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 – During the festivities surrounding the Vlootdagen goes very wrong in Rotterdam. There in an accident with fireworks least five people.

The celebrations coincided with the Japanese surrender, a day before. The atmosphere in the city was also very good.

On both sides of the Meuse were thousands of people waiting for the fireworks. Especially on Parkkade was buzzing. The fireworks were chipped from the British destroyer Onslow. But in parting from one of the rockets it goes wrong.

"One of them reached only a small height and fell back burning at the back of the" Onslow ", which was stored fireworks. A rocket sprayed on with a loud crackling burning flares flew in all directions " (Het Vrije Volk, 17-08-1945)

Several rockets fired right audience at the Quay Park and Hill. People panicked and were trampled.

There become more than 100 (!) people injured, due to burns, or in the panic which subsequently emerged. Five people died on the side. There was a boy from 14 years old at. Er gaan 25 wounded to the hospital.

Also aboard the British ship falling dead and wounded, but no details are known about.

 

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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