Amsterdam in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 314


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1942-06-12 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1942-07-06 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
  • 1942-07-14 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork
  • 1942-07-14 Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-01-15 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • 1943-02-05 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
  • 1943-02-10 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
  • 1943-03-01 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
  • 1943-03-27 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
  • 1943-05-01 1st edition of illegal "The Free Artist" appears in Amsterdam
  • 1943-05-26 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
  • 1943-06-18 SS Police in Amsterdam sentence for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the census bureau
  • 1943-06-20 German round up Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-07-25 RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
  • 1943-07-29 Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam
  • 1943-09-29 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
  • 1944-01-12 Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat, Amsterdam
  • 1944-05-01 Surprise attack on Weteringschans Amsterdam, fails
  • 1944-07-14 Attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested
  • 1944-08-02 Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts
  • 1944-08-04 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
  • 1944-10-09 German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
  • 1944-10-23 First Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
  • 1944-10-25 Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
  • 1944-11-20 Amsterdam: Vondelpark closed because of kappen of trees
  • 1944-12-18 Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants
  • 1945-01-04 Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
  • 1945-01-05 Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
  • 1945-01-15 Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg of sugar beets
  • 1945-03-08 53 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
  • 1945-03-12 30 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
  • 1945-05-07 SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
  • 1945-05-08 Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
  • 1945-06-06 "Free People" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1945-06-15 Dutch political party ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam
  • 1946-02-17 Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
  • 1946-05-19 Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1946-07-02 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
  • 1947-04-25 Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Voete begins
  • 1947-10-29 Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
  • 1948-05-31 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
  • 1949-10-31 Dutch Nazi Henri 'Hakkie' Holdert, director of Amsterdam paper De Telegraaf and member of the SS, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
  • 1952-05-21 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
  • 1954-02-01 Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
  • 1954-04-01 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
  • 1955-04-01 Armed military action taken against bureaucratic strike in Amsterdam
  • 1955-05-18 Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
  • 1956-05-04 Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
  • 1956-05-18 Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam
  • 1957-02-01 Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1957-05-04 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam
  • 1957-09-18 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
  • 1960-01-14 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
  • 1960-05-03 The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 1961-02-02 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
  • 1961-08-31 Amsterdam National Ballet forms
  • 1962-04-14 Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam
  • 1962-05-02 7th European Cup: Benfica beats Real Madrid 5-3 at Amsterdam
  • 1963-02-16 C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down
  • 1964-06-07 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
  • 1964-08-08 Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
  • 1965-09-25 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
  • 1965-12-12 Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC
  • 1966-06-21 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
  • 1966-10-25 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
  • 1966-12-13 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
  • 1967-04-04 Amsterdam Marines chase "Nozems" or rebellious youth out of Central Station
  • 1967-05-09 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1967-08-01 Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1968-10-30 Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam

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1969-03-25 John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1969-05-16 Students occupies Magden House Amsterdam
  • 1970-01-02 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • 1970-01-23 Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
  • 1970-03-13 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
  • 1970-03-21 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
  • 1970-07-02 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • 1970-07-13 Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • 1973-01-17 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
  • 1973-10-04 Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1975-02-14 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
  • 1975-09-14 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam

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1976-06-13 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1976-09-08 Fons Rademakers' film "Max Havelaar" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1977-02-28 Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
  • 1977-05-09 Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
  • 1977-06-15 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1977-09-29 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1977-10-14 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
  • 1977-10-27 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
  • 1977-11-10 Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested
  • 1977-12-14 War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years
  • 1978-03-19 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
  • 1981-11-21 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles
  • 1982-07-03 Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)
  • 1982-10-11 Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
  • 1983-11-09 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
  • 1983-11-30 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
  • 1985-02-19 ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
  • 1985-10-08 "Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam

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