06 januari 1953ROTTERDAM CRUISE IN COLLISION WITH DUTCH COLLEAGUE IN RED SEA

Rotterdam – The cruise ship SS and SS Orange Willem Ruys are a salute to the Red Sea together so closely approached, they collide with each other. Especially the Orange becomes severely damaged and a fire breaks out. There are no victims. As the captain was afraid that he was the next port (Colombo) not allowed in, he immediately sail to Jakarta. The captain of SS Orange found guilty.

read more: Dutch passenger ships collide in Red Sea

 

06 januari 1934 – ISSUE HOUSE 'GEITEMIE' IS WRECKED

Den Haag – After a long struggle of more than one year's house 'Geitemie' demolished. The dilapidated house, where all animals are kept by the widow of a daily wage worker, declared uninhabitable. The area had complained bitterly about the house across the Strait. The municipality came up with a laundry list of bugs and demanded that the woman would redecorate the house (in the hope that they would leave). This also happens, early January. That spot is now the Hilton Hotel.

read more: Hague disputed house 'Geitemie’ really demolished

 

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