12 februari 1609 – PILGRIM FATHERS ABUSE IN LEAD

Leiden – A group of English refugees who had landed in Amsterdam, requires official permission from the authorities in Leiden to live there. That permission they get 12 februari 1609. Eleven years later, living in Leiden in small weaver's houses. In 1620 decision some of them to leave for America, because they are too liberal Netherlands. This group later known as the Pilgrim Fathers.

Leading from the south. Maker: C. Hagen (1670)

read more: English religious refugees settle in Leiden

12 februari 1967 - KEES VERKERK WORLD SKATING

Oslo / Puttershoek - "Keessie 'Verkerk from Puttershoek after European Champion, now World. He managed to keep Ard Schenk behind. It is the first time since 1958 someone manages to be both European- be as World Champion.

12 februari 1989 - NA NK AND ALSO World Championships ROUND FOR LEO VISSER

haastrecht – After winning at the Dutch Championship and the European Championship tackles Leo Visser (haastrecht) Now take gold at the World Championships in one year. He follows in the footsteps of Kees Verkerk, Ard Schenk and Hein Vergeer (like fish in Haastrecht). It would be his last tournament, before he started a pilot training, but he times his training right through to skate.

12 februari 1992 - THE DUTCH WINDMILL DIES

Rotterdam - At the age of 84 dies former Olympic champion Bep van Klaveren. Since his Olympic medal, he was considered one of the best boxers in the world in his weight class. He also is known for his bad language and manners. He is still considered the best boxer of Rotterdam.

12 februari 2002 - MILOSEVIC FIRST INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Den Haag – For the first time must justify a former head of state before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. It is old-prresident Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia. He is held responsible for war crimes in Kosovo and Croatia and genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Milosevic himself late on the first sitting day that he tribunal as 'illegal' look. He speaks of a "false tribunal '. He also refuses to hire a lawyer.

12 februari 2009 - DARWINJAAR STARTED IN naturalist

Leiden – Exactly two hundred years the Darwin year starting after the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin comes in Netherlands. Naturalis in Leiden, the exhibition Expedition Darwin starts on this day, where people can learn about the evolution of Darwin. A week after the opening chirstelijke organizations spread the anti-Darwin brochure Evolution or Creation.

12 februari 2012 - THIRD HATTRICK GUIDETTI IN A ROW

Rotterdam – De 20-jarige Zweed John Guidetti maakt zichzelf onsterfelijk in De Kuip door in een derde thuiswedstrijd op rij drie keer te scoren voor Feyenoord. Eerder deed hij dat tegen Twente en Ajax. In de derde wedstrijd herhaalt hij het kunstje nog een keer tegen Vitesse.

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