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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • Koningin WilhelminaKoningin Wilhelmina (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1890 till 1948 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Koninkrijk der Nederlanden)
  • 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.
  • Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania is launched at the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland.
  • A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
  • The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France.
Weather

The temperature on April 8, 1906 was between -1.4 °C and 14.1 °C and averaged 7.2 °C. There was 11.6 hours of sunshine (87%). The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the north-northeast.

Source: KNMI (weather station De Bilt/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from April 8, 1906 at Delpher

Born on April 8
Died on April 8

Names that were popular for boys in 1906
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Pieter
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
  • Jacobus
  • Jacob
  • Wilhelmus
  • Hendrikus
  • Gerardus
  • Dirk
Names that were popular for girls in 1906
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Wilhelmina
  • Adriana
  • Elisabeth
  • Hendrika
  • Catharina
  • Jacoba
  • Petronella
  • Aaltje
  • Geertruida
  • Grietje
  • Margaretha