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.
April 16 » Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
July 23 » The Second Constitution accepted by the Ottomans.
August 8 » Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
September 16 » The General Motors Corporation is founded.
October 14 » The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2–0, clinching the 1908 World Series; this would be their last until winning the 2016 World Series.
November 25 » A fire breaks out on SSSardinia as it leaves Malta's Grand Harbour, resulting in the ship's grounding and the deaths of at least 118 people.
Weather August 29, 1908
The temperature on August 29, 1908 was between 10.2 °C and 17.9 °C and averaged 14.5 °C. There was 1.0 mm of rain. There was 6.9 hours of sunshine (50%). The average windspeed was 4 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the southwest.
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