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1962 – Netherlands New Guinea Conflict

15 January

Battle near Vlakke Hoek was an incident in the Vlakke Hoek bay (Etna bay) of the Arafura Sea in Western New Guinea on this day in 1962 between Indonesia and the Netherlands. Continue reading “1962 – Netherlands New Guinea Conflict”

1287 – St. Lucia’s flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses

14 December

St. Lucia’s flood was a storm tide that affected the Netherlands and Northern Germany on this day in 1287 (the day after St. Lucia Day) when a dike broke during a storm, killing approximately 50,000 to 80,000 people in the sixth largest flood in recorded history. Continue reading “1287 – St. Lucia’s flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses”

1586 – The Battle of Zutphen

22 September – On this day

The Battle of Zutphen was fought on this day in 1586, near the town of Zutphen, the Netherlands, during the Eighty Years’ War. Continue reading “1586 – The Battle of Zutphen”

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