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January 1, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Today in Europeana: 1 January

On the 1st of January –

the new year started to start; first Ducth postage stamps issued; first edition of Langs de Lijn.

In 1522 in Venice, in 1544 in Germany, in 1583 in the Netherlands, and not until 1752 in England the beginning of the New Year was set at January 1st. It is a day of hangovers and cleaning up the mess of the previous night:
Vuurwerkrommel opruimen op Nieuwjaarsdag

And the ski-jump at Garmisch-Partenkirchen is another one of those traditions that just won’t go away…
No embedding possible for videos that do not have a thumbnail, so here is the link.

In 1857 the first Dutch postage stamps were issued. And this is the press they were printed on:
Amphilex 1967, gereedmaken van tentoonstelling, handdrukpers eerste Nederlandse postzegels op gedrukt

The first airing of the radio sports program ‘Langs de Lijn’ took place in 1967. The 2000th edition was broadcast in 1987:
2000e uitzending Langs de Lijn (NOS radio sportprogramm


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