08 mei 1945 - ALLIED TROOPS BRING FREE HOLLAND IN EXTASE

region - In several places in Holland are Canadian, English, Polish, Belgian and also Dutch (!) troops festively welcomed. It was a party in every place. From Gorinchem, Leerdam, Gouda, Leiden, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Schiedam, Maassluis and Dordrecht all come in with the same stories: the old authority has been restored and the soldiers are jumped around the neck by happy liberated Dutch. It is party time in Holland.

read more: Hoera! The liberators have arrived!

08 mei 1993 - STUDENT PROTEST IN THE HAGUE IS GETTING OUT OF HAND

Den Haag – A demonstration of 20.000 students get out of hand. Minister Ritzen wants to lower the basic grant, the cabinet also wants assistance for young people under the 21 abolish. The police intervene hard and dozens are injured. A few days later, Ritzen meets one of the requirements; the public transport year card also remains valid on the train.

08 mei 1993 - INTERNATIONAL TV PRIZE FOR PAUL THE LION

Rotterdam – Paul de Leeuw will receive the Bronzen Roos for The Scream of the Lion at a television festival in Montreux. The Rotterdam television maker owes the prize to the episode with the terminally ill René Klijn.

08 mei 2002 - FEYENOORD WINS UEFA-CUP IN EVENT WEEK

Rotterdam – Feyenoord wins the UEFA cup after a 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund. Pierre van Hooijdonk scores twice. The profit (in own cockpit) is extra bizarre, because two days before the Rotterdam politician Pim Fortuyn was shot.

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