• First female professor

    First female professor

    10 Feb 1917. Johanna Westerdijk is appointed the Netherland’s first female professor. In 1917, she was appointed as the first female professor in the Netherlands, serving as associate professor of plant pathology in Utrecht University and in 1930 at the University of Amsterdam, with a total of 55 Ph.D. students earning their degrees under her […]

  • Falstaff premieres

    Falstaff premieres

    9 Feb 1893. Verdi’s last opera, Falstaff premieres at La Scala, Milan. Verdi wrote Falstaff, the last of his 28 operas, as he approached the age of 80. It was his second comedy, and his third work based on a Shakespeare play, following Macbeth and Otello. The plot revolves around the thwarted, sometimes farcical, efforts […]