- British High Commissioner Sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown
Test Cricket debut of feared Australian fast bowler Fred "The Demon" Spofforth; Australia loses 2nd Test by 4 wickets vs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground
- The family with samurai antecedents who responded to the Saigo army in Ōita Nakatsu rebels.
- Antoine Cournot, French philosopher and mathematician (rule of Cournot), dies at 75
Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No
Star Sign: Aries