Haarlem in History

Historical Events

  • 1569-11-28 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
  • 1572-11-11 Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege of Haarlem
  • 1572-12-11 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
  • 1572-12-17 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
  • 1573-07-13 Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
  • 1656-01-08 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
  • 1690-10-23 Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking
  • 1693-10-05 Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages
  • 1750-01-03 Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
  • 1794-07-31 All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem
  • 1839-09-20 1st railroad in Netherland opens (Amsterdam-Haarlem)
  • 1847-01-01 Neth's Haarlem's Current newspaper starts publishing
  • 1856-07-16 Statue of Laurens Jansz Coster unveiled in Haarlem
  • 1867-09-02 1st girls School opens in Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • 1879-09-15 Pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club"
  • 1881-06-02 Haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens
  • 1889-10-01 Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
  • 1913-05-14 Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1932-04-23 The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down.
  • 1941-01-31 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1943-01-30 German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • 1943-04-16 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
  • 1944-02-28 Arrests of the ten-Boom family in Nazi occupied Netherlands (Haarlem) through a Dutch collaborator on charges of hiding Jews
  • 1982-10-20 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1645-09-10 Romeyn de Hooghe, Haarlem Neth, painter/goldsmith
  • 1678-12-02 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
  • 1814-09-13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • 1861-06-10 Josephus T J Cuypers, Dutch architect (St Bavo, Haarlem)
  • 1873-03-14 Johannes Aengenent, sociologist/bishop of Haarlem (1928-35)
  • 1891-05-25 Robert W P Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper)
  • 1909-11-22 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
  • 1911-09-20 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • 1941-03-15 Dick Top, Dutch actor/director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • 1959-12-19 Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
  • 1968-12-13 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem)
  • 1970-12-28 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, tennis player (95, 96 Oklahoma City), born in Haarlem, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • 1580-06-15 Nicolaas van Nieuwland, corrupt 1st bishop of Haarlem, dies at 70
  • 1597-02-15 Pieter J Kies, Dutch mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66
  • 1638-11-11 Cornelis Cornelisz, "of Haarlem", painter, dies at about 76
  • 1650-02-08 John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74
  • 1668-05-23 Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
  • 1754-02-05 Nicolaas S Cruquius, hydraulic engineer, (Haarlemmermeer), dies at 75
  • 1935-09-03 Johannes Aengenent, bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), dies at 62
  • 1983-10-21 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies