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, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - The Church of St Lawrence. Rotterdam
The pilgrims of the Rhine ([1834])
, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies)

The Church of St Lawrence. Rotterdam
The pilgrims of the Rhine ([1834])
, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - The Royal Palace at the Hague
The Illustrated London News, 1849
, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies)

The Royal Palace at the Hague
The Illustrated London News, 1849
, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - Weeper's Tower, Amsterdam
Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])
, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies)

Weeper's Tower, Amsterdam
Picturesque Europe : with illustrations on steel and wood by the most eminent artists ([1876-1879])
, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - Leiden, Stadhuis (1910)
, Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies)

Leiden, Stadhuis (1910)

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History of the Netherlands in 5 Minutes
1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands)
"In 1656 Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist Christiaan Huygens invented the...Read MORE...

World History1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

1701 - England, Austria, Netherlands formed Alliance against France webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
News  1717 - December 25 - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed
December 25, 1717
1719 - February 12 - The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded
1734 - November 8 - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
1735 - November 30 - States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
1745 - England, Austria, Saxony, Netherlands formed alliance against Russia; French forces defeated Ango-Dutch army at Fontenoy webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
1748 - Riot broke out in Amsterdam after public execution; over 200 killed webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
World History1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History(1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -
World HistoryFebruary 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778
World HistoryJune 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779
(1780 - 1783) Netherlands at war with England webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
1784 - Peace of Versailles ended war between France, England, Holland; Holland banned orange clothes webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
1793 - France declared war on Britain and Netherlands; French conquered Geertruidenberg, Netherlands webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
World History1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

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

World History1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

World History1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...

World History1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

1825 - Dike breaks caused severe flooding, more than 800 died (Netherlands) webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
World History1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre. - January 2, 1839
World History1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of... - September 9, 1845
1870 - Amstel Brewery opened (Netherlands) webimage/ countrys/ europe/ netherlands/ nltimeln.htm
World History1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870
World History1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

World History1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885). - January 29, 1886
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...Read MORE...

World History1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition
World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyages to the western hemisphere. ... pages/ h2286.html - May 1, 1893
World History1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

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

World History1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII. - January 22, 1901
World History1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a...
Brian Carovillano on January 18, 2003 ( -
World History1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. - April 7, 1906
World History1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and ...Read MORE...

World History1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France, and invades neutral Belgium. Britain then sends an...Read MORE...

World History1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool. - May 7, 1915
World History1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire. - October 31, 1918
World History1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to...Read MORE...

1919 - July 11 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.
July 11, 1919
World History1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the... - February 11, 1929
World History1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W.... - February 18, 1930
World History1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939
World History1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940
World History1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind. - December 11, 1941
World History1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:
155,000 Allied troops shipped from England land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the ...Read MORE...

World History1945 - September 2 - World War II ends
Japan Surrenders Formally, Unconditionally to Allies in Short Ritual; V-J Day Today

Truman Lauds Day of Victory Over Tyranny
Bright New Era of Hope of International Good Will...

World History1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council. - February 25, 1947
World History1948 - The State of Israel is officially created
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of... -
World History1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon

World History1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China
Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China

"Naming himself head of state, communist...

World History1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The... - June 25, 1950
World History1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of... - July 27, 1953
World History1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins
Russian People Tickled Pink at Success of Their Sputnik

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are...

World History1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall

World History1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon
Taken There By Spacemen

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Two Americans, who strode the moon's surface for the first time and raised their nations' banner above it,...Read MORE...

World History1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

May 4, 1979
World History1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn

World History1981 - First reported case of AIDS

World History1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper... - May 16, 1985
World History1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.

World History1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over - December 3, 1989
World History1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany

World History1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
"At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s... - August 2, 1990
World History1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.

World History2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 128 ancestors who were born in , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies).
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Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Aeltje DIRCKS (1584, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - 10 May 1610, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies))

flag  Haesgen JANSDAUGHTER (1550, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - 5 October 1610, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies))

 flag  Mary Storer POTTER (12 May 1812, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - 29 November 1835, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies)) gravestone

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Francis COOKE (abt. 1583 - 7 April 1663) & Hester MAHIEU (abt. 1585 - 18 June 1666)
married 30 June 1603

William BRADFORD (abt. 1590 - 19 May 1657) & Dorothy MAY (abt. 1597 - 7 December 1620)
married 10 December 1613

Roger CHANDLER (abt. 1590 - bef. 1665) & Isabella CHILTON (15 January 1586 - abt. 1665)
married 21 July 1615

Richard MASTERSON (abt. 1594 - 1633) & Mary GOODALL (1600 - 1659)
married 23 November 1619

Gerret Wolfertse VAN KOUWENHOVEN (1610 - May 1645) & Aeltje Cornelise COOL (1620 - 14 June 1683)

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