04 februari 1982 - GIF FIND GOLDEN RAKE "MUCH BIGGER THAN LAKE CHURCH’

Gouderak - The poison find in the town of Gouderak under a new housing estate is much larger than expected. According to Milieudefensie, the situation is much worse than in Lekkerkerk, where a few years earlier chemical waste was also found under a new housing estate. The approx 100 houses have also been demolished in Gouderak. Pas in 2011 there were new houses.

 

04 februari 1941 - FATHER UNILEVER Dies

Rotterdam/Nice – Samuel van den Bergh passed away in his hometown Nice. Van den Bergh was the beginning 20you are century one of the most important margarine producers in Europe. Together with Anton Jurgens, he formed 1927 the Margarine Union in Rotterdam. Later, after a merger with the Lever-Brothers, that company became Unilever. In addition, Van den Bergh was also active in politics, both on a local and national level. Van den Bergh was 76 jaar.

 

04 februari 1959 – THE BEGINNING OF FRIKA(N)OF THE?

Dordrecht / Deurne – Jan Bekkers will be coming to Deurne in Brabant (from the snack giant Beckers) with a new snack after traveling through America: the Frikandel. But it is new? Later it turns out that the fricadelle had already been introduced five years earlier by the Dordrecht butcher's servant Gerrit de Vries. He made popular meatballs, that could no longer be sold due to an amendment to the Commodities Act. That's why he made long sausages from it, without changing the recipe. On the advice of a (originally German) snack bar owner, he gives them the name Fricadelle. The invention is therefore Dordts, yet it continues to this day 4 February International Frikandell Day.

 

04 februari 1982 - STRIKES AGAINST SICKNESS PLANS

Rotterdam – Employees of RDM in Rotterdam-Heijplaat have quit their work in protest against the government plans for sickness benefits. In the following period, other companies also have, especially in the Rotterdam area, put down the work. The government wanted to reduce sickness benefits to 80%. If someone is sick for a week, he gets it 4 instead of 5 days paid.

 

04 februari 2008 - CHINESE CARGO SHIP AGAIN DRAWN AT MAASVLAKTE

Rotterdam – A Chinese cargo ship stranded at the Maasvlakte is finally pulled loose after three days. Salvage company Smit has made several attempts. The ship had been pulled loose from its anchors by a storm and ran aground at Slufterstrand. Many thousands of people attended.