Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 1 month and 6 days
- Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
- Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
- USA, Anthracite coal miners go out on strike for better wages until the October 25, by which time the owners are persuaded that their stand is harming President McKinley's campaign