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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • Koning Willem IIIKoning Willem III (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1849 till 1890 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Koninkrijk der Nederlanden)
  • In The Netherlands , there was from February 1, 1862 to February 10, 1866 the cabinet Thorbecke II, with Mr. J.R. Thorbecke (liberaal) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 3.6 million citizens.
  • American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.
  • American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.
  • The Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi's planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
Weather

The temperature on October 20, 1864 was about 14.2 °C. The air pressure was 15 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the southwest. The airpressure was 75 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 56%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from October 20, 1864 at Delpher

Born on October 20
Died on October 20

Names that were popular for boys in 1864
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Hendrik
  • Cornelis
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Dirk
  • Arie
  • Klaas
  • Hendrikus
Names that were popular for girls in 1864
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Hendrika
  • Catharina
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
  • Grietje
  • Neeltje
  • Trijntje
  • Petronella
  • Antje