16 juni 1984 – WERELDPRIMEUR VOOR DIERGAARDE BLIJDORP: Elephant Bernhardine BORN

Rotterdam – In Rotterdam Zoo Bernhardine born. It is the first time that an Elephant born in a Dutch zoo. It is even a world first, according to Zoo, two elephants born in captivity (Irma mother and father elephant Ramon) a young beget.

read more: First for Blijdorp: First elephant born in zoo

16 juni 1979 – ALSNOG P.C. Hooftprijs FOR Remco Campert

Rotterdam - In the Rotterdam City Hall is the final evening mainly dominated by Remco Campert. The writer gets a clear (three years later) by P. C. Hooftprijs 1976, The main prize in the Dutch literature. The organization was in fact 'accumulated quite a backlog'. Campert besides a medal also receive a cash prize of fl. 10.000 gulden.

16 juni 1985 - CHINESE PREMIER VISITS ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam – For the first time since 1949 bringing a Chinese leader to visit Netherlands. Zhoa Ziyang arrives in Rotterdam (Zestienhoven) and is guided by Prime Minister Lubbers and Mayor Pepper. The prime minister makes a cruise through the Europoort and visit the Euromast. A group of demonstrators Zestienhoven, against the Chinese occupation of Tibet, provides some Chinese irritation. The police can not do anything, because the people on the road. The visit was made possible, after the Netherlands 1983 refused to provide more submarines to Taiwan.

16 juni 2007 - MAN tortured to death PERNIS

Pernis – In a house on the Pastoriedijk Pernis found the body of 28-year-old Björn Jue. He was tortured to death for his PIN, because he has are large sums of money to his bank account, according to his ex-girlfriend. During the torture, the police come to the house to Pastoriedijk, but do not go inside, even though they heard the victim scream and shout in pain.

16 juni 2007 - Betuwelijn opened by Queen Beatrix

Rotterdam – The controversial train service from the port of Rotterdam and the German hinterland opens. In Zwijndrecht Queen Beatrix opened the railway line. In previous years there was a lot of protest, because of the noise and because it had to make way for new homes rails. Especially in Barendrecht and Schelluinen there were houses to the ground for the arrival of the train.

16 juni 2007 - MWN HOLDS FAREWELL CONCERT IN AHOY

Rotterdam – In a sold out Ahoy MWN from Volendam plays a farewell concert. The band of Jan Keizer and Carola Smit gave performances in 25 countries and received 86 gold and platinum records. The three-hour show is also broadcast on television. There watch between 1,6 en 2,5 million people.

16 juni 2010 - venue WATT BANKRUPT

Rotterdam – that Nighttown (2008) will within a few years already successor Watt bankrupt. Het poppodium had problemen met geluidsoverlast, maar had geen geld om dat op te lossen. Ook was er een exploitatietekort. Als tijdens een gemeenteraadscommissie er weinig steun blijkt te zijn voor een reddingsplan, trekt Watt zelf de stekker uit het project.

16 juni 2011 – 13-JARIG WONDERKIND UIT SCHIEDAM BEHAALT VWO-DIPLOMA

Schiedam – Het 13-jarige ‘wonderkindErik van den Boom behaalt zijn gymnasiumdiploma. Zijn profielwerkstuk over Quantum-mechanika valt bovendien nog eens in de prijzen. Hij schrijft zich in voor een natuurkundestudie in Delft, maar blijft ook erg geïnteresseerd in muziek. In de zomer brengt hij nog een cd uit met de naam ‘Take it’, geproduceerd door DJ Armin van Buuren.

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