Nijmegen in History

Historical Events

  • 0368-09-20 Emperor Valentinianus visits Nijmegen
  • 1473-07-17 Charles the Stout conquers Nijmegen
  • 1591-10-21 Nijmegen surrenders to Earl Mauritius van Nassau
  • 1678-08-10 Netherlands & France sign peace treaty in Nijmegen
  • 1678-09-17 France & Spain sign Treaties of Nijmegen
  • 1794-11-07 French troops conquer Nijmegen
  • 1923-10-17 Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
  • 1927-10-27 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
  • 1943-04-12 Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed
  • 1944-02-22 US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die
  • 1944-09-20 Nijmegen is liberated from German occupation
  • 1945-03-15 Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens
  • 1979-08-28 Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
  • 1981-07-01 NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen

Famous Birthdays

  • 1566-12-01 Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen
  • 1898-11-18 Joris Ivens, Nijmegen Netherlands, director (Rain)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955-01-26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen

Famous Deaths

  • 1705-01-15 Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies