16 augustus 1994 - BRINKMAN resigns as party chairman CDA

Dirksland – Elco Brinkman, The new big man of the CDA after the departure of Ruud Lubbers, is no longer chairman. The past year was much criticized Brinkman (born in Dirksland, grew up in the Drechtsteden). The CDA was in January, already under heavy fire, because election plans to freeze the AOW. He also proved to be commissioner for a company that was suspected of fraud. Elections 3 May yielded a loss of 20 seats. A party committee blamed Brinkman. Then the party executive called for a departure.

 

16 augustus 1945 - FIREWORKS ACCIDENT DURING SHOW IN ROTTERDAM; 5 KILL

Rotterdam – takes place during the first postwar Navy Days in Rotterdam an explosion aboard a British naval ship. Fireworks end up on the back of a navy ship, the place where the rest is stored Fireworks. The coffin falls and shoot fireworks to the public against the Parkkade. Five people die and surely 72 mensen raken zwaargewond. Het vuurwerk werd afgestoken in verband met de vlootweek en de capitulatie van Japan, a day before.

 

16 augustus 1998 - EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN SCHEVENINGEN YOYO'EN

Scheveningen – Yoyo makes a huge comeback in Netherlands, although under the modern name Yoyo. Scheveningen is even 15 en 16 held August the European Championship Yoyo.

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