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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)
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  • American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech ? "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" ? at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.
  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill
Weather

The temperature on May 21, 1775 was about 10.0 °C. Wind direction mainly north-northwest. Weather type: betrokken . Special wheather fenomena: dauw .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 


Born on May 21
Died on May 21

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