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 5.8 million citizens.
March 10 » By signing the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909, Thailand relinquishes its sovereignty over the Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu, which become British protectorates.
March 31 » Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
April 14 » A massacre is organized by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian population of Cilicia.
April 18 » Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
August 24 » Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
November 18 » Two United States warships are sent to Nicaragua after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) are executed by order of José Santos Zelaya.
The temperature on May 14, 1909 was between -0.4 °C and 10.2 °C and averaged 4.8 °C. There was 0.4 mm of rain. There was 5.4 hours of sunshine (35%). The average windspeed was 2 Bft (weak wind) and was prevailing from the west-northwest.
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