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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 10, 1929 to May 26, 1933 the cabinet Ruys de Beerenbrouck III, with Jonkheer mr. Ch.J.M. Ruys de Beerenbrouck (RKSP) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 7.9 million citizens.
  • An earthquake destroys Managua, Nicaragua, killing 2,000.
  • Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be executed by firing squad is refused. The day is now remembered in India as Shahidi divas or Martyr's day.
  • Hanging of Omar Mukhtar.
Weather

The temperature on May 16, 1931 was between 11.0 °C and 19.8 °C and averaged 14.6 °C. There was 2.3 mm of rain during 1.3 hours. There was 4.1 hours of sunshine (26%). The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the southwest.

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

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from May 16, 1931 at Delpher

Born on May 16
Died on May 16

Names that were popular for boys in 1931
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
  • Jacobus
  • Jacob
  • Wilhelmus
  • Pieter
  • Antonius
  • Gerardus
  • Hendrikus
Names that were popular for girls in 1931
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Petronella
  • Jacoba
  • Geertruida
  • Helena
  • Aaltje
  • Margaretha