18 december 1964 – K AND W’ FULLY BRAND

Den Haag - In the center of The Hague is the Building of Arts and Sciences (shortly: K and W) completely burned. The auditorium was just a few months closed for renovation. The property is owned by the real estate broker Zwolsman.

Building of arts and sciences in The Hague after the fire. Photographer: Joop van Bilsen, National Archives / Anefo. License: Public Domain

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18 december 1962 – ROTTERDAMSE HAVEN; MET 25.000 SHIPS WORLD LARGEST?

Rotterdam – Met de komst van het 25.000ste schip van dat jaar in Rotterdam, vindt de Rotterdamse burgemeester Van Walsum dat het nu zeker is: Rotterdam heeft de grootste haven van de wereld.

De Zweedse erts-olietanker Tosterö, vaart als het 25.000ste zeeschip een Rotterdamse haven binnen. Foto: Fototechnische Dienst Rotterdam

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18 december 1975 - SILVER CAMERA FOR VINCENT MENTZEL

Rotterdam – The working press photographer Vincent Mentzel in Rotterdam gets one of the main prizes for the photo-journalism: Silver Camera. He was awarded the prize for a striking photo of Prime Minister Den Uyl. Sitting during riots in Suriname hidden away behind a desk, but at the same time calling on the Netherlands to put out a small fire inside here. The prize is awarded in Rotterdam.

18 december 2002 - ROTTERDAM TERROR SUSPECTS ACQUITTED

Rotterdam – The Rotterdam court acquitted four suspects of involvement and preparing a terrorist attack. Three of the four were arrested in Rotterdam, two days after the attacks in New York. The aim of the attack would have been the American embassy in Paris. According to the court, there were no legitimate grounds to pick up the men and searching their homes.

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