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.
March 10 » The first successful test of a telephone is made by Alexander Graham Bell.
April 22 » The first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the beginning of Major League Baseball.
August 8 » Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
November 23 » Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
December 23 » First day of the Constantinople Conference which resulted in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans.
December 29 » The Ashtabula River railroad disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
Weather December 20, 1876
The temperature on December 20, 1876 was about 5.8 °C. There was 3 mm of rain. The air pressure was 5 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the south-southeast. The airpressure was 74 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 97%.
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