31 oktober 1927 - THE LIFT 'TAKEN IN USE

Rotterdam – Rotterdam makes its first train using the new King's harbor bridge, also called the 'Hef’ called.

read more: 'De Lift’ first used by rail

31 oktober 1573 - SPANIARDS besiege LEAD

Leiden – The Spanish general Francisco Valdez sign with his army to the gates of Leiden. The siege lasts almost a year (with an interval of April and May). The Spaniards wanted to starve the city, as a frontal attack took many lives. During the siege is one of the three Leiden researchers killed by starvation and pestilence.

31 oktober 1974 – HOSTAGE IN PRISON SCHEVENINGEN ORDER

Scheveningen – Marines Scheveningen prison within. In a few minutes she put an end to a siege that lasted days. In the church hall, dozens of people were detained for days.

last hostage in Scheveningen; the church hall where kidnapping took place, the upper right to the altar of Chaplain The Bot. Foto: Rob Mieremet, National Archives / Anefo

read more: Scheveningen prison hostage after 108 terminated pm

31 oktober 1868 – GREAT RIOTS IN ROTTERDAM AFTER PROTESTS FOR BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS

Rotterdam – Rotterdam find a true battle between poor locals and the police. It's already restless days. Groups of people come to protest because the council has increased taxes. The army is deployed to restore calm. Action Leader Vletter sentenced to ten years in prison for his role in the riots.

also read: 150 jaar geleden: Rotterdam Vletter-riot (RTV Rijnmond)

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