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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 January 4, 1871 to July 6, 1872 the cabinet Thorbecke III, with Mr. J.R. Thorbecke (liberaal) as prime minister.
  • From July 6, 1872 till August 27, 1874 the Netherlands had a cabinet De Vries - Fransen van de Putte with the prime ministers Mr. G. de Vries Azn. (liberaal) and I.D. Fransen van de Putte (liberaal).
  • The Netherlands had about 4.0 million citizens.
  • The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
  • The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the British brig Dei Gratia (the ship had been abandoned for nine days but was only slightly damaged).
Weather

The temperature on February 3, 1872 was about 2.6 °C. The air pressure was 1 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the south-southeast. The atmospheric humidity was 94%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from February 3, 1872 at Delpher

Born on February 3
Died on February 3

Names that were popular for boys in 1872
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Dirk
  • Arie
  • Hendrikus
  • Gerardus
Names that were popular for girls in 1872
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Adriana
  • Elisabeth
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Catharina
  • Aaltje
  • Grietje
  • Trijntje
  • Neeltje
  • Jacoba
  • Petronella