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.
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.
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