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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 June 24, 1937 to July 25, 1939 the cabinet Colijn IV, with Dr. H. Colijn (ARP) as prime minister.
  • In The Netherlands , there was from July 25, 1939 to August 10, 1939 the cabinet Colijn V, with Dr. H. Colijn (ARP) as prime minister.
  • In The Netherlands , there was from August 10, 1939 to September 3, 1940 the cabinet De Geer II, with Jonkheer mr. D.J. de Geer (CHU) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 8.7 million citizens.
  • World War II: A German U-boat U 29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMSCourageous.
  • World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.
  • General W?adys?aw Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
Weather

The temperature on May 13, 1939 was between 7.0 °C and 18.1 °C and averaged 12.3 °C. There was 3.8 hours of sunshine (24%). The average windspeed was 4 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the northeast.

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

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from May 13, 1939 at Delpher

Born on May 13
Died on May 13

Names that were popular for boys in 1939
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
  • Gerardus
  • Gerrit
  • Wilhelmus
  • Jacobus
  • Antonius
  • Hendrikus
  • Theodorus
Names that were popular for girls in 1939
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Anna
  • Elisabeth
  • Wilhelmina
  • Hendrika
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Petronella
  • Jacoba
  • Geertruida
  • Aaltje
  • Alida
  • Margaretha