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  • Holy Roman Empire
    Sunday Dec 14, 1287
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    St. Lucia's Flood

    Holy Roman Empire
    Sunday Dec 14, 1287

    St. Lucia's flood (Sint-Luciavloed) was a storm tide that affected the Netherlands and Northern Germany on 14 December 1287, the day after St. Lucia Day, killing approximately 50,000 to 80,000 people in one of the largest floods in recorded history.




  • Walcheren, Netherlands
    Sunday Jul 30, 1809
    Napoleon

    British army only landed at Walcheren

    Walcheren, Netherlands
    Sunday Jul 30, 1809

    In the Kingdom of Holland, the British launched the Walcheren Campaign to open up a second front in the war and to relieve the pressure on the Austrians. The British army only landed at Walcheren on 30 July, by which point the Austrians had already been defeated.




  • Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1900
    Audrey Hepburn

    Mother Ella

    Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1900

    Hepburn's mother, Baroness Ella van Heemstra (12 June 1900 – 26 August 1984), was a Dutch noblewoman. She was the daughter of Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra, who served as Mayor of Arnhem from 1910 to 1920 and as Governor of Dutch Suriname from 1921 to 1928, and Baroness Elbrig Willemine Henriette van Asbeck (1873–1939).




  • Leiden, Netherlands
    Thursday Sep 29, 1927
    Willem Einthoven

    Death

    Leiden, Netherlands
    Thursday Sep 29, 1927

    Einthoven died in Leiden in the Netherlands and is buried in the graveyard of the Reformed Church at 6 Haarlemmerstraatweg in Oegstgeest. It is encouraged to visit his grave and pay respects.




  • Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem corridor, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 26, 1944
    World War II

    Operation Market Garden

    Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem corridor, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 26, 1944

    An attempt to advance into northern Germany spearheaded by a major airborne operation in the Netherlands failed. Operation Market Garden was a failed military operation fought in the Netherlands from 17 to 25 September 1944.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 25, 1947
    Johan Cruyff

    Birth

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 25, 1947

    Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff was born on 25 April 1947 in Amsterdam, on a street five minutes away from Ajax's stadium, his first football club.




  • Utrecht, Netherlands
    Saturday Oct 31, 1964
    Marco van Basten

    Born

    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Saturday Oct 31, 1964

    Marco van Basten was born on 31 October 1964 in Utrecht.


  • Netherlands
    Sunday Nov 15, 1964
    Johan Cruyff

    Debut

    Netherlands
    Sunday Nov 15, 1964

    He made his first team debut on 15 November 1964 in the Eredivisie, against GVAV, scoring the only goal for Ajax in a 3–1 defeat. That year, Ajax finished in their lowest position since the establishment of professional football, in 13th.


  • Netherlands
    Sunday Oct 24, 1965
    Johan Cruyff

    Started to make an impression

    Netherlands
    Sunday Oct 24, 1965

    Cruyff really started to make an impression in the 1965–66 season and established himself as a regular first team player after scoring two goals against DWS in the Olympic stadium on 24 October 1965 in a 2–0 victory.


  • Netherlands
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1966
    Johan Cruyff

    International Official debut

    Netherlands
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1966

    On 7 September 1966, he made his official debut for the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 1968 qualifier against Hungary, scoring in the 2–2 draw.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Monday Dec 2, 1968
    Johan Cruyff

    Marriage

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Monday Dec 2, 1968

    Cruyff and Danny Coster getting married on 2 December 1968


  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday May 31, 1972
    Johan Cruyff

    Second European Cup

    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday May 31, 1972

    In 1972, Ajax won a second European Cup, beating Inter Milan 2–0 in the final, with Cruyff scoring both goals.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Sep 22, 1972
    Johan Cruyff

    Intercontinental Cup

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Sep 22, 1972

    Ajax won the Intercontinental Cup, beating Argentina's Independiente 1–1 in the first game followed by 3–0. The first leg was held on 6 September 1972 at La Doble Visera, home of Independiente, and ended in a 1–1 draw, with goals from Johan Cruyff and Francisco Sá. The return leg was held 22 days later on 28 September 1972 at the Olympic Stadium, which was won by Ajax 3–0.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Jan 24, 1973
    Johan Cruyff

