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(Holland) (Dutch East Indies)

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In 1656, Christiaan Huygens, of Netherlands, invented the pendulum clock.

Fun fact: The Dutch celebrate "crown years" with big presents on the ages 5, 10 , 15, 20 and 21.

In Scandinavian and other European countries, Father Christmas, or Saint Nicholas, comes into houses in the night and leaves gifts for the children. Saint Nicholas is represented as a kindly man with a red cloak and long white beard. He visited houses and left gifts, bringing people happiness in the coldest months of the year. Another character, the Norse God Odin, rode on a magical flying horse across the sky in the winter to reward people with gifts. worldholidaytraditions.com



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  • 1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
    "In 1656 Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented it in 1657....Read MORE...


  • 1701 - England, Austria, Netherlands formed Alliance against France

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • News 1717 - December 25 - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed

    onthisday.com
    December 25, 1717

  • 1719 - February 12 - The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1734 - November 8 - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands

    onthisday.com

  • 1735 - November 30 - States of Holland forbid Free Masonry

    onthisday.com

  • 1745 - England, Austria, Saxony, Netherlands formed alliance against Russia; French forces defeated Ango-Dutch army at Fontenoy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • 1748 - Riot broke out in Amsterdam after public execution; over 200 killed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • (1780 - 1783) Netherlands at war with England

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • 1784 - Peace of Versailles ended war between France, England, Holland; Holland banned orange clothes

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • 1793 - France declared war on Britain and Netherlands; French conquered Geertruidenberg, Netherlands

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  • 1800 - Population of the Dutch Empire (French Republic) - 6,200,000


  • 1825 - Dike breaks caused severe flooding, more than 800 died (Netherlands)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  •  Netherlands
    The Church of St Lawrence. Rotterdam
    The pilgrims of the Rhine ([1834])
  •  Netherlands
    The Royal Palace at the Hague
    The Illustrated London News, 1849
  • 1870 - Amstel Brewery opened (Netherlands)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm

  •  Netherlands
    Weeper's Tower, Amsterdam
    Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])
  • News 1888 - Marriage by the Glove.
    A marriage by proxy, or as it is called, "marriage by the glove," is prevalent in Holland, and is brought about by the fact that many of the eligible ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Netherlands / Holland
    Netherlands, called also Hol’land, a maritime kingdom on the western border of continental Europe, lying be tween lat. 51° 10' and 53° 30' N. and...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Population of Dutch East Indies (Netherlands) - 42,746,000


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    Leiden, Stadhuis (1910)
  • 1919 - July 11 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 11, 1919



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The Church of St Lawrence. Rotterdam
The pilgrims of the Rhine ([1834])

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The Royal Palace at the Hague
The Illustrated London News, 1849

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Weeper's Tower, Amsterdam
Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])


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Netherlands
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Leiden, Stadhuis (1910)
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  • 1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
    "In 1656 Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented it in 1657.... Read MORE...

  • 1701 - England, Austria, Netherlands formed Alliance against France

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • News  1717 - December 25 - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed

    onthisday.com
    December 25, 1717
  • 1719 - February 12 - The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1734 - November 8 - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands

    onthisday.com
  • 1735 - November 30 - States of Holland forbid Free Masonry

    onthisday.com
  • 1745 - England, Austria, Saxony, Netherlands formed alliance against Russia; French forces defeated Ango-Dutch army at Fontenoy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1748 - Riot broke out in Amsterdam after public execution; over 200 killed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • (1780 - 1783) Netherlands at war with England

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1784 - Peace of Versailles ended war between France, England, Holland; Holland banned orange clothes

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1793 - France declared war on Britain and Netherlands; French conquered Geertruidenberg, Netherlands

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1800 - Population of the Dutch Empire (French Republic) - 6,200,000
  • 1825 - Dike breaks caused severe flooding, more than 800 died (Netherlands)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • 1870 - Amstel Brewery opened (Netherlands)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
  • News  1888 - Marriage by the Glove.
    A marriage by proxy, or as it is called, "marriage by the glove," is prevalent in Holland, and is brought about by the fact that many of the eligible ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Netherlands / Holland
    Netherlands, called also Hol’land, a maritime kingdom on the western border of continental Europe, lying be tween lat. 51° 10' and 53° 30' N. and... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of Dutch East Indies (Netherlands) - 42,746,000
  • 1919 - July 11 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 11, 1919

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Updated: 12/8/2019 9:49:39 AM

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