From August 27, 1874 till November 3, 1877 the Netherlands had a cabinet Heemskerk - Van Lijnden van Sandenburg with the prime ministers Mr. J. Heemskerk Azn. (conservatief) and Mr. C.Th. baron Van Lijnden van Sandenburg (AR).
The Netherlands had about 4.0 million citizens.
January 5 » The Palais Garnier, one of the most famous opera houses in the world, is inaugurated in Paris.
February 24 » The SSGothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries.
April 10 » India: Arya Samaj is founded in Mumbai by Swami Dayananda Saraswati to propagate his goal of social reform.
May 20 » Signing of the Metre Convention by 17 nations leading to the establishment of the International System of Units.
September 27 » The merchant sailing ship Ellen Southard is wrecked in a storm at Liverpool.
October 22 » First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
Weather January 3, 1875
The temperature on January 3, 1875 was about 4.0 °C. There was 3 mm of rain. The air pressure was 3 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the southwest. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 100%.
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