    European Super Cup

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Jan 24, 1973

    In January 1973, they won the European Super Cup by beating Rangers 3–1 away and 3–2 in Amsterdam. The first leg was played on 16 January 1973 and the second on 24 January 1973.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sunday Aug 19, 1973
    Johan Cruyff

    Last match with Ajax

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sunday Aug 19, 1973

    On 19 August 1973, he played his last match for Ajax where they defeated FC Amsterdam 6–1, the second match of the 1973–74 season.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sunday Nov 30, 1980
    Johan Cruyff

    Technical advisor

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sunday Nov 30, 1980

    After his spell in the U.S. and a short-lived stay in Spain, Cruyff returned to play in his homeland, rejoining Ajax on 30 November 1980 as "technical advisor" to trainer Leo Beenhakker, Ajax being eighth in the league table at the time after 13 games played. After 34 games, however, Ajax finished the 1980–81 season in second.


  • The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 16, 1982
    Carlos the Jackal

    2 of the Group are arrested

    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 16, 1982

    On 16 February 1982, two of the group—Swiss terrorist Bruno Breguet and Carlos' wife Magdalena Kopp—were arrested in Paris, in a car containing explosives. Following the arrest, a letter was sent to the French embassy in The Hague demanding their immediate release. Meanwhile, Carlos unsuccessfully lobbied the French government for their release.


  • Netherlands
    Sunday May 13, 1984
    Johan Cruyff

    Ended the Playing career

    Netherlands
    Sunday May 13, 1984

    He ended his Eredivisie playing career on 13 May 1984 with a goal against PEC Zwolle.


  • The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday Dec 17, 1991
    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    The European Energy Charter in the Hague as sovereign states

    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday Dec 17, 1991

    On December 17, 1991, along with 28 European countries, the European Economic Community, and four non-European countries, the three Baltic Republics and nine of the twelve remaining Soviet republics signed the European Energy Charter in the Hague as sovereign states.


  • The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday May 25, 1993
    Croatian War of Independence

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

    The Hague, the Netherlands
    Tuesday May 25, 1993

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by UN Security Council Resolution 827, which was passed on 25 May 1993.


  • Maastricht, Netherlands
    Monday Nov 1, 1993
    Brexit

    EC became the EU

    Maastricht, Netherlands
    Monday Nov 1, 1993

    Under the Maastricht Treaty, the EC became the EU on 1 November 1993, reflecting the evolution of the organisation from an economic union into a political one.


  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Sunday Jul 2, 2000
    Zinedine Zidane

    UEFA Euro 2000

    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Sunday Jul 2, 2000

    UEFA Euro 2000 Final was a football match played on 2 July 2000 at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 2000. France won the match, defeating Italy 2–1.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Thursday Jun 28, 2001
    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević's Extradition

    Hague, Netherlands
    Thursday Jun 28, 2001

    Following Milošević's arrest, the United States pressured the Yugoslav government to extradite Milošević to the ICTY or lose financial aid from the IMF and World Bank. On 28 June, Milošević was flown by helicopter from Belgrade to a U.S. air base in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and from where he was then flown to The Hague, Netherlands.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Thursday Nov 29, 2001
    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    After Adriaanse Was Sacked

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Thursday Nov 29, 2001

    Ibrahimović received little playing time under manager Co Adriaanse, but when Adriaanse was sacked on 29 November 2001, new coach Ronald Koeman inserted Ibrahimović into the starting lineup as Ajax won the 2001–02 Eredivisie title. The next season.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Wednesday Jan 30, 2002
    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević accused the war crimes tribunal of an "Evil and Hostile Attack"

    Hague, Netherlands
    Wednesday Jan 30, 2002

    Following Milošević's transfer, the original charges of war crimes in Kosovo were upgraded by adding charges of genocide in Bosnia and war crimes in Croatia. On 30 January 2002, Milošević accused the war crimes tribunal of an "evil and hostile attack" against him.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 12, 2002
    Slobodan Milošević

    Trial at The Hague

    Hague, Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 12, 2002

    The trial began at The Hague on 12 February 2002, with Milošević defending himself.


  • Netherlands
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004
    Marco van Basten

    The New Manager of The Netherlands National Team

    Netherlands
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    On 29 July 2004, Van Basten was named the new manager of the Netherlands national team, with Van 't Schip as his assistant. Van Basten’s appointment as manager of the Netherlands sparked a little controversy at the time, since he only just started his managerial career and the media argued that he did not have a lot of experience yet.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Saturday Mar 11, 2006
    Slobodan Milošević

    Death

    Hague, Netherlands
    Saturday Mar 11, 2006

    On 11 March 2006, Milošević was found dead in his prison cell in the UN war crimes tribunal's detention centre, located in the Scheveningen section of The Hague, Netherlands.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2008
    Johan Cruyff

    The New Technical director at his boyhood club Ajax

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Feb 20, 2008

    On 20 February 2008, in the wake of a major research on the ten-year-mismanagement, it was announced that Cruyff would be the new technical director at his boyhood club Ajax, his fourth stint with the Amsterdam club.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday May 6, 2009
    Marco van Basten

    Resigning from Ajax

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday May 6, 2009

    Van Basten became manager of Ajax after Euro 2008 but resigned on 6 May 2009 after his team failed to qualify for the Champions League.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Feb 11, 2011
    Johan Cruyff

    Sounding Board groups

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Feb 11, 2011

    On 11 February 2011, Cruyff returned to Ajax on an advisory basis after agreeing to become a member of one of three "sounding board groups".


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Mar 30, 2011
    Johan Cruyff

    The Ajax board of advisors and the CEO resigned

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Wednesday Mar 30, 2011

    After presenting his plans to reform the club, in particular to rejuvenate the youth academy, the Ajax board of advisors and the CEO resigned on 30 March 2011.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Monday Jun 6, 2011
    Johan Cruyff

    Appointed to the new Ajax board of advisors

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Monday Jun 6, 2011

    On 6 June 2011, he was appointed to the new Ajax board of advisors to implent his reform plans.


  • Heerenveen, Netherlands
    Monday Feb 13, 2012
    Marco van Basten

    The Manager of Eredivisie Club Heerenveen

    Heerenveen, Netherlands
    Monday Feb 13, 2012

    On 13 February 2012, it was announced that Van Basten would become the manager of Eredivisie club Heerenveen in the 2012–13 season. Van Basten led Heerenveen to an eighth-place finish in the 2012–13 year campaign. He then lead them to a fifth-place finish the following season, the 2013–14 campaign. He finished his reign with a record of 27 wins, 18 draws and 27 losses in 72 matches.


  • Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 18, 2014
    Marco van Basten

    The Manager of AZ Alkmaar

    Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 18, 2014

    AZ Alkmaar announced on 18 April 2014 that Van Basten would replace Dick Advocaat at the start of the 2014–15 season.


  • Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
    Marco van Basten

    The Assistant Coach of AZ Alkmaar

    Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

    On 28 August 2014, Van Basten took a leave of absence for the following match against Dordrecht, with multiple Dutch news outlets reporting he was suffering of stress-related heart palpitations, and was replaced by assistant coaches Alex Pastoor and Dennis Haar. Later, on 3 September, AZ confirmed Van Basten was given an extended leave of absence until 14 September.On 16 September 2014, parties agreed Van Basten would relinquish his role as manager in order to sign a new contract as assistant coach until 2016; this was motivated by Van Basten himself, who stated the stress caused by his full-time role as head coach was causing him physical and mental issues. He finished his stint with two wins and three losses in five matches.


  • Netherlands
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    First solo foreign Trip

    Netherlands
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    On 11 October 2016, the Duchess made her first solo foreign trip to The Netherlands.


  • Delft, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 12, 2017
    IKEA

    IKEA announced AR App "IKEA Place"

    Delft, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 12, 2017

    In 12 September 2017, IKEA announced the augmented reality app, IKEA Place, following by Apple's release of its ARkit technology and iOS 11. IKEA Place helps consumers to visualize true to scale IKEA products into real environment.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Jan 31, 2020
    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    The Lancet estimation

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Jan 31, 2020

    On 31 January 2020, an article in The Lancet estimated that 75,815 individuals (95% CrI 37,304–130,330) have been infected in Wuhan as of 25 January, with an estimated doubling time of 6.4 days in the period of study.


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