Birth of Prince William of Wales
Columbia Records unveiled its new long-playing 33 rpm phonograph record (LP) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York.
The first successful west to east transit of the Northwest passage departed from Vancouver.
German naval commander Ludwig von Reuter scuttled the entire German fleet at Scapa Flow, Orkneys to prevent it from being seized by the British
Death of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer .
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee
Birth of Fyodor Gladkov, Russian writer .
Ten members of The Molly Maguires, an Irish immigrant labour organisation, or terrorist group - take your pick, were executed.
Birth of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African American artist to receive international acclaim
William Johnstone, a German, was awarded the first ever Victoria Cross for his actions on the Åland Islands whilst serving on HMS Arrogant.
American industrialist Cyrus Hall McCormick of Virginia, USA patented the horse-drawn mechanical reaper
Battle of Vitoria
Halifax, Nova Scotia, founded.
Death of Inigo Jones, architect, born in London of Welsh parents he became known as the first English architect.