Can you imagine? A ship in the port of Rotterdam, powered by a nuclear reactor…. and it's not a nuclear submarine, but just a transport ship.

It really happened in 1964 and Rotterdammers showed up en masse to catch a glimpse of this new technological development.

But you don't just put a nuclear transport ship in the port of Rotterdam. However? How it all went and how other cities looked at it, hear you in the eighth episode of the Dagvantoen podcast.

Uyt the Old Dhoos

Did you know that a cattle market was held in Rotterdam until the 1950s, not far from the center of town. That happened not far at the Goudse Rijweg on an open space where the Veemarktstraat is now located.

Continue on dagvantoen.nl this week

On Tuesday we look back at the Russell Tribunal in Rotterdam in 1980. That is a kind of court in which oppressed groups deal with their legal position. In 1980 are indigenous peoples, as Indians. In that period there are also many Indians through the city.

Wednesday we look back on the departure of the French troops in 1813 from our region. In Dordrecht, by the way, that went very remarkably. If someone hoists a Dordt flag there, red-white-red, then the French think on the other side, in Papendrecht, that it is an English flag, because they are also red and white. Not true of course, but the French are on the run.

Op 25 November a look back at one of the most famous speeches of the past twenty years: 

And next weekend, we look back on one of the biggest, but hardly known train disasters in the Netherlands: the train disaster at Sliedrecht.

The devastation was enormous. The steam locomotive drove about a hundred meters by, before it derailed. The wooden carriages were crushed, as if they were made of paper. Most of the victims were in the slow train. One of the trains then caught fire. Sliedrecht was seen across the orange glow of the fire.

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