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 – VUURWERKONGELUK TIJDENS 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. Er vallen ook veel gewonden in de paniek die ontstond. Onder de slachtoffers is een jongen van 14 jaar.

Torpedobootjager HMS Onslow, The ship was used for stabbing off fireworks. Foto: WikiMedia

read more: Deaths and injuries in fireworks show in Rotterdam

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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