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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.
  • Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
  • Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister Julia Brainerd Hall.
  • An earthquake kills 100 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Weather

The temperature on October 16, 1886 was about 9.4 °C. There was 4 mm of rain. The air pressure was 24 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the south-southeast. The airpressure was 74 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 95%.

Source: KNMI (weather station Utrecht/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from October 16, 1886 at Delpher

Born on October 16
Died on October 16

Names that were popular for boys in 1886
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Jacobus
  • Jacob
  • Adrianus
  • Petrus
  • Arie
  • Dirk
  • Hendrikus
  • Gerardus
Names that were popular for girls in 1886
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Catharina
  • Aaltje
  • Neeltje
  • Jacoba
  • Grietje
  • Geertruida
  • Trijntje