04 mei 1963 - SUPPORTERS SHIPS FEIJENOORD TOWARDS PORTUGAL

Rotterdam –If Feijenoord is the first Dutch club to qualify for a semi-final of a European cup, The European Cup fever in Rotterdam is starting to take shape. On the initiative of the Free People, two ships leave for Portugal for the match against Benfica.

To be on board De Grote Beer and De Waterman 1.500 supporters. Feijenoord loses the match in Portugal with 3-1, but the supporters journey (partly due to the great media attention) is a milestone in Feyenoord history.

04 mei 1885 – FIRST COVERED SHOPPING CENTER "PASSAGE’ OPENED

Den Haag – The Hague will have the scoop in the Netherlands when the first indoor shopping center in the Netherlands is opened: of Passage. The shopping street (163 Meter long) connects the Buitenhof with the Spuistraat. It is not an instant success, because on the day of the opening (only) 16 of the 53 shops in use.

04 mei 1913 - WOMEN'S DEMONSTRATION FOR VOTE RIGHT IN THE HAGUE

Den Haag – A protest meeting for universal suffrage is taking place in the Concert Hall of the Zoo in The Hague, in other words the right to vote for women. The hall is bulging, mainly with women. The meeting is led by the feminist Aletta Jacobs. It will take until 1922 before the women can go to the polls for the first time.

04 mei 1976 - MANY VICTIMS IN SCHIEDAM TRAIN ACCIDENT

Schiedam - An international train from Hoek van Holland collides at Schiedam with a slow train that has just left Rotterdam. Fall on impact 24 kill and 5 seriously injured. The disaster was caused by human error. The conductor of the slow train did not pay attention to the departure signal on the platform at Schiedam station. The driver also missed the red signal. All the dead and seriously injured fell in the front car of the slow train. The driver of the international train was able to jump out of the locomotive in time and survived the disaster.

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04 mei 1982 - WILD STRIKE IN ROTTERDAM PORT

Rotterdam – In de nacht van 3 op 4 In May, a wildcat strike by dock workers breaks out at the Rotterdam company Frans Swarttouw. Shortly afterwards, the campaign will transfer to companies such as EMO, EECV in ECT. Negotiations have been going on for a long time, but the oat workers are fed up. They demand more days off and an arrangement that people already have on their own 60you are can with early retirement (now it still is 62). The unions take over the port action fairly quickly, so there is no longer a wild action.

04 mei 2017 – EMPLOYEE SPREADS ACID IN CAPELS HOSPITAL

Capelle aan den IJssel – A confused employee of the IJsselland Hospital in Capelle aan den IJssel spreads peracetic acid in a warehouse. Several people become unwell and some are even admitted to the Intensive Care unit. The man later explains that he thought he was being bullied by his colleagues. He had already said this to three previous employers.