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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.
  • In The Netherlands , there was from August 20, 1879 to April 23, 1883 the cabinet Van Lijnden van Sandenburg, with Mr. C.Th. baron Van Lijnden van Sandenburg (conservatief-AR) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 4.0 million citizens.
  • Anglo-Zulu War: the Battle of Rorke's Drift ends.
  • Anglo-Zulu War: the Zululand capital of Ulundi is captured by British troops and burnt to the ground, thus, ending the war and forcing King Cetshwayo to flee.
  • War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
Weather

The temperature on June 21, 1879 was about 20.5 °C. The air pressure was 7 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the south-southwest. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 57%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from June 21, 1879 at Delpher

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Names that were popular for boys in 1879
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Hendrik
  • Cornelis
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Dirk
  • Arie
  • Hendrikus
  • Gerardus
Names that were popular for girls in 1879
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Adriana
  • Elisabeth
  • Catharina
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
  • Grietje
  • Neeltje
  • Jacoba
  • Trijntje
  • Geertruida