05 januari 2011 – SMOKE CLOUDS CHEMIEPACK PULL OVER SOUTH HOLLAND

Dordrecht / Hoeksche Waard - After a fire at the Moerdijk company Chemiepack in Moerdijk, clouds of smoke pass over the Hoeksche Waard and the Island of Dordrecht. Toxins also precipitate, especially at the village of Strijensas.

read more: Thick clouds of smoke over the region after a fire at Chemie-Pack in Moerdijk

 

05 januari 1970 - CONTESTED CELIBATE COUNCIL STARTED IN NOORDWIJKERHOUT

Noordwijkerhout - After five years of preparation, the plenary meeting of the Catholic Council will start in Noordwijkerhout. The meeting was controversial from the start, because the abolition of priestly celibacy is on the program. The Vatican is closely monitoring the results, the Pope writes. Many people are also afraid that the results will lead to a break with Rome. The proposal to delete celibacy was passed by a large majority.

 

05 januari 1993 – HULZEBOSCH WINS CELEBRATION IN MAASLAND; NK MARATHON ON NATURAL ICE

Maasland – Erik Hulzebosch wins in Maasland under appalling conditions (Westland) the NK Marathon skating on natural ice. Van de 91 participants get there 15 the finish line. Erik Hulzebosch, 22, is the fastest, even if it requires a finish photo. The incoming thaw and the bleak wind cause many skaters to crash. The NK was held just in time, because a day later the ice had largely disappeared again.

read more: Hulzebosch fastest after "hell from Maasland’

 

05 januari 2012 – HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN DORDRECHT FALLS

Dordrecht – Due to high water levels in combination with a persistent west wind, walk in the center of Dordrecht streets underwater. The level is 2,5 times higher than normal.

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