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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)
  • 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.
  • John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
  • Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz concludes with a decisive Prussian victory.
  • Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and completes the unification of Italy; see capture of Rome.
Weather

The temperature on December 31, 1870 was about -4.8 °C. The air pressure was 2 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the east-northeast. The airpressure was 77 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 81%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from December 31, 1870 at Delpher

Born on December 31
Died on December 31

Names that were popular for boys in 1870
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Dirk
  • Arie
  • Hendrikus
  • Wilhelmus
Names that were popular for girls in 1870
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Trijntje
  • Grietje
  • Petronella
  • Jacoba