26 juli 1783 - FIRST FREE BODY OF NETHERLANDS IN DORDRECHT

Dordrecht – In Dordrecht founded the Rangers Freedom. It is a response of the patriots of the republic and the power of the Oranges. The Patriots arm themselves and unite in the Freikorps. One of the leaders of these patriots was Dordtenaar Cornelis (Kees) the Gijselaar. To him the Patriots were also called 'Kezen'. After Dordrecht soon follow Utrecht and Deventer their volunteer corps.

26 juli 1581 – NETHERLANDS DECLARED INDEPENDENT

Den Haag – The States-General voices in the Hague in the Plackaet of Verlatinghe. This is King Philip II of Spain renounced. In fact, the declaration of independence from the Netherlands. According to the signatories Philip II has failed his duties as monarch and merely behave as a tyrant. The Duke of Anjou is named as new sovereign ruler, but success is not.

Signing of the Edict, Painting of John Hinderikus Egenberger, 1837

read more: Netherlands declared independence in The Hague

26 juli 1969 - Vlaardingen SOLO ZEILER OWN BACK IN PORT

Vlaardingen - After a trip 60.000 kilometers around the earth solo sailor Bertus Zijdenbos with all respect received in Vlaardingen. The entire city is running out and the entire Dutch press is present. A large part feed only Zijdenbos, but the vast majority had his sons with him.

26 juli 1920 – AIRPORT OPEN WAALHAVEN

Rotterdam – Rotterdam Charlois airport is open Waalhaven. The sprayed-on grounds, in the construction of the eponymous harbor. The airport has no paved runways. The first air cargo departing from this airport. With the German invasion, the airport is largely off.

Airfield aerial (1925). Maker: Unknown. Rotterdam Municipal

26 juli 1987 - ATTACK ON OIL TRADER; ALPHEN ESCAPED TO DISASTER

Alphen aan den Rijn – A raging fire destroyed two garages Boat Oil bv. In Alphen aan den Rijn, a distribution of Shell. The fire is lit and is claimed by activist group RaRa. A spokesman for the municipality said that the city has escaped a disaster. three tanks on the premises with 600.000 liters of gas oil. That warehouse was spared.

26 juli 1995 - HAGUE VELDKAMP SKATE TO BELGRADE

Den Haag – The Hague skater Bart Veldkamp announces that he will play for Belgium. He wants to 1998 compete in the Olympics in Nagano. He is irritated by skating association, which requires selection Veldkamp also skating competitions. It bungled his Games in Lillehammer, he says. In Nagano, he grabs bronze at the 5 kilometer.

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