Netherlands Antilles in History

Historical Events

  • 1863-07-01 Slavery abolished in Suriname and Dutch Antilles
  • 1940-06-05 Governor of Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees
  • 1954-12-15 Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
  • 1954-12-29 Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
  • 1976-01-08 Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
  • 1985-07-20 The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles
  • 2010-10-10 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved

Famous Birthdays

  • 1902-05-04 Cola Debrot, Dutch author and Governor of the Netherlands Antilles, born in Kralendijk, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1927-07-12 Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Netherlands Antilles
  • 1930-06-26 Willem G Statius Muller, Netherlands Antilles, conductor/pianist/composer

Famous Deaths

  • 1964-01-08 Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Netherlands Antilles), dies at 71