04 oktober 1930 – FORD TO VISIT ROTTERDAM IS RUNNING OUT OF DECEPTION

Rotterdam – The American industrialist Henry Ford visiting Rotterdam during his vacation. That's for the municipality reason to unpack large, especially since there for years talked about the establishment of a Ford plant in Rotterdam. When visiting the site for the factory Ford was so disappointed, he postpones striking the first stone. The media then talked about 'big plans', but in fact the place is not good enough. In maart 1931 Ford closed a deal with Amsterdam.

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04 oktober 1980 – HAL-SCHIP PRINSENDAM ONTRUIMD IN IJSKOU VANWEGE BRAND

Alaska/Rotterdam – Aboard the Holland America Line ship MS Prinsendam fire breaks out in the engine room. The ship then sails to 320 crew in Alaska with mostly American tourists. They are all brought to safety. Een week later zinkt het schip alsnog.

Prinsendam

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