Last executions took place in Britain when Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen were hung for the murder of John Alan West
The comic strip Lil Abner by Al Capp was first published
Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. .
Death of Florence Nightingale, nurse
Birth of Alfred Hitchcock, film director
Death of John Everett Millais, painter
Birth of John Logie Baird, inventor of television
The start of the first complete performance of Wagner's Ring in Bayreuth
The first British convict to be executed inside prison, as opposed to in public, was 18 year old murderer Thomas Wells, at Maidstone.
Death of Eugene Delacroix, painter
Birth of Annie Oakley, legendary rifle shooter and first American superstar
Convention of London signed, a treaty between the UK and the Dutch
Battle of Blenheim
Birth of William Caxton, first British printer