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).
From June 4, 1868 till January 4, 1871 the Netherlands had a cabinet Van Bosse - Fock with the prime ministers Mr. P.P. van Bosse (liberaal) and Mr. C. Fock (liberaal).
The Netherlands had about 3.6 million citizens.
March 1 » The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.
May 26 » The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.
August 18 » French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium.
September 19 » La Gloriosa begins in Spain.
November 30 » A statue of King Charles XII of Sweden is inaugurated in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården.
December 10 » The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
Weather January 19, 1868
The temperature on January 19, 1868 was about 6.3 °C. There was 0.5 mm of rain. The air pressure was 20 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the west-southwest. The airpressure was 74 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 85%.
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