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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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  • Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold's plot to surrender West Point.
Weather

The temperature on June 16, 1780 was about 13.0 °C. There was 44 mm of rainWind direction mainly west. Weather type: zeer betrokken .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from June 16, 1780 at Delpher

Born on June 16
Died on June 16

Names that were popular for boys in 1780
  • Jan
  • Hendrik
  • Cornelis
  • Johannes
  • Pieter
  • Willem
  • Joannes
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Dirk
  • Jean
  • Klaas
  • Johann
Names that were popular for girls in 1780
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Marie
  • Joanna
  • Elisabeth
  • Trijntje
  • Adriana
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Grietje
  • Antje
  • Jannetje