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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)
  • 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).
  • In The Netherlands , there was from January 4, 1871 to July 6, 1872 the cabinet Thorbecke III, with Mr. J.R. Thorbecke (liberaal) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 4.0 million citizens.
  • In Labrador, a hurricane kills 300 people.
  • Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
  • The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Weather

The temperature on February 17, 1871 was about 6.2 °C. The air pressure was 5 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the southwest. The atmospheric humidity was 76%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from February 17, 1871 at Delpher

Born on February 17
Died on February 17

Names that were popular for boys in 1871
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Arie
  • Dirk
  • Hendrikus
  • Klaas
Names that were popular for girls in 1871
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Adriana
  • Elisabeth
  • Catharina
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Grietje
  • Jacoba
  • Trijntje
  • Antje