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 6.5 million citizens.
March 1 » The Zimmermann Telegram is reprinted in newspapers across the United States after the U.S. government releases its unencrypted text.
March 8 » International Women's Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (February 23rd in the Julian calendar).
June 5 » World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day".
July 20 » World War I: The Corfu Declaration, which leads to the creation of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia.
November 5 » Tikhon is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
December 2 » World War I: Russia and the Central Powers sign an armistice at Brest-Litovsk, and peace talks leading to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk begin.
Weather August 15, 1917
The temperature on August 15, 1917 was between 13.1 °C and 20.2 °C and averaged 15.6 °C. There was 0.5 mm of rain. There was 6.8 hours of sunshine (46%). The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the southwest.
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