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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 November 3, 1877 to August 20, 1879 the cabinet Kappeijne van de Coppello, with Mr. J. Kappeijne van de Coppello (liberaal) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 4.0 million citizens.
  • Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she was recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.
  • The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • Greece declares war on Turkey.
Weather

The temperature on April 17, 1878 was about 10.5 °C. There was 0 mm of rain. The air pressure was 1 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the west-southwest. The airpressure was 75 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 96%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from April 17, 1878 at Delpher

Born on April 17
Died on April 17

Names that were popular for boys in 1878
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Petrus
  • Jacob
  • Adrianus
  • Jacobus
  • Arie
  • Dirk
  • Wilhelmus
  • Gerardus
Names that were popular for girls in 1878
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Grietje
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Trijntje
  • Jacoba
  • Geertruida