18 mei 1988 - "Father DREES 'DECEASED

Den Haag – Op 18 mei 1988 known that one of the most popular politicians in the Netherlands, Willem Drees, is deceased. He died on 14 mei, at the age of 101, but that is halted, because the daughter of Drees deceased was a week earlier (they cared intensely Drees). Op 17 May he will be buried in the family tomb in the Hague.

 

18 mei 1857 - FIRST Rotterdam Zoo SPADE IN THE GROUND

Rotterdam - With the purchase of 22.000 cubic meters of sand begin building the Rotterdam Blijdorp. In the preceding months, there has been established a board and approved a thousand members, each 25 pay guilders a year. There are people who make large sums, to allow the Zooölogische garden.

 

18 mei 1899 - FIRST PEACE CONFERENCE THE HAGUE TO START

Den Haag / Wassenaar – In Huis ten Bosch Palace in (then) Wassenaar starts the first peace conference in The Hague. The conference is an initiative of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. representatives make at the meeting of 26 countries agree on the methods of warfare, such as prohibiting the use of poison gas and other chemical weapons. There is a Permanent Court of Arbitration, to resolve international conflicts.

 

18 mei 1959 – SPARTA champion

Rotterdam / Amsterdam – After a 0-4 win in Amsterdam at DWS can call themselves champions Sparta. Goal Scorers Sparta Joop Daniel (2x), Ad Verhoeven and Wim van der Gijp.

18 mei 1966 - QUEEN JULIANA OPENING THE GOALS IN ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam – A gala concert, partly performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic, The theater is open Doelen in Rotterdam. Among the guests was Queen Juliana, which was accompanied by the mayor of Rotterdam Thomassen.

Opening Concert Hall De Doelen in Rotterdam, v.l.n.r. Her Majesty the Queen, Mayor Thomassen and Eduard Flipse, Foto: Jan Voets, National Archives / Anefo. License: CC-BY

 

18 mei 1991 - PLAY IN (ALMOST) EMPTY BOWL

Rotterdam – Op 18 mei 1991 play Roda JC and SVV against each other in the Cockpit. SVV must, because it is not suitable own sports Harga, finishing its home games in Rotterdam (sometimes at the Castle). Since virtually no audience comes down. The match will be watched by about 350 mensen. That is the lowest number that ever sat in the cockpit during an Eredivisie match (in a match that is normally accessible). SVV or beats Roda.

18 mei 2007 - Bokito ESCAPES FROM BLIJDORP

Rotterdam – On the 150you are birthday Blijdorp Zoo (!) breaks the silverback gorilla Bokito his loft. A woman who is involved daily in Bokito, would be the cause. The woman rushed. Along the way he let her go. The giant-ape, then go into the restaurant, where visitors are terrified. The hits of the zoo plow numbs the animal.

 

18 mei 2013 - ANOUK ACHIEVES TOP 10 IN EUROVISION FINAL EUROVISION

Den Haag – After eight years Netherlands failed to reach the final, succeeds Annette suddenly have to also get through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. And with a ninth place she does not bad. The number Birds also takes place 3 in the Top40 and Dutch entries are suddenly taken seriously again. After Anouk follow Ilse DeLange and Douwe Bob.

 

18 mei 2014 – FC DORDRECHT promoted to the Premier League

Dordrecht – After a 3-1 victory over Sparta Town FC Dordrecht is a spot in the Eredivisie. The team stood for months at the top of the First Division and had the lead halfway through the season 12 points (!) at Willem II, but was not a champion (it was more than 100 goals, the most scoring team in Netherlands). Through the playoffs it will succeed. The next season will be FC Dordrecht last and degrades the weather.

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