15 mei 1971 - EXPLOSION ON RADIO radio ship SEA

Noordwijk – Aboard the Mebo II, the ship of Radio North Sea International, find a explosion. Extinguishing Boats can save the ship, but the station is a short time in the air. Two days later several men arrested for the attack. That assessment appears to be the work of Radio Veronica, major competitor.

 

15 mei 1940 – Capitulation NETHERLANDS IN school building Rijsoord

Rijsoord – The School of the Bible in Rijsoord is signed the surrender of the Dutch armed forces. Supreme Commander General Winkelman signed on behalf of Netherlands. On behalf of the Germans the surrender is signed by General von Küchler. Winkelman decision to surrender after the bombing of Rotterdam 14 May and the German threat to also bombard other cities. The capitulation applies to the Netherlands, excluding Zealand, which is still fighting.

 

15 mei 1983 - FIRST TEST TUBE BABY BORN

Rotterdam – on Sunday 15 mei 1983 Li Hing is around half past eleven in the Dijkzigt Hospital in Rotterdam born Stefanie, de eerste Nederlandse reageerbuisbaby. Only the test tube method is used in Rotterdam. Dijkzigt doctor Zeilmaker is the great creator of the Rotterdam study.

15 mei 1986 - SLIDE TO ACTIVISTS AT ANNUAL SHELL

Den Haag – About three hundred activists slide during a Shell AGM in the high-security Hague Convention. The opponents of apartheid in South Africa all have one and want to share their views on the presence of Shell in South Africa. CEO Van Wachem gives them space, but should ultimately suspend the meeting, because the activists always come back to South Africa.

15 mei 1991 – EUROPACUPFINALE MANCHESTER – BARCA (2-1) IN TANK; RIOTS REMAIN

Rotterdam – De Kuip played the final of the European Cup between Manchester United and Barcelona (Ronald Koeman). It is for several reasons a special finale. It is the first time that English club again allowed to participate in a European context after the Heysel disaster (1985). In Rotterdam we watched with trepidation the arrival of the English hooligans. But by all measures, the rain and took the British gain sure it was cozy in Rotterdam

15 mei 2002 - Pim Fortuyn posthumous BIG WINNER ELECTIONS

Rotterdam – Nine days after his death, the Rotterdam politician Pim Fortuyn can still call himself the winner of the parliamentary elections. De LPF (List Pim Fortuyn) gets 26 seats, a record for a new party. The Labor Party is the big loser. That party booked a historic loss (van 45 naar 23 seats). The largest party, the CDA, allowing Jan Peter Balkenende may call himself the new prime minister.

 

15 mei 2017 – FEYENOORD honored AFTER COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP; COOLSINGEL VOL

Rotterdam – A day after gaining the championship, on Monday morning, Feyenoord will be honored at the Coolsingel. So many public comes down, zo’n 140.000 people according to police, that SMS alerts are sent with the request to bypass downtown.

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