Events in Poland
August 16 - healing water springs were discovered in Rymanów Zdrój.
August 18 - opening of the railway line Tarnów-Stróże-Nowy Sącz-Leluchów (length 146.3 km), belonging to the Austrian State Railways.
October 16 - the Rymanów-Zdrój health resort was established.
22 February - The private John Hopkins University in Baltimore was founded.
February 24 - Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt premiered in Christiania, with music commissioned by Edvard Grieg.
March 5 - the first edition of the Italian daily "Corriere della Sera" was published.
March 10 - Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call.
March 25 - Agostino Depretis becomes Prime Minister of Italy.
March - Battle of Guray.
April - Canada's population exceeded 4 million.
April 8 - Ponchielli's opera Gioconda by Amilcare premiered at La Scala in Milan.
April 21 - French astronomer Prosper Henry discovered the asteroid (162) Laurentia.
April 23 - Pierre Théoma Boisrond-Canal becomes President of Haiti.
French astronomer Joseph Perrotin discovered the asteroid (163) Erigone.
Kjøbenhavns Boldklub football club was founded.
April 30 - Margaret Bridge was opened in Budapest.
May 2 - Bulgarians launched an anti-Turkish April uprising (April 20, according to the Julian calendar).
May 18 - Opening of the international peace conference in The Hague with the participation of representatives of 26 countries. During the meeting, the establishment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (later the Hague Tribunal) was adopted.
Murad V became the Turkish Sultan.
Tsar Alexander II issued an edict forbidding the use of the Ukrainian language and the name Ukraine.
June 17 - War of the Black Hills: The Americans clashed with the tribes of the Dakota and Sheen in the Battle of Rosebud.
June 25 - Battle of the Little Bighorn between the US troops and the Sioux, resulting in the death of American general George Armstrong Custer.
July 1 - Serbia declared war on Turkey
July 2 - Montenegro declared war on Turkey
July 4 - The declaration of women's rights was read during the US Centennial Celebration.
July 12 - The Svendborgbanen railway line is opened in Denmark, connecting Svendborg with Odense.
July 24 - Flooding devastated California's Panamint City, now a ghost town.
August 1 - USA: Colorado joined the EU as the 38th state.
August 2 - Wild West: Wild Gunslinger Bill Hickok was shot dead in a saloon in Deadwood.
August 13 - premiere of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung at Bayreuther Festspiele.
August 17 - the premiere of the fourth and final part of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung took place in Bayreuth.
August 31 - After the dethronement of Murad V as a madman, his brother Abdülhamid II became the Turkish sultan.
September 10 - War for the Black Hills: US Army defeats the Dakotas in the Battle of Slim Buttes.
1 November - The Netherlands: The North Sea Canal was opened.
November 25 - Wars with the Indians: the Battle of the Dull Knife.
American Daniel Stillson patented an adjustable pipe wrench, i.e. a frog.
approximately 300 people died in a theater fire in Brooklyn, New York.
in Turkey, a written constitution entered into force as the first Islamic country.
The Constantinople Conference, which led to an agreement on political reform in the Balkans, began.
December 29 - 92 people were killed and 56 injured as a result of the collapse of a bridge and a train running over it near Ashtabula, Ohio.
They were born
1st of January:
Ernst Dubke, German mountaineer (died 1945)
William Harris, New Zealand Rugby player (died 1950)
3 January - Wilhelm Pieck, East German politician and communist activist (died 1960)
January 5 - Konrad Adenauer, German politician (died 1967)