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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • 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 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.
  • The Fabian Society is founded in London.
  • The Enigma tornado outbreak occurs.
  • Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical Humanum Genus.
Weather

The temperature on August 13, 1884 was about 23.9 °C. The air pressure was 2 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the west-southwest. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 65%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from August 13, 1884 at Delpher

Born on August 13
Died on August 13

Names that were popular for boys in 1884
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Pieter
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Petrus
  • Jacob
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Dirk
  • Arie
  • Wilhelmus
  • Hendrikus
Names that were popular for girls in 1884
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
  • Jacoba
  • Grietje
  • Neeltje
  • Geertruida
  • Petronella