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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.
  • Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
  • Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
  • The United States Geological Survey is created.
Weather

The temperature on August 26, 1879 was about 17.6 °C. There was 0 mm of rain. The air pressure was 16 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the south-southwest. The airpressure was 75 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 78%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from August 26, 1879 at Delpher

Born on August 26
Died on August 26

Names that were popular for boys in 1879
  • Johannes
  • Jan
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Names that were popular for girls in 1879
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
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  • Adriana
  • Elisabeth
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  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
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  • Jacoba
  • Trijntje
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