04 januari 2011 – COEN MOULIJN Died

Rotterdam – Feyenoord figurehead Coen Moulijn dies. The left winger played 487 matches for Feyenoord and also won the European Cup I with the club in 1970. Loved by fans and former teammates, he is praised for his football skills and his friendly disposition. Coen Moulijn was 73 jaar.

read more: Feyenoord cries after death of club icon Moulijn

04 januari 1971 – RET ANNOUNCES: WOMEN ALSO GET STARTED AS BUS DRIVERS

Rotterdam – The staff shortage at the RET is so great, that the company is also looking for female bus drivers. That is what director Van Leeuwen says in his New Year's speech. It is not entirely new, because there are female tram drivers driving around.

04 januari 1984 – Riot in Moluccan DISTRICT

Capelle aan den IJssel - Groups of Moluccan youths in the Capelse district of Oostgaarde are confronted with the Mobile Unit. Someone is even shot during the confrontation. The reason for the riots is an expulsion of a Moluccan family, due to rent arrears.

read more: Riot police clashed with touches Capelse Moluccan

04 januari 1996 - FAREWELL FROM OLD RMS PRESIDENT MANUSAMA

Capelle aan den IJssel – Many thousands of Moluccans come to the Saint Paul's Church in Capelle aan den IJssel to pay their last respects to Johan Manusama. He was from 1966 tot 1993 president-in-exile of the RMS. He lived in Rotterdam for much of his life and worked as a vice principal at the Melanchton in Rotterdam. Manusama is cremated, in the hope that his ashes can one day be scattered over the free Moluccan Republic.

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