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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • Koningin Wilhelmina'Koningin 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 3, 1940 to July 27, 1941 the cabinet Gerbrandy I, with Prof. dr. P.S. Gerbrandy (ARP) as prime minister.
  • In The Netherlands , there was from July 27, 1941 to February 23, 1945 the cabinet Gerbrandy II, with Prof. dr. P.S. Gerbrandy (ARP) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 9 million citizens.
  • World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.
  • World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailovi? starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
  • Corporal Josef Jakobs was executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.
Weather

The temperature on January 2, 1941 was between -10.4 °C and -4.2 °C and averaged -6.8 °C. There was 5.7 hours of sunshine (73%). 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 January 2, 1941 at Delpher

Born on January 2
Died on January 2

Names that were popular for boys in 1941
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Pieter
  • Wilhelmus
  • Adrianus
  • Jacob
  • Gerardus
  • Jacobus
  • Dirk
  • Petrus
  • Antonius
Names that were popular for girls in 1941
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Anna
  • Elisabeth
  • Petronella
  • Wilhelmina
  • Hendrika
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Alida
  • Helena
  • Geertruida
  • Geertje
  • Margaretha