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  • 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.
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Weather

The temperature on May 8, 1865 was about 17.8 °C. The air pressure was 1.5 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the east-northeast. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 65%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from May 8, 1865 at Delpher

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Names that were popular for boys in 1865
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Dirk
  • Arie
  • Gerardus
  • Klaas
Names that were popular for girls in 1865
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Catharina
  • Adriana
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Grietje
  • Trijntje
  • Antje
  • Jannetje