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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)
  • From June 24, 1945 till July 3, 1946 the Netherlands had a cabinet Schermerhorn - Drees with the prime ministers Prof. ir. W. Schermerhorn (VDB) and W. Drees (PvdA).
  • In The Netherlands , there was from July 3, 1946 to August 7, 1948 the cabinet Beel I, with Dr. L.J.M. Beel (KVP) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 9.3 million citizens.
  • Aleutian Island earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159 (mostly in Hilo, Hawaii).
  • Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.
Weather

The temperature on July 18, 1946 was between 8.9 °C and 22.2 °C and averaged 15.7 °C. There was 6.0 hours of sunshine (37%). The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the south-southwest.

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

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from July 18, 1946 at Delpher

Born on July 18
Died on July 18

Names that were popular for boys in 1946
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Pieter
  • Adrianus
  • Wilhelmus
  • Gerardus
  • Antonius
  • Jacobus
  • Petrus
  • Peter
  • Robert
Names that were popular for girls in 1946
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Wilhelmina
  • Catharina
  • Hendrika
  • Petronella
  • Margaretha
  • Adriana
  • Aaltje
  • Geertruida
  • Helena
  • Annie