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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.
  • In The Netherlands , there was from February 12, 1908 to August 29, 1913 the cabinet Heemskerk, with Mr. Th. Heemskerk (AR) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 5.7 million citizens.
  • General Motors is founded.
  • H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Weather

The temperature on February 19, 1908 was between 1.1 °C and 6.3 °C and averaged 3.6 °C. There was 0.9 mm of rain. There was 6.1 hours of sunshine (60%). The average windspeed was 4 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the west-northwest.

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

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from February 19, 1908 at Delpher

Born on February 19
Died on February 19

Names that were popular for boys in 1908
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Pieter
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
  • Jacobus
  • Jacob
  • Wilhelmus
  • Gerardus
  • Dirk
  • Antonius
Names that were popular for girls in 1908
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Wilhelmina
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Hendrika
  • Catharina
  • Jacoba
  • Petronella
  • Aaltje
  • Geertruida
  • Grietje
  • Neeltje