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 18 » Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
March 10 » The first Azerbaijani play "The Adventures of the Vizier of the Khan of Lenkaran" prepared by Akhundov was performed by Hassan-bey Zardabi and dramatist and Najaf-bey Vezirov.
May 23 » The Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
August 23 » Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opens.
September 1 » Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
September 18 » The bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, contributing to the Panic of 1873.
Weather August 13, 1873
The temperature on August 13, 1873 was about 20.7 °C. There was 10 mm of rain. The air pressure was 15 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the west-southwest. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 80%.
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