In The Netherlands , there was from August 17, 1905 to February 11, 1908 the cabinet De Meester, with Mr. Th. de Meester (unie-liberaal) as prime minister.
The Netherlands had about 5.5 million citizens.
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Weather December 12, 1906
The temperature on December 12, 1906 was between 1.7 °C and 8.1 °C and averaged 4.6 °C. There was 6.3 mm of rain. There was 0.4 hours of sunshine (5%). The average windspeed was 4 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the southwest.
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