09 maart 1872 – FIRST SHIP BY NEW WATERWAY

Rotterdam – For the first time, a ship sails through the Nieuwe Waterweg. It is an English ship sailing between Rotterdam and Harwich. The four-kilometer-long canal had taken nearly ten years to build. And after that the problems were far from resolved. Ultimately, however, the Nieuwe Waterweg turned Rotterdam into a world port.

read more: Rotterdam finally has the long-awaited connection with the sea: the Nieuwe Waterweg

09 maart 1997 - TENNIS TOURNAMENT ROTTERDAM Krajicek WINS AGAIN

Rotterdam – For the second time in his career Richard Krajicek won the tennis tournament in Rotterdam. In the final he is with 7-6 en 7-6 too strong for Daniel Vacek. With the win Krajicek rises to sixth place in the world. Krajicek won the tournament earlier in 1995. Later he was tournament director.

09 maart 2015 - MINISTER OPSTELTEN WAY TO 'TEEVEN-DEAL'

Rotterdam – Former Mayor Opstelten of Rotterdam resigns as Minister of Security and Justice. The immediate reason is the "Teeven deal 'which revolves around appointments that then-prosecutor Fred Teeven (now Secretary) closed with drug criminal Cees H. Opstelten had previously said that the deal around 2 million was incurred. That appears to be much more; 4,7 million. Because the discussion mainly on the evidence of this deal, the whole thing was nicknamed "the receipts affair '.