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  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus)Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus) (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1751 till 1795 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill
  • American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.
  • King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
Weather

The temperature on May 22, 1775 was about 12.0 °C. Wind direction mainly north by west. Weather type: geheel betrokken . Special wheather fenomena: wat dauw .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from May 22, 1775 at Delpher

Born on May 22
Died on May 22

Names that were popular for boys in 1775
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Pieter
  • Johannes
  • Hendrik
  • Joannes
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Dirk
  • Jean
  • Klaas
  • Adrianus
Names that were popular for girls in 1775
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Joanna
  • Marie
  • Trijntje
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Neeltje
  • Antje
  • Grietje
  • Aaltje
  • Janna