01 april 1572 – BRIELLE TAKE BY Watergeuzen

Brielle - The Beggars have the return from England occupied the small town of Brielle. The Beggars dislodge the Spanish garrison in the city, even if that is not too big. The later intake of Brielle appears to be one of the major turning points in the Eighty Years' War with the Spaniards.

read more: Insurgents conquer Brielle

 

01 april 1776 – RIOTS IN MAASSLUIS SING ON WAY IN THE CHURCH

Maassluis – The fishing community in Maassluis is very attached to certain customs and traditions. And then from above is set to the old, slow way of singing is abolished in the church, for faster and different way of singing, the turnips are tender. Dozens of people are threatened, furniture thrown into the street and proponents of the "new singing’ abused.

Service in a Protestant village church. Joachim van der Heuvel (1640-1650). Vrede, Utrecht / photo Ruben Lord

read more: Riots in Maassluis on sing way into the church

 

01 april 1888 – SPARTA football FOUNDED

Rotterdam – In a garden the Oostvest square is the Rotterdam Cricket & founded Football Club Sparta. The founders are eight boys between the 13 en 16 jaar. Only after two months there playing football, because in the period before the club had no proper ball. Meanwhile, Sparta is the oldest club which still operates under the same name in professional football.

(DFC, the precursor of FC Dordrecht, was founded in 1883)

 

01 april 1996 – 1 APRIL: TAKE THAT TO RADIO RIJNMOND?!

Rotterdam – Incomprehensible that there are still people intrapten, but it was well filled the entrance to the studios of Radio Rijnmond. But from the long white limo came out of Take That boys, but four young men with the text 1 APR on their shirts. The ladies then slunk away disappointed.

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