Tag Archives: Netherlands

July 24, 1487

On July 24, 1487, the citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands proved to the world that they had their priorities right. Prior to July 24, the aldermen of Leeuwarden had banned the sale of any beer not brewed in Leeuwarden, which included … Continue reading

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October 23, 1690

On October 23, 1690, the citizen of Haarlem, Netherlands revolted against the government for one day. The city had enacted a public ban against smoking. The citizens rose up, for a little bit, and hacked and coughed their way to … Continue reading

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March 22, 1621

On March 22, 1621, Hugo Grotius (Also known as Hugo de Groot) was being held in prison in the Lowevenstein castle in the Netherlands. In 1618, he had been sentenced to life imprisonment for his heretical religious beliefs. On March … Continue reading

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February 19, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 in the Netherlands Dutch scientists grew meat from bovine stem cells. A team of researchers at Maastricht University led by Professor Mark Post successfully grew muscle tissue from the stem cells. The scientists … Continue reading

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April 14th, 2014

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2014, the Netherlands introduced glow in the dark road markings on a small stretch of highway in the country to test the concept. The markings were made with a glow in the dark paint … Continue reading

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March 29, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971, 66 year old Dr.Conrad Van Emde Boas became West Europe’s first sexology professor when he was appointed to the position at the Amsterdam University in Holland, Netherlands. He was quoted as saying “Sex … Continue reading

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September 28, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1920, Dirk Fock was appointed as the Governor-General of the Netherland Indies. Teenage schoolboys worldwide celebrated at the opportunity to say that name aloud during class.

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