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Born on Thursday April 25, 1872
Died on Thursday April 25, 1872

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from April 25, 1872 at Delpher


Born on April 25
  • 1868 » John Moisant, American pilot and engineer († 1910)
  • 1871 » Lorne Currie, French-English sailor († 1926)
  • 1872 » C. B. Fry, English cricketer, footballer, educator, and politician († 1956)
  • 1873 » Howard Garis, American author, creator of the Uncle Wiggily series of children's stories († 1962)
  • 1873 » Walter de la Mare, English poet, short story writer, and novelist († 1956)
  • 1874 » Ernest Webb, English-Canadian race walker († 1937)
  • 1874 » Guglielmo Marconi, Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize laureate († 1937)
  • 1876 » Jacob Nicol, Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician († 1958)
  • 1878 » William Merz, American gymnast and triathlete († 1946)
  • 1882 » Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer († 1976)

Died on April 25

Names that were popular for boys in 1872
  1. Johannes
  2. Jan
  3. Cornelis
  4. Hendrik
  5. Willem
  6. Pieter
  7. Gerrit
  8. Jacob
  9. Jacobus
  10. Petrus
  11. Adrianus
  12. Dirk
  13. Arie
  14. Hendrikus
  15. Gerardus
  16. Wilhelmus
Names that were popular for girls in 1872
  1. Maria
  2. Johanna
  3. Anna
  4. Cornelia
  5. Elisabeth
  6. Adriana
  7. Catharina
  8. Wilhelmina
  9. Hendrika
  10. Grietje
  11. Aaltje
  12. Trijntje
  13. Jacoba
  14. Antje
  15. Neeltje
  16. Petronella

Source: Wikipedia Historical context 1872
  • Koning 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.
  • February 20 » The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.
  • March 11 » Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • September 18 » King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden–Norway.
  • November 29 » American Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
  • November 30 » The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • December 4 » The crewless American brigantine Mary Celeste, drifting in the Atlantic, is discovered by the Canadian brig Dei Gratia. The ship has been abandoned for nine days but is only slightly damaged. Her master Benjamin Briggs and all nine others known to have been on board are never accounted for.
Weather April 25, 1872

The temperature on April 25, 1872 was about 17.2 °C. The air pressure was 6 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the southwest. The atmospheric humidity was 51%.

Source: KNMI