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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 Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
  • Challenger expedition: HMSChallenger, commanded by Captain George Nares, sails from Portsmouth.
  • Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
Weather

The temperature on May 2, 1872 was about 20.7 °C. The air pressure was 6 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the north. The atmospheric humidity was 37%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from May 2, 1872 at Delpher

Born on May 2
Died on May 2

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