28 juni 1787 – PATRIOTS ARREST PRINCESS AT GOEJANVERWELLESLUIS

Schoohoven – Wilhelmina of Prussia, wife of Stadtholder Willem V, is stopped on the way to The Hague by Patriots from Gouda. The princess eventually returns to Nijmegen (where she came from). The arrest causes angry reactions at Frederick William II of Prussia, Wilhelmina's brother. He sends 20.000 soldiers to the Netherlands to depose the patriots. After that, the Oranjes return to The Hague.

read more: Princess Wilhelmina arrested by opponent Orange

28 juni 1457 – CITY FIRE PUT PART OF DORDRECHT IN THE AS

Dordrecht – During a major fire in Dordrecht, a large part of the city goes up in flames.

The fire starts at Adriaan Danckertszoon. He fails to put out a fire in his house on Kleine Spuistraat. The fire spreads to other houses at the Dirt Gate. Also the surroundings of the Grote Kerk, the Visbrug and the Begijnhof (then still without "a") go into flames.

The fire burned down more than six hundred houses. There were also important buildings such as the meat hall, the Sint Jacobsgasthuis and the Sacrament guesthouse.

Adriaan Dankertszoon flees and is sentenced in absentia a month later.

(bron: History from Dordrecht to 1572, van Herwaarden, the farmer, from Kan, Verhoeven. Publisher Lost, 1996)