- Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000
- Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
- Ethiopia: Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
Day of the Week: Tuesday