In The Netherlands , there was from April 23, 1884 to April 21, 1888 the cabinet Heemskerk, with Mr. J. Heemskerk Azn. (conservatief) as prime minister.
The Netherlands had about 4.5 million citizens.
March 27 » A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, attacks members of a jury which had returned a verdict of manslaughter in what was seen as a clear case of murder; over the next few days the mob would riot and eventually destroy the courthouse.
May 1 » The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demands the eight-hour work day in the United States.
July 3 » Dow Jones & Company publishes its first stock average.
July 5 » Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
October 13 » The International Meridian Conference establishes the meridian of the Greenwich Observatory as the prime meridian.
October 22 » The International Meridian Conference designates the Royal Observatory, Greenwich as the world's prime meridian.
Weather May 15, 1884
The temperature on May 15, 1884 was about 13.5 °C. The air pressure was 17 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the west-southwest. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 67%.
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