18 januari 1795 - STADTHOLDER LAST FLIGHT OF THE NETHERLANDS

Scheveningen – Governor William V leave Holland. Earlier, his wife had already crossed to England. Goes from Scheveningen William V and his son Willem Frederik (the later King William I) and Frederick to safer area. Part of the Dutch Republic is already owned by the French. The Orange stay around 20 years in exile.

 

18 januari 2018 – STORM IN THE REGION DRAW ROOFS OF HOUSES

Rotterdam / Dordrecht – A storm pass over Holland, with all its consequences. In Rotterdam, voorhout, Sassenheim, Spijkenisse and Dordrecht full blown roofs of houses. According to the KNMI with winds of more than 120 kilometer per uur. The record was in Hoek van Holland (143 km / u).

Such a heavy storm comes but once every few years, say meteorologists. There is code red issued. dozens of trucks (often empty) be on their way through the wind gusts.

The damage from the storm is certainly around the 50 million euros.

 

18 januari 2007 - LARGE oil spill MAASVLAKTE

Rotterdam – In a typical January storm (wind 11) stores a ship loose on the Maasvlakte. The ship, Claudel, rams a wharf near the ECT terminal. The quay is over a length of 80 meter completely destroyed. Due to said quay runs an oil pipeline. Zo’n 800 cubic meters of oil flow into the water. As a blessing in disguise, The wind blows the oil on the harbor, so that it was not propagated through open water.

 

18 januari 2013 - FYRA SAVED FROM HER SUFFER

Rotterdam – The Belgian government cuts on 18 januari 2013 the knot: Fyra may no longer ride on the High Speed ​​Line. a day earlier 85 percent of the trains or had driven. It turns out that unsuitable Italian trains between Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Brussels for the Dutch winter.

 

18 januari 2017 – Handcuffed man ESCAPES FROM ROTTERDAM HOSPITAL

Rotterdam – A prisoner who stuck awaiting trial escaped during a visit to the Franciscus Hospital in Rotterdam. Handcuffed one of his arms, he flees over the A20, then stay away for a month. Then he found in Etten-Leur in Brabant.

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