08 maart 1985 - TIRE MEMBERS KILLED IN MYSTERIOUS RISK IN RIJSWIJK

Rijswijk – Three members of a hard rock band are killed in a shooting in Rijswijk. The band was rehearsing when two armed men with automatic weapons entered the building and started firing. Later it turns out that the men were probably mistaken.

 

08 maart 1978 - LUBBERS IN DISCUSSION BY TAX DEAL

Rotterdam – Former Minister of Economic Affairs Lubbers is discredited when the Haagse Post and de Volkskrant reveal that during his ministry he saved money from taxes through a fiscal construction. It's about 600.000 gulden. Lubbers immediately intervenes and informs the tax inspector in Rotterdam that he is renouncing his tax benefit.

 

08 maart 1987 - NELLI COOMAN TAKES UP WORLD TITLE 60 METER

Rotterdam – After she already took gold at the European Championship, Rotterdam Nelli Cooman also wins gold at the World Indoor Championships in Indianapolis on the 60 meter. The difference with number 2 Issajenko (Canada) was extremely small and it took the jury an hour to study the finish photo. The difference was 2 millimeter in favor of the Rotterdam.

 

08 maart 1994 - AGREEMENTS ON A CLEANER MAAS

Rotterdam – The relevant ministers of the Netherlands, Duitsland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg have agreed in the Belgian Namur on the cleaning of the Meuse and the Scheldt. Especially the rivers that run through Wallonia (the tributaries of the Meuse) are very polluted. In addition, this river is the source for the drinking water of five million people. The Flemish are demanding that the Western Scheldt be deepened in exchange for making the Maas cleaner, but the Netherlands makes no promises about this.

 

08 maart 1998 - LEAKAGE IN BUILDING PIT AROUND THE HAGUE TRAM TUNNEL

Den Haag – There appears to be a leak in the water-retaining underlay under the tram tunnel under construction in The Hague. A hole is created in the road surface of the Kalvermarkt. Hourly it turns out 140 cubic meters of groundwater to surface through the leak. The fire brigade decides to flood the leaky compartment, so that there is no more pressure and the water does not rise further. The damage amounts to between 10 en 15 miljoen gulden.

 

08 maart 2003 - JAMAI FROM SCHOONHOVEN WINS FIRST EDITION OF IDOLS

Schoonhoven – Jamai Loman, who was born in Gouda and grew up in Schoonhoven, wins the first edition of Idols in the Netherlands. The show is immensely popular and quickly over attracts 2 million viewers per episode. Loman takes on the teen idol Jim Bakkum in the final. Loman no longer makes music, but can mainly be seen on television and in musicals.

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