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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 September 19, 1922 to August 4, 1925 the cabinet Ruys de Beerenbrouck II, with Jonkheer mr. Ch.J.M. Ruys de Beerenbrouck (RKSP) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 7.2 million citizens.
  • U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios is formed by the merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company.
  • British explorer Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.
Weather

The temperature on August 8, 1924 was between 9.2 °C and 18.7 °C and averaged 13.5 °C. There was 3.4 mm of rain. There was 5.0 hours of sunshine (33%). The average windspeed was 4 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the north.

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

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from August 8, 1924 at Delpher

Born on August 8
Died on August 8

Names that were popular for boys in 1924
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Petrus
  • Gerrit
  • Pieter
  • Adrianus
  • Gerardus
  • Wilhelmus
  • Jacobus
  • Jacob
  • Hendrikus
  • Antonius
Names that were popular for girls in 1924
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Wilhelmina
  • Hendrika
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Petronella
  • Jacoba
  • Helena
  • Aaltje
  • Geertruida
  • Grietje