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  • Koning Willem III'Koning Willem III' (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1849 till 1890 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as ' Koninkrijk der Nederlanden')
  • From February 23, 1860 till March 14, 1861 the Netherlands had a cabinet Van Hall - Van Heemstra with the prime ministers Mr. F.A. baron Van Hall (conservatief-liberaal) and Mr. S. baron Van Heemstra (liberaal).
  • From March 14, 1861 till January 31, 1862 the Netherlands had a cabinet Van Zuijlen van Nijevelt - Loudon with the prime ministers Mr. J.P.P. baron Van Zuijlen van Nijevelt (conservatief-liberaal) and Mr. J. Loudon (liberaal).
  • The Netherlands had about 4 million citizens.
  • The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
  • Alabama secedes from the United States.
  • American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
Weather

The temperature on July 20, 1861 was about 21.5 °C. The air pressure was 0.5 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the south-southwest. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 56%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from July 20, 1861 at Delpher

Born on July 20
Died on July 20

Names that were popular for boys in 1861
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacobus
  • Petrus
  • Jacob
  • Adrianus
  • Dirk
  • Klaas
  • Hendrikus
  • Franciscus
Names that were popular for girls in 1861
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Hendrika
  • Antje
  • Grietje
  • Wilhelmina
  • Trijntje
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Jantje