent to Germany

1945-10-05

Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam

1946-04-16

NSB mayor of Rotterdam Neth, FE Muller sentence to 100 years in jail

1946-05-13

Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam

1946-07-02

Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam

1950-08-15

Rotterdam harbor strike begins

1950-08-22

Rotterdam dock strike ends

1953-05-15

Osip Zadkine's monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam

1956-10-01

Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens

1958-09-13

Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam

1960-02-27

Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens

1960-06-27

Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens

1962-06-04

Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US

1963-05-15

Tottenham Hotspur wins 3rd Europe Cup II at Rotterdam

1965-02-01

Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam

1968-02-09

Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix

1968-05-23

AC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam

1970-09-15

Rotterdam dock strikes end

1972-05-31

Ajax wins Europe Cup 1 in Rotterdam

1974-10-18

Andre van de Louw appointed mayor of Rotterdam

1977-02-28

Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends

1981-07-01

Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam

1982-05-26

Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam

1982-06-12

Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam

1985-05-15

Everton wins 25th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam

1987-08-25

Madonna sings in Rotterdam

1991-04-02

Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing

1991-05-15

Manchester United wins 31th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam

1994-09-15

"Sound of Motown," premieres in Rotterdam

2009-10-23

The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.

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Rotterdam - Birthdays
Date Event
1619-11-03

Willem Kalf, Rotterdam Neth, painter (still lifes)

1753-07-06

John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, baptized

1756-11-04

Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner

1852-02-02

Teunis Stoel, actor/director (Small Theater, Rotterdam)

1869-01-19

Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)

1873-04-29

Alida J M Tartaud-Klein, actress/stage star (Rotterdam Stage)

1879-04-11

Leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (entrance Rotterdam Zoo)

1884-07-06

Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (town hall Hilversum/Beehive Rotterdam)

1886-12-05

Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)

1889-02-18

Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)

1902-06-26

Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)

1904-04-24

Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)

1905-08-29

Martinus A Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70)

1906-04-17

M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily)

1933-02-08

Elly Ameling, Rotterdam Holland, soprano (Ilya-Idomeneo)

1936-09-28

Robert Wolders, Rotterdam Holland, actor (Erik Hunter-Laredo)

1970-11-15

Karin van Breeschoten, Rotterdam Holland, playmate (Sept, 1989)

1970-11-15

Mirjam van Breeschoten, Rotterdam Holland, playmate (Sept, 1989)

1973-06-06

Brynja Valdís Gísladóttir, Reykjavik-Rotterdam

1973-12-16

Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)

1974-03-18

Petra Kamstra, Rotterdam Holland, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)

1979-06-06

Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir, Reykjavik-Rotterdam

Rotterdam - Deaths
Date Event
1581-04-03

Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies

1773-09-20

Pieter de Swart, architect (Delfts Port Rotterdam), dies at 63

1800-04-30

John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, dies at 46

1846-06-20

Pieter Adams, architect of Rotterdam, dies at about 67

1850-01-14

Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner, dies at 93

1938-02-18

Alida JM Tartaud-Little, actress (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64

1939-07-02

Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor of Rotterdam (1906-22), dies

1959-04-13

Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38

1968-08-12

Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81

1975-01-23

Karel Paul van der Mandele, director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94

1983-03-28

Martinus A Jansen, bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77

1986-01-07

M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79

1992-03-18

Cornelis B Vaandrager, [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56

1992-12-02

Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die

1995-01-22

Nico Adriaans, founder of Rotterdam Junkiebond, dies of AIDS at 37


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