From June 1, 1866 till June 4, 1868 the Netherlands had a cabinet Van Zuijlen van Nijevelt - Heemskerk with the prime ministers Mr. J.P.J.A. graaf Van Zuijlen van Nijevelt (AR) and Mr. J. Heemskerk Azn. (conservatief).
The Netherlands had about 3.6 million citizens.
February 13 » Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
February 28 » Seventy years of Holy See–United States relations are ended by a Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and are not restored until January 10, 1984.
March 30 » Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
May 15 » Canadian Bank of Commerce opens for business in Toronto, Ontario. The bank would later merge with Imperial Bank of Canada to become what is CIBC in 1961.
June 19 » Maximilian I of the Second Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
December 2 » At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
Weather January 7, 1867
The temperature on January 7, 1867 was about 6.9 °C. There was 1 mm of rain. The air pressure was 15 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the south. The airpressure was 75 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 95%.
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