21 maart 1951 – FIRST MOLUKKERS ARRIVE IN THE NETHERLANDSD

Rotterdam – The first groups of Moluccans arrive in the Netherlands at Lloydkade in Rotterdam. Between March and June 1951 come there 12.000 divided over twelve sea voyages to the Netherlands. Veel Molukkers komen via Amersfoort in kampen terecht. Aanvankelijk bestond het idee dat ze maar een paar maanden in Nederland zouden blijven. Als blijkt dat het toch een langer verblijf wordt, komen er speciale wijken voor Molukkers in plaatsen als Capelle aan den IJssel en Moordrecht.

read more: 1951 – Eerste Molukkers komen in Rotterdam aan (RTV Rijnmond)

21 maart 2013 – PROTEST IN ROTTERDAM OVER ‘YUNUS’

Rotterdam – At the Islamic University in Rotterdam, action is being conducted by Turkish-Dutch people. The immediate cause is the placing of the Turkish boy Yunus with lesbian foster parents. There are also Dutch people who express their dissatisfaction with youth care. Reason to keep the promotion here, is that the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan would come to Rotterdam, but he did not come. As a result, the number of activists was also disappointing. Of the few thousand who signed up, only a hundred came.

21 maart 2002 – FEYENOORD BEATS PSV IN QUARTER-FINAL UEFA-CUP

Rotterdam – With a header in injury time, Pierre van Hooijdonk ensures that Feyenoord still drags out a long shot in the quarterfinals of the UEFA cup against PSV. It will be penalties, who wins Feyenoord. A semi-final against Internazionale and a final against Borussia Dortmund will follow later, but Pierre van Hooijdonk's header is one of the absolute highlights of Feyenoord's UEFA cup win in 2002.