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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • Koning Willem IIIKoning Willem III (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1849 till 1890 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Koninkrijk der Nederlanden)
  • 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.
  • Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
  • Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim English Channel
  • A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband.
Weather

The temperature on October 2, 1875 was about 13.6 °C. There was 1 mm of rain. The air pressure was 10 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the south-southeast. The airpressure was 75 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 82%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from October 2, 1875 at Delpher

Born on October 2
Died on October 2

Names that were popular for boys in 1875
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
  • Jacobus
  • Dirk
  • Arie
  • Hendrikus
  • Gerardus
Names that were popular for girls in 1875
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
  • Grietje
  • Neeltje
  • Jacoba
  • Trijntje
  • Petronella