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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.
  • Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
  • SSViking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
  • 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.
Weather

The temperature on May 5, 1931 was between 3.6 °C and 16.6 °C and averaged 10.1 °C. There was 8.1 hours of sunshine (54%). 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 May 5, 1931 at Delpher

Born on May 5
Died on May 5

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