In The Netherlands , there was from February 12, 1908 to August 29, 1913 the cabinet Heemskerk, with Mr. Th. Heemskerk (AR) as prime minister.
In The Netherlands , there was from August 29, 1913 to September 9, 1918 the cabinet Cort van der Linden, with Mr. P.W.A. Cort van der Linden (liberaal) as prime minister.
The Netherlands had about 6.1 million citizens.
January 3 » An Atlantic coast storm sets the lowest confirmed barometric pressure reading for a non-tropical system in the continental United States.
February 21 » Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
June 1 » The Greek–Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.
July 3 » Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.
August 28 » Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
November 5 » King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
Weather May 17, 1913
The temperature on May 17, 1913 was between 7.1 °C and 19.8 °C and averaged 13.5 °C. There was 6.4 hours of sunshine (41%). The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the north.
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