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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 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 6.4 million citizens.
  • Sir Roger Casement, Irish Nationalist and British diplomat is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
  • Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, NJ.
  • The leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
Weather

The temperature on December 8, 1916 was between 1.3 °C and 4.4 °C and averaged 2.9 °C. There was 1.8 mm of rain. The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the south.

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

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from December 8, 1916 at Delpher

Born on December 8
Died on December 8

Names that were popular for boys in 1916
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
  • Jacob
  • Albert
  • Wilhelmus
  • Jacobus
  • Gerardus
  • Marinus
Names that were popular for girls in 1916
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Wilhelmina
  • Hendrika
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Petronella
  • Jacoba
  • Aaltje
  • Helena
  • Grietje
  • Geertruida