- Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season - a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnon's Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights
Joseph P. Kennedy, American diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